The Williams County Board of Elections certified 74 candidates and six issues at its regular monthly meeting Monday, bringing to 86 the total number of candidates, and nine the number of issues on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election.

The board took about an hour to certify petitions, which entails checking to make sure the candidate or issue has the required number of valid signatures of registered votes. Signatures are compared to the voter’s signature on their registration form, Elections Director A.J. Nowaczyk said.

The board did reject one candidate petition: Tanya Wiles, St. Joseph fiscal officer. She was not approved due to her not having a signed declaration of candidacy on one of her nominating petitions, said Nowaczyk.

Those interested in registering to vote in the Nov. 5 general elections have until Oct. 7 to do so. Register online at: olvr.sos.state.oh.us. Williams County residents may go to the elections office between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 1425 E. High St., Suite No. 104, Bryan. Call the office at 419-636-1854 for more information.

The list of candidates and issues are as follows:

CITY/VILLAGE

OFFICE CANDIDATES

City of Bryan

• Council-Ward 4 (one seat): Judith Yahraus

• Council-At-Large (one seat): Jim Kozumplik, Michael Lirot and Denise Mueller Stollings

• Board of Public Affairs: (There will be 3 seats open in the Nov. 5 election. Two are full term and one is an unexpired term ending on 12/31/2021).

James Salsbury (incumbent) is running uncontested for the unexpired term 

Derek Allen, Thomas Sprow and Annette Schreiner are running for two seats

Village of Blakeslee

Two council seats and mayor

• Mayor: Linda Muehlfeld

• Council: Cody Reynolds, Nicolas Reed

Village of Edgerton

Two council seats and mayor

• Mayor: Jason Gruver, Robert Day

• Council: Dean M. Thiel, Leslie VanAusdale, Chuck Wallace, Scott Hartley

Village of Edon

Two council seats and mayor

• Mayor: Duane Thiel

• Council: Michael Lirot, Brandon Thiel, Brook Morris

Village of Holiday City

Two council seats

Council: Pamela Day

Village of Montpelier

Three council seats and mayor

• Mayor: Steve Yagelski

• Council: Chris Kannel, Nathan Thompson, Don Schlosser

Village of Pioneer

Two council seats and mayor

• Mayor: Edward A. Kidston, Albert Kwader

• Council: Rodney D. Eckley, Willus Cable, William Turner, Dean Frisbie

Village of Stryker

Two council seats and mayor

• Mayor: Joey Beck, Kim Feehan

• Council: Lana Tompkins

Village of West Unity

Two council seats and mayor

• Mayor: Peggy L. Bernath, Don Leu

• Council: Kevin L. Gray, Michael Beals

TOWNSHIP OFFICES

Brady Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Willie Grime

• Fiscal officer: Chrystal L. Maneval

Bridgewater Township

One trustee (and a separate expired term) and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Michael Elser (running unopposed)

• Trustee: Brandon Hinkle (running for an unexpired term ending 12/31/2021)

* (Elsner and Hinkle are NOT running against each other)

• Fiscal officer: Nicki Cogswell

Center Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Matthew A. Grube

• Fiscal officer: Todd Burkholder

Florence Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Bert A. Brown

• Fiscal officer: Courtny L. Osborn

Jefferson Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Scott Oberlin

• Fiscal officer: Linda Beck

Madison Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Terry D. Huffman, Larry Traxler

• Fiscal officer: Debra Maneval

Millcreek Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Berdon L. (Bob) Short

• Fiscal officer: Nancy Barnes

Northwest Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Benjamin J. Disbro, Steven Stamper

• Fiscal officer: Peggy Disbro, Bonnie Arnette

Pulaski Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Tod A. Schlachter, Todd Schlachter

• Fiscal officer: Deanne Batterson, Angela Lemons

Springfield Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Ed J. Ruffer, Eric Creighton

• Fiscal officer: Patti Rosebrock

St. Joseph Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Hugh Perry

• Fiscal officer: Jodi Radabaugh

Superior Township

One trustee and one fiscal officer

• Trustee: Daniel J. Gillen

• Fiscal officer: Patricia Creek

BOARDS OF

EDUCATION

• Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center, Governing School Board 9th District (one position on ballot)

(no one)

• Bryan City School District – two positions on ballot

Thomas Lingvai, Dustin Schlachter, Ben Camarillo

• Central Local School District – two positions on ballot

Scott Schindler

• Edgerton Local School District – two positions on ballot

Darwin Krill, Bob Siebenaler, Lyn Bowsher

• Edon Northwest Local School District – two positions on ballot

Cody Best

• Millcreek-West Unity Local School District – two full-term and one unexpired term on ballot

Heather Jones, David Chester (complete unexpired term), Sara Carothers (write-in)

• Montpelier Exempted Village School District — two positions on ballot

Jeremy Clinger, Shawn Owen

• North Central Local School District – two positions on ballot

Anthony N. Burnett, Shane Martin

• Stryker Local School District – two positions on ballot

Brent Froelich, Daniel J. Hughes

COUNTY OFFICES

• Judge — Municipal Court — one position on ballot

Kent North

LOCAL ISSUES

No. 1 — PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL): Countywide

WILLIAMS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Williams County Public Library for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each $100 of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2019, first due calendar year 2020.

No. 2 — PROPOSED INCOME TAX LEVY (RENEWAL): Florence Township/Edon; Northwest Township; Superior Township

NORTHWEST LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Shall an annual income tax of 1 percent on the earned income of individuals residing in the school district be imposed by the Edon Northwest Local School District to renew an income tax expiring at the end of 2020 for five years, beginning Jan. 1, 2021, for the purpose of providing for the current operating expenses of the school district.

No. 3 — PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL): Stryker village; Springfield Township

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP: A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Springfield Township for the purpose of fire protection at a rate not exceeding 2 mills for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to $0.20 for each $100 of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2020, first due in calendar year 2021.

No. 4 — PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL)

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP: A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Jefferson Township for the purpose of fire protection at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each $100 of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2020, first due in calendar year 2021.

No. 5 — PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL)

MAPLE GROVE UNION CEMETERY DISTRICT: A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Maple Grove Union Cemetery District for the purpose of maintaining and operating Maple Grove Union Cemetery at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each $100 of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2019, first due in calendar year 2020.

No. 6 — PROPOSED TAX LEVY (REPLACEMENT)

FLORENCE TOWNSHIP: A replacement of tax for the benefit of Florence Township for the purpose of the operation of the Florence Township Fire Department at a rate not exceeding 0.5 mill for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to $0.05 for each $100 of valuation, for three years, commencing in 2020, first due in calendar year 2021.

No. 7 — PROPOSED TAX LEVY (ADDITIONAL)

VILLAGE OF BLAKESLEE: An additional tax for the benefit of the Village of Blakeslee, Williams County, Ohio, for the purpose of police personnel salaries at a rate not exceeding five mills for each $1 of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.50 for each $100 of tax valuation, for a period of five years, commencing in 2019, first due in calendar year 2020.

No. 8 — PROPOSED TAX LEVY (RENEWAL): Countywide

WILLIAMS COUNTY: A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Williams County for the purpose of providing and maintaining senior citizens services and facilities at a rate not exceeding 1 mills for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each $100 of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2020, first due in 2021.

No. 9 — PROPOSED TAX LEVY (REPLACEMENT): Countywide

WILLIAMS COUNTY: A replacement of a tax for the benefit of Williams County for the purpose of providing operating revenue to the Williams County General Health District at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each $100 dollars of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2020, first due in calendar year 2021.

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