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October 22, 2009 - News Story
Election Looms Nov. 3

ST. MARYS -- On Tuesday, Nov. 3, St. Marys and area residents will have a number of offices and issues to decide, as the yard signs are telling us again. Not sure what Ward you live in? Ward boundaries and maps are on the City of St. Marys web site.

Listed below are the Nov 3rd ballot issues (contested elections for office are highlighted in red):

MEMBER OF GOVERNING BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER AUGLAIZE
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • EARNIE J. JONES, 18550 SANTA FE LINE RD, WAYNESFIELD 45896
  • LINDA KITZMILLER, 277 S MAIN ST, MINSTER 45865

MEMBER OF BOARD OF EDUCATION ST. MARYS CITY SCHOOLS
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 3 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • AARON BRAUN, 238 S WAYNE ST, ST MARYS 45885
  • ERIC B. LANGSDON, 15504 LAMBERT RD, ST MARYS 45885
  • LISA L. TOBIN, 220 WALNUT ST, ST MARYS 45885
  • RALPH A. WILEY, 123 AUGUSTUS ST, ST MARYS 45885

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL ST MARYS
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 1 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • DANIEL R. HOELSCHER, JR (R), 714 W SOUTH ST, ST MARYS 45885

TREASURER ST MARYS
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 1 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • SUE M. PFEFFENBERGER (D), 1113 NEIL AVE ST MARYS 45885

FOR MEMBER OF COUNCIL AT LARGE ST MARYS
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 3 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • MICHAEL L. BERNARD (D), 686 COVENTRY GREEN, ST MARYS 45885
  • JERRY L. COFFEY (D), 512 NORMANDY DR, ST MARYS 45885
  • RONALD E. GINTER, 813 LAKE AVE, ST MARYS 45885
  • JAMES J. HARRIS (R), 413 CONCORD AVE, ST MARYS 45885
  • CORY P. LYKINS, 409 S VINE ST, ST MARYS 45885
  • PATRICK J. MCGOWAN, 801 LINDEN AVE, ST MARYS 45885

MEMBER OF COUNCIL, 1ST WARD ST MARYS
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 1 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • JOHN A. BURD, SR 115 HICKORY ST, ST MARYS 45885
  • MICHAEL C. KLEINHENZ (R), 688 COVENTRY GREEN, ST MARYS 45885

MEMBER OF COUNCIL, 2ND WARD ST MARYS
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 1 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • DENNIS J. VOSSLER (D), 1126 NEIL AVE, ST MARYS 45885

MEMBER OF COUNCIL, 3RD WARD ST MARYS
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 1 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • BILLY SLEMMONS (D), 330 GREENVILLE RD, ST MARYS 45885

MEMBER OF COUNCIL, 4TH WARD ST MARYS
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 1 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • WRITE IN: ALBERT GOODWIN, 415 S. VINE ST, ST MARYS, OH
  • ROBIN WILLOUGHBY (D), 415 BEECH ST, PO BOX 511, ST MARYS 45885

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE NOBLE TOWNSHIP
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • BRIAN COOK, 16097 KOENIG RD, ST MARYS 45885
  • JAMES E. JOHNS, 17414 CR 66A, ST MARYS 45885

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE ST MARYS TOWNSHIP
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 - TERM COMM 01/01/2010

  • CHAD ELSHOFF 5768 SOUTHLAND RD NEW KNOXVILLE 45871
  • ALLEN IMWALLE 2378 WAESCH RD ST MARYS 45885

LOCAL LIQUOR OPTION SUNDAY SALES AT A PARTICULAR LOCATION
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

  • Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of one p.m. and midnight by Certified Oil Corporation doing business as Certified Oil 231, an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit, who is engaged the business of operating a neighborhood convenience store at 1130 Celina Road, St. Marys, Ohio 45885 in this precinct?
  • YES
  • NO

State of Ohio Issues

Issue 1 - PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE TO ISSUE BONDS TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION TO VETERANS OF THE PERSIAN GULF, AFGHANISTAN, AND IRAQ CONFLICTS
Proposed by Joint Resolution of the General Assembly To adopt Section 2r of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio.

    This proposed amendment would:
  1. Authorize the state to issue up to two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) of bonds to provide compensation to veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts, and to pay for the administration of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Compensation Bond Retirement Fund and the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Compensation Fund.
  2. Authorize the Ohio Department of Veterans Services to provide compensation to persons who have served in active duty in the United States armed forces at any time during the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts and who were Ohio residents at the start of active duty services and are currently Ohio residents.
  3. Allow certain survivors to receive the same compensation as the person who served in the armed forces would have received, if that person dies or is designated as missing in action or held in enemy captivity.
  4. Authorize the state to issue bonds only for the time period from the effective date of this amendment until December 31, 2013.
    If adopted, this amendment shall take effect immediately.
  • A "YES" vote means approval of the amendment.
  • A "NO" vote means disapproval of the amendment.
  • A majority YES vote is required for the amendment to be adopted.
  • SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BE APPROVED?
  • YES
  • NO

Issue 2 - PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO CREATE THE OHIO LIVESTOCK CARE STANDARDS BOARD TO ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT STANDARDS OF CARE FOR LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY
Proposed by Joint Resolution of the General Assembly To adopt Section 1 of Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio

    This proposed amendment would:
  1. Require the state to create the Livestock Care Standards Board to prescribe standards for animal care and well-being that endeavor to maintain food safety, encourage locally grown and raised food, and protect Ohio farms and families.
  2. Authorize this bipartisan board of thirteen members to consider factors that include, but are not limited to, agricultural best management practices for such care and well-being, biosecurity, disease prevention, animal morbidity and mortality data, food safety practices, and the protection of local, affordable food supplies for consumers when establishing and implementing standards.
  3. Provide that the board shall be comprised of thirteen Ohio residents including representatives of Ohio family farms, farming organizations, food safety experts, veterinarians, consumers, the dean of the agriculture department at an Ohio college or university and a county humane society representative.
  4. Authorize the Ohio department that regulates agriculture to administer and enforce the standards established by the board, subject to the authority of the General Assembly.
    If adopted, this amendment shall take effect immediately.
  • A "YES" vote means approval of the amendment.
  • A "NO" vote means disapproval of the amendment.
  • A majority YES vote is required for the amendment to be adopted.
  • SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BE APPROVED?
  • YES
  • NO

Issue 3 - PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW FOR ONE CASINO EACH IN CINCINNATI, CLEVELAND, COLUMBUS, AND TOLEDO AND DISTRIBUTE TO ALL OHIO COUNTIES A TAX ON THE CASINOS
Proposed by Initiative Petition To adopt Section 6 to Article XV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio.

    This proposed amendment would:
  1. Authorize only one casino facility at a specifically designated location within each of the cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo.
  2. Levy a fixed tax of 33% of gross casino revenue received by each casino operator of the four casino facilities.
  3. Distribute the casino tax as follows:
    51% among all 88 counties in proportion to such counties' respective populations. Half of each county's distribution will go to its largest city if that city's population is above 80,000.
    34% among all public school districts
    5% among all host cities
    3% to the Ohio casino control commission
    3% to the Ohio state racing commission fund
    2% to a state law enforcement training fund
    2% to a state problem gambling and addictions fund
  4. Require each initial licensed casino operator to pay a single $50,000,000 fee to be used for state job training purposes and make a minimum initial investment of $250,000,000 in its facility.
  5. Permit approved types of casino gaming authorized by Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania as of January 1, 2009 or games subsequently authorized by those states.
  6. Authorize the casinos to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at the discretion of the casino operator and require that the casino facilities shall be subject to all state and local laws and provisions related to health and building codes, but that no local zoning, land use laws, subdivision regulations or similar provisions shall prohibit the development or operation of the casinos at the designated sites.
  7. Create the Ohio casino control commission which will license and regulate casino operators, management companies retained by such casino operators, key employees, gaming-related vendors, and all gaming authorized by this constitutional provision.
  8. A "YES" vote means you approve of amending the Ohio Constitution to permit one casino each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo.
  9. A "NO" vote means you disapprove of amending the Ohio Constitution to permit one casino each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo.
  10. A majority YES vote is required for the amendment to be adopted.
  11. SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BE APPROVED?
  12. YES
  13. NO

The polling place for all four City of St. Marys wards is the United Steel Workers' hall at 227 East South Street. Noble Township residents vote at the Noble Township House at 16586 SR 66A. East and West St. Marys Township residents vote at the VFW hall at 1309 East Spring Street.

The above information is available in PDF form at the Auglaize County Board of Elections web site.

 

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