Uncontested races fills seats


By Sheryl Roadcap - sroadcap@aimmediamidwest.com



SIDNEY — There were several council and board of education seats that went uncontested on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7. Below is a summary of the candidates whom were re-elected.

The city of Sidney

Four Sidney City Council members, whose tenure was up this year, will resume representing their specific regions of the city.

Martha (Mardie) Bixler Milligan, representative for the 1st Ward, attained 702 votes with 156 under votes.

Darryl E. Thurber, the 2nd Ward representative, gained 574 votes, but had 158 under votes.

Ed Hamaker, whom represents the 3rd Ward, earned 381 votes and had 84 under votes.

Steve Wagner, representative for the 4th Ward, captured 633 votes with 141 under votes.

— An under vote means that a vote was not cast for an individual or issue.

The village of Anna

In Anna, four council seats were available. Only the following three candidates ran and were elected:

• Joel M. Kranneburg — 133 votes;

• Cindy Naseman, an incumbent — 168 votes;

• Gary Strasser, an incumbent — 170 votes.

The race had a total of 525 under votes.

The village of Botkins

In Botkins, there were four council seats up for election with only three candidates on the ballot. The following incumbents will resume their representation on Botkins Village Council:

• Craig D. Brown — 191 votes;

• Nicholas J. Greve — 200 votes;

• Lance Symonds — 177 votes.

The race had a total of 424 under votes.

The village of Fort Loramie

Four candidates ran for the four Fort Loramie Council seats. The following candidates will take the office:

• Sam Grassbaugh, newcomer — 230 votes;

• Timothy H. Siegel, newcomer — 238 votes;

• Ryan L. Simon, an incumbent — 264 votes;

• Charles Wray, an incumbent —285 votes.

The race had a total of 375 under votes.

The village of Jackson Center

Running for the four Jackson Center Council seats were the following four incumbent candidates:

• James Devine — 211 votes;

• Leisha R. Elchert — 242 votes;

• Jesse C. Fark — 232 votes;

• Larry D. Wahrer — 245 votes.

The race had a total of 386 under votes.

There were two available seats on the Jackson Center Board of Education. Incumbent Kristine Mullenhour took 408 votes and Dana Ware, also an incumbent, attained 451 votes.

The race had a total of 389 under votes.

The village of Kettlersville

In Kettlersville, incumbent Karen Berning, the only person who ran for council, took 42 votes with 146 under votes. There were four seats available on council.

The villages of Lockington and Port Jefferson

In both Lockington and Port Jefferson, four seats were available on council.

Three people filed petitions for Lockington Council and all three — Ashley Branson, Estel Johnson and Amber Lowe — were rejected because the circulator statement wasn’t completed. Incumbents Brent Taylor and Tabitha Taylor didn’t seek re-election. There was a total of 92 under votes.

The village of Port Jefferson

None of the incumbents on Port Jefferson Council — Loretta Cook, Judy Burris, Heather Clark or Krystal Cox — sought re-election. There was a total of 224 under votes.

The village of Russia

The mayor in Russia was also uncontested. Terence Daugherty was re-elected with 146 votes. There was a total of 19 under votes.

There were four Russia Council seats available and only two people ran for office. John J. Grogean, an incumbent, took 144 votes; and Mary Jo High, also an incumbent, gained 125 votes. The race had a total of 391 under votes.

There were three seats available on the Russia Local Schools Board of Education. The following candidates will take office:

• Joshua D. Francis, an incumbent — 338 votes;

• Chelsea Hoying, an incumbent — 312 votes;

• Maria A. Hoehne, a newcomer — 352 votes. The race had a total of 315 under votes.

By Sheryl Roadcap

sroadcap@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.

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