Township residents to vote on issues


SIDNEY — Tuesday’s ballot is light with local issues and doesn’t include the races for the offices of Ohio state senator, state representative and members of the State Central Committee because the Ohio Supreme Court has thrown out all redistricting maps for the state.

Issues on the ballot include:

• A proposed additional tax levy for Dinsmore Township, which includes the villages of Anna and Botkins. The purpose of the levy is to provide ambulance and emergency medical services at a rate not exceeding 0.72 mill for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to 72 cents for each $100 of valuation, for 5 years, beginning in 2022. If approved, the tax would first be due in calendar year 2023.

• A renewal of a tax levy for Franklin Township, including the village of Anna and excluding the city of Sidney. The purpose of the levy is to provide ambulance or emergency medical services at a rate not exceeding 0.7 mill for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to 7 cents for each $100 of valuation, for 5 years, beginning in 2022. If approved, the tax would first be due in calendar year 2023.

• A renewal of a tax levy for Loramie Township, Russia Fire District. The purpose of the levy is to provide and maintaining fire apparatus, appliances, buildings, or sites therefore, or sources of water supply and materials therefore, or the payment of firefighting companies or permanent, part-time, or volunteer firefighting personnel to operate the same, including the payment of any employer contributions required for such personnel at a rate not exceeding 1.74 mills for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to 17.4 cents for each $100 of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2022. If approved, the tax would first be due in calendar year 2023.

• A proposed additional tax for Orange Township, excluding the city of Sidney. The purpose of additional tax is to assist with current operating expenses at a rate not exceeding 1.1 mills for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to 11 cents for each $100 dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2022. If approved, the tax would first be due in calendar year 2023.

Local candidates who are appearing on the ballot are all unopposed. Those candidates include

County Commissioner, Julie L. Ehemann, and County Auditor, Amy L. Berning.

In statewide races:

For the U.S. Senate, Republicans on the ballot are Matt Dolan, Mike Gibbons, Josh Mandel, Neil Patel, Mark Pukita, Jane Timken and JD Vance. Democrats on the ballot are Morgan Harper, Traci T.J. Johnson and Tim Ryan.

For the governor/lt. governor, Democrats on the ballot are John Cranley/Teresa Fedor; and Nan Whaley/Cheryl L. Stephens. Republicans on the ballot are Joe Blystone/Jeremiah W. Workman; Mike DeWine/Jon Husted; Ron Hood/Candice Keller; and Jim Renacci/Joe M. Knopp.

For attorney general, Jeffrey A. Crossman is on the Democratic ticket and Dave Yost is on the Republican ticket.

For auditor of state, Keith Faber is on the Republican ticket and Taylor Sappington is on the Democratic ticket.

For secretary of state, John Adams and Frank LaRose are on the Republican ticket, while Chelsea Clark is on the Democratic ticket.

For treasurer of state, Scott Schertzer is the lone Democrat running, while Robert Sprague is on the Republican ticket.

For the chief justice Supreme Court, Jennifer Brunner is the Democratic candidate and Sharon L. Kennedy is the Republican candidate.

For the Supreme Court justice, term beginning Jan.1, Pat Fischer is on the Republican ticket and Terri Jamison is on the Democratic ticket.

For the Supreme Court justice, term beginning Jan.2, Pat DeWine is on the Republican ticket and Marilyn Zayas is on the Democratic ticket.

For the 4th District U.S. Representative to Congress, Tamie Wilson and Jeffrey A. Sites are on the Democratic ticket and Jim Jordan is on the Republican ticket.

For the 15th District U.S. Representative to Congress, Mike Carey is on the Republican ticket and Gary Josephson is on the Democratic ticket.

For the Ohio 3rd District Court of Appeals, Feb. 11 term, Juergen A. Waldick is on the Republican ticket.

For the Ohio 3rd District Court of Appeals, Feb. 9 term, William R. Zimmerman is on the Republican ticket.

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