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Wayne Allen | Daily TimesSome of those who were watching election results come in Tuesday night in the Scioto County Courthouse.
Wayne Allen | Daily TimesSome of those who were watching election results come in Tuesday night in the Scioto County Courthouse.
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Wayne Allen


Common Staff Writer


The 2013 General Election in Scioto County was held Tuesday, Nov. 5. Many issues faced area voters.


Voters are being asked to consider renewing a levy for permanent improvements at Scioto County Career Technical Center. Voters approved the levy 7103 votes for the levy and 4403 votes against the levy.


In Brush Creek Township voters were asked to consider supporting two levies dealing with their Fire Department. Voters approved the 1.4 levy 205 votes for the levy and 90 against the levy. Voters approved the 1.6 levy 170 votes for the levy and 115 against the levy.


In Green Township voters were asked to consider supporting two levies concerning emergency medical services. Voters approved the one mill levy 425 votes for the levy and 403 against the levy. Voters defeated at four mill levy 352 for the levy and 467 against the levy.


The voters in Harrison Township were asked for support with two levies concerning fire protection and roads. Voter approved the fire protection levy 401 votes for the levy and 132 votes against the levy. Voters also approved the levy for roads 374 votes for the levy and 163 votes against the levy.


Jefferson Township had one levy on the ballot concerning roads and bridges.


Voters approved the levy 319 votes for the levy and 135 against the levy.


Madison Township had one levy that will appear on the ballot concerning fire protection. Voters approved the levy 615 votes for the levy and 235 against the levy.


Nile Township had three issues two for fire protection and one for emergency medical services. Voters approved the EMS levy 393 votes for the levy and 132 against the levy. Voters approved the fire equipment levy 400 votes for the levy and 120 votes against the levy. Voters approved the fire protection levy 396 votes for the levy and 126 against the levy.


Porter Township had two issues on the ballot dealing with emergency medical services and roads and bridges. Voters approved the EMS levy 1265 votes for the levy and 248 votes against the levy.


Voters approved the roads and bridges levy 1245 votes for the levy and 279 against the levy.


Two issues faced voters in Union Township; the issues are for fire and emergency medical services. Voters approved the EMS levy 230 votes for the levy and 206 against the levy. Voters also approved at fire protection levy 276 votes for the levy and 161 votes against the levy.


Residents in Valley Township faced one levy concerning streets, roads and bridges. Voters approved the roads levy 375 votes for the levy and 158 against the levy.


In Vernon Township voters were asked to consider supporting two levies concerning emergency medical services and fire protection. Voters approved the EMS levy 364 votes for the levy and 133 against the levy. Votes also approved the fire protection levy 373 votes for the levy and 133 against the levy.


In Washington Township voters were asked to consider supporting a levy concerning vehicles uses for emergency medical services. Voters approved the roads levy with 546 votes for the levy and 467 votes against the levy.


Voters in New Boston were asked to consider supporting a levy for current expenses. Voters approved the levy with 181 votes for the levy and 53 against the levy.


In Otway voters were asked to consider supporting two levies one for fire protection and the other for current expenses. The current expenses levy ended up in a tie and will have to be recounted. Voters approved the fire protection levy 15 votes for the levy and 11 against the levy.


When it comes to liquor options voters in Porter A turned down a measure proposed by BB Mobile.


Speedway in Valley Township was also turned down by voters on two proposed liquor options.


The residents of Valley B also turned down three measures that would have allowed for beer, mixed beverages and Sunday sales.


In Portsmouth voters were asked to consider supporting to charter amendments.


Voters approved the charter salaries measure with 802 votes for the change and 745 against. Voters also approved a charter manager responsibilities measure with 887 votes for the measure and 493 against.


Voters in New Boston were asked to choose two council members from Ralph Imes, Terry Salyers and Robert Law. Voters chose Imes and Salyers.


Voters in Rarden were asked to elect four council members from four candidates who have filed to run. Votes chose Frank Williams and Michelle Adams.


Voters in the city of Portsmouth were being asked to vote for three members of city council, with one candidate filing to run for each of the open wards, first, third and fifth.


In Bloom Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the three that were running. Voters chose Duane Hagen and Walter Maynard.


In Brush Creek Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the five candidates that were running. Voters chose Steve Brown and Rick Gambill.


In Clay Township voters were asked to chose two candidates from the three candidates that were running. Voters chose Tim Hines and Howard Richard..


In Green Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the three candidates that were running. Voters chose Steve Ruggles and Noah Waddell Jr.


In Harrison Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the three candidates that were running. Voters chose Robert Raby and Calvin Seibert.


In Jefferson Township voters chose Donald Buckle and Earl Canter as trustees.


In Madison Township voters were asked to choose trustees in two different races. In the first race voters were asked to choose between Roy Easter and Donald Lambert Jr. to fill an unexpired term ending in 2015. Voters chose Donald Lambert Jr.


In the second race voters were asked to choose two candidates from the four candidates that were running. Voters chose Jim Preston and Chris Rase.


Voters in Nile Township were asked to choose two candidates from the three candidates that were running. As of press time Ken Mundhenk received 61 votes, Matt Reiser had received 66 votes, Gene Ridout had received 54 and there were three write-in votes.


Voters in Nile Township were asked to choose two candidates from the three candidates that were running. Voters chose Ken Mundhenk and Matt Reiser.


Voters in Porter Township were asked to choose two candidates from the four candidates that were running. Voters chose Jim Gill and Jeffery Rase.


In Rush Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the five candidates that were running. Voters chose Tim Knittle and Phil LaJoye.


In Union Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the four candidates that were running. Voters chose Mike Mitchell and Roger Webb.


In Vernon Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the four candidates that were running. Voters chose Mart Wicker and Rodney Wright.


In Washington Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the seven candidates that were running. Voters chose Scott Bauer and Jim McGraw.


Township races in Jefferson Morgan and Valley Townships were uncontested.


Voters also approved the renewal of the Scioto County TB Clinic with 7047 votes for the levy and 4432 votes against the levy.


Voters also approved the renewal of the Senior Citizens Levy with 8715 votes for the levy and 2998 against the levy.


For more information about the issues on the ballot visit the Scioto County Board of Elections at, www.electionsonthe.net/oh/scioto


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-1151, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.


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