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Wayne Allen


Common Staff Writer


The 2013 General Election in Scioto County is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5. May issues are facing area voters.


Recently Ohio Secretary of State John Husted’s office issued a, local issues, report for the upcoming November 5 general election.


According to the report, Scioto County voters will face issues such as renewing issues for the Scioto County Tuberculosis Clinic and a senior citizens levy.


Voters are being asked to consider renewing a levy for permanent improvements at Scioto County Career Technical Center.


In Brush Creek Township voters are being asked to consider supporting two levies dealing with their Fire Department.


In Green Township voters are being asked to consider supporting two levies concerning emergency medical services.


The voters in Harrison Township are being asked for support with two levies concerning fire protection and roads.


Jefferson Township will have one levy on the ballot concerning roads and bridges. Madison Township also has one levy that will appear on the ballot concerning fire protection, while Nile Township has three issues two for fire protection and one for emergency medical services.


Voters in Porter Township will have two issues on the ballot dealing with emergency medical services and roads and bridges.


Residents in Rarden Township will are being asked to consider supporting two levies dealing with roads and fire and emergency medical services.


Two issues will be facing voters in Union Township; the issues are for fire and emergency medical services. Residents in Valley Township will face one levy concerning streets, roads and bridges.


In Vernon Township voters are being asked to consider supporting two levies concerning emergency medical services and fire protection. In Washington Township voters are being asked to consider supporting a levy concerning vehicles uses for emergency medical services.


Voters in New Boston are being asked to consider supporting a levy for current expenses. In Otway voters are being asked to consider supporting two levies one for fire protection and the other for current expenses.


Liquor options will be on the ballot in Porter Township and Valley Township.


In Portsmouth voters are being asked to consider supporting to charter amendments.


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


There are four open seats on the Village of Otway council and no candidate filed to run. Voters in Rarden will be asked to elect four council members from four candidates who have filed to run.


Voters in the city of Portsmouth are 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.


No candidate filed to run for an open seat on the Village of South Webster Council.


Other townships that will be electing one or more trustees include Bloom, Brush Creek, Clay, Green, Harrison, Jefferson, Madison. Morgan, Nile, Porter, Rarden, Rush, Union, Valley, Vernon and Washington.


Voters in the Bloom School District will be asked to choose three board members from four candidates. Voters in the Clay School district are being asked to choose three board members from three candidates.


Voters in Green School District will be asked to choose three board members from three candidates. Voters in the Minford School District will be asked to choose three board members from five candidates.


Voters in the New Boston School District will be asked to choose three board members from three


candidates. Voters in the Northwest School District will be asked to choose three board members from six candidates.


The Portsmouth City School District has two seats open on their school board and no candidates filed to run.


In the Valley Local School District voters are being asked to choose two board members from five candidates. Voters will also be asked to choose a board member to fill an unexpired from one candidate.


Voters in the Washington-Nile School District will be asked to choose two board members from four candidates.


Voters in the Wheelersburg Local School District will be asked to choose three board members from four candidates.


Voters will also be asked to select three board members for the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center.


Polls are open in Scioto County from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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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