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Area candidates and ballot issues for May 3 election

By admin Published: April 29, 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: The listing of ballot issues in Friday's edition of the Beacon Journal included an emergency additional school levy for the Woodridge Local School District. There is no such levy on the May 3 ballot. An editor erred.

SUMMIT COUNTY


*Denotes incumbent

One to be nominated unless otherwise noted. (Some uncontested candidates below may not appear on the May primary ballot.)

Candidates

LAKEMORE MAYOR

(No candidate filed.)

VILLAGE COUNCIL

(Three to be nominated)

(No candidate filed.)

TWINSBURG MAYOR

Katherine A. Procop*

BARBERTON MUNICIPAL JUDGE

Democrat Stephen Dyer

Rhonda Kotnik

Republican Christine Croce

Issues

SCHOOL ISSUES

CUYAHOGA FALLS

A 9.97-mill, 5-year replacement levy for operations.

GREEN

A 6.75-mill, 5-year additional levy for emergency requirements.

HUDSON

A 4.9-mill, permanent additional levy for operations.

MANCHESTER

A 9-mill, permanent replacement levy for operations.

MOGADORE

An 8.9-mill, permanent additional levy for operations.

NORDONIA HILLS

A 6.5-mill, permanent additional levy for operations.

REVERE

A 4.83-mill, 10-year additional levy for emergency requirements.

TALLMADGE

A 7.5-mill, 5-year renewal levy for operations.

1.25-mill, 5-year renewal levy for permanent improvements.

CITY ISSUES

BARBERTON

A local option to allow the Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages at the Tobacco Town carryout store, 143 Wooster Road N., in Ward 4, Precinct A.

NEW FRANKLIN

A local option to allow the Sunday sale of beer at the Lo-Boy Gas service station, 6171 Manchester Road, in Ward 3, Precinct D.

TWINSBURG

A proposal to rezone 4.9 acres at the northeast corner of Highland and Darrow roads from I-3 (industrial) to use as a public facility.

TOWNSHIP ISSUES

BOSTON

A 7-mill, 5-year replacement levy for police protection.

TWINSBURG

A 1.75-mill, permanent additional levy for police protection.

OTHER ISSUES

CUYAHOGA FALLS LIBRARY

A 1.9-mill, 5-year additional levy for library operating expenses.

HUDSON LIBRARY

A 1.6-mill, 5-year replacement levy and a 0.7-mill, 5-year additional levy to support the Hudson Library and Historical Society.

STARK COUNTY


*Denotes incumbent

One to be nominated unless otherwise noted. (Some uncontested candidates below may not appear on the May primary ballot.)

Candidates

ALLIANCE MAYOR

Democrat Steve Okey

Republican Alan C. Andreani

AUDITOR

Republican Kevin G. Knowles*

LAW DIRECTOR

Republican Andrew L. Zumbar*

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Democrat John Benincasa*

COUNCIL AT LARGE

Democrat (Three to be nominated)

Sue Ryan

Brian K. Simeone

Dierre Upshaw

Republican Lawrence A. Dordea*

Aimee E. Harper

Julie A. Jakmides

WARD 1

Democrat Sheila K. Cherry

Republican Roger Lee Rhome*

WARD 2

Democrat Phyllis J. Phillips*

WARD 3

Democrat Roy Clunk*

WARD 4

Democrat Larry Thompson*

Republican Donald E. Kline

CANTON MAYOR

Democrat William J. Healy II*

Bill Smuckler

Republican A.R. Conde

Leon Gerig AUDITOR

Democrat Richard A. Mallonn*

LAW DIRECTOR

Democrat Joe Martuccio*

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Democrat Allen Schulman*

COUNCIL AT LARGE

Democrat (Three to be nominated)

James O. Babcock

Mary M. Cirelli*

Joe Cole* Karl A. Kraus Jr.

C. David Morgan

Republican Rosemary P. Diamond

(Write-in)

LaShay L. Parks

WARD 1

Democrat Bob Harper

Gregory Hawk*

WARD 2

Democrat Thomas E. West*

WARD 3

Democrat James E. Griffin*

WARD 4

Democrat Chris Smith*

WARD 5

Democrat Kevin Lee Fisher

Paul D. White

WARD 6

Democrat David R. Dougherty*

WARD 7

Democrat Patrick Barton*

John Mariol

WARD 8

Democrat Edmond Mack

Republican Mark A. Butterworth*

WARD 9

Democrat Frank Morris III

MASSILLON MAYOR

Democrat Kathy M. Catazaro-Perry

Francis H. Cicchinelli Jr.*

Republican Lee Brunckhart

Andrew M. Oser

AUDITOR

Democrat Jayne A. Ferrero*

LAW DIRECTOR

Democrat Perry Stergios*

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL

Democrat Glenn Gamber*

Scott R. Graber

COUNCIL AT LARGE

Democrat (Three to be nominated)

David J. Hersher*

Paul Manson*

Larry V. Slagle*

Republican Milan E. Chovan Jr.

WARD 1

Democrat James Majcan

Republican Sarita Cunningham

WARD 2

Democrat Gary J. Anderson*

Republican Nancy J. Halter

WARD 3

Democrat Lynda Blankenship

Mary E. Pribich

Andrea M. Scassa

Republican Linnette L. Hayden

WARD 4

Democrat Jackie Carter

Tony M. Townsend*

WARD 5

Democrat Vaughn Mohler

Jack L. Moore

Republican Donnie Peters*

COUNCIL WARD 6

Democrat David K. McCune*

Republican Ed Lewis IV

CANTON MUNICIPAL JUDGE

(term starting Jan. 1, 2012)

Democrat John A. Poulos*

(term starting Jan. 2, 2012)

Republican Stephen F. Belden*

MASSILLON

MUNICIPAL CLERK OF COURT

Democrat Johnnie Maier*

Republican Meagan Todaro Kirchner

Issues

COUNTY ISSUES

STARK AREA REGIONAL TRANSIT

A 5-year renewal of the one quarter of one percent sales tax to pay for mass transit operations.

SCHOOL ISSUES

CANTON LOCAL

A 10.8-mill, 5-year renewal levy for operations and permanent improvements.

FAIRLESS

An 8.4-mill, 5-year levy, to replace two existing levies, for operations.

JACKSON

A 6.4-mill 5-year levy, to replace an existing levy, for operations.

LAKE

A 1.8-mill, 28-year bond issue for improving buildings and facilities and acquiring real estate and a 0.5-mill, permanent additional levy for general improvements.

MARLINGTON

A 5.7-mill, permanent renewal levy for operations.

NORTHWEST

A 5.5-mill, 5-year renewal levy for emergency requirements.

SANDY VALLEY

A 2-mill, 5-year renewal levy for permanent improvements.

CITY ISSUES

CANTON

A local option to allow the sale of wine and mixed beverages at A Mart Express, 2557 Cleveland Ave. NW, in Ward 7, Precinct E.

A local option to allow the weekday sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages and liquor at Jasmine, 1122 30th St. NW, in Ward 7 Precinct I.

A local option to allow the Sunday sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages and liquor at Jasmine, 1122 30th St. NW, in Ward 7 Precinct I.

A local option to allow the Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages at Marc's, 3014 Cromer Ave. NW, in Ward 7 Precinct H.

A local option to allow the Sunday sale of wine, mixed beverages and liquor at Gatsby's Pub, 1832 Cleveland Ave. SW, in Ward 7, Precinct E.

A local option to allow the Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages at Walmart Supercenter, 4000 Tuscarawas St. W., in Ward 3, Precinct I.

A local option to allow the Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages at Walmart Supercenter, 3200 Atlantic Blvd. NE, in Ward 6, Precinct A.

A local option to allow the Sunday sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages at the Canton Negro Old Timers Athletic Association, 1016 12th St. NE, in Ward 2, Precinct D.

MASSILLON

A local option to allow the Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages at the BP service station, 2711 Lincoln Way E., in Ward 3, Precinct D.

TOWNSHIP ISSUES

LAKE

A 3-mill, 5-year renewal levy for fire protection.

NIMISHILLEN

A 2-mill, 5-year renewal and increase for road maintenance.

PERRY

A 1.25-mill, 5-year renewal levy for police protection.

A 2-mill, 5-year renewal levy for maintenance of streets, roads and bridges.

OTHER ISSUES

MASSILLON LIBRARY

A 1.9-mill, 5-year replacement levy for operations.

PORTAGE COUNTY


*denotes incumbent

One to be nominated unless otherwise noted. (Some uncontested candidates below may not appear on the May primary ballot.)

Candidates

KENT COUNCIL WARD 1

Democrat Melissa M. Long

Republican Garrett M. Ferrara*

COUNCIL WARD 2

Democrat Jack E. Amrhein*

COUNCIL WARD 3

Democrat Wayne A. Wilson*

COUNCIL WARD 4

(No candidate filed.)

COUNCIL WARD 5

Democrat Heidi L. Shaffer*

COUNCIL WARD 6

Democrat Tracy Wallach*

RAVENNA MAYOR (Two to be nominated)

Joseph Bica Jr.*

Bill Davis

FINANCE DIRECTOR (Two to be nominated)

Kimble Cecora*

LAW DIRECTOR (Two to be nominated)

Frank J. Cimino*

COUNCIL PRESIDENT (Two to be nominated)

Francis M. Ricciardi*

COUNCIL AT LARGE (Two to be nominated)

Bruce R. Ribelin*

COUNCIL AT LARGE (unexpired term)

(Two to be nominated)

Steven R. Bailey

Fred Berry

COUNCIL WARD 3 (Two to be nominated)

Charles F. Ferguson*

Robert G. Harkcom

Kevin N. Tichnell

COUNCIL WARD 4 (Two to be nominated)

Tom Guy

Scott M. Rainone*

Donna Swigart

STREETSBORO MAYOR (Two to be nominated)

Glenn M. Broska

Brett M. McClafferty

Arthur Scott*

COUNCIL WARD 1 (Two to be nominated)

Edith Bridget Pavlick*

COUNCIL WARD 2 (Two to be nominated)

Emerylde Bradley*

John Ruediger

Keith A. Smith

COUNCIL WARD 3 (Two to be nominated)

Regis V. Faivre*

COUNCIL WARD 4 (Two to be nominated)

Julie Field

Nick Funari*

Issues

SCHOOL ISSUES

ROOTSTOWN

A 5.96-mill, 5-year additional levy for emergency requirements.

WATERLOO

A 4.76-mill, 5-year additional levy to avoid an operating deficit.

CITY ISSUES

AURORA

A 0.9-mill, 5-year renewal levy for road and bridge construction and repair.

A proposal to rezone 6.7 acres from residential (R-2) to commercial (C-1) use.

A proposal to rezone 11.42 acres from industrial (I-1) to residential (R-4) use.

KENT

A 0.73-mill, 5-year renewal levy for fire protection (West Side Fire Station).

TOWNSHIP ISSUES

DEERFIELD

A local option to allow weekday and Sunday sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages and liquor at the Island Creek Grille in Precinct B.

A local option to allow Sunday sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages and liquor at the Sebring Country Club in Precinct B.

EDINBURG

A 1.3-mill, 5-year renewal levy for operations.

MANTUA

A local option to allow Sunday sale of wine and mixed beverages at Jimmy D's Lil Store in Precinct A.

MEDINA COUNTY


*denotes incumbent

One to be nominated unless otherwise noted. (Some uncontested candidates below may not appear on the May primary ballot.)

Candidates

BRUNSWICK COUNCIL AT LARGE (Two to be nominated)

Michael J. Abella Jr.

Chuck Ricco

COUNCIL WARD 2 (Two to be nominated)

Vincent Carl*

Eric Flanigan

Gary W. Noe

COUNCIL WARD 3 (Two to be nominated)

David Coleman

Joe Delsanter*

COUNCIL WARD 4 (Two to be nominated)

Anthony P. Capretta

Lisa J. Zamiska*

WADSWORTH MAYOR

Republican Robin Laubaugh*

AUDITOR

Republican John P. Moss*

LAW DIRECTOR

Republican Norman E. Brague*

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Republican Thomas E. Palecek*

COUNCIL AT LARGE

Democrat (Three to be nominated)

Patricia Haskins

Republican Susan C. Hanlon*

James B. Riley*

Elizabeth A. Workman*

WARD 1

Democrat Marti Hallstrom

Republican Tom Adams

Timothy J. Eberling*

WARD 2

Republican Dennis J. Shultz*

WARD 3

Democrat John J. Sharkey IV*

Republican David L. Williams

WARD 4

Democrat Mike Gahan

Republican Bruce Darlington*

MEDINA MUNICIPAL JUDGE

Democrat Dale H. Chase*

CLERK OF COURTS

Democrat Ferris Brown

Republican Nancy L. Abbott*

WADSWORTH

MUNICIPAL JUDGE

Republican Stephen B. McIlvaine*

Issues

SCHOOL ISSUES

BLACK RIVER

A 7.5-mill, 5-year additional levy for operations.

HIGHLAND

A 6.9-mill, 10-year additional levy for emergency requirements. (Includes votes from Summit County.)

CITY ISSUES

WADSWORTH

A 0.1 percent, 10-year increase in the city's income tax for street improvements.

TOWNSHIP ISSUES

MEDINA

A 1-mill permanent replacement levy and a permanent 2-mill additional levy for police protection.

OTHER ISSUES

SOUTH CENTRAL FIRE DISTRICT

A 2.5-mill, permanent additional levy for operations.

WAYNE COUNTY


(Note: There on no candidates on the primary ballot in Wayne County)

Issues

SCHOOL ISSUES

CHIPPEWA

A 1.9-mill, 5-year renewal levy for permanent improvements.

DALTON

A 6-mill bond issue to raise $14.75 million for construction and a 0.5-mill permanent additional levy for permanent improvements.

TRIWAY

A 5.1-mill, 3-year renewal levy for emergency requirements.

TOWNSHIP ISSUES

WOOSTER

A 2-mill, 5-year replacement levy for fire protection and ambulance service.

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