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City voters to decide on electric aggregation


Approval could save residents money on their bill, city says
By ABBEY MILLER
Staff writer

On Nov. 8 Washington C.H. citizens will decide if they want to make electric governmental aggregation an option. If the majority of voters passes the issue and chooses to implement electric aggregation, electric consumers within the city limits will be automatically enrolled in the program at no cost. Those who do not want to participate can opt out. We decided to put it on the ballot so people could have options, said City Manager Joe Denen. People can save up to 37 percent on their electric generation, based on cur-

rent Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) rates. According to the Ohio Consumer Council (OCC), aggregation is when a group of consumers join together to form a single, larger customer which buys energy for its members. A large buying group may be able to get a better price for the members. It is the equivalent of buying in bulk and getting a better price per kilowatt hour (kWh). The city already participates in opt-out natural gas governmental aggregation, but has not participated in electric aggregation up to this point, because rates were not competitive. State deregulation of electric (that went into

effect in 2001) allowed people to shop around. This was very popular in northern Ohio, but the rate structure up there was different, said Denen. We didnt do it before because until recently prices werent very competitive in our area. The City of Washington C.H. solicited private suppliers, and decided that American Electric Power (AEP) Retail would be the best choice should the issue pass. AEP would offer residential customers a rate of 6.59 cents per kWh. Dayton Power & Light currently provides city residents with electric power. According to the Public Utilities Commission of

Ohio, (PUCO) the current cost for DP&L customers is 9.82 cents per kWh from for residential service. With these prices, for a residential home using 750 kWh of electric on the aggregation plan would pay $49.42 for electric generation, and a home not participating in the program would pay $73.65 for electric generation, a savings of $24.23. Akron, Parma, Springfield, Munroe Falls and Huron, among other cities have implemented electric aggregation programs. Springfield implemented electric aggregation in May 2010. To my knowledge the program is working out

fine, said Deputy Law Andy Director Burkholder. Our citizens are saving approximately 6 percent on average, and we have had no major problems thus far. Burkholder said the only complaints he was aware of were minor and easily resolved. The discount negotiated by the city only applies to the electric generation portion of the electric bill, it does not apply to any additional fees. The program will allow customers to opt-out initially via mail, or telephone every three years without a switching fee. Should a customer decide to opt-out between those periods, there will be a $25 exit fee.

Utilities commodities are traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). NYMEX works as a stock market for energy commodities, and the price varies from month to month, and in some cases, day to day. If electric rates increase dramatically after the fixed rate is implemented, participating customers could save money with a fixed rate, but if electric rates decrease, customers would still pay the fixed rate, which could be higher than the rate of non-participating customers. If electric aggregation passes, the process will not effect how customers are billed, just the price per kWh.

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Municipal Court Judge

Pontious seeking second term


By RYAN CARTER
Assistant Editor

Victor Pontious is seeking another term as Washington C.H. Municipal Court Judge after first winning the office in November 2005. This election season has provided me an opportunity to explain some of the new programs in the municipal court, said Pontious. Our community service work program, for example, has benefited the community in many ways and saved tax dollars. As part of their sentence, certain offenders are ordered to provide community service work. The unique aspect of the program is that the court provides supervisors and transportation for the workers.

My goal has always been to protect our community and make it a safe and better place to live.
Last year, over 47,000 hours of work were provided for our community, said Pontious. The program is funded entirely by supervision fees collected from probationers. Supervised crews work six days a week: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Workers have painted buildings and fences, picked up trash, mowed cemeteries, planted trees, removed snow and ice for seniors, and harvested a garden for the senior

meals program. As for the courts finances, Pontious, who previously served as Fayette County Common Pleas Court Judge, said he has initiated several steps to reduce the operating costs of the court. Also, new procedures have been enacted to collect past due fines and costs, he said. As a result, collections since then have increased over $1.5 million when compared to the previous five years. Pontious said the actual cost to the city taxpayer to operate the municipal court is only three cents for every taxpayer dollar. While I believe these expenses to be reasonable, I also realize that next year state funding for local governments will be reduced throughout Ohio, he said.

As a result, local governments and courts everywhere must be prepared to reduce expenses because of reduced revenues. Our court will continue to cooperate with city officials in the preparation of the 2012 budget. Pontious urges anyone with questions about the finances and budget of the municipal court to contact him. I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity to serve this community as a judge for the past 18 years and as a local attorney for 13 years prior to that, he said. Fayette County is a special place. Thank you for your support and encouragement so many of you have shown me and my family during this election season. My goal has always been to protect our community and make it a safe and better place to live.

VICTOR PONTIOUS

Terhune-Olaker promises better use of tax dollars


By RYAN CARTER
Assistant Editor

Landis Terhune-Olaker said her belief that immediate changes need to occur in the Washington C.H. Municipal Court prompted her to run for judge this November. There is a genuine fiscal problem regarding the finances of the court due to its dependency upon taxpayers dollars to supplement its deficit, said TerhuneOlaker, a local attorney. Using tax dollars to subsidize the operation of the court is not an effective use taxpayers money. of Taxpayers expect that their money will be used for priority safety services such as hiring more police officers or firefighters, and not to subsidize the operations of the municipal court. Budgetary differences between incumbent Judge Victor Pontious and City Manager Joe Denen have come to the forefront over the last several months as letters have been written back and forth between the two parties. Terhune-Olaker said shes willing to make the changes necessary to establish fiscal responsibility in the court for the benefit of the community. I will lower the courts operating expenses and

Using tax dollars to subsidize the operation of the court is not an effective use of taxpayers money...
court. The revenues paid to the general fund from the municipal court have continued to decrease from 2006 to 2010 in an amount of $41,000, she said. As of July 26, 2011, there is over $2.3 million owed to the court in outstanding uncollected fines and court costs. She also said she will strive to run a court docket in a timely manner that is convenient for anyone who has to deal with the court,
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including attorneys, parties, law enforcement and the public in general. I will physically be at the court and ready to start at 8 a.m., Terhune-Olaker said. It is also my intent to start to hold court in the afternoon. I intend to schedule a regular docket for Currently, Wednesday. Wednesday is a day that is generally reserved, or kept free, so that if there is a jury trial, it will be set on a Wednesday. However, in the last five years there were only eight jury trials. I would like to have a docket that maximizes the most efficient use of the courts time. Over the past 10 years, Terhune-Olakers general practice has included domestic relations, civil matters including landlord/tenant, and small claims, misdemeanor criminal prosecution and defense, and juvenile

court matters such as cases Childrens involving Services. She is also one of the contract attorneys with the Ohio Public Defenders Office, representing indigent defendants in all criminal matters in Fayette County. Terhune-Olaker said the changes she wants to make are essential for the betterment of the court and protection of the community. I want to ensure that the judicial system of the Washington C.H. Municipal Court is viewed as fair and impartial, she said. I want to strive to insure that the public has confidence in the independence and impartiality of the judiciary. The community service is fruitful to the city, townships, the elderly, and those who may have needs that the court may meet. I will continue the service to these groups.

establish fiscal responsibility, she said. The municipal court is currently consuming 13 percent of the citys general fund budget with a current operating budget of $895,350. The tax dollars of the citizens had to be used to subsidize the operation of the municipal court by over $1 million in the last five years because the court does

not bring in enough income to cover these operating expenses. That means that $1 million of your tax dollars was not spent on police department, fire department, or street services. Terhune-Olaker said she will focus on collecting the unpaid debt, such as fines and court costs, that is currently owed to the municipal

Perry Township

Insurance a hot topic with Perry Twp. candidates


By ABBEY MILLER
Staff writer

Trustee health insurance is a major topic in the Perry Township trustee race between incumbent Richard Wilson and challenger Jackson McDaniel. Wilson of 9725 Washington- New Martinsburg Road, a self-employed farmer believes that the work trustees do for their township far out-weighs the cost of heath insurance. Trustees do extra work for the health insurance by doing labor outside of their appointed job. We go above and beyond the normal. We maintain our own cemeteries as opposed to contracting the work out. We also mow ditches, trim trees and burn the brush and plow snow, sometimes using our own equipment to get the job done, he said. Contracting all this out will cost money. Wilson also said he planned to give major attention to the fire protection issue, and continue to lessen the burden on the township and make this term very prosperous should he be re-elected. McDaniel of 1605

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Fishback Road, a retiree, said that he would refuse health insurance should he be elected as township trustee. With the current economy, it is important that township funds to be used for the township rather than

for health insurance and retirement for township trustees, he said. I have pledged to not accept township paid health insurance or retirement benefits. I believe that elected office should be public service not self service.

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Jeffersonville Village

Four candidate seek two council seats


By RYAN CARTER
Assistant Editor

Four candidates are running for two spots in the Village Jeffersonville Council race. The incumbents in the race are Sue Burnside and Fred Stires and the challengers are Gordon McCarty and Justin Stegall. Burnside, who is retired after working for the Miami Trace Local School District for 31 years, said she would like to be reelected because she likes to make a difference. I care about the commu-

nity and have written 10 grants for recreation, she said. The community park and the pool are important issues to the village, she said. We are struggling as most villages with unemployment issues and foreclosures that are statewide concerns, said Burnside. We are fortunate to maintain our current businesses. The village has a renewal levy on the ballot that is crucial for our operation. Some of the major public services paid out of our general fund are the extra police protection, swimming pool, community parks, street lights, street

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FRED STIRES SUE BURNSIDE GORDON MCCARTY

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JUSTIN STEAGAL

sweeping and snow removal. Fellow citizens of Jeffersonville, please vote for this renewal levy. McCarty, who is retiring as a longtime Miami Trace school board member, has been a resident of

Jeffersonville since 1958 and he said he wants to be sure that the village remains a healthy and safe place to live. I have many years of serving experience

Jeffersonville, he said. I formerly served as Mayor, member of council and Board of Public Affairs. Presently, I am serving on the village zoning board. McCarty sees the issues

facing the community as job loss, loss of business downtown, empty houses throughout the village, and declining revenue to operate village services.
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Miami Trace Board of Education

Four seeking two seats on MT school board


By RYAN CARTER Assistant Editor One incumbent and three challengers are running for two available spots on the Miami Trace school board this general election. The three challengers are Charlie Andrews, Russell Lindsey, and David Miller, and the incumbent is Bruce Kirkpatrick, who has served on the school board for the past 16 years. The upcoming retirement of Board President Gordon McCarty opens another spot on the board. Kirkpatrick, the co-owner of Kirks Furniture, said that hes seen the school district move forward in many areas during his time on the board. With the support of our entire school district community, we have been able to build two new schools, an elementary and a middle school, and have been able to make much needed improvements to our high school, he said. With the TEAM concept of the staff and students, we have earned three consecutive Excellent rankings in the state of Ohio. I believe in Miami Trace and wish to continue to assist in maintaining the progress our Miami Trace TEAM has made. Kirkpatrick is a 1966 graduate of Miami Trace and is a lifelong resident of Fayette and Pickaway counties. He has served as the school board president for three terms. I strive to work towards and represent the best interests of the students, their families, and the taxpayers

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RUSSELL LINDSEY BRUCE KIRKPATRICK DAVID MILLER CHARLIE ANDREWS

within the Miami Trace School District with honesty and integrity and wish to continue to do so, he said. Andrews, a lifelong resident of Fayette County and a 1966 Miami Trace graduate, is very familiar with the school system. I received my B.S. in

Agriculture from the Ohio State University and started as a vo-ag instructor at Talawanda High School in Oxford, Ohio, he said. After six months, I was employed at Miami Trace High School as a teacher and coach. After seven years, I resigned and entered full-

time farming here in Fayette County on our family farm and specialized in raising purebred hogs. After seven-and-a-half years, Andrews returned to teaching and coaching at Miami Trace High School. The last 16 years at Miami Trace, I was the ath-

letic administrator, he said. I retired in 2009, after close to 30 years at Miami Trace. During those years I served as an FFA advisor, assistant basketball coach, student council advisor, vocational agriculture instructor, assisSee MT BOARD, Page 4B

Washington City School Board of Education

Five seek three seats on city school board


By ABBEY MILLER
Staff writer

Three incumbents and two challengers are vying for three seats on the Washington City School board and state budget cuts and education quality are the main concerns of the candidates. Incumbent candidates include Trent Shaw, a United States Postal Service letter carrier, Mark Chrisman of Chrisman H20, and Rick Keller, Flight Chief of the Air Force Services Flight 771st Enterprise Sourcing Squadron at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Challenging the incumbents are Jennifer Lynch, the Director of Pharmacy at Fayette County Memorial Hospital, and Gregory Schall, Chief of Medicine at Fayette County Memorial Hospital. Candidates will be elected on Nov. 8 to fill the three seats on the board. Shaw of 120 Forest St. is a lifelong resident of Washington C.H. and a graduate of Washington Senior High. He joined the United States Navy in 1982 where he served for nine years, finishing his service at the Naval Training Center in Orlando Fla. Shaw originally took office on the Washington School Board in 2008. Shaw believes the biggest issue facing the district is the future of state funding in public schools. He believes the district has been fiscally responsible, and has avoiding laying off teachers and implementing more than $900,000 in cuts this school year. Shaw said as a school board member he will not support an operating levy for the district. I was not in support of the operating levy four years ago, and I will not support a levy over the next

GREGORY SCHALL

JENNIFER LYNCH

TRENT SHAW

MARK CHRISMAN

RICHARD KELLER

four years. It is (the districts) responsibility to remain and maintain fiscally responsible, and we all must do our part to preserve that. I cannot ask the fine people of this community to bare another burden when they have sacrificed so much to give us three beautiful schools and a wonderful learning environment for our students, he said. It falls on our state leaders to step up and fund the public schools appropriately. The young people in our district are our greatest resource, we must ensure their future and success. Mark Chrisman, 415 Temple St. is also a lifelong resident of Washington C.H., and wishes to serve his community and alma mater. He believes his background in business will bring a unique prospective to the board. We as a board have continued and instituted a number of initiative to take our schools from great to excellent that I would like to see continued, he said. The number one issue facing the community and district is maintaining academic excellence with the reductions in state and local tax revenue that we have seen. As a member of the finance committee we have been able to cut expenses and stretch dollars to stay in the black for another year. Chrisman believes he has addressed the three

issues that were brought to his attention during the 2008 school board race. Four years ago citizens told me we needed to address three things the building the budget and hiring policies. The building are beautiful, weve pinched pennies and obtained the most for your money with the budget and weve re-evaluated the districts new and re-hire polices, he said. Chrisman said he listens to citizens concerns and made what he thought was the best decision for the district, students parents and tax payers no matter what the general consensus of the board was. I am not afraid of a four to one vote if I am voting for what I believe is the best for all concerned. Rick Keller, 257 Kathryn Court, is an active member in the Grace United Methodist Church where he serves on the Church board of directors and as Church Treasurer. Keller has been interested in the school system since he relocated to Washington C.H., and said the district is part of the reason he resides in here. He has been Booster Club President for two terms, as well as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for over 15 years. Keller was also involved in the levy effort to build the new schools. Keller said he is passionate about public education.

It is my belief that public education is the foundation of our society and I am passionate about providing every child access to an education that allows them to succeed in the future, he said. Keller believes his professional experience in the Air Force, providing strategic sourcing vision, management and guidance for future opportunities including engineering, program management managerial administrative and logistics have prepared him to deal with upcoming challenges. The years ahead will be challenging as the schools are faced with increasing the demands for breadth of curriculum and student performance. This challenge comes simultaneously with increased difficult in assuring we have the resources sufficient to meet the challenge, Keller said. My professional experience has prepared me to deal with just this type of environment. I am committed to exerting my utmost abilities to insure we have priorities, policies, personnel and resources to ensure our Excellent Ratings and evolve the schools to meet the future needs of our community. Challenger Jennifer Lynch, 554 Mayfair Drive, has been a resident of Washington C.H. for 10 years, and is a graduate of Ohio Northern University. She has worked locally as a pharmacist for 10 years

and is currently the Director of Pharmacy of Fayette County Memorial Hospital. She also serves on the Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access Rural Hospital Advisory Committee and Experimental Advisory Committee for the Cedarville School of Pharmacy. She completed the Ohio School Board Association training program on Sept. 17. Lynch serves as the

President of Cherry Hill Primary PTO, she is a member of the Belle-Aire Intermediate PTO, and Secretary for Altrusa of Washington C.H. She and her family are active members of Grace United Methodist Church. She has also served on the dress code evaluation committee. Lynch feels that increased communication will help the district flourish.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paint Township trustees Three seek Perry Twp. fiscal Jim Rosendahl challenging officer position incumbent Duane Matthews
By RYAN CARTER
Assistant Editor

By ABBEY MILLER
Staff writer

challengers, Two Marcella Hedges and Cyndy Creachbaum, are running against incumbent Perry Township Fiscal Officer Howard D. Hap Smith, whos held the office for 40 years. The fiscal officers duty is to keep and maintain the finances and other township records which include the internal revenue requirements and the state taxation requirements, and annual reports as required by the state auditor and the federal and state annual reports. Im presently serving my 40th year in this office and I feel that I am by far the most qualified candidate for this office, said Smith. During this 40 years, the township has been audited approximately 20 times and there has never been a fraud financial finding. In the past during my time in office, I have volunteered untold hours doing township mowing and maintenance of the Perry Township Town Hall and other odd jobs. Smith, who retired from DP&L after 37 years, added that its been an honor and privilege to serve Perry Township. Hedges said career politicians have spent the last several decades squandering the voters trust and the taxpayers hard-earned money. That is true at all levels of government, from federal all the way down to our counties and townships here in Ohio, she said. These politicians seem to have developed a sense of entitlement to the money entrusted to them by the people, expecting levy after levy to be passed without question, as budgets grow fatter, and the salaries and benefits of elected officials get ever larger. This downward spiral has been occurring while more and more homes and jobs are being lost, and those who are lucky enough to find themselves still employed, are paying higher and higher prices for lifes necessities. As the fiscal officer, Hedges said she would pledge her constant affirmation to always remember that she is in the position to serve the taxpayers and residents of Perry Township. I promise to work hard to maintain the records and to be completely open with the

CINDY CREACHBAUM

Incumbent Paint Township Trustee Duane Matthews of 4583 Yatesville-Wissler Road, is being challenged for his seat by Jim Rosendahl of 362 Wildwood Road. Matthews, a farmer, is seeking re-election. He believes the work he has done for the township in the past, as well as his character are reasons he should keep his seat. When I am contacted with a problem, I have tried to handle the situation. When the sheriff calls about

high water, or trash dumped, I respond. Ive driven the snow plow many (times) to keep the roads safe, along with overseeing the mowing of the roads, he said. I can always be contacted and will try to take care of the problem. I am honest, trustworthy and dependable Challenger Jim Rosendahl, a retiree, said that if he were elected, he would address issues that are facing the people within Paint Township, and also pursue available grants. I feel there is a need for a representative to hear all the residents of our township. Very few of us are

JIM ROSENDAHL

DUANE MATTHEWS

farmers, and there are other areas that need to be addressed, like zoning, recycling and fire protection as well as upkeep of the roads, he said. I feel that we spend too much on

health benefits and retirement for part time trustees. I would not accept benefits. I also believe there are some grants available to benefit the residents of our township.

Two seek Wayne Township trustee seats


By RYAN CARTER
Assistant Editor

HOWARD HAP SMITH

Jim Cooper is running against incumbent Brian Woolever in the election for Wayne Township Trustee. Woolever said hes running for reelection because he enjoys working with the public and dealing with issues. I have lived and grown up in Wayne Township, he said. The people and community of Wayne Township mean a lot to me. One of the biggest issues

JIM COOPER

BRIAN WOOLEVER

concerning the township is the new sewer project for Good Hope, said Woolever. I know some people are against the sewer project, he said. But this is something that should have hap-

pened years ago. The township and county have been given the opportunity to do this with grant money and loan that would make this project affordable for people. This project would make a much healthier environment for our community and all future residents for years to come. Cooper said hes always enjoyed working with the public as he has for the past 30-plus years. Born and raised on a farm, I feel I have some knowledge of issues that can arise in an agricultural area,

Cooper said. I feel I can serve the people of the community with their wants and best interests in mind. Cooper added that he feels Wayne Township is one of the best townships out there. The biggest problem probably would be in keeping the area as an agricultural area, he said. Ive always tried to keep an open mind and am always willing to listen to the people, who after all in my mind, are the bosses. I will always try to make myself available to the people.

MARCELLA HEDGES

books of Perry Township, Hedges said. I will attend all meetings concerning Perry Township business, as well as Ohio Fiscal Officer Business in order to stay informed and educated as to what is changing concerning Ohio law as regards Ohio townships. Furthermore, I promise that I will not burden the people of Perry Township by seeking medical insurance to be paid for by the residents of the township. Creachbaum, whos been a Perry Township resident for 30 years, said shes running for fiscal officer to gain involvement in the community. For the past 17 years, I have worked for a local mechanical contracting firm and feel that my strong background in accounting would be beneficial in fulfilling the duties of this position, she said. I am very meticulous, precise and conscientious to detail. I will give nothing short of 100 percent if elected to serve the residents of Perry Township.

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tant athletic director and athletic director. If elected to the position, Andrews said he would hope to serve as a link between the school and the public, and that he would vote at all times in the best interest of the school district. With my experience, I feel certain that I can be a skilled decision maker, and have the flexibility to listen to all points of view, he said. In these times, it is also imperative that a board member be a good steward of the school district finances and be able to establish budgets and work within the financial picture that is presented to the board. With the state continually cutting school funding, while at the same time adding mandates, the schools financial picture will remain of utmost importance. Miller is a former Miami Trace school board member who is retired from Calmar after working there for 34 years. He was born in Madison County but has lived in Fayette County for the past 36 years. During my time on the board we were successful in passing an operating levy, said Miller. We passed two bond levies that made it possible to build two new schools and bring everything together on one campus. We sold the old central office and were able to use this money and build a new office on the same campus. All of these projects were finished on time except the middle school, but all were finished on budget. The most important accomplishment made while Miller was on the board was moving the district from continuous improvement to excellent on the state report card, he said. I am running for the board again to continue working on providing an education for our children and youth that prepares them for the 21st century and beyond, he said. In addition, finally, I want to continue with the proactive approach in keeping our district within financial stability. By using taxpayers money efficiently, we can ensure our students are receiving quality educational experiences. Miller added: My goal is to give every child the best opportunity to achieve their goals, whether they go to college, trade school or out in the work place. We have to have them prepared for what they will face in the changing work place. These are our future leaders. Lindsey is the owner and manager of Solid Rock Productions, a music recording, live sound, concert promotion and DJ service. He is also the owner of Lindsey Composite Cattle which operates the breeding of replacement heifers, bulls, and show stock. In this season of my life, most of my time is focused on care for my elderly parents, counseling, and studying for ministry classes, Lindsey said. I have set many of my plans aside to represent the teachers, the non-certified personnel, the parents and students, and to the property owners of Miami Trace Local School District. We have an opportunity on Nov. 8, 2011 to add two new members to MTLSD. Lindsey said his purpose for seeking the position is to assist the governing board of Miami Trace in a process to reform and renew proper function by building a positive teaching and learning environment for the teachers, students and the community. In my mind, great leadership is exemplified in John 13:1-5, Lindsey said. In these verses, Christ showed me five principles in the heart of a great leader: sacrifice, love, practicality, security, forgiveness. It is my desire to exemplify these qualities if the Lord wills me this position. It is my hope to establish a practical proper flow chart of authority at work. This yields less confusion to staff and communityeveryone plays their own position.

Dakotas Roadhouse seeks Sunday liquor sales


By ABBEY MILLER
Staff writer

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in our community. As a pharmacist and Director of Pharmacy, my understanding of how to manage a successful business will help guide me during difficult economic time we are facing. We need to pay close attention the budget and carefully monitor state funding cuts, Lynch said. Whether its as a pharmacist, an administrator, a mother a friend, a neighbor or a school board member, I will give the same level of excellence that I provide my patients and my profession. I am a fair-minded individual who makes decisions based on morals, values and facts, and what is best for our children. Gregory Schall, 1305 Justin Junction, has been a resident of Washington C.H. for over 17 years, and is a primary care physician at the Fayette County Memorial Hospital, he is also currently serving as Chief of Medicine and the Medical Director of Hospice of Fayette County. He serves as team physician for the Washington High School Football and basketball programs. Schall believes his educational background will help him contribute to the Washington City School board. I come from a strong educational background. Both of my parents were involved in education. My father is a professor of education and my mother is an aide for under privileged children. While waiting entrance into medical school, I pursued my teaching certificate, he said. Education is the back bone of our community. A stronger education builds a stronger community, and a stronger community means better jobs and improved quality of life. We must focus on those at all levels of education. Schall believes to achieve a stronger education, parents, students and administrators need to work together. (A stronger education) requires commitment by the students, parents, teachers and administrators, he said. This is a task I believe our Washington City Schools needs and can make.

Voters will decide on Nov. 8 if a local restaurant can add Sunday liquor sales to their license. Dakotas Roadhouse restaurant located at 120 Crossing Drive, currently holds a liquor license that allows for weekly liquor sales, but wants voters to allow Sunday liquor sales to keep up with competition. Right now we have weekly liquor sales, but to

Five seek Bloomingburg seats


From Staff Reports Bloomingburg races are as follows: Incumbent Mayor Gayle Brown is running against challenger Brion

I believe in the great value of and excellent education, and the key to our continued success is increased communication between parents teachers, administrators, the community and the school board, she said. We are no compartments that function independently , we are a team, and there is no better team to be a part of than the one that is for our kids. Lynch believes that her professional and personal life have given her qualities that will allow her to meaningfully contribute to the school board. As a mother, my dedication and love for my own Longberry. children will keep me motiIn the Bloomingburg vated and focused on doing Village Council race, three whats best for the children are running for two spots: Donald Fleak, Kelly Oates and Harold Raypole. keep up with competition we want to have sales on Sunday as well, said Dakotas Roadhouse General Manager Shannon Gilkerson.It would help our business. Gilkerson said not being able to serve alcohol on Sunday has affected business. I have had customers walk out because we couldnt serve alcohol on Sundays, she said. People want to come in, relax, watch NASCAR and enjoy a beer.

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Since I am retired, I have time to assist residents whenever needed, McCarty said. Stires has been on the council for approximately 30 years and said hes enjoyed his time. Its been a position that people really havent pursued and I was appointed to council a long time ago, he said. I enjoyed it so much that I continued to run without opposition. Its been very educational. Stires said the major issue currently facing the village is the tax renewal.

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Paid by candidate, 4548 Lewis Rd, Bloomingburg, OH 43106

Washington C.H. Record Herald - 2011 Election Preview

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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APPLICATION FOR ABSENT VOTERS BALLOT

for

November 8, 2011 Election


Send Ballot to: (if different from home address) Name Care of/PO Box City State Zip Code

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE (See Instructions at Bottom of Page)

Voters Name Home Address City, Village, Office County Zip Code You must provide your birthdate: ________/________/________ and one of the following: (month) (day) (year) Your Ohio drivers license number __________, or The last four digits of your social security number,or Copy of a current and valid photo identification, a military identification, or a current (within the last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document (other than a voter registration notification mailed by a board of elections) that shows your name and current address. I wish to vote in the following election to be held on . (month-date-year of election) Check ONLY one (A separate application must be completed for each type of election): 1. Primary Election: Constitution Democratic Green 2. General Election

Libertarian Republican Socialist

Nonpartisan or issues only

3. Special Election

I wish to have a ballot mailed to me at the address listed above. I understand that if a ballot is mailed to me and I change my mind and appear at my polling place to vote on Election Day, I will be required to vote a provisional ballot that can not be counted until at least 10 days after the election. I hereby declare, under penalty of election falsification, I am a qualified voter and the statements above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that if I do not provide the requested information, my application cannot be processed. X______________________________________ Signature of Voter _____________________ Date Signed

Voluntary: To assist the board of elections in contacting you in a timely manner if your application is incomplete: Your daytime telephone number (___) ____________ Your e-mail address __________________________ WHOEVER COMMITS ELECTION FALSIFICATION IS GUILTY OF A FELONY OF THE FIFTH DEGREE INSTRUCTIONS Chapter 3509. of the Revised Code of Ohio
1. Use of this form is optional. To be valid, your application must include your name, voting residence address, date of birth, and signature; the election for which the ballot is requested and, if a partisan primary election, your political party affiliation; statement you are a qualified elector in the county; and one of the following: your Ohio drivers license number, the last four digits of your social security number, or a copy of your current and valid photo identification, a military identification, or a current (within the last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document (other than a voter registration notification mailed by a board of elections) that shows your name and address. 2. An application by mail must be received by your county board of elections by noon on the third day before the election. An application by you in person must be received by the close of regular board office hours the day before the election. Applications for persons who are hospitalized or for persons whose minor child is hospitalized due to an accident or unforeseeable medical emergency will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Election Day. 3. When you receive your ballot: If you return your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked* no later than the day before Election Day and received by your county board of elections no later than 10 days after the election. If you return your ballot in person or if a near relative delivers it to the board for you, it must be delivered to your county board of elections no later than the close of polls on Election Day. If you are a voter outside of the United States on Election Day, the ballot envelope must be signed or postmarked before the close of polls and received by the board no later than 10 days after Election Day. *Postmarked does not include a date marked by a postage evidence system such as a postage meter. MAIL TO: Fayette County Board of Elections 133 South Main Street, Suite 404, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160. You must remit your application to the County Board of Election where you are registered to vote.

RE-ELECT

VIC PONTIOUS
Honest, Fair, Experienced
Your Vote Counts

JUDGE

Paid for by the Committee Paid for by the FayetteDoug Ford, Ohio Republican Party Committees, to Elect Vic Pontious Judge. County Treasurer. 2513 Staunton Sugar Grove Rd. Washington C.H., Ohio 43160
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Susan Dunn-Treasurer, 758 McLean St., Washington CH. Ohio 43160

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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