Summary of local races and issues
2 new Commissioners will serve Allen County- starting in January..
One is Jay Begg- a Republican- who ran unopposed- and the other is Cory Noonan- also a Republican- who came out on top in a 3-way race last night..
Republicans Matt Huffman of Lima and Keith Faber of Celina reiained their positions in the state house and state senate respectively..
Jim Jordan also won big in both Allen and Hancock Counties- for his 4th District seat in Congress..
A win for the Lima City Schools- as their permanent improvement levy passes..
Superintendent Jill Ackerman gave us her reaction.
The Apollo Career Center Facility Improvement Levy was defeated by at 54 to 46 percent margin.
Wins for the Shawnee and Spencerville Schools.
The Elida Schools Income Tax Levy was defeated.
The Village of Fort Shawnee will be dissolved- as voters agreed to dissolve the village by at 55 to 44 percent margin.
Also- a 3-point-2-5 mill tax levy for the village was defeated.
Will have a new Sheriff in a few months- as incumbent Jim Beutler was defeated by challenger Michael Chandler- who has experience as a Sheriff Deputy in the county in the past.
In 2 contested county commissioner races- the incumbents both hold on to their positions.
Republican Travis Jerwers staved off 3 challengers- and fellow Republican Vince Schroeder defeated challenger Barry Woodyard.
School Levies in Putnam County saw victories for Ottawa-Glandorf and Pandora-Gilboa.
The village of Ottawa Tax Levy for fire protection also passed.
The one main issue involved city of Findlay officials asking for the passage of an additional 1-point-2-5 income tax levy- and voters said no- 52 to 48 percent.
There was only one major contested race- and that was for County Recorder..
Republican Christina Lambert wins with 75 percent of the vote over Democrat Anne Hamilton..
And it appears the village of Uniopoliswill remain- as a petition to dissolve the village was defeated.
State Wide Races:
Sherrod Brown has retained his seat in the US Senate- fending off his Republican challenger- Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.
Here in Allen Co- Mandel won by a significant margin- but statewide- that was not the case.
State Supreme Court Races were won by Terrance O'Donnell- William O'Neill- and Sharon Kennedy.
O'Neill was able to defeat Lima native Bob Cupp.
Both State Issues 1 and 2 went down. 1 called for a Constitutional Convention to be held every 20 years- and 2 was for a new committee to be in charge of Congressional redistricting- instead of the controlling majority party.