2017 Election Guide

Election Day on Tuesday

From staff reports With three days of early voting remaining for Washington County voters, more than 2,800 residents have already cast their ballots in Tuesday’s General Election, according to the Washington County Board of Elections. Last November, a presidential election year, more than ...

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POLITICAL SIGNS

Although many business people in Washington County are willing to run for elected office, few think that business and politics are a good mix at the storefront level. Residents don’t often see partisan signage at businesses during election season. Molly Varner, a former chair of the ...

5 seek 4 council seats in New Mat

Five candidates are running for four open seats on the village council of New Matamoras. Terry Dunn and Janet Schwaben are lifelong residents of the village. “I just want to give back to the community,” Dunn, a truck driver and volunteer firefighter, said Monday. “I like ...

Marietta City Schools Board of Education

Zane Lazer ¯ Age: 47. ¯ Address: 382 Arends Ridge Road. ¯ Occupation: Eye Surgeon. ¯ Previous public offices held: Marietta School Board, serving currently. 1. Do you support a plan that involves passing a levy to help pay for new school buildings within the next few years? Yes. If ...

Marietta Municipal Court Judge

Paul Bertram ¯ Age: 55. ¯ Address: 102 Sassafras Trace. ¯ Occupation: Attorney; Law director for the city of Marietta. ¯ Previous public offices held: Marietta City Council at large; Marietta City Council president; city law director. 1. As candidates, you’ve both indicated support ...

Marietta City Council Third Ward

Stan Lang ¯ Age: 65 ¯ Address: 1009 Colegate Drive ¯ Political party: Republican. ¯ Occupation: Independent Contractor--Merchandiser for Metrie Industries. ¯ Previous public office held: None. 1. There has been some progress made on blighted properties in the third ward. What ...

State Issue 1 would detail rights of crime victims

From staff reports State Issue 1 will be on the ballot because of a nearly $3 million campaign by Parents of Murdered Children, Inc., a nonprofit started by Henry Nicolas after his sister was murdered in the 1980s. The measure would replace Ohio Constitutional Amendment 2, which gave ...

State Issue 2 generates statewide interest on drug pricing

From staff reports The ballot in Ohio will include Issue 2, a proposal to compel the Ohio government to negotiate prescription drug purchase prices that match those paid by the Veterans Administration health system to drug manufacturers. Issue 2 does not directly involve the prices ...

Marietta City Council Fourth Ward

Geoff Schenkel ¯ Age: 45. ¯ Address: 214 Putnam Ave. ¯ Political Party: Democrat. ¯ Occupation: Artist and owner of REsolve Studios ¯ Previous public offices held: None. 1. There are many blighted properties in the fourth ward as well as throughout the city. What can council do ...

Marietta City Council At Large

Kathy Downer ¯ Age: 65. ¯ Address: ¯ Political party: Democrat. ¯ Occupation: Retired nurse. ¯ Previous public offices held: Two terms on Marietta City Council. 1. Do you support an increase in the city income tax? If yes, how much and how should that money be spent? If no, what ...