October 25, 2014

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WELLINGTON TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

In Wellington Township, three candidates, including two incumbents,  are vying for two positions as township trustees. What are the biggest issues facing the township? McAvena: Presently, a new garage-meeting facility. Fisher: The single biggest issue in Wellington Township currently is the impending purchase of a building that will be utilized as a Wellington Community Center. Read More…

ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

Voters in Rochester Township will be asked to elect two trustees from a field of four, including one incumbent. Current trustee Jarvis Babcock did not run for re-election. What are the biggest issues facing the township? Cowie: Finding financing for the township’s aging roads is a top priority. We’re not going to die if we Read More…

SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

Sheffield Township voters will be asked to elect two trustees from a field of four, including two incumbents. What are the biggest issues facing Sheffield Township? D’Agnese: I’d like to bring more jobs to the township to keep the young people from leaving. Mihalcik: Basically, there are no really outstanding issues, but the biggest things Read More…

OBERLIN — SCHOOL BOARD

Voters in the Oberlin school district will choose three school board members from a field of four candidates, including three incumbents. What are the biggest issues facing the district? Yarber: I believe the most important issue is the Oberlin Schools move to the International Baccalaureate Program (IB). Weiss: I continue to be a champion for Read More…

SHEFFIELD / SHEFFIELD LAKE — SCHOOL BOARD

Residents in the Sheffield/Sheffield Lake school district are being asked to vote for two school board members. There are four candidates on the ballot, including two incumbents. One of the candidates, incumbent August Scarpelli, did not respond to several requests to participate in this interview. What are the biggest issues facing the district? Lopez: I Read More…

WELLINGTON — SCHOOL BOARD

Residents in the Wellington school district are being asked to vote for three school board members. There are four candidates on the ballot, including three incumbents. What are the biggest issues facing the district? Ratliff: First, we must emphasize academics evermore in the future and offer more academic resources and support. Wulfhoop: Finances, facilities and Read More…

AVON — SCHOOL BOARD

Five candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking three spots on the Avon school board. What are the biggest issues facing the district? Harrison: The biggest issue is state funding and maintaining open communication with the public. Polovich: When looking at the five-year forecast and analyzing the enrollment projections, we are facing the issue of declining Read More…

AMHERST TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

Two challengers will go against two incumbents for a pair of seats this fall on the board of Amherst Township trustees. What are the challenges or issues facing Amherst Township? Abraham: In tough economic times, we are facing the challenge of decreased tax revenues and reduced government funding. In the midst of that, we still Read More…

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

There are five candidates seeking two Brighton Township trustee positions, including two incumbents. What are the biggest issues facing your township? Greene: Keeping roads and ditches in good condition. We are putting in a new drive in the cemetery, adding improvements to land where the old school was removed. Keeping up with general improvements. Hunt: Read More…

BROWNHELM TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

There are three candidates seeking two trustee positions in Brownhelm Township. What are the biggest issues facing your township? Barck: The continual maintenance of township roads, cemeteries, parks and other properties during tough economic downturn. Also, to continue to work with the Brownhelm Township portion of the city of Vermilion in co-operative efforts to share Read More…