December 18, 2014

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CAMDEN TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

There are three candidates, including two incumbents, seeking two trustee positions in Camden Township. One candidate, incumbent Scott Grills, did not respond to requests to participate in this story. What are the biggest issues facing your township? Piwinski: The economy is down and the township board has to watch spending money unnecessarily. Ristas: The lack Read More…

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP — FISCAL OFFICER (UNEXPIRED TERM)

There are two candidates seeking to fill the unexpired term for the Columbia Township fiscal officer’s job. What are the challenges of the job? Thomas-Hicks: I feel one of the challenges of the job consists of picking up where the previous fiscal officer left off. It will be a challenge to learn to blend workstyles Read More…

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEE (UNEXPIRED TERM)

There are two candidates seeking to fill the unexpired term of a Columbia Township trustee. What are the biggest issues facing your township? Blankenship: NEORSD (storm sewers), the Ohio EPA (uniform septic systems) and vandalism. Rundle: One of the top issues is the storm water, especially in Columbia. The entire economy of the township, and Read More…

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

Five candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking two positions as Columbia Township trustee. One candidate, Lou Price, chose not to participate in this story. What are the biggest issues facing the township? Heidecker: The biggest issues are the water runoff fee that Northern Ohio Sewer District wants to collect from all of the township and Read More…

EATON TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

Five candidates, including two incumbents,  are vying for two spots as Eaton Township trustees. What are the biggest issues facing the township? Edwards: As with most townships, one of the biggest challenges would be the need to protect our land and stop annexation. Another issue is providing senior services and security to all of the Read More…

GRAFTON TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

Four candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking two Grafton Township trustee positions. One candidate, Denise Vasel, did not respond to a questionnaire mailed to her home. What are the biggest issues facing the township? Giese: As always, continued maintenance of township roads and fire/rescue departments. Third in line would be getting the old Belden School Read More…

LAGRANGE TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

There are four candidates, including two incumbents,  seeking two positions as a LaGrange Township trustee. What are the biggest issues facing your township? Burnett: The No. 1 priority in the township is the fire and ambulance services. We are in charge of buying equipment, building buildings and getting people to operate it. We also need Read More…

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — TRUSTEES

There are six candidates, including two incumbents,  seeking two New Russia Township trustee slots. What are the biggest issues facing your township? Brubaker: Eventually, there is going to be a sewer issue. We know it is coming. It’s just a matter of when and how it is going to be funded. The issue right now Read More…

PENFIELD TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

Voters in Penfield Township will be asked to elect two trustees from a field of four, including one incumbent. Current Trustee Thomas Younglas did not run for re-election. What are the biggest issues facing the township? Conrad: Urban sprawl and the pressure of the Cleveland area pushing farther south into Penfield Township. Making more efficient Read More…

CARLISLE TOWNSHIP — TRUSTEES

There are four candidates, including two incumbents, seeking two Carlisle Township trustee positions. What are the biggest issues facing the township? Liller: Sewers, decreasing income and zoning for future development. Taylor: Protect our township land from annexation in order to preserve our rural atmosphere in an ever changing environment; sewers being installed in the township. Read More…