November ballot set in Fulton County 8.29

Written by David Green.

Fayette village and school district votes will have a choice to make in the Nov. 6 general election.

Three candidates filed to serve as village council members, with only two positions expiring.

Incumbents Mike Maginn and Ruth Marlatt will be joined on the ballot by Eugene Rosinski.

Mayor Anita VanZile will not face a challenger in her bid for another term in office.

Four candidates are running for three positions on the Gorham Fayette Board of Education.

Kelly Bentley chose not to seek another term, but incumbents Terry Kovar and David Brinegar will appear on the ballot. Kirk Keiser and Karen Joy King are also seeking a term on the board.

Fred Stockburger needs voter approval to continue his appointed position. He was named to the board following the resignation of Kim Winzeler, whose term will expire Dec. 31, 2009. Debra Leininger will challenge Stockburger for the post.

Area races

The only other contested races across northern Fulton County are in Royalton Township and the village of Lyons.

Brad Peebles will challenge incumbent Bill Smith for a term as Royalton Township trustee. Joe Damman will seek another term as township fiscal officer.

In Lyons, incumbents John Good and Joan Klier are seeking another term on council, along with challenger Delbert Neill. Mary Vroman is unopposed in her quest for another term as mayor.

In Gorham Township, Randy Merillat (trustee) and Mike Figgins (fiscal officer) are unchallenged.

In Franklin Township, Mark Ballmer (trustee) and John Winzeler (fiscal officer) are unchallenged.

In Chesterfield Township, Jerry Bates (trustee) and Tina Jones (fiscal officer) are unchallenged.

  • Play Practice
    DRAMA—Fayette schools, in conjunction with the Opera House Theater program, will present two plays Friday night at the Fayette Opera House. From the left is Autumn Black, Wyatt Mitchell, Elizabeth Myers, Jonah Perdue, Sam Myers (in the back) and Lauren Dale. Other cast members are Brynn Balmer, Mason Maginn, Ashtyn Dominique, Stephanie Munguia and Sierra Munguia. Jason Stuckey serves as the technician and Trinity Leady is the backstage manager. The plays will be performed during the day Friday for students and for the public at 7 p.m. Friday.
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    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
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    CLEARING THE WAY—Road crossings in the area on the construction route of the Rover natural gas pipeline are marked with poles and flags as preliminary work nears. Ditches and field entry points are covered with thick planks in many areas to support equipment for tree clearing operations. Actual pipeline construction is progressing across Ohio toward a collecting station near Defiance. That segment of the project is expected to wrap up in July. The 42-inch line through Michigan and into Ontario is scheduled for completion in November. The line is projected to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas every day.
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    ON THE MOVE—Six goslings head out on manuevers with their parents in an area lake. Baby waterfowl are showing up in lakes and ponds throughout the area.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Front.teacher Leading
    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
  • Face Paint
    FUN NIGHT FUN—Savanna Miles sits patiently while Abbie White works on a face paint design Friday during the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Gracie Snead watches the progress after having spent time in the chair. Abbie was one of several volunteer painters, each creating their own unique look. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.

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