Candidates file in Fulton County 8.26.09

Written by David Green.

The November ballots are nearly filled for voters in the Fayette and Lyons areas. With one exception, voters will see at least one candidate for each position.

The exception is the Fayette board of education where only one candidate filed to fill two slots. Incumbent Deb Leininger filed to seek another term on the board, but board members will have to appoint another member after Paula Schaffner’s term expires at the end of the year.

FAYETTE—Ruth Marlatt is the only candidate running for mayor. The term will expire Dec. 31, 2011. Marlatt currently serves as a council member and has served as mayor in the past.

Incumbents Kenneth Delphous and Julia Ruger will vie for one of four council seats. Other council candidates are Rodney Kessler, Eugene Rosinski, Paula Ferguson and Thomas V. Molitierno.

LYONS—Lyons voters have a surplus of candidates seeking council seats. Incumbents Dale Hallett, John Arquette and Julie Fenicle will run for reëlection, although four council seats will need to be filled. Other candidates are Joan Klier, John O’Neil, Lee Patterson, Amanda Winters, Ty Walker and Andrea Gleckler.

EVERGREEN—Incumbents Gary Pennington, Gregory Creque and Julie Carter will vie for three positions on the Evergreen Board of Education.

 CHESTERFIELD—Incumbents Paul Holman and James Stubbins will run for two trustee positions. Clark Emmons was appointed to fill an unexpired term and will run against Paul Johnston to complete the term.

FRANKLIN—Incumbents Keith Buehrer and Jon Rupp will vie for two Franklin Township trustee positions.

GORHAM—Incumbent William McKinney will run for one of two Gorham Township trustee positions against Brian Keefer and Matt Lumbrezer.

ROYALTON—Incumbents Ronald Lumbrezer and Steven Gillespie will vie for two Franklin Township trustee positions.

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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • 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).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    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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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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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.

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