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.

  • 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).
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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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    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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