Gallia fairgrounds levy fails


Michael Johnson - [email protected]



One woman makes her votes through a digitized machine at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Gallipolis.


Voters speak with polling station volunteers as they decide who to choose out of a variety of local candidates vying for public offices. Voters this year across Ohio were also asked to determine the fates of legislation dealing with gerrymandering issues, monopolies and the production of marijuana across the state.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County voters don’t want to see the fairgrounds move to a new location — at least not with their tax dollars.

The fairgrounds sale tax levy, which sought to raise funds for the relocation and reconstruction of facilities at the Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds, was defeated by voters Tuesday night.

The measure sought a one-quarter of one percent tax levy to relocate the current fairgrounds, which current sits in a floodplain and regularly takes on more water that it can handle during heavy rains. The issue was defeated 4,126 to 3,936.

In Addison Township, the fire levy passed 443-146, while the Village of Rio Grande’s proposed electric aggregation ordinance failed by two votes, 47-45.

In the race for Gallipolis City Schools Board of Education, voters were asked to vote for not more than three of the four candidates running for seats. Amee K. Rees was the top vote-getter with 2,574, followed by John M. O’Brien with 2,026, Morgan H. Saunders with 1,711 and Robert Cornwell with 1,689.

In the Gallia Local Schools district, voters were asked to choose two of the five candidates. Terry Halley was the top vote-getter with 1,439, followed by Beth James with 1,417, Brent Schultz with 1,334, Billy Swain with 1,215 and John P. Davis II with 868.

For Gallipolis City Commission, voters were asked to choose two of three candidates. Michael Fulks received 495 votes, followed by Steven Wallis with 393 and Michael W. Brown with 291.

The following is a complete list of unofficial results, with 100 percent of precincts in Gallia County reporting:

Gallipolis City Commission

Michael Fulks 495, Steven Wallis 393, Michael W. Brown 291

Centerville Mayor

Eugene T. Layton 33

Centerville Clerk

David House 20, Denise Karr 18

Centerville Village Council

Marlin D. Rose 33, Charles Burns 27

Crown City Mayor

Daryl Hager 106

Crown City Village Clerk/Fiscal Officer

Paul D. Dillon 83, Sharon Rankin 61

Crown City Village Council

Kathy P. Johnson 80, Eddie Fulks 74, Brenda Sanders 57, Lawrence Unroe Jr. 48

Rio Grande Mayor

Robert Easter 75

Rio Grande Village Council

Scott A. Morgan 81

Rio Grande Board of Public Affairs

Sandra Perry 79

Vinton Mayor

Joshua B. Whealdon 53, Richard Eblin 39

Vinton Village Council

James Casto 71

Addison Township Trustee

Mike Blaine 183, Charles Martin 176, Wayne Clonch 142, David Russell 88

Addison Township Fiscal Officer

Deborah Hughes 469

Cheshire Township Trustee

Joseph Dean Roush 162

Cheshire Township Fiscal Officer

Amy L. Edwards 162

Clay Township Trustee

Michael Harrison 310, Tammy Gray 171

Clay Township Fiscal Officer

Wanda Waugh 443

Gallipolis Township Trustee

Lloyd Danner 797, Steven Marxen 359

Gallipolis Township Fiscal Officer

James Allen 947

Green Township Trustee

David Holley 750, Tony Beck 666

Green Township Fiscal

Lana Lane 1,118

Greenfield Township Trustee

Randall Hammond 141, Bradley McCormick 95

Greenfield Township Fiscal

Debrah Bartels 119, Brenda Lewis 116

Guyan Township Trustee

Tim Caldwell 321

Green Township Trustee – Unexpired

John Cardwell 296, Scott Ferguson 214, Thomas Wright 157, Linda Caldwell 142

Guyan Township Fiscal

Debra O’Dell 243, Timothy Clary 232

Harrison Township Trustee

Jack Slone 165, Kimberly Cade 110

Harrison Township Fiscal

Toni Ford 202

Huntington Township Trustee

Brian Marcum 189, Roger Meade 187

Huntington Township Fiscal

Lisa Harder 317

Morgan Township Trustee

Randall Adkins 226, Charles Smith 122

Morgan Township Trustee – Unexpired

John Maney 261

Morgan Township Fiscal Officer

Molly Hash 231, Robert Bence 114

Ohio Township Trustee

Mike Waugh 134, Raymond Gibson 71

Ohio Township Fiscal Officer

Scott Gibson 148

Perry Township Trustee

John Ehman 215, Brad Davies 113

Perry Township Fiscal Officer

Cheryl Ruff 277

Raccoon Township Trustee

Charles Metzler 436

Raccoon Township Fiscal Officer

Ruth Millhone 410

Springfield Township Trustee

James Thevenir 351, Harold Benson 265, David Lee Cox 170

Springfield Township Fiscal Officer

Pam Riley 511, Phillip Skidm 319

Walnut Township Trustee

John Straight 146, Mark Salyers 112

Walnut Township Fiscal Officer

Jane Saunders-Miller 181

Gallia-Vinton ESC No. 5

Stephen D. Saunders 865

Gallia-Vinton ESC No. 7

Joan Cornelius 581

Lawrence County ESC

Jeannie Shafer 117, Jeffrey Floyd 104

Fairland LSD

John P. Lewis 108, Jason Gorby 94

Gallia County LSD

Terry Halley 1438, Beth James 1414, Brent Schultz 1334, Billy Swain 1215, John P. Davis III 868

Gallipolis CSD

Amee K. Rees 2574, John M. O’Brien 2026, Morgan H. Saunders 1711, Robert Cornwell 1689

Symmes Valley LSD

Nathan Hieronimus 28, Steven D. Brown 21, Mike Wall 18, Kent Wells 11

State Issue 1

Yes 4794, No 2787

State Issue 2

Yes 4302, No 3507

State Issue 3

No 5824, Yes 2149

Addison Township Fire Levy

Yes 443, No 146

Rio Grande Electric AGG

No 47, Yes 45

County Fair Levy

No 4126, Yes 3936

One woman makes her votes through a digitized machine at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Gallipolis.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_DSCN4967.jpgOne woman makes her votes through a digitized machine at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Gallipolis.

Voters speak with polling station volunteers as they decide who to choose out of a variety of local candidates vying for public offices. Voters this year across Ohio were also asked to determine the fates of legislation dealing with gerrymandering issues, monopolies and the production of marijuana across the state.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_DSCN4968.jpgVoters speak with polling station volunteers as they decide who to choose out of a variety of local candidates vying for public offices. Voters this year across Ohio were also asked to determine the fates of legislation dealing with gerrymandering issues, monopolies and the production of marijuana across the state. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Michael Johnson

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