Archbold, OH

German Township, Archbold School Levies Pass; Rupp, Zuver Win Republican Races

Voters in the Archbold Area School District approved the second renewal of the $1.1-million emergency property tax levy in the Tuesday, March 15 primary election.

The final vote was 1,658 to 707.

Aaron Rex, superintendent, said he was excited and happy the levy renewal was approved by voters.

“We thought it would pass, but we wanted to be sure– $1.1 million is a big part of our operating budget,” he said.

“We can continue to offer all of the same quality services we always have.”

“We appreciate the support of the voters.”

The levy passed in every precinct in which it was put before voters, with the exception of Freedom Township, Henry County.

There, voters eligible to cast ballots on the request turned down the levy renewal 13 to 7.

Among candidates for positions in the Fulton County courthouse facing challenges for the Republican Party nomination, Jon Rupp defeated Gary Loar, 5,546 to 2,588.

Rupp faces Jeffrey A. Mazurowski for the commissioner slot in November. Mazurowski was unopposed for the Democratic Party nomination.

Tracy Zuver defeated Paul MacDonald, incumbent clerk of courts, for the GOP nomination, 4,654 to 3,294.

No Democrat filed for the nomination, so barring write-in candidates in the general election in November, Zuver is assured of election.

In other Fulton County issues before voters, the German Township six-tenths (.6) mill, five-year property tax levy for fire equipment was renewed, 1,636 to 409.

It passed in each of the five precincts where it was put before voters.

The Clinton Township request for a renewal of a three-tenths (.3) mill, five-year property tax levy for current operations passed 1,673 to 963.

The Wauseon Exempted Village School District $835,000, five-year emergency property tax was approved, 1,819 to 1089.

Henry County

In Henry County, Michael Bodenbender, incumbent sheriff, defeated challenger Kevin Schultheis for the GOP nomination, 5,206 to 1,317.

Thomas Manahan defeated Hawken Flanagan for the Republican nomination for county prosecutor, 3,260 to 2,658. Flanagan was appointed prosecutor upon the December 2015 retirement of Jay Hanna, longtime Henry County prosecutor.

Manahan faces Gwen Howe-Gebers in the fall. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Henry County voters approved a five-year, 1.5- mill new property tax levy for HOPE Services-Henry County Board of Develop- mental Disabilities, 4,493 to 4,290.

Voter turnout was 45.5% in Fulton County and 49% in Henry County.


Election night results are unofficial. The unofficial counts include absentee ballots, but not provisional ballots.

The Henry County Board of Elections will hold its final canvas, or count of the ballots, Thursday, March 31, at 4 pm.

The Fulton County final canvas will be Monday, April 4, 8:30 am.

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