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Wauseon, Pike-Delta- York School Taxes Fail

The Wauseon Exempted Village School District saw its voters turn down an $835,000, 4.38-mill 10-year emergency property tax levy in the Tuesday, Nov. 2 General Election.

The emergency levy was defeated 1,817 to 1,531, a difference of 286 votes.

The Pike-Delta-York school district request for a 1.25% income tax also failed, 1,925 to 1,035, an 890-vote margin.

Also defeated was the Clinton Township request for 35 one-hundredths (.35) of a mill, five-year additional tax for the Wauseon Union Cemetery. The vote total was 1,620 to 1,378, a 242-vote difference.

Mark Hagans, Fulton County Board of Elections director, said there were 283 provisional votes to be counted.

There are also about 100 absentee ballots still out. Hagans said if those ballots arrive in a timely fashion, they will still be counted.


But some issues passed. The 1.9-mill renewal levy for the Henry County Home passed, 6,094 to 3,735.

The Evergreen Local School District 1.8-mill permanent improvement continuing levy passed.

The levy reflected a onetenth (.1) of one mill reduction in the permanent improvement levy.

Fulton and Lucas County voters approved the levy 1,608 to 1,184.


Bruce Goodwin (R) was reelected 74th District state representative.

He defeated David Pilliod (D) 21,772 to 9,986.

Lynn Wachtmann (R), was reelected 75th District state representative, defeating Cletus Schindler (D) 28,097 to 10,746.

Steve Buehrer (R), 1st District state senator, and Bob Latta (R), 5th District congressman, were leading in their reelection bids at press time.

Candidates for seats in the Fulton County Courthouse were unopposed.

Perry Rupp, who will become county commissioner, received the most votes, with 11,021. Brett Kolb, county auditor, received 10,913, while Paul MacDonald, county clerk of courts, received 10,866.

James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, received 10,897 votes, and Colin McQuade, county court judge, received 10,929.

In Henry County, Thomas VonDeylen received 7,998 votes for county commissioner, Kevin Nye totaled 7,906 votes for county auditor, John Collier received 7,738 votes for Henry County Common Pleas Court judge, and Denise Herman McColl earned 7,241 votes for Henry County Domestic Relations judge.

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