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VAN WERT COUNTY



Van Wert council 1st Ward



Jeff Agler



Residence: South Vine Street, Van Wert



 



 



John L. Marshall (incumbent)



Residence: South Tyler Street, Van Wert



Party: Republican



Age: 63



Relevant experience: Two years on Van Wert city council as first ward councilman; several leadership schools when I was in the National Guard; chairman of health and safety committee; member vice chairman of streets and alleys committee; member of parks and recreation committee; retired from Eaton Corporation after 37 years of employment; 20 years of active duty with Ohio National Guard, retiring as sergeant first class



Education: Graduated from Van Wert High School in 1964



Years living in area: I have lived in Van Wert all of my life except when I was on active duty in the Army



Major issues: The No. 1 issue that city council is facing at this time is the economic downturn in Van Wert.



We are trying to establish a trimmed-down budget that will still allow the residents to receive quality community and safety services.



 



Convoy council (4)



Patti Cramer



Residence: Sycamore Street, Convoy



 



Wayne Dawson



Residence: Maple Street, Convoy



 



Michael Hartman



Residence: East Tully Street, Convoy



 



Neal Orsbon



Residence: Elm Street, Convoy



 



Steven Rice



Residence: South Linn Street, Convoy



 



Ohio City council (4)



Brenda Brotherwood



Residence: West Hoffman Street, Ohio City



 



Carol D. Brown



Residence: West Carmean Street, Ohio City



 



Robert C. Dorsett (write-in)



Residence: West Carmean Street, Ohio City



 



Pamela L. Dull



Residence: West Jefferson Street, Ohio City



 



Carol Miller



Residence: Hoffman Street, Ohio City



 



Bart Sidle



Residence: West Hoffman Street, Ohio City



 



Eldonna Wagonrod



Residence: North Main Street, Ohio City



 



Gregory A. Waterman



Residence: West Carmean Street, Ohio City



 



Middle Point mayor (1)



John J. Brincefield



Residence: West Railroad Street, Middle Point



 



Mike Wolfcale



Residence: West South Street, Middle Point



 



Crestview school board (3)



Lori Bittner



Residence: Kings Church Road, Convoy



 



Pam Motycka



Residence: Tully Harrison Road, Convoy



 



Lonnie Nedderman



Residence: Dull Robinson Road, Van Wert



 



Wes Skelton



Residence: Pancake Road, Convoy



 



 



David Thomas



Residence: Tully Harrison Road, Convoy



Party: No party affiliation



Age: 47



Relevant experience: 24-plus years of progressive business management experience



Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University



Years living in area: 33 years



 



Lincolnview school board (4)



Eric Germann (write-in)



Residence: Middle Point Road, Van Wert



 



Amy L. Lauf (write-in)



Residence: Middle Point Road, Middle Point



 



Cynthia A. Miller



Residence: Rogers Road, Van Wert



Party: Republican



Age: 50



Relevant experience: I have served for 12 years on the school board.



Education: Lincolnview High School



Years living in area: 50 years



Major issues: During this current recession, it is important for the school board to be fiscally responsible. It is our responsibility to work closely with the administration to provide Lincolnview students with the best education within our means.



 



Ken Myers (write-in)



Residence: Northfield Drive, Middle Point



Party: Non-partisan



Age: 42



Years living in area: Moved back to the area in 1996 after serving in the U.S. Navy.



Major issues: I want to provide a voice to students and parents alike. I will ensure policies are that are enacted are fair to the student and school without adding undo burden to families or staff. I will maintain fiscal responsibility to all supporters of Lincolnview schools.



 



Sally Snyder



Residence: Galvin Road, Van Wert



 



Harrison Township trustee (2)



Lee H. Hoblet



Residence: Tully Harrison Road, Convoy



Age: 59



Relevant experience: Road experience for more than 13 years; ditch maintenance for seven years; experienced plowing snow



Education: 12 years



Years living in area: 56 years, including 37 at this address



Major issues: I will be responsible to the taxpayers. I will be available to perform any duties as required as trustee. I will when the road man when needed.



 



Dennis Hoover (incumbent)



Residence: Harrison Center Road, Van Wert



Age: 53



Relevant experience: Ending third term as trustee; road man for two years



Education: High school diploma



Years living in area: Lifelong resident



Major issues: Road maintenance and water or flooding issues are the largest problems in our township. We have purchased a Durapatcher to aid in road repairs to try to offset the high cost of repaving. We are always trying to upgrade or repave as many miles of roads as we can afford.



 



 



Daryl D. Strickler (incumbent)



Residence: State Route 49, Ohio City



Age: 55



Relevant experience: 20 years as trustee



Education: High school graduate



Years living in area: 33



Major issues: I believe that as a trustee, it is my job along with the other two trustees to see that the roads and cemeteries in our township are taken care of. I feel this is being accomplished very well at the present time. Also, I want to make sure that the residents of Harrison Township will have fire and EMS availability as long as we have it available to us.



 



Hoaglin Township trustee (2)



Ricky L. Ashbaugh



Residence: Convoy Road, Van Wert



 



Wayne Kemler



Residence: Hoaglin Center Road, Van Wert



 



Milo Schaffner



Residence: Wetzel Road, Van Wert



 



Jennings Township trustee (2)



 



Mike Hiett (incumbent)



Residence: State Route 81, Venedocia



Age: 49



Relevant experience: Have been a trustee for 12 years



Years living in area: Entire life



Major issues: We should keep the roads and cemeteries well-maintained with the very small budget we have.



 



 



Vernon Hobbs



Residence: State Route 116, Spencerville



Age: 48



Relevant experience: Venedocia council for 19 years; Spencerville athletic booster president for six years; Salem Presbyterian trustee for nine years



Years living in area: Lived in Jennings Township past 25 years



Major issues: My main focus will be on roadways, ditches, snow plowing and general maintenance of Jennings township if I am elected as trustee.



 



Noel D. Morris



Residence: Wren Landeck Road, Venedocia



 



 



Keith Savidge



Residence: Masters Road, Spencerville



Party: Republican



Age: 61



Relevant experience: Local business owner of farm machinery repair business for last 36 years



Education: 12 years



Years living in area: 61 years



Major issues: I hope to help improve the county and to keep things on track as far as what needs to be done.



 



 



Steve Sinindinger



Residence: Monticello Spencerville Road, Spencerville



Party: Republican



Age: 32



Relevant experience: I know and communicate with many of the township’s residents



Education: Graduate of Spencerville High School and Northwestern Business College with associate’s degree in auto/diesel mechanics.



Years living in area: 32



Major issues: I want to work with the taxpayers and residents in Jennings Township to maintain and improve the living conditions and resources of the township.



 



Pleasant Township trustee (2)



Gregory C. Germann



Residence: Emerson Road, Van Wert



 



 



Tim Mengerink (incumbent)



Residence: Old Tile Factory Road, Van Wert



Age: 47



Relevant experience: Four years as trustee, more than 30 years in general excavating, 15 years of service at the Van Wert County Engineer’s Office as bridge foreman



Education: 1981 graduate of Van Wert High School; graduate of Vantage Vocational School



Years living in area: 47



Major issues: My major issues fall under public safety, including quality and affordable fire and EMS service, safe driving conditions on public roads, snow and ice control, upgrading our road signs with high-intensity signs, roadside work including ditch layovers and drainage work and general road resurfacing.



 



Curt Schaffner



Residence: Woodland Avenue, Van Wert



 



Ridge Township trustee (2)



 



Roy E. Cooper



Residence: State Route 116, Van Wert



Age: 56



Relevant experience: Lifetime farmer, six years experience in quarries, three years for Ridge, 26 years as a school bus driver



Education: High school



Years living in area: 56



Major issues: I want to bring my experience to the Ridge Quarry and Ridge Township.



 



Scott Davis (incumbent)



Residence: Lincoln Highway, Van Wert



Party: Republican



Age: 34



Relevant experience: Worked on Boroff Road drainage project; chipping and sealing our township roads; 10 years caretaker of Ridge Cemetery



Education: Associate’s degree as diesel technician



Years living in area: Entire life



 



 



Brian Leathers



Residence: Hoaglin Center Road, Van Wert



Age: 50



Relevant experience: Worked on zoning board of appeals.



Education: High school graduate



Years living in area: 50



Major issues: I want to try to make Ridge Township an even better place to live by maintaining roads and handling all problems fairly. In March of 2009, one trustee resigned and prearranged with the other two trustees to appoint his son into this position privately. No announcement of this change or public input was announced, as it should have been. With this change came to light that the wife of the appointed trustee is training to become secretary of the township soon.



Along with this development, the appointed and his wife have been maintaining the township cemetery. All three positions pay well with benefits. These jobs need to be divided separately.



This is where my stand on fairness in our township needs to be dealt with. Other people living in our township are without jobs at this time. One family need not be taking over our township. What else has this family or the other trustees been getting at the cost of the township?



 



Bill Poe



Residence: Poe Road, Van Wert



 



Kim Zinn



Residence: Chenowith Road, Van Wert



 



Tully Township trustee (2)



Alan Beard



Residence: Payne Road, Convoy



 



Phil M. Kreischer (incumbent)



Residence: Convoy Road, Convoy



Age: 58



Relevant experience: 25 years experience with building roads, road drainage, road signs and maintenance of equipment, plowing snow, working within a budget and working with the public



Education: 12 years



Years living in area: 58



Major issues: I want to continue improving roads, road drainage, upgrading road signs, upgrading equipment and keeping a good maintenance program. We must work within the proposed budget and be responsible to taxpayers.



 



Jerry D. Parrish



Residence: Mentzer Church Road, Convoy



 



Jeff Wise



Residence: Dixon Cavett Road, Convoy



 



Union Township trustee (2)



Ryan Dicke



Residence: Richey Road, Van Wert



Party: Democrat



Age: 30



Education: Graduated from Crestview High School and Vantage Career Center



Years living in area: 30



 



Michael McOmber



Residence: Elm Sugar Road, Van Wert



 



Kent L. Rolsten



Residence: Liberty Union Road, Van Wert



 



Kent Taylor



Residence: Dixon Cavett Road, Convoy



 



William R. Walls



Residence: John Brown Road, Van Wert



 



Union Township trustee, unexpired term (1)



William E. Dowler



Residence: Feasby Wisener Road, Convoy



 



Gene D. Pool



Residence: Richey Road, Van Wert



 



Willshire Township trustee (2)



Kyle Gehres



Residence: Ainsworth Road, Ohio City



 



Bradley E. Michaud



Residence: Ainsworth Road, Willshire



 



Randy Oechsle



Residence: Glenmore Road, Ohio City



 



Marlin Schumm



Residence: Schumm Road, Willshire



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