Candidates, issues fill May ballots

First Posted: 2/7/2015

LIMA — Myriad candidates and levies — renewals, additionals and replacements — are on the May 5 primary election ballots in Allen, Auglaize and Putnam counties.


For Allen County, Lima City Council members running include: Sam McLean, 2nd Ward; Tom Tebben and Rebecca Kreher for 4th Ward; Derry Glenn for 6th Ward; and Jesse Lowe II and John Nixon for council president. Running for Lima Municipal Court Judge is Tammie Hursh and running for Lima Municipal Court Clerk is Jim Link, both are uncontested.

For the city of Delphos, running for Council at Large are Republican candidates Joshua Gillespie and Tom Grothous. Uncontested candidates for the city of Delphos include: Thomas Jettinghoff, Democratic candidate for city auditor, Andrew Kneuve, Republican candidate for director of law, Michael Gallmeier for mayor of Delphos. There is no candidate for president of council.

For the village of Bluffton, running for mayor is Republican candidate David Steiner, who is uncontested. Running for Bluffton Council is Republican candidate Richard Johnson who is uncontested.

There are no candidates filed for Spencerville mayor, clerk-treasurer and council.

For Auglaize County, running uncontested for the city of St. Marys are mayoral Republican candidate Patrick McGowan, president of council Republican candidate James Harris and Republican candidate for City Law Director Kraig Noble.

For the city of St. Marys, running for city auditor are Republican candidates Douglas Riesen and Joel Johns. Running for Council at Large are Republican candidates Todd Fleagle, Daniel Uhlenhake and Robert Fitzgerald. Running for 1st Ward councilman, Republican candidate John Bubp, 2nd Ward councilman, Democratic candidate Kenneth Koverman, 3rd Ward councilman, Republican candidate James Christman and 4th Ward councilwoman, Democratic candidate Robin Willoughby.

For the city of Wapakoneta, running uncontested for president of council, Republican candidate Steven Henderson and Law Director, Democratic candidate Dennis Faller. For mayor, Democratic candidate Rodney Metz and Republican candidate Tom Stinebaugh. For auditor, Democratic candidate Gail Walter and Republican candidate Wilber Wells. For Council-at-Large, Democratic candidate Randy Fisher and Republican candidate Daniel Graf. Running for 1st Ward, Republican candidate James Neumeier, 2nd Ward, Daniel Lee and 4th Ward, Chad Doll. There is no candidate for 3rd Ward.

There are no candidates on the ballot for Putnam County.


The city of St. Marys will put a renewal of a 0.5 percent income tax on the ballot for capital improvements, equipment and facilities for 10 years.


In Auglaize County, German Township will put a 1.25 mills replacement on the ballot for fire, ambulance and emergency services for five years. Noble Township will put a 0.7 replacement for fire, ambulance and emergency services for five years. Pusheta Township will put a 1.5 mills additional on the ballot for current expenses for five years.


For Auglaize County, Buckland Village will put a 3 mills additional on the ballot for current expenses for five years.


In Allen County, Elida Local Schools is putting a tax levy renewal on the ballot for 0.73 mill to provide emergency requirements of the school district for five years.

In Putnam County, overlaps include: McComb Local School District, for 3.36 mills for five years for permanent improvements and Patrick Henry Local School District, for 3.83 mills for three years for emergency requirements.

In Auglaize County, New Bremen Local Schools, 1 mill renewal for permanent improvements for five years. Overlapping issues include Jackson Center Local School District, a renewal, for 1 mill for permanent improvements for five years and Parkway Local School District for 1 percent income tax, a renewal, for current expenses for five years.


In Allen County, the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District is putting a tax levy on the ballot for an additional 0.75 mills to maintain, conserve, develop, improve, acquiring and protecting lands and waters for the park, for eight years.


The Auglaize County Health Department will put a 1 mill renewal on the ballot for funding health programs for five years.


St. Marys Community Public Library, 0.75 mill renewal for current expenses for five years.

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