Who will face off this November in two local U.S. House of Representative districts was not completely decided as of late Tuesday.
In the 4th District, Tamie Wilson was leading Lima native Jeffrey Sites in the Democratic primary, 53% to 47%, with some Richland County precincts not reporting complete results as of 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. Once decided, the winner will go into November’s general election against incumbent Jim Jordan. Jordan, of Urbana, was unopposed in his Republican primary.
In the 5th District, Martin Heberling III was leading Craig Swartz in the Democratic primary, 51% to 49%, with two counties not reporting complete results as of 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. The winner will face incumbent Bob Latta, of Bowling Green, who was unopposed in the Republican primary.
All candidates for countywide positions in Allen, Auglaize and Putnam counties were unopposed in the primaries.
All of the issues on local ballots were renewals and passed with relative ease:
• Voters in the Village of Elida approved of natural gas aggregation, 63% to 26%
• Sugar Creek Township voters OK’d a 2 mill renewal for current expenses, 64% to 26%. It will last five years.
• Voters in the Bluffton school district approved a three-year, 0.5% income tax renewal for permanent improvements, with 68% of them saying yes to it.
• In Bluffton, 70% of voters approved the sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages and spirituous liquor at the 1861 Wine Lounge.
• Delphos schools’ 5.5 mill renewal for current expenses over the next five years was approved, 50%-40%.
• Wapakoneta voters approved a 0.5% income tax over the next five years for street improvements. That issue passed, 69% to 31%.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Ohio will also have a special election on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to vote on state house, state senate and state central committee members.