Wood County: Little competition in many races

Larry Limpf

Of the three area races on the Nov. 5 ballot for seats on school boards in Wood County, only the contest in the Eastwood district is competitive where incumbents James Rogers and Randy Rothenbuhler are vying for two seats along with challenger Mindy Gallant.
John Ervin and Scott Swartz are the only candidates for two seats on the Lake school board and Bradley Blandin is running for a seat that will expire at the end of 2021.
In the Northwood district, Misty Rodriguez and Carolyn Schimmel are the only candidates for two seats.
Races for mayoral and council seats in area villages will also feature little competition.
In Luckey, incumbent mayor Cory Panning is uncontested for the mayor’s seat and two seats on council are being sought by Richard Heilman and Lisa Skriba, both incumbents.
Incumbents will retain all open seats in the Village of Millbury. Mayor Michael Timmons, Sharon Schwamberger and Dennis Traver, members of council, and clerk-treasurer Gretchen Densic are unopposed.
In Pemberville, three persons, Carol Bailey, Eric Campbell and Joshua Jacobs are vying for the mayor’s office but Susan Rahe is the only candidate for two open seats on council.
Dean Krukemyer and Charles Schulte are the only candidates for two seats on the village board of public affairs.
Incumbent Walbridge mayor Edward Kolanko is unopposed but three persons are vying for two seats on council. Incumbent Vicky Canales Pratt is being challenged by Karen Baron and Tonya Sommer.
In Freedom Township, incumbent Kent Schuerman is unopposed in his bid to return to a seat on the board of trustees but fiscal officer Ronald Golightley faces competition from Brittney Dyer and Julie Getz.
One Troy Township trustee seat is being sought by incumbent Richard Greulich. The incumbent fiscal officer, Linda Biniker is also unopposed.
In Lake Township, incumbent trustee Ken Gilsdorf faces a challenge from Scott Wright and Buddy Ritson is the only candidate for the fiscal officer post. Incumbent Vicki Schwamberger is not seeking re-election.
Northwood mayor Edward Schimmel is unopposed for his seat as are the three council candidates James Barton, Dean Edwards and Kelley Wills.

The Pemberville Library is seeking renewal of a 0.8-mill, 5-year levy for current expenses and voters in Freedom Township will decide a 1-mill, 3-year renewal levy for current expenses.
Northwood voters will decide a Sensible Marijuana Ordinance, which would effectively set no punishment for someone found possessing 20 grams or less of marijuana.


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