(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Tuscarawas County saw results Tuesday night from the first-ever all-absentee vote that still must be certified by the Board of Elections.
With the Juvenile and Probate judge seat opening at the Tuscarawas Courthouse, Adam Wilgus takes the position with 70% of the votes. Wilgus has extensive experience at the juvenile level and feels the experience gained in previous roles will translate to the bench.
Another key issue in the Tuscarawas Valley, the New Philadelphia Bond Issue, in which 67% of the voters turned down. The 36-year bond issue was set to increase to taxes by $16.14 per month for a homeowner with a house valued at $100,000. With a no vote, the school is expected to turn attention to creating funds for an estimated $14.5 million worth of repairs at their current sites.
The Uhrichsville Fire and EMS renewal levies for ambulance operating costs, as well as fire equipment upgrades, both passed.
Elsewhere in the Twin Cities, Claymont City Schools operating levy gained approval that will condense tax rates on residents while addressing needed building and facility upgrades and will provide eventual upgrades to the football stadium.
In the 6th District congressional race, Bill Johnson was able to garner 83% of votes. The Republican will face Democrat Shawna Roberts in November.
All results are considered unofficial until an audit from the state in the coming days. Ballots arriving after April 27th and before May 5th will be added to the count.