By LOU WILIN
Tax proposals for Blanchard Valley Center and some school districts, and Republican contests for Findlay city offices will be decided in Tuesday’s primary election in Hancock County.
In the only countywide issue on the ballot, the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities is asking voters to renew a 2.5-mill, five-year property tax for Blanchard Valley Center.
In Findlay, Republican voters will decide party races for mayor and City Council seats.
A three-way race will be decided for the Republican nomination for mayor. The candidates are 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische, Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson, and the incumbent, Christina Muryn, who was appointed mayor in February after Mayor Lydia Mihalik took a job in state government.
Four candidates are vying for three GOP nominations for at-large seats on City Council: Matthias Leguire and incumbents Jeff Wobser, Tom Shindledecker and Grant Russel.
Two write-in candidates are competing for the GOP nomination to represent the city’s 3rd Ward: Melissa M. Humphress and Beth A. Warnecke.
In the 5th Ward, three Republicans are vying for their party’s nomination to serve on council: Brian Bauman, Randy Greeno and David E. Spitler.
In the Liberty-Benton School District, voters are being asked to approve a 35-year, 7.3-mill bond issue and tax levy for a new pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade building and renovations to the high school. Of that, 6.8 mills would be a bond issue for construction and a half-mill levy would be for continuing maintenance.
Arcadia School District voters are being asked to renew a 1 percent, five-year income tax for operations.
Vanlue School District voters will decide whether to renew a 5.92-mill, 10-year emergency levy.
McComb School District voters will decide whether to renew a half-percent income tax and make it continuous.
Two other tax issues will be decided by voters in the McComb area:
McComb Public Library is seeking an additional 1-mill, five-year property tax for operations.
PMP Joint Ambulance District is seeking renewal of a 4.4-mill, three-year tax to serve Pleasant and Portage townships and McComb.
These are the major election issues in nearby counties:
Allen County voters are being asked to approve a 0.1 percent, 10-year sales tax for transportation services.
Bluffton School District voters are being asked to renew two taxes. One is a 4.244-mill, five-year tax for operations. The other is a 0.5 percent, three-year income tax for permanent improvements.
In Wyandot County, five Republicans are vying for three party nominations for seats on Upper Sandusky City Council. Tom Karcher and Kyle McColley are competing with incumbents Marc Mays, Rick Roberts and William Thornton.
Some voters in four area counties have little — or no — reason to go to the polls Tuesday.
Putnam County residents have nothing to vote on in the primary election, according to the Putnam County Board of Elections.
The same is true in Hardin County, the Hardin County Board of Elections reports.
In Henry County, there are no countywide races or issues, but voters in Napoleon will decide a 1.9-mill levy to fund parks.
In Wood County, a sliver of voters in the southern part of the county will cast ballots on the McComb School District’s bid for renewal of a 0.5 percent income tax. The school district is mainly in Hancock County.
There are no Fostoria city races for Wood County voters to help decide.
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