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It may be a primary, but it is still an election

March 4, 2012
Morning Journal News

Tuesday is primary day in Ohio.

In Columbiana County we have only a handful of races and issues to decide, but on the national level, our votes in Ohio may go a long way toward determining who the Republican candidate for president will be.

Both Democrats and Republicans in Columbiana County will be choosing candidates to run for the 6th District Congressional seat.

For the Democrats, former congressman Charlie Wilson of St. Clairsville is running against Cas Adulewicz of Steubenville for the nomination.

On the Republican side, incumbent Bill Johnson of Marietta is being challenged by Victor Smith of Waterford.

One of the most interesting contests in our county will be the Democratic race for county recorder in which incumbent Craig Brown of Salem is being challenged by Brenda Dickey Meyers, also of Salem.

There are also important issues on the ballot in some areas.

Beaver Local voters are being asked once again to decide a 5.223-mill bond issue that would fund the construction of a new consolidated school building. This is the sixth time the request has been presented to voters. The new structure would replace the district's high school, middle school and Calcutta, Rogers and West Point elementary schools. The levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 property an additional $175 a year.

East Liverpool city voters will cast votes on a 5-mill additional road levy which will provide $425,500 annually for five years.

Voters in areas of Middleton and St. Clair townships and Columbiana city will also have local liquor options on the ballot.

Although Tuesday's election won't be nearly as exciting as November's will be, remember the candidates you choose this week could determine the choices that will be available in the fall. So, get out and exercise your right to vote. Your votes do make a difference.



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