Ottawa County primary roundup

PORT CLINTON A township trustee and council president took home the Republican and Democratic nominations for one of two Otta
JACOB LAMMERS
May 24, 2010

 

PORT CLINTON

A township trustee and council president took home the Republican and Democratic nominations for one of two Ottawa County commissioner seats.

Allen Township trustee Mark Stahl, a Republican, received 1,757 votes while Port Clinton Council president Linda Hartlaub, a Democrat, garnered 5,007 votes

Both candidates will face off against independent Kenneth Benjamin, former Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport president, in the November general election.

All of the candidates are vying for retiring commissioner Carl Koebel's seat.

The other commissioner's race will not proceed until the general election.

Ottawa County commissioner Steve Arndt, a Republican, is seeking re-election and will run against Port Clinton councilwoman Debra Benko, a Democrat.

In other news:

Port Clinton City School District residents approved a 2.97-mill renewal levy with 2,815 votes for the levy and 1,512 against it.

The levy will generate $8.6 million during the course of five years, or about $1.7 million a year.

"We're very thankful for this vote of confidence they've given us," superintendent Pat Adkins said. "I think we're very fortunate to live in a community that supports educating children."

The owners of a $100,000 home will pay $93.55 each year toward the levy.

The levy will pay for emergency operations within the school district including special education, transportation, textbooks, technology, music programs, equipment, utilities, salaries and health care.