Warren County officials again avoid challenges in fall election

Warren County elected officials on the November ballot once again avoided challenges in the November election.

Commissioner Tom Grossmann, Common Pleas Judge Donald Oda II and Auditor Matt Nolan, all Republicans, are unopposed by Democrats in the Nov. 6 election, according to the county board of elections.

Judge Robert Fischer, also a registered Republican, is unopposed in a nonpartisan election on Nov. 6.

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Democratic Party Chair Bethe Goldenfield could not be reached for comment.

Two years ago, former Waynesville Mayor Charles Sanders, who has since died, said he hoped to end GOP control of all countywide offices when he ran against Commissioner Dave Young.

“I would be a good fit to level the playing field,” said Sanders.

In the election, Sanders won less than 27 percent of the vote.

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In May, there were more than four times as many Republicans as Democrats: 54,178 to 12,777, with 90,134 registered non-partisan and 63 with the Green party, according to the Warren County Board of Elections.

County voters will find races for state offices and local issues on their ballots.

Rep. Paul Zeltwanger, R-Mason, is opposed by Democrat Nikki Foster of Mason in Ohio’s 54th district, and Rep. Scott Lipps, R-Franklin, is opposed by by Jim Staton, a Democrat from Springboro, in the 62nd district.

State Sen. Steve Wilson, R-Maineville, is running against Democrat Sara Bitter of Loveland.

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The issues will include a 9-mill, 5-year fire levy in Lebanon; a 15.89-mill, 5-year school levy for the Franklin City Schools and a 2-mill, 5-year police levy and 2.5-mill, 5-year operating levy in Harveysburg.

Electric and gas aggregation votes will be cast in Turtlecreek Twp., and a liquor option for on-premises and Sunday sales sought by Hidden Valley Orchard is on the fall ballot.

In addition, voters served by the Harlan Twp. Fire Department will be asked to approve 1 mill for training, while Hamilton Twp. ballots will include an additional 1.25-mill street levy and 1-mill police levy renewal.

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Operators of Station on Main, which does business as SW Clyborne, is seeking a liquor license for a restaurant in Mason. Operators of Vibrant Express in South Lebanon are seeking a carryout liquor license for the grocery store.

Voters in the Greene County Vocational Schools district will be asked to approve a 1.03 mill levy for 20 years, while those in the Great Oaks Career Campuses district will find a 2.7 mill renewal on their ballots.

The Clinton-Massie Local Schools are seeking an additional 0.5 percent income tax for five years.

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