On Nov. 6, Belmont County voters will choose from candidates for several county positions including sheriff, county commissioner, and Western Division court judge.
Candidates for Belmont County Sheriff include Democrat Dick Flanagan and Republican David M. Lucas.
Seeking the same term for Belmont County Commissioner are Democratic candidate and incumbent Matt Coffland and independent candidates Jerry Echemmann and Douglass Longenette. Incumbent Democratic candidate Ginny Favede is unopposed for a term on the Board of Commissioners.
Also running unopposed for county positions include: County Prosecutor Christopher Berhalter, County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas Cynthia K. McGee, County Recorder Mary Catherine Nixon, County Coroner Troy Balgo, County Treasurer Katherine Kelich-Curfman and County Engineer Frederick F. Bennett.
Incumbent Frank Fregiato is running unopposed for County Court Northern Division judge.
Six people are seeking the Western Division Court judge position, succeeding Judge Harry White. They are: Charles H. Bean, Eric Costine, Kevin Flanagan. Todd M. Kildow, William L. Thomas and C. Helen Yonak.
Seeking the Ohio Court of Appeals (7th District) judge position are Mary DeGenaro and Mark Anthony Hanni.
Seeking the State Senator (30th District) seat are Democrat Lou Gentile and Republican Shane Thompson. Gentile was first elected to the Ohio House in 2010 and appointed to the Senate in November.
Seeking the State Representative 95th House District are Democrat and Belmont County native Charlie Daniels and Republican Andy Thompson.
Democrat Jack Cera is seeking the State Representative 96th District seat.
Former U.S. Rep. Charles Wilson, a Democrat, is running against Republican incumbent Rep. Bill Johnson, seeking to regain the 6th District seat he lost to Johnson in 2010.
Running for the U.S. Senate are Democrat Sherrod Brown, Republican Josh Mandel and independent candidate Scott A. Rupert.
County-wide issues on the ballot include a Senior Services renewal levy, 1 mill for five years and an additional 911 Levy, 1 mill for five years. The levy is expected to generate approximately $1.1 million per year during the next five years and will allow the Belmont County 911 Operations Center to update its radio communications system, including the replacement of 16-year-old radios, providing new mobile radios to police and fire departments throughout the county.
Local issues include a Flushing Village Parks and Recreation renewal levy, 1 mill for five years; Belmont Village Current Operating Expenses renewal levy, 2 mill for five years; Bethesda Village Street renewal levy, 1.5 Mill for five years; a Bethesda Village VFW Post 9712 Local Liquor Options and a Switzerland of Ohio Local School District improvements and equipment additional levy, 2.5 mills for three years.
Smith Township voters are being asked to approve three levies: a Community Center renewal levy, 2 mills for five years; a renewal fire levy, 4 mills for five years and a road and bridge renewal levy, 9/10 mill for five years.