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ELECTION 2021: Local race results show mix of incumbents and newcomers leading

ELECTION 2021: Mix of incumbents and newcomers in local races
DGKN staff report
Unofficial results at 11 p.m. Tuesday show that some new faces  may be seen in Dalton Village Council seats next year.
Voters chose among six candidates for four seats. Newcomer Blake Nussbaum II was leading with 211 votes cast for him followed by incumbent Terry G. Johns with 170 votes and another newcomer, Steven D. Rabatin, not too far behind with 165 votes. Council President Patrick Sword may get to keep his seat as he had 140 votes. Incumbent James T. Bucklew Jr. was a close fifth with 133 votes and newcomer Marty A. Boggs had 90 votes.
For Baughman Township trustees, voters could choose two among four candidates. Previous trustee Bob Graber threw his hat back in the ring and was leading at 11 p.m. with 358 votes. All four candidates were close with David F. Stoll (327) and incumbent Jeff Kaufman (324) only three votes apart. Incumbent Howard W. Calame had 297 votes.
In East Union Township, Jim Miller (344) and Dan Hodge (311) were leading with Blake Meier (297) and Steve Geiser (294) close and not far behind.
In Salt Creek Township, Mark Lemon was leading with 129 votes followed by a tight race between Adam Swinehart (88) and Donald Rhamy (87). Voters could choose two for both East Union and Salt Creek townships.
Sugar Creek Township board of trustees may remain the same. Incumbents Jonathan Hofstetter (736) was leading followed by Scott Widmer (521). Previous trustee Craig D. Limbach was not too far behind with 438 votes.
Also at 11 p.m. the Dalton Local Schools improvement levy was passing with 679 for the levy and 329 against the levy.
Paint Township Streets, Roads, Bridges tax also was passing 34 to 29.

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