Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
March Ballot Issues approved
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The board approved 9 issues for the March ballot, only one of which will appear ballots county-wide: A $3.5 million levy for the Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Also approved were mill levies for Canal Winchester and Hilliard school and bond and levy issues for schools in the Olentangy and Reynoldsburg City School Districts. Other issues would pay for police protection in two townships and a levy that would help support the Mount Sterling Public Library. No candidates were certified at the meeting. They have until next week to file, says Board of Elections director Matt Damschroder.
Presidential candidates and other candidates for statewide office will file with the secretary of state on January 4th. Candidates for Congress, county commissioner, county republican and democrat central committee will file with the county Board of elections also on January 4th.
Eighteen liquor options will be voted on in a handful of precincts. The Board of Elections reconvenes on January 11th to certify candidates, including presidential hopefuls for the March 4th primary.