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A look at local ballot issues


Even if though this is an off year election, local voters will have a lot to decide on when they hit the polls. Here is a look at some key races and issues on the ballot Tuesday.

Voters in Lima will be deciding on who will be mayor of Lima for the next four years. Incumbent David Berger and challenger Keith Cheney have been busy this past year talking to voters about their vision for Lima's future. Also, voters in Lima's first, third, fifth and seventh wards will be choosing between current or new leadership for their city council seat.

In Allen County, voters will be looking at raising the sales tax by a quarter of a percent. That money will be used to help fund the Allen County Regional Transit Authority.

Down in Auglaize County, voters will have decide if Assistant Auglaize County Prosecutor Andrew Augsburger or long time lawyer David Weilbacher will be their next municipal court judge.

In Putnam County, the Health Department is asking voters to renew a .5 mill tax levy to fund their health programs, and the Council on Aging will be looking for voter approval of a .6 mill replacement levy to help fund their services.

The City of Van Wert is asking voters to increase their income tax by .28 percent to help with current expenses.

The Celina School District is looking at increasing their income tax to 1 percent to help with their expanses.

Polls will open Tuesday morning at 6:30 in the morning and will close at 7:30 p.m.