Today is election day in Ohio. There are three statewide issues on the ballot.
Issue one would raise the age of those occupying judicial office from 70 to 76.
Issue two would repeal legislation that limits collective bargaining for public employees in the state in attempt to cut government costs.
Issue three would exempt residents of Ohio from national health care mandates which would stop any state law from forcing persons, employers or health care providers from entering into a health care system.
In Marietta, two key races have no opposition. The current President of Marietta City Council, Paul Bertram is un-opposed in his bid to replace retiring City law director, Roland Riggs. Janet Dyar Welch has no opposition as she seeks re-election to the Marietta Municipal Court Judge.
In Belpre, a number of key positions have no opposition.
Mayor Mike Lorentz is un-opposed, as are President of Council, Will Neff and Law Director Tom Webster.
The current council-members from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th wards are all unopposed.But, two incumbents are facing off against two challengers in the race for three Belpre City Council at-large seats.
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