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Incumbent Hintz narrowly fends off challenger Morgan in commissioner primary.
Joe Centers
May 7, 2014


Absentee ballots and 46 of 46 precincts have been counted by the Huron County Board of Elections.

Here are the unofficial totals from Tuesday's primary election.

Huron County commissioner Republican primary:

Joe Hintz 1,502

Bob Morgan 1,456

Norwalk City Schools levy — For 1,758, Against 1,129.

Norwalk council term lengths — Yes 1,618, No 650.

Norwalk charter police and fire chief selection process — Yes 1,850, No 412.

Willard city schools levy — For 668, against 559.

Clarksfield Twp. 0.4-mill renewal, For 92, against 61.

Clarksfield Twp. 0.9-mill renewal, For 87, against 69.

Wakeman village operating expenses, For 73, against 48.

Wellington schools levy — For 18, against 44.

These vote totals are once again after absentee ballots and 46 of 46 precincts were counted.

Keep checking back for updates.



Polls close at 7:30 p.m.

Voters in the Norwalk City Schools district are deciding today the fate of an additional 4.95 mills tax levy for five years.

Superintendent Dennis Doughty has said it’s been 23 years since voters passed the last operating levy.

In other issues and races, Republican incumbent Huron County Commissioner Joe Hintz is facing challenger Bob Morgan in a primary today. The winner will square off against Democrat Dennis Stieber in the November election.

Norwalk residents in wards 1, 2, 3 and 4 are considering a charter amendment to change council terms from two to four years. The four ward members would be elected for a term of four years and the at-large members would be elected for two years.

Thereafter, the term of office for all council members would be four years. In essence, there could only be four new members at a time.

The same voters are considering an amendment regarding the appointment of police and fire chief. Specifically, if nobody in either department is qualified or applies for the position, the chief’s selection committee can advertise to hire from outside the department.

Willard City Schools district voters are considering renewing a 5.4 mill levy, which has been on the books for the past 10 years and doesn’t ask for new money.

Voters in Clarksfield Township will be asked to renew a levy for the purpose of general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges. They also will consider the 5-year, .4 mill measure, designed to pay for current expenses.

In addition, Clarksfield Township voters will consider renewing a levy for the general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges. This is a 0.9 mill levy for five years.

Voters in Greenwich Township, Greenwich village and Ripley Township will consider renewing a .75 mill, three-year levy for ambulance and emergency medical services.

Wakeman village voters will be asked to renew a 1 percent, five-year levy for general operating expenses.

Clarksfield Township voters who live in the Wellington Exempted Village School District will consider renewing a 5.27 mills, 10-year renewal for emergency requirements.

All Erie County voters will consider a replacement and additional levy for Erie MetroParks. According to ballot language, it’s “for the purpose of operation, promoting, conserving, acquiring, developing, improving and protecting lands and water areas as parks, parkways and forest reservations for the recreation, health benefit and general welfare of the citizens of Erie County.” The rate is not to exceed 0.6 mill for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to $0.06 for each $100 of valuation for 10 years commencing in 2014, first due in calendar year 2015. An existing levy of 0.5 mill, having two years remaining, will be canceled and replaced if the levy passes.



Tell me that is a joke ? Stieber is running for Commissioner. This is the same stooge that said in the paper one month before the 2008 Election, " Now is the time you have to watch Those Lying Cheating Republicans" He had no problem taking Republican Tax dollars for 30 years or whatever. Another double dipper. He didn't even have a job when he started at The County. The Dumacrat Party sent him there and told the County to put him to work. There wasn't even an opening or publicized job. What a joke ! He should have been fired for making a remark like he did, being a Public Employee.


And let the levy butt hurt begin.....


I don't care what party he is running for, Stieber is an irrational person with a short fuse. He is quick to want to screw someone over without rationally getting the facts behind the circumstance. This is not the type of person we need in a commissioner position. Please pay attention to whom you elect into this position. Stieber is not the man for the job!!!


Have you met Mr. Hintz last time I saw a man with that personality was the time I watched NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Better to have a commissioner with a little fire than the dead. Besides your just part of the tea bagging party put it away and crawl back in you hole.
Whatever party.


Yea, you are right. Stieber should have been fired. If a Republican Public Employee had made a remark like that in The Paper, you Libs would have called for a public hanging ! Just like you do with everything else, riot is the streets !

Really are you ...

What a joke. Registration, "what political preference are you?" My reply, "I am an independent." Registration, "no party, no party, no party." from the last time I voted, I do not remember being asked, "what party?" I do not want to pick a party that is already tied to an agenda. Life has changed since these parties creations. If problems arise fix them. Don't pick and choose which ones should be fixed, and which ones should slide by. That is the problem we have going on now. Take care of the US citizen, before foreign nationals. But according to political preferences. Lower gas prices. But according to political preferences. Fill our vacant factories with workers and production manufacturing. But according to political preferences. If a US company wants to manufacture their goods in a foreign country, then bring those goods back into the States to be sold to US consumers. Double dipping at its best, make those companies move out of the States. Why should these companies enjoy freedom and cheaper wages paid at the US consumers expense? But according to political preferences. Why were banks allowed to carelessly loan money that caused the housing bubble pop? According to political preferences.

We gained our freedom not by political preferences. We gain our freedom by pioneers who did what was right.


Get ready for the next one. We are now backing loans twice the value of the property. When I say we ,guess who backed the last burst ?


Just who is backing these so called loans? My wife is a mortgage loan originator and they have no such loan currently.


Feel that Hintz will be voted out. Attitude.