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PRIMARY ELECTION | Candidates, tax levies, issues and options

Published: Fri, February 18, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.

Thursday was the filing deadline for those wanting to run in the May 3 partisan primary as well as for tax levies, issues and options to be on that ballot. Those running as nonparty candidates for the positions listed below have until May 2 to file with their county board of elections. An (*) denotes the incumbent.



Mayor: Democrats -- Sylvester D. Patton Jr., 727 Brentwood Ave.; Robert Hagan, 562 Madera Ave.; Robert Bush, 223 Struthers-Liberty Road; Michael Rapovy, 2265 Coral Sea Drive; James E. Fortune Sr., 80 Dewey Ave.; John R. Swierz, 1641 Bancroft Ave.; Patricia A. O'Connell, 737 Wilbur Ave.; Bill Flickinger, 232 S. Garland Ave.; Diane Murphy, 2106 McCollum Road.

Republican -- Robert C. Korchnak, 2532 Cooper St.

Council President: Democrats -- Charles P. Sammarone, 1283 Cherokee Drive; Mark S. Memmer, 1378 Aberdeen Ave.; M. Mike McNair, 2344 Coronado Ave.

Republican -- Richard W. Atkinson, 265 Redondo Road.

Municipal Court Judge: Democrats -- Robert P. Milich*, 832 Bears Den Road; Cheri H. Howard, 840 Winona Drive.

Clerk of Court: Democrat -- Sarah Brown-Clark*, 574 Tod Lane.


Treasurer: Democrat -- Constance Shaffer, 120 Harvey St.

Council President: Democrats -- Robert D. Carcelli*, 409 Edison St.; Anthony R. Protopapa, 135 Creed St.

Council Members

At Large [3 to elect]: Democrats -- Ronald Mathews*, 587 W. Omar St.; Jerry Shields*, 223 Chestnut St.; Terry P. Stocker, 510 Brandon Ave.; Paul C. Skoloda, 504 Brandon Ave.; William J. Polis, 150 Rockyledge Drive.

1st Ward: Democrats -- Herbert Tinsley, 117 Woodbine St.; Paul A. Benson, 72 Morrison St.; Sherri L. Hartzell, 138 Creed St.

2nd Ward: Democrats -- Mark A. Sandine, 368 Sexton St.; Barbara Sevi, 559 Maple Ave.

3rd Ward: Democrat -- Daniel R. Yemma*, 232 Center St.

4th Ward: Democrats -- Paul Garchar*, 526 W. Harvey St.; Nancy Uber, 508 W. Harvey St.

Municipal Court Judge: Democrats -- James Lanzo*, 125 Rockyledge Drive; Alan J. Matavich, 31 Fieldstone


Council [4 to elect]: Democrat -- J. Michael Thompson, 214 S. Main St.


MAHONING COUNTY: A 0.5 percent, 5-year sales tax to raise about $13 million annually for operating expenses.

CAMPBELL: A 5-mill, 5-year additional levy to raise $352,760 annually for current expenses.

JACKSON-MILTON SCHOOL [includes a portion of Trumbull County]: A 5.4-mill, 28-year bond issue to raise $12,425,000 for new school facilities, and to provide equipment, furnishings and site improvements.

SOUTH RANGE SCHOOL: A 4.1-mill, 5-year renewal levy to raise $558,000 annually to avoid an operating deficit.

CAMPBELL SCHOOL: A 14.1-mill, 5-year renewal levy to raise $989,711 annually for emergency purposes.

WEST BRANCH SCHOOL [includes portions of Columbiana and Stark counties]: A 1.5 percent, 5-year income tax to raise $2,666,000 annually for operating expenses.

STRUTHERS SCHOOL: An 8-mill additional levy for a continuing period of time to raise $1,077,552 annually for current expenses.

YOUNGSTOWN PRECINCT 7H: Permit the Sunday sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages at Marathon Oil, 4050 Youngstown-Poland Road.



Council President: Democrat -- Robert A. Marchese*, 3151 Foster N.E.

Treasurer: Democrat -- John D. Homlitis, 236 Butler N.E.

Council Members

At Large [3 to elect]: Democrats -- Bob Dean*, 4110 Sunnybrook S.E.; William Kruppa, 1242 Perkinswood S.E.; Felipe M. Romain Jr.*, 2993 Beal N.W.; Helen Rucker, 1007 Main S.W.; Gary M. Fonce*, 379 Quarry; Tristan Hand, 704 Perkins; Manuel Michelakis, 800 Oak Knoll N.E.; E. Katrina Winters, 545 Roosevelt N.W.

Republican -- Niki Frenchko, 258 Mulberry.

1st Ward: Democrat -- Virginia Bufano*, 1422 Oakdale N.W.

2nd Ward: Democrat -- Alford L. Novak*, 1706 Bonnie Brae N.E.

3rd Ward: Democrat -- Andy Barkley, 582 Kenmore N.E.

Republican -- George Brown, 711 Oak Knoll N.E.

4th Ward: Democrat -- Robert Holmes III*, 1239 Grant S.E.

5th Ward: Democrat -- Vincent S. Flask*, 957 Hazelwood S.E.

6th Ward: Democrats -- Jackie A. Hudson, 2443 Cranwood S.W.; James A. Pugh*, 548 Phillips.

7th Ward: Democrat -- Susan E. Hartman*, 407 Elvina S.W.

Municipal Court Judge: Democrat -- Terry F. Ivanchak*, 8698 Forest Hill.


Council President: Democrat -- Robert L. Marino Jr.*, 1855 Belle Terre.

Treasurer: Democrats -- Bob Swauger, 1482 Butterfield; Robert M. Leonard, 867 Cynthia.

Council Members

At Large [3 to elect]: Democrats -- Reginald Giancola Jr., 1011 Robbins; Michael A. Lastic*, 1808 Roosevelt; Stephen G. Papalas*, 356 N. Cleveland; Thomas A. Scarnecchia*, 54 Woodland Chase.

1st Ward: Democrat -- Frank Fuda*, 102 Cassandra.

Republican -- James Morris, 85 Lakeview.

2nd Ward: Democrat -- Ted Papas*, 1454 Pepperwood .

3rd Ward: Democrats -- Jonathan M. Wike Jr., 1825 Stepney; Edward D. Stredney, 728 Lincoln.

4th Ward: Democrat -- Ray Cox*, 1208 Fifth St.

Municipal Court Judge: Democrat -- Thomas W. Townley*, 541 N. Rhodes.


Council President: Democrat -- Reynald J. Paolone*, 6 Hillsdale.

Treasurer: Democrat -- John N. Moliterno*, 521 E. Broadway.

Council Members

At Large [3 to elect]: Democrats -- Michael A. Costarella, 844 Dravis; Edward Robert Dzeda Jr., 102 North; Joseph P. Shelby, 600 E. Kline; Jeremy W. Williams, 125 Morris; Louis J. Adovasio, 325 Illinois.

1st Ward: Democrat -- Frank J. Migliozzi*, 14 Hillside.

2nd Ward: Democrat -- Larry L. Williams*, 629 N. St. Clair.

3rd Ward: Democrat -- Thomas J. Seidler II*, 304 E. Wilson.

4th Ward: Democrat -- Charles M. Doran, 132 E. Howard; Dan Moadus, 113 Maple.

Municipal Court Judge: Democrat -- Michael A. Bernard*, 132 Corll.


Council President: Democrat -- John D. Darko*, 459 Wendemere

Auditor: Democrat -- Michael C. Villano*, 143 Maple Leaf.

Treasurer: Democrat -- Marsha A. Ruha*, 472 Viola.

Council Members

At Large [3 to elect]: Democrats -- Kenneth M. Graban, 125 Belle Vista; Patton M. Gilliland*, 703 Gary; Raymond L. Moffitt, 804 Woodland; Raymond Farcas, 555 Wendemere; William J. Williams, 168 Belle Vista.

1st Ward: Democrat -- Bonnie Viele*, 161 Fox.

2nd Ward: Democrats -- Dick Perry, 615 Meadowland; Douglas L. Rohrer, 132 S. Main.

3rd Ward: Democrats -- Suzanne M. Wilcox, 111 Orchard; Lisha Pompili-Baumiller*, 335 Center.

4th Ward: Democrat -- Edward F. Palestro Sr.*, 557 Moore


Council members [4 to elect]: Democrats -- Stanley F. Czeck, 3491 Lyntz; D. James London*, 6714 Melmick; Richard W. Biggs*, 6270 Highland; Michael Sullivan, 2766 Lydia.


Council members [4 to elect]: Democrats -- Richard Harvey, 401 Pennsylvania; James S. Jones Jr.*, 825 Oregon; Michael J. O'Brien*, 1015 New Jersey; Peter D. Sudol, 917 Illinois Ave.


Council at large [1 to elect]: Catie Karl-Moran*, 206 Mayhill.

1st Ward: Ralph R. Gillespie*, 512 W. Broad.

3rd Ward: Stephen A. Marcum, 1005 Milton.

Municipal Court Judge: Democrat -- Thomas L. Old*, 65 E. Liberty.


BRISTOL SCHOOL: A 4.5-mill, 3-year renewal levy to raise $330,000 annually for emergency requirements.

BROOKFIELD SCHOOL: A 7-mill additional levy for current expenses for a continuing period.

CARDINAL SCHOOL: A 5.95-mill, 5-year additional levy for current expenses.

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP: A 0.5-mill, 5-year renewal levy for police.

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP: A 2.5-mill replacement levy of 1 mill and 1.5 mill levies for police equipment and personnel for a continuing period.

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP: A 3.5-mill replacement levy of 1.5 mill and 2 mill levies to provide and maintain fire protection for a continuing period.

LAKEVIEW SCHOOL: A 3.5-mill, 5-year additional levy for emergency requirements to raise $948,000 annually.

LIBERTY SCHOOL: A 7.9-mill, 5-year additional levy for the emergency requirements of the school district to raise $1,776,316 annually.

MATHEWS SCHOOL: A 7.9-mill, 5-year replacement levy; a reduction of a 0.8 mill levy; for current expenses.

NEWTON FALLS SCHOOL: A 5-mill, 5-year renewal levy for emergency requirements to raise $585,011 annually.

NEWTON TOWNSHIP: A 1.75-mill replacement levy for police for a continuing period.

VIENNA TOWNSHIP: A 1-mill, 5-year replacement levy; a reduction of 0.2 mills; for general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads, and bridges.

WEATHERSFIELD SCHOOL [includes a portion of Mahoning County]: A 4.2-mill, 5-year renewal levy to provide $418, 128 annually for the emergency requirements.



President of Council: Democrat -- John A. Torma*, 1740 Etruria St.

Treasurer: Democrats -- William A. Butler, 507 Palissey St.; Rhonda Jarrett, 1090 Pennsylvania Ave.

Council Members

At-large [3 to elect]: Democrats -- Sherrie L. Curtis*, 1727 Idaho Ave.; James L. Tennant Jr.*, 1213 St. Clair, Ave.

1st Ward: Democrats -- Linda Ziegler*, 1112 Ohio Ave.; Cynthia A. Rohm, 1724 Globe St.

2nd Ward: Democrat -- Ginny Hanlon, 845 Chester Ave.

3rd Ward: Democrat -- Betty A. Ward*, 809 Northside Ave.


President of Council: Democrat -- Tod A. Mumpire, 608 East Sixth St.

Republican -- David A. Ventresco*, 491 East Fourth St.

Treasurer: Democrats -- Robert A. Tullis*, 1135 East 10th St.; Diana Mahouski, 576 N. Lincoln Ave.

Council Members

At-Large [3 to elect]: Democrats -- Clyde A. Brown, 760 W. Wilson St.; Justin J. Palmer, 816 N. Lincoln Ave.

Republicans -- A. Fredrick Vogel*, 145 Park Drive; Nancy Cope*, 1178-B South Lincoln Ave.; Alma Apicella*, 450 Highland Ave.


Mayor: None filed.

Council Members [3 to elect]: None filed.


Council Members [4 to elect]: Democrats -- Steve P. Clunen*, 94 Pine St.; Daniel P. Summers, 160 Lisbon St.; Suzanne Tobuck, 726 Columbia St.


Council Members [4 to elect]: Republicans -- Richard C. Henthorne*, 329 East Lincoln Way; Joyce A. Adams*, 617 East Chestnut St.; Mary Ann Gray, 135 West Spruce St.; Roger Gallo*, 136 Summit St.


Council Members [2 to elect]: Democrats -- Donald E. Brown*, 503 15th St.; Rosie Goss, 926 Wood St.; John J. Cataldo*, 903 Riverside Ave.; John E. McMahon, 310 Ninth St


COLUMBIANA COUNTY -- 1 percent sales and use tax renewal for five years.

EAST LIVERPOOL -- Natural gas aggregation program.

LISBON -- 1.7 mills levy additional for a fire truck for five years commencing in 2005, first due in calendar year 2006.

CENTER TOWNSHIP -- 2 mills levy renewal for rads and bridges for five years commencing in 2005, first due in calendar year 2006.

ELKRUN TOWNSHIP -- 1.5 mills levy renewal for streets and roads for five years commencing in 2005, first due in calendar year 2006.

EAST LIVERPOOL SCHOOL -- 12.4 mills levy additional for emergency requirements in the sum of $2,024,000 annually for five years commencing in 2005, first due in calendar year 2006.

SALEM SCHOOL -- 6.7 mills levy renewal for emergency requirements in the sum of $2.1 million annually for five years.

WEST BRANCH SCHOOL [Includes portions of Mahoning and Stark counties] -- 1.5 percent annual income tax on the school district income of individuals and of estates for current expenses for five years.


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