Voters advanced eight of nine candidates in Maumee primary


In the Maumee council primary, voters advanced eight of nine candidates to the general election -- and left behind the lone Libertarian on the ballot.

Danny Cobb, the Libertarian, will not appear on the Nov. 5 ballot, according to the Lucas County Board of Election's unofficial results. Only 21 votes separated him from Democratic incumbent Mike Coyle, who received the second lowest number of votes.

Four incumbents are defending their seats. The primary was held because more than twice that number ran for council.

Those incumbents, Republicans Brent Buehrer, Timothy L. Pauken, and Julie Rubini and Mr. Coyle, will appear on the ballot in November along with Democratic challengers John M. Schafer, Hal R. Simon, Tom Wagener, Jr., and Maria Zapiecki.

In one Maumee precinct, voters overwhelmingly approved a local option to allow wine, mixed beverages, and liquor to be sold between 11 a.m. and midnight on Sundays inside and on the patio at Santa Ana, L.L.C., doing business as La Fiesta, 1406 Reynolds Rd.