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Published: Wednesday, 11/6/2013 - Updated: 8 months ago

2 newcomers join Zuber for seats on Washington Local school board

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Only one of three Washington Local school board incumbents survived a challenge on Tuesday, with Steve Zuber keeping his seat.

Also elected were former board member James Langenderfer and Patricia Carmean, a retired district teacher whose late husband, Michael, was district superintendent.

Defeated were incumbents John Adler and Frank Erme.

Mr. Erme is often called “Mr. Whitmer” for more than a half century of service to the district as a teacher, coach, associate principal, athletic director, and board member.

Ottawa Hills schools voters retained incumbents Gary Wilson, David Arnold, and Troy Greeley, turning back a challenge from Jay Wollenburg.

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In the Maumee school board contest, challengers Jane Durham and David Theaker were the victors, with incumbent Stephanie Piechowiak poised for the third seat. Incumbent Glenn Rambo was unsuccessful. Three seats were in contention.

Oregon voters returned both incumbents to the board of education — Mike Csehi and Carol-Ann Molnar — and added Heather Miller over challenges by Jim Stewart and William J. Carstensen.

In the Swanton Local Schools, Steve Brehmer and incumbent Kristina Oberheim finished on top, with challenger Christopher Nijakowski in the third spot to be elected. Challenger David Smith, Jr., was defeated.

Rossford Local Schools voters retained board President Dawn Burks and elected Jackie Huffman, but defeated incumbent J. Douglas Miller, according to unofficial results.

Bowling Green voters retained school board President Ellen School and elected Edward G. Whipple, a former Bowling Green State University official.

In the North Baltimore Board of Education, Timothy Archer, Jr., Cheryl Cotterman, and Russell Bretz prevailed.

In the Woodmore Local Schools, which spans Ottawa and Sandusky counties, voters retained Grant Cummings and elected Sean Rizor. Joseph Liszak was defeated.

In the Pike-Delta-York Local Schools, voters elected Michael Mattin — the top finisher, and Michael Ford. Todd Ford was unsuccessful in his bid.

In the Liberty Center Local school board, voters retained incumbent Peter Leatherman and elected Tim Bowers and John Weaver, with unofficial results indicating the defeat of board President Jonathan Kundo.



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