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Ohio stores interested in selling alcohol

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- Sam's and Wal-Mart are seeking a local option election this fall to determine if the stores can sell alcoholic beverages in the Burlington area, according to records in the office of the Lawrence County Board of Elections.

The petition requesting the election be put before voters in November was filed Monday in Ironton.

"We try to be a family community," said Harriette Ramsey, a Burlington resident. "I don't think this is something that will enhance our area."

Meanwhile, both Ironton and Coal Grove are seeking property tax levies in the November general election.

The city of Ironton is asking for a half-mill, five-year recreation levy. The replacement levy would raise an estimated $65,800.

The village of Coal Grove is seeking an additional one mill levy for five years for current expenses. The property tax would raise an estimated $19,907.

A number of non-partisan candidates also filed for office Monday. The filing deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Barbara Dunwiddie filed as a candidate for the Fairland Board of Education. William Irby filed as a candidate for the Dawson-Bryant Board of Education.

R. Craig Harvey was the first candidate to file for four open seats on Ironton City Council.

Paul E. Hart and Paul N. Hart both filed as candidates for Chesapeake Village Council.

Ronald Hatfield filed as a candidate for Symmes Township trustee. Mike Freeman filed as a candidate for Washington Township trustee.

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