Tuesday's Primary: What is on the ballot
May 2 is the first Tuesday in May, which means it is Primary Election Day.
Registered voters in the Mahoning Valley will be voting on council, some mayor races, some levy renewals and some liquor permits. Many of the races this time around are unopposed in the the Primary. Polls open at 6:30 am. Tuesday and close at 7:30 pm. Here are some of the items on the ballot.
In Boardman, the nearly 650 voters in the 13th precinct are being asked to vote on a local liquor option for the former Golden Corral location across from Boardman Park. The ballot language is asking for the location to be permitted to sell beer, wine, mixed drinks and liquor from the Morning Chef, LLC, which is looking to open its restaurant Another Broken Egg at that location. Voters are being asked to approve or decline the permit for daily and for Sunday liquor options. The restaurant currently operates 7 locations in Ohio, along with locations in 13 other states currently, primarily from Texas through Florida. The restaurant website lists multiple breakfast cocktails and spiked coffees, along with bloody marys and multiple mimosas that go along with its southern-inspired breakfast foods. The property was purchased in 2018 by 8525 South LLC.
In Austintown, voters in the ninth precinct will be asked to vote on the sales of wine, mixed drinks and liquor on Sundays for the Cracker Barrel restaurant, on Patriot Blvd. in the township.
In Springfield Township, voters are set to vote on a Sunday Liquor option at Columbiana Maze Craze, 14070 Woodworth Road, New Springfield.
In Columbiana County, two communities are being asked to consider the sale of beer, wine and liquor on Sundays at Cadence Vault on 5th Street in East Liverpool and at Pondi's Restaurant and Lounge on State Route 45 in Lisbon.
Youngstown City Council Second, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Wards races all have competition in the primary for the seat.
Youngstown Second Ward has incumbent Jimmy Hughes (D) challenged by Ra'Cole Taltoan (D); while the Fifth Ward has incumbent Patrick Kelly (D) and Carie Watson (D); Sixth Ward has incumbent Anita Davis (D) being challenged by Janet Tarpley (D).
Struthers Municipal Judge race has first-term incumbent judge Dominic R. Leone, III challenged by Magistrate James A. Melone, both running for the Democratic nomination.
In Warren, incumbent Doug Franklin is be challenged by Ken MacPherson (D).
The winner of the Warren mayor's race will face independent candidate Cheryl Saffold who filed just before 4 p.m. Monday.
In Warren's 6th Council Ward race, Tiffany Stanford is being challenged by AshleyMiner-McBride.
In Girard, the Democratic incumbent mayor James Melfi is being challenged for the seat by Mark Zuppo (D).
Salem City Schools is asking for voters to consider the district issuing bonds for constructing a school for grades pre-k to right grade for $22.5 million, 2.98 mills with an additional 0.50 mills for $195,100 annual revenue. The ballot states the option is to be repaid over 37 years.
Beaver Township Fire Department renewal, 1 mill-5 year and a 1.5 mill, 5 year for maintaining fire fighting equipment.
The Village of Beloit is seeking a 6-milll additional levy for a continuous period of time for fire services.