Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake voters will head to the polls on Tuesday.
In addition to voting in the presidential primary, voters will be casting ballots in contested primaries for the U.S. House’s 13th and 14th Districts, Ohio House District 36, Summit County Sheriff, and Summit County Domestic Relations Judge.
In the 13th District of the U.S. House, the Republican candidates on the primary ballot are Christina Hagan of Alliance, Duane Hennen of Warren, Louis Lyras of Campbell, Richard Morckel of Akron, Robert Santos of Youngstown and Donald Truex, who lives in Rittman. In November, one of those candidates will face incumbent Democrat Tim Ryan and Michael Fricke, a libertarian who lives in Kent.
Jason Mormando, a Republican from Youngstown, also will appear on the ballot in the 13th District race. However, he said that while he has not officially suspended his campaign, he has told the Republican parties in his area that he will not be campaigning because of a death in his family.
In the 14th District of the U.S. House, current Rep. David Joyce is facing a challenge from Mark Pitrone for the Republican Party’s nomination. The winner of Tuesday’s primary will face Democrat Hillary O’Connor Mueri in the November election.
In the Ohio House District 36 race, Democrats A.J. Harris and Matt Shaughnessy are competing for the party’s nomination and the winner will face Republican challenger Bob Young in November. The current 36th District representative, Republican Anthony DeVitis, is running for Summit County Council District 8.
There are four Democrats — Kandy Fatheree, Pat Hunt, Sr., John R. Peake, Sr., and Dale A. Soltis — competing for their party’s nomination for Summit County Sheriff. One Republican — Shane R. Barker — has filed to run for sheriff. Current Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry, a Democrat, did not file for re-election.
Democrats Kani Hightower and Margaret Scott are vying for their party’s nomination to run for Summit County Domestic Relations Judge. The winner will face incumbent Republican Katarina Vujic Cook in November.
Summit Metro Parks is requesting approval of a 1.46-mill replacement levy and a new 0.54-mill levy to pay for "maintenance, operation, conservation and improvement" of trails and park properties.
In Cuyahoga Falls Ward 2, Precinct A, T.S. Dining Group, L.L.C., dba Butcher and Sprout, is requesting permission to sell wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor on Sundays between 10 a.m. and midnight. The business is located at 1846 Front Street, Suite A, 1st floor & patio.
Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the Summit County Board of Elections at 330-643-5200 or visit https://www.summitcountyboe.gov/.
Editor’s note: Reporter Diane Smith contributed to this story.
Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at 330-541-9421, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.