The Times Recorder from Zanesville, Ohio on June 4, 1980 · 1
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Good Morning! Today Is Wednesday, June 4, 1980 ; The Times Recorder- The Times Recorder Save With Its Coupons 115th Year No. 156 20 Pages Zanesville, Ohio 43701 Telephone 4524561 20 Cents- $1.50 Per Week By Carrier vvt it ' .... -' ': V ' ; . - - ..... !.. t ' . J , ' i 4 f . v ' " -i ' : . f, r. , t -, - Sit----'- ' ' -' NT L ' ( LiXu i-LU -rt, ij Muskingum County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Bridwell, left, pauses after casting his ballot Tuesday at the Green Valley Golf Course In Palls Township. Bridwell and East County Court Judge Ray Miller, both Miller Ahead For Court Long-time Prosecuting At- to 2,091 votes for Bridwell. Muskingum County pro- during the judgeship cam- He served as i torney Richard Bridwell was losing his bid for a Muskingum County Common Pleas Judgeship Tuesday night In a hotly contested race against East County Court Judge Ray Miller. The tally as of 11:50 p.m., with 43 scattered precincts of the county's more than 80 counted, was 3,388 for Miller Dilts Favorite For Commission Former Muskingum County Auditor Donald Dilts was outrunning fellow Democrat Vincent Blackstone 3,963 to 1,040 for a county commissioner seat after 42 precincts were counted Tuesday night. Endorsed by the Republican Party for the Muskingum County Commissioner's seat now held by Democrat William J. (Bill) Embree Jr. Dilts lives at 7102 Ridge Road in Hopewell Township. Dilts, long active In local politics, served for two complete terms as Muskingum County Auditor, beginning in 1962. At the time he was 27 and the youngest person In Ohio holding such an office. He was elected to a third term but resigned when named a vice president of First National Bank in Zanesville. Now employed as president and general manager of the Hilaman Co. Inc., Dilts holds memberships in numerous civic and service organizations. He and his wife, Glenna, members of Stecher Leading Safranek For 10th District Choice In a relatively close race, Jack Stecher was leading Morgan County Prosecutor William Safranek In Muskingum County for a 10th U.S. Congressional District seat 1,996 to 1,040 Tuesday after 42 precincts had been counted. In Perry County, Stecher was leading Safranek 1,135 to 794. The two men facing off in the Democratic contest for nomination for the 10th District Seat in the U.S. House of- Representatives are Jack Stecher of Zanesville and Morgan .County Prosecutor William Safranek. The seat is currently held by Republican Clarence E. Miller of Lancaster. Stecher, 28, of 5160 Cliff Rock Drive, is general manager of Ohio Inns Inc. which operates five state park lodges and the Quality Inn in Zanesville of which Stecher is part owner. He is a graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a former executive with American Airlines. The Newark native is also an Eagle Scout and a marathon runner. The precincts counted in cluded 19 city precincts. The two men facing off for the Republican nomination to the office being vacated by retiring Common Pleas Judge J. Lincoln Knapp both have many years Invested in county legal affairs. Bridwell, S3, .is. a. yeteran of almost 30 years In the South Zanesville United Methodist Church, are the parents of four grown children. Blackstone, employed for 22 years as a mall carrier, is a life resident of Highland Township where he farms. He and his wife, Pauline, have three children. Blackstone is an honorary member of Future Farmers of America and belongs to the Masonic Lodge in Hanover and the Belgium Draft Horse Association. He also serves on the Zanesville Regatta committee. The incumbent Embree, a builder by trade, lives at 1360 Richvale Road with his wife, Kay, and two sons. He is a member of Richvale Grange, Muskingum County Pamona Grange, American Legion Post 399, Muskingum County Home Builders Association, Tri-Valley Band Boosters and First Christ Church. Embree, endorsed by his party for re-election, has been serving as chairman of the commissioners. Safranek, 39, of Penn-svllle, was elected prosecuting attorney in Morgan County in 1976. Glenn Seen As Victor COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -U.S. Sen. John H. Glenn, facing opposition from a pair of mostly unknown political newcomers, won easy renomination to a second, six-year term Tuesday. First returns from Ohio's Democratic primary, from two percent of 13,326 polling places, showed Glenn with 22,325 votes, compared with 2,232 for Bexley housewife Frances Waterman and 1,886 for Francis Hunstiger of Parma Heights, an engineer making his first bid for statewide office. The popular former astronaut was elected by a million-vote margin in 1974. On the Republican side, State Rep. James E. Betts, Rocky River, was nominated without opposition. He will oppose Glenn on the November ballot. Glenn moved out front promptly and overwhelmed Ms. Waterman and Hunstiger, Republican candidates for the seat being vacated by Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Judge J. Lincoln Knapp, took part In one of the area's most hotly contested secutors office. The Zanesville native graduated from high school here in 1943 and attended Ohio University-Zanesvllle the first year it was organized. He later attended Ohio State University where he earned his bachelor of science degree In business administration In 1949 and his Juris doctorate in 1951. The World War II veteran was assistant prosecutor for eight years prior to 1961 when he assumed his current post. He has served in his capacity longer than any other prosecuting attorney In Ohio. Bridwell was endorsed Steve Roberts GOP Leader For Sheriff Midnight returns Tuesday indicated that Sheriff Bernie Gibson's Republican opposition in the November election will be ex-deputy Steve Roberts, who by midnight appeared to have a landslide victory over Meredith Neff . As of 11:50 p.m. some 3,263 votes had been counted in Robert's favor, while 1,544 were for Neff. The returns Included 42 of the county's 85 precincts. Of these precincts 19 were in the city. The winner of the race will Join independent Robert A. Watkins of New Concord in the race against Gibson. The two Republicans vying for the nomination for Muskingum County Sheriff are both former deputies. Neff, of 6795 Swing-A-Long Lane, Nashport, resigned as a deputy In 1970 after serving for eight years in the post. The Marine Corps veteran is now a representative for Western & Southern Life Insurance Company. He and his wife, Jeannette, are the parents of three children. who ran meagerly financed and barely noticeable campaigns. Despite his certain renomination barring what would have been a miraculous political upset Glenn criss-crossed the state the past several weeks as though he was in a tight race, scrambling for political survival. "It's the way he does things. He's taking nothing for granted," said Steven Avakian, a top aide and political strategist for the senator. But no grass has grown under the feet of Betts, a tall Glenn look-alike who began his November campaign after the March 20 filing deadline passed, assuring no opposition for the GOP nomination. Since he had no GOP primary rivals, Betts, 47, immediately set upon Glenn's voting record, saying in his races. Miller Is shown, at light, after voting at the First Christian Church at the corner of Military and Dresden roads. (Photos By MarJorieTrost) during the Judgeship campaign by the GOP county organization. Miller has served for 12 years as Judge of East Muskingum County Court. He has been In private law practice In Zanesville for 19 years with Zinn, Cultlce and Miller; and Kincaid, Micheli, GeyerandOrmond. Voters Favoring Mental Health; Vo-Ed Failing After 42 precincts Tuesdav evening, the Muskingum Area Joint County Mental Neff. an unsuccessful candidate for Muskingum County Treasurer in 1972, was fired In 1977 as administrator of Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA). He appealed his firing and later reached a settlement with county commissioners. Roberts, of 161 Second St., Frazeysburg, was endorsed In the race by the Muskingum County Republican Club and Executive Committee. He was commissioned as a deputy sheriff in 1971. Resigning in 1979 from the department, Roberts is currently a senior at Ohio Dominican College in Columbus where he plans to graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal Justice in the spring of 1981. Roberts has also completed various seminar programs In criminal Justice. The 1967 graduate of Tri-Valley High School manages and resides at an apartment complex with his wife, Becky. many travels around Ohio that it shows the incumbent is "a big spending liberal, despite his conservative image." Glenn reacted by not reacting, pointing instead to his accomplishments in the Senate and his membership on such important committees as foreign relations, government operations and a special panel on aging. Milleson Out Ahead R.' Klnsey Milleson was leading his opposition Tuesday evening in 42 Muskingum County precincts for the Democratic Primary for State Senator from the 30th District with 1,854, over Robert Vukelic 620 and Peter Sgalla249. He served as assistant Zanesville solicitor in charge of prosecutions in Municmal Court for six years prior to becoming County Judge. Miller is an Indiana native who moved to Ohio following military service. He and his wife, Martha, a teacher at Newton Elementary School, have two daughters. Health and Retardation Ser vice's four-tenths-mill levy was winning 4,743-4,4439 while the Muskingum Joint Vocational School District's one-mill In Muskingum County was being defeated 4,786 to 4,182. Monroe County, after 13 precincts, was defeating the MAJVS levy 29-18 and Fairfield County was also defeating the levy, after 74 precincts, by 6,968-4,571. Licking, Coshocton, Noble and Washington counties' returns had not been completed. The .4 of a mill mental healUj levy will cost Muskingum County property owners an additional four cents per each $100 of property value for a 10-year nAolwf ITimlt. I 1 fhe levy? e.&ed a't $160,000 per year, will be us ed to establish a comprehensive drug-substance abuse program and services, and administrative services. Such services as individual, family and group counseling will be offered in Inside Comics 9 B Classified Deaths Editorials Financial Sports Pages Television Lifestyle 6-7 B 2 A 4 A 10 B 2-4 B 5-B 8-9 A Today's Chuckle A botanist, says the cynic, is a person who knows all about flowers, and a florist is a man who knows how much people will pay for them. A STUDY shows Ohio ranks third among states which had contributions last year to the federal government that exceeded their federal grants. Page 7- Debris Stops Water Sports Boating Is being The beach Is closed discouraged at Dillon Park because of flood debris floating beneath the surface of the water, says Jack Vance, assistant park manager. Kennedy Trails Carter In Ohio COLUMBUS. Ohio (API President Carter took an early lead In Ohio's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday night but Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was running stronger In the largely industrial northern tier of counties. Early returns Indicated the Massachusetts senator was reaping the benefits of strong campaigning In recent days In areas hit by auto and steel layoffs and plant shutdowns. With 14 percent of the state's 13,326 polling places counted, Carter had 82,820 votes compared with 73,360 for Kennedy. Two political unknowns trailed far behind. Despite closeness of the Democratic presidential race. Carter appeared well on his way to capturing a large bloc of Ohio's 161 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Based on his current percentage of the vote, be stood to claim 83 delegates to Kennedy's 72. Carter was running well downstate, In cities such as Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, as well as most of the rural areas, to cling to his lead. Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan coasted to victory In the GOP presidential contest. George Bush's name remained on the ballot and be was garnering some modest support. Bush had 23,312 votes while Reagan tallied 98,448 with 14 percent of the precincts counted. Although Bush quit the GOP contest, his name remained on Ohio's ballot, and he had received 4,319 votes compared with 17,727 for Reagan. Kennedy, who campaigned strong in the northeastern part of the state, seemed to be running better than some recent polls indicated he would. He sharply crlclzed addition, to educational services, parenting courses and alternatives to drug abuse behavior. Regular services provided by the 648 Board of Mental Health will not be affected, however, the proposed programs can not be executed without the additional revenue. Muskingum County is the only county serviced by the Board which does not offer the comprehensive program and services. The Board also serves Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, Noble and Perry counties. The one mill levy asked for by the Muskingum Area Joint Vocational School district would be over a five year period and generate ap- J'!"-addl" I revenue Der vear. The levy would be used to catch up on maintenance eqiupment for building on both campuses, replacement of ageing educational equipment, and normal inflationary expenditures such as electricity, gas, etc. Today NANCY KEELEY reviews a book by U.S. Sen. William Proxmire which notes the government is spending money to decide such weighty issues as whether pregnant pigs would be less bored if they Jogged. Page 10-A. Outside Today FORECAST - Mostly sunny and clear today with high in upper 70s. Low tonight In mld-50s. Near zero chance of rain. High Thursday In low 80s and sunny. (Details on Page 3-A) LOTTERY - Number drawn in Ohio's daily game Tuesday was 98a The beach is closed to swimming at this time swimming at this time. In addition, the marina has been closed due to flooding and the boat docks have been removed until the water "gets back to normal level." Carter's economic policies in the Industrialized area hit by massive layoffs In the steel and auto Industries. Carter and Kennedy clashed at the state and congressional district level for Ohio's ICI delegates to their party's national convention. Carter needed to pick up only 82 of the 1,666 delegates required for the nomination. Reagan, with 1,068 delegates In low, already had well In excess of the 998 needed for the GOP nomination. Kennedy, who had 845 delegates, noted 696 more were up for grabs Tuesday, the final day of the primary season. Voters went to the polls In California, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, South Dakota, Rhode Island, New Mexico and Montana, as well as Ohio. The Massachusetts City's Income Tax Hike Support Heavy City resldents came out heavily in favor of the In- creased city income tax Tuesday. , With about two-thirds of the city's votes counted the Increased police protection that was to accompany the Increased Income tax seemed to be near certainty. With 19 of the city's 26 Buchanan Ahead For Commission Republican George Buchanan was leading 3,124 to 1,960 Tuesday after 42 Muskingum County precincts had been counted in the county commissioner race over fellow realtor Charles Bland. They are competing for the nod to run against incumbent Democrat Ned Gibson. The two men wishing to oppose Incumbent Democrat Ned Gibson In November are both Zanesville realtors. Bland, who resides at 3084 Lookout Drive, has owned and operated Bland Coffey Realty Co. for more than 30 years. Bland is also an auctioneer. He has held numerous professional, service and political offices in-cluding president of Zanesville Board of Realtors and safety director for Zanesville. Long active in the Republican Party, Bland Cecil Harper Out-Polls Wilhite For Court Clerk Cecil Harper was running ahead of Farris Wilhite 1,789 to 1,494 In the race for the Democratic nomination for Muskingum County Clerk of Courts Tuesday with about half the county's precincts counted. The returns included 42 precincts out of 85 among which were 19 city precincts. Farris W. Wilhite Jr., 26, of 705 Alfred St., is an instructor at Zanesville High School in charge of the audio visual department and director of the school's radio staff. He is also technical production supervisor for the high school drama department State Issues Failing COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Voters defeated a constitutional amendment to allow joint operation of power plants by Ohio municipal electric systems Tuesday in Ohio's primary election. With 20 percent of the ballots counted more than 59 percent of the vote was against the issue. Voters in only two counties supported the amendment. With 2,771 Of 13,326 precincts reporting, the vote was 224,540 against and 154,717 in favor of the issue. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Financial involvement by the state government In Ohio's housing Industry was being rejected Tuesday with voter disapproval of Issue 2. With 2,771 Of 13,326 precincts reporting, or 20 percent of the total vote, the count was 222,422 against and 159,455 in favor of the constitutional amendment. senator said If he could nail a healthy bloc of the delegates left, he could stop Carter's momentum and possibly persuade the convention to allow all delegates to vote as they please. The delegates will be bound, on the first ballot, to the candidates whose names represented them on the ballot. Democrats In Ohio abide by rules that allot their delegates proportionately, based on the number of votes candidates receive. Of the 161 total. 110 are elected In the state's 23 congressional districts, and 36 are chosen statewide. Another 15, consisting of elected leaders and party officials, are named by the party's state committee. Republicans observe a winner-take-all policy, electing three delegates in each precincts tallied, the vote was 2,244 for and 1,636 against the half percent Increase In the city's one percent Income tax. The tax would have generated about $1.3 million annually. The proposal by Police Chief Earl Moore which has was county campaign chairman for Gov. James Rhodes In 1974. Buchanan, a self-employed real estate broker and auctioneer, lives at 6195 Brldgevllle Drive with his wife and six children. Endorsed for the commissioner's post by the Republican Party, he holds memberships in various Republican organizations and professional boards. Buchanan is a Navy veteran and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Pleasant Grove Grange and Zanesville Chamber of Commerce. Incumbent Gibson, of 2729 Maysville Pike, is coowner of Gibson Lincoln-Mercury. The Army veteran served as deputy registrar of motor vehicles from 1971 to 1974. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are the parents of three daughters. and secretary-treasurer the Audio Associates which he is part owner. His civic affiliations in- elude the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Elks, the Optimist Club where he has served as past president and &ast lieutenant governor and leNAACP. "Entering the political process and doing something for people," he said, " has been a strong goal of mine for the past several years. ' ' Cecil F. Harper, 44, of 1285 Diets Lane, is owner of Harper's Used Cars and Auto Body Supply located on Muskingum Avenue. Issue 2 was a state con stitution amendment allowing the government to use its borrowing power to make home loan money available to low and moderate income residents at affordable Interest rates. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -A constitutional amendment to allow the state to sell bonds to raise funds for highway Improvements was being defeated in Ohio's primary election Tuesday. With 2,771 of 13,326 precincts reporting, the vote was 215,805 against and 163,853 In favor. With 92 of 13,326 precincts reporting, the vote was 7,963 against and 7,331 in favor. Issue 3 was an amendment to the state constitution authorizing the Legislature to sell up to $200 million annually in bonds to generate road construction money. The dollars raised would be of the 23 congressional districts and eight at-large. The candidate getting the most votes In a district gets all three delegates in that district. The same is true for the eight elected statewide. Kennedy, plagued by a lack of funds, used a strategy that kept him mostly in the northeast Ohio area, where he laid responsibility for the area's massive unemployment and other economic woes at the door of President Carter. He relied heavily on news exposure and was outspent by far In paid media 10 to one, his staff said. Carter saturated the airwaves across the state for three to four weeks with slick television ads. Most of them were designed to raise doubts about Kennedy's character. been approved by City Council, would have approximately $563,000 of the revenue earmarked for salaries of 25 new police officers, three meter attendants and two clerk-typists. The police department expansion would nearly have doubled the size of the force, which now stands at 36. Recent statistics have shown Zanesville has a police force smaller than In any other Ohio city of comparable size. About $500,000 to $600,000 of the remaining revenue from the tax would have freed existing revenue for projects as yet undecided 4 Among 5 Options Fail Four out of five alcoholic beverage options submitted to voters in Muskingum County were defeated, Tuesday, but In each ct e the margin was slim. The only locality where the sale of alcoholic beverages was approved was Licking Township where voters cast ballots 240 to 210 in favor of carry -out sales. Blue Rock voters decided against their option concerning the sale of 3.2 beer by casting ballots 69 for and 62 against. Precincts B and C In Zanesville's First Ward decided against a three-part question involving Sunday sales. One option would have permitted the sale of liquor on Sunday from 1 p.m. to midnight for on-premises consumption; another would have permitted sales for on-premises consumption at places where the sale of food and other goods exceeded half the total gross receipts and the third would have permitted sales for off-premises consumption without the food sales restriction. The populace voted 144 to 133 against the first option, 148 to 129 against the second, and 143 to 134 against the third. Licking A and B precinct voters had to decide whether to permit the carry-out sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages by the package, while Blue Rock voters decided on whether to permit carry-out sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages by the package. used to attract millions more in federal matching funds. The bonds, and the interest charged on the borrowed money, would be paid off with revenues generated by 1 cent of the existing gasoline tax and by the highway user tax. The issue appeared on the ballot because declining revenues. COLUMBUS. Ohio (AP) -A state constitutional amendment that would change some procedures for establishing local charter governments was being defeated In early returns in Ohio's primary election Tuesday. With 2,771 Of 13,326 precincts reporting, the vote was 194,093 against and 171.032 in favor. Issue 4 was chiefly a procedural measure affecting those cities or counties considering a charter form.

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