The Newark Advocate from Newark, Ohio on November 2, 1990 · 6
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Friday, November 2, 1990
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Pbge 6-Tbe Advocc'e. Newt 0., hi, Nov., 2, 1990 Candidates would welcome challenge of new judgeship By RANDY GAM MAGE Advocate Reporter NEWARK Republican candidate Cindy Ripko views the position as a fresh start; Democratic candidate Russell Steiner sees the job as a step up. Both regard it as an excellent opportunity. The two are running for the newly-created position of Domestic Relations Judge of Licking County Common Pleas Court. Ripko, 37, a practicing attorney concentrating on family law, said the new judgeship is " a chance for someone to start fresh." " You're not stepping into someone else's bureaucracy and procedure," she said. " The new court is a way of getting somebody who really cares; it's a chaiice to develop a court system that really cares." Steiner, 55, in his third term as Licking County Municipal Court Judge, said the new judgeship is a step into the common pleas court area. " Common pleas is a different PATTERSON WHTTTINGTON MARLIN WHEELER Safety forces honored NEWARK - Newark law enforcement officers and firefighters received special attention last week. Mayor William Moore and the Licking County commissioners proclaimed Oct. 25 as " Law Enforcement Day" in Newark. And, in recognition. The American Legion Newark Post 85 and Auxiliary honored law enforcement officers and firefighters with a dinner. Commander Guinsler presented the awards to Newark Fire Chief Earl Whittington, Assist. Newark Police Chief Terry Wheeler, Sgt. Charles Patterson of the Licking County Sherriffs office and Sgt. Terri Marlin of the state patrol. The Post 85 also donated $150 each to the Newark Fire department, Newark Police Department, Licking County Sheriffs office and the Granville post of the Ohio State Highway patrol. Governor candidates criticized By DENNIS J. WILLARD Advocate Columbus Bureau Gubernatorial hopefuls George Voinovich and Anthony Celebrezze have both criticized the Cleveland public school system, and both sent their own children to private schools. Celebrezze and Voinovich are both Roman Catholics and their children received all or part of their educations in Cleveland area parochial schools. Voinovich's three children started out in public schools in Cleveland, but the former Republican mayor eventually placed them in Catholic schools. Neither he nor his spokesmen would comment on the matter. Celebrezze, a Democrat, enrolled his five children in parochial schools from grade school through high school. "Economically, I'm well enough off to have a choice. But there are people who don't have that choice," Celebrezze said. f CLASS Registration AT THE. WW YWCA of Licking County November 3rd-9th Classes begin Nov. 12th 140 W. Church St. 345-4084 level of judicial administration over municipal," he said. "The duties are the same, but jurisdiction is clearer." Neither candidate appears afraid of the heavy caseload anticipated. Instead, they map out their strategies. If elected, Ripko plans to streamline the court docket system, establish better lines of communication with the Bureau of Support and implement a mediation program. Ripko said the mediation program, untried in Licking County, would have several benefits. "There would be fewer long-winded hearings clogging the court systems; we could resolve post-decree matters without dealing with them in court; and, the best part is, we could reduce the emotional damage caused to children in contested divorce," she said. Steiner said the heavy caseload encountered in municipal court forced him to implement a computer system within the court. He said establishing that same compu terization is essential to the new court of domestic relations. "It's easy to let a case fall between the cracks if it's not on computer," he said. Steiner also said the proper organization of work space is vital. " These people are involved with a very emotional time in their lives," he said. " We want to eliminate any outbursts or confrontations between witnesses and family members. We need to segregate them." Ripko said the significant caseload would require at least a part-time referee to be used for uncontested divorces. However, if elected, she would handle all contested cases. Steiner said the use of a referee would depend on several other factors. " It depends on how well we prepare cases for hearings," he said. " Preliminary preparation is where the time is consumed; court time is minimal. " CINDY RIPKO RUSSELL STEINER Legion seeks 'Gifts for Yanks' Members of American Legion Post 771 will be at the Indian Mound Mall on Nov. 10 to collect funds for the annual American Legion of Ohio "Gifts For The Yanks Who Gave Program." This is the 39th consecutive year the Ohio American Legion has been pooling funds for gifts and activities benefitting veterans in 15 state hospitals, five VA medical centers, three outpatient clinics and the Ohio Veterans Home at Sandusky. This effort is not limited to members of the Legion. Contributions are welcomed from individuals and business establishments to help finance the state-wide program, which costs over $200,000. . Sex enters campaign By PHIL PORTER Advocate Columbus Bureau With only days to go before Tuesday's election, the charges are getting dirtier and sexier in the razor tight secretary of state's race. This week, two Cincinnati television stations reported that eight toll calls to 1-900 phone sex and dial-a-joke numbers were made last summer from the Hamilton County offices of sheriff and county commissioner. That prompted Dale Butland, press secretary to the campaign of Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown, to charge Tuesday that GOP secretary of state candidate Robert Taft IPs employees "are making telephone calls to phone sex and comedy companies" and "they're sticking Hamilton County taxpayers with the bill." Taft is a Hamilton County commissioner. According to copies of a phone bill distributed by the Brown campaign, two 1-900 calls were made from the Hamilton County commissioners' office on June 20, 1990 to "Hots" and to "Laughline" at a total cost of $17.75. PRE-HOL IDAY SAI US! 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Jeff Ledbetter, finance director of the Ohio Republican Party, said he hoped the Bush visit would gen erate at least $100,000 to be split between the state GOP and the campaign of Republican congressional candidate J. Kenneth Black-well of Cincinnati. Republican gubernatorial candi- School tax issues crowd ballot date George Voinovich was scheduled to introduce Bush at the breakfast. Others planning to attend included congressional candidates Blackwell, David Hobson and John Boehner, and incumbent Reps. Willis Gradison and Bob McEwen. Joseph Deters, chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party's executive committee, said he was excited about Bush's visit "His presence is going to help us with last-minute momentum and COLUMBUS (AP) - There are more school money issues at stake Tuesday than in any general election since 1977 and the state's schools chief hopes more than half will be approved. "We'd love to see 100 percent," Franklin Walter, Ohio's superintendent of public instruction, said in an interview Thursday. There are 261 school money requests statewide from 243 local districts. Eighteen districts have two issues on the ballot. There are 612 districts in the state. There were 292 school tax questions at stake in the 1977 general election. Walter said he expects an approval rate exceeding 50 percent. "It's very hard to predict because of the mood that has been reflected Voinovich touts tax abatement CLEVELAND (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate George Voinovich says his use of tax abatements to spur downtown development while he was mayor of Cleveland should signal his ability to do the same statewide. Voinovich on Thursday squired reporters around several projects that got tax breaks during his mayoral tenure, including a steel plant, a bank skyscraper and a hotel. ment creates VOINOVICH jobs. My opponent doesn't understand that," Voinovich said. "He still hasn't told us his stand on tax abatement." Candidate Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr. has said the tax breaks helped a few rich developers and added sparkle to downtown but left outlying neighborhoods in the shadows. Voinovich said abatements on property for the Ritz Carlton hotel and Society Corp. office tower still under construction, and on new equipment and upgrading at LTV Steel Co., created jobs and put tax dollars into the city treasury. The money provides fire and police protection, among other things, for neighborhoods. Voinovich said that despite his opponent's remarks to the contrary, Celebrezze wants to repeal a law curbing property taxes. He referred to House Bill 920, a measure passed in 1976 that limits inflation-driven increases in property taxes. The law requires mil-lage rollbacks when property is reappraised to prevent taxing districts from benefiting from inflation-fed increases in property value. Voinovich supports the measure. Celebrezze, during a recent televised debate, said he wanted to repeal it but later said he meant to use the word "revisit." He has since said he supports the bill. Voinovich contended Celebrezze meant his "repeal" word choice. "He didn't mean anything else," Voinovich said. "He finally admitted it to the people of Ohio." Celebrezze campaign spokeswoman Melinda Swan said the flap "not only is unfair, it's a strong indication of how desperate this opponent is." "Over the course of two different debates we found over 25 misstatements that George Voinovich made, some of which were inconsequential, but some of which were fairly consequential," such as that he'd pay off all student college loans, Swan said. "If that were the case, he'd have to push for a $2 billion increase in revenues," she said. "They (the Voinovich campaign) said that was taken out of context. I think very clearly their misstatement could be made into as much of an issue." Voinovich also greeted suburban commuters streaming from four trains at the city's rapid transit hub in Terminal Tower in downtown Public Square. Celebrezze, meanwhile, visited a steel plant and an electric plant in Warren before heading to Cleveland for a rousing labor rally also attended by Gov. Richard Celeste, U.S. Sen. Howard Metzenbaum and U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes. "We have a choice ... between someone who caters to the wealthy ... or one who works for working people," Celebrezze told a packed convention center theater filled with red, white and balloons as union members applauded and chanted, "Tony." Many hoisted Celebrezze campaign posters or signs representing the Teamsters, United Auto Workers, AFL-CIO and other unions. Celebrezze also toured Republic Storage Systems, which makes storage containers and shelving. throughout the country on the economic slowdown and the Desert Shield operation. Historically the voters have looked at issues pretty much in terms of the needs in their communities, and I would expect to see about the normal response," he said. Most of the school issues would rely on real estate taxes to generate revenue, but 47 would impose school district income taxes. Walter said the 47 income tax questions were believed to be the most ever considered at a single election. Here is a breakdown of the 261 school issues Tuesday: Current operating expenses: 126. Revenue used for day-to-day expenses including salaries and books. Income tax: 47. Revenue used for daily operations. Capital, permanent improvement or new building funds: 51. Proceeds can only be used for construction of buildings, parking lots or other improvements that will last at least five years. Bond issues: 33. Proceeds can only be used to retire bonds or notes issued by boards of education to raise money to pay for permanent improvements, generally the cost of school construction. 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