Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
By Timothy Cox
Dems make ballot switch
  Democratic write-in candidate Bill Army has withdrawn from the November election race for a county commissioner seat and has been replaced by the party with Jeff Schwieterman.
Army withdrew from the race because he has moved out of Mercer County. The Mercer County Democratic Central Committee has picked Schwieterman to take Army's slot on the ballot.
Schwieterman's name will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot because Army gained enough votes during a write-in campaign in the May primary to qualify for the November election ballot.
"Because Bill gained enough votes to get his name on the ballot, his replacement legally gets his name on the ballot," Mercer County Democratic Chairman Bill Sell said.
Mercer County Board of Elections' members this week accepted Army's withdrawal from the race. The county Democratic Party has given Schwieterman a vote of support and will formally install him as their candidate at the party's July 25 meeting, Sell said.
Schwieterman, of Maria Stein, has never held public office before. His father, the late Roger Schwieterman, is a former county auditor and Democratic Party chairman.
Local Democrats approached Schwieterman about running for the post after it became clear Army was dropping out, Sell said. Schwieterman agreed to join the campaign a couple of weeks ago, Sell said.
Schwieterman will be running against incumbent Republican Jim Zehringer, who is serving his first term as commissioner.
Army pulled out of the race so he could pursue a job opportunity in Piqua. Army also has never held public office.
Additional online stories for this date
Print edition only stories for this date
• No tests of storm warning siren allowed
• Local emergency personnel learn what to do
• Drug and alcohol policy set for new school year
• Four face felony theft charges
• Oktoberfest not going to the dogs
• Government insurance pool picks new consultant
• Problems with getting stop light in Minster keep cropping up
• Lunch prices going up
• New looks for a good cause
• Locos win pitcher's duel at Jim Hoess Field
a_d
Today
86°
Chance Thunderstorms
28%
Tonight
66°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
22%
Tomorrow
86°
Partly Sunny
11%
Tomorrow Night
68°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Monday
88°
Partly Sunny
13%
Monday Night
71°
Partly Cloudy
13%
Tuesday
88°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
16%
Tuesday Night
70°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Wednesday
87°
Chance Thunderstorms
34%
Wednesday Night
66°
Chance Thunderstorms
38%
Thursday
79°
Chance Thunderstorms
37%
Thursday Night
59°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
20%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d
camera_logo Photo Albums
Thursday, August 21
index pict
video_logoOnline Video
Sunday, July 27
index pict
2014 Celina Lake Festival