Local voters to elect school board members, supervisors, borough council members

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The 2011 municipal election will be held next Tuesday, Nov. 8, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Several races in the Greencastle-Antrim area are contested.

Seven people are vying for five spots on the G-A Board of School Directors. The term is for four years. Candidates are Paul Politis and Linda Farley, who won Democratic nominations; Mike Still and Ken Haines, who will appear on the ballot as Republican nominees; and Melinda Cordell, Eric Holtzman and Tracy Baer, both Republican and Democrat.

For Antrim Township, John Alleman and Pat Heraty won nominations from both parties. Scott Diffenderfer, a Republican, is running as a write-in. Two seats are up for six-year terms.

In the Borough of Greencastle, three four-year seats are open on council. The nominated candidates are Wade Burkholder, Democrat; and H. Duane Kinzer, Frank Webster and James Farley, Republican.

Duane Cunningham is running unopposed for Magisterial District Judge, District 39-3-05, for a six-year term. William Needy is the only candidate for Antrim Township auditor for the six-year position.

At the Franklin County level, four people are running for county commissioner: Republicans Bob Thomas and David Keller, and Democrats Bob Ziobrowski and Garry Gontz. Three four-year terms will be filled.

Row office candidates are unopposed, including Clerk of Courts, Bill Vandrew; Controller, Carol Fix Diller; Coroner, Jeff Conner; District Attorney, Matt Fogal; Prothonotary, Linda Beard; and Sheriff, Dane Anthony.

There are also two statewide judge races on the ballot.

Borough polling places are: Greencastle 1, Grace United Church of Christ, 128 E. Baltimore St.; and Greencastle 2, Greencastle Church of the Brethren, Annex Building, 36 S. Carlisle St.

Township polling places are: Antrim 1, Greencastle Baptist Church, 2377 Buchanan Trail W.; Antrim 2, Kauffman Ruritan Club, 7289 Ruritan Drive; Antrim 3, Shady Grove Community Center; Antrim 4, State Line Community Center; and Antrim 5, Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road.

Anyone with questions about election day should call the Franklin County Voter Registration Office at 261-3886. A voter's polling place may be determined by checking their voter registration card or by contacting the Voter Registration office.