The field in the November general elections for Boardman Township appeared to be finalized last week when the filing deadline for candidates passed on Thurs., Aug. 4.
Longtime Boardman Township Fiscal Officer William Leicht is unopposed in his bid for re-election, He has served Boardman Township since 1995, and prior to that served 12 years on the Boardman Board of Education.
Incumbent Trustee Larry Moliterno will face opposition from Richard Scarsella, a member of the board of the Mahoning County Educational Service Center.
Township officials in unanimity suggest that Scarsella’s candidacy comes at the urging of former township trustee Kathy Miller, who did not serve Boardman well during her tenure in office.
In response to that claim, Scarsella said last week he favored the township’s recent 3.5-mil police levy, and Mrs. Miller did not.
Two seats on the Boardman Board of Education will be on the ballot, those held by Ken Baraduce and Fred Davis (who is filling the term of Dr. Robert DeMarco who resigned last year).
Beraduce and Davis will be on the ballot and figure to face strong opposition from former school board member Nik Amstutz, as well as Jim Hruska.
One issue will be presented to the electorate on Tues., Nov. 8, a 3-mil renewal issue for Boardman Township.