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UHRICHSVILLE (WJER) - Democratic voters in Uhrichsville will be deciding if they want to see their mayor serve another four years or replace him with the council president.

Mayor Rick Dorland is facing a challenge from Mark Haney on the primary ballot Tuesday, while no Republicans entered the race. Dorland says his priorities for another four years would include addressing infrastructure needs and bolstering the service, fire and police departments.

“The police department, we have a nine-man crew, that’s including the chief, and we’re kicking around the idea of adding a tenth because we definitely need a detective. So we’re trying to work [on it], looking at the finances and stuff. The finances are tight but that is anywhere,” he says.

Haney says one of his priorities would be getting with ODOT to establish a pedestrian walkway out to McCauley Drive.

“The Roanoke area is cut off from the rest of the city by the highway, and one of the things we hear all the time is that they don’t have access to the parks, they don’t have access to downtown without a vehicle,” he says. “You see people walking on McCauley, which is dangerous on its own. The city may need to look at something.”

For voting hours or to look up your polling location, visit the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections at tuscarawas.ohioboe.com.

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