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most people are gearing up for the polls to open Tuesday, one small community
in Wood County is not.
Village of Hoytville has a population of about 300 people. Out of those people,
not a single person is on the Nov. 5 ballot.
is the first time in all the years that I've been here that there hasn't been
someone on the ballot," said Peg Phillips, village clerk and treasurer.
says it's not because the community doesn't care, but that they didn't have
time to turn their paperwork in to the Board of Elections. She also says they've
had an open council seat for about a year.
busy with family, they're busy with farming, they're busy with other jobs, and
so it's difficult to find people that can find the time to serve," she said.
week, the village council drew up a resolution that re-appointed the mayor and
four city council members. Mayor Russell Teegardin says this has been a common
practice for the village for awhile, and he hopes it doesn't give Hoytville a
are a lot of people here that care. We take care of our town. We have a lot to
offer," he said. "With the rail yard coming in, we're hoping to gain business
that way and not only help us, but help the country, so I think we have a lot
to offer. I just don't want people to get the wrong impression of who we are."