R. Robert Umholtz
Umholtz has lived in the city 24 years and served on council most of them, including 18 years as president.
In July, he was appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to the Ohio Public
Defenders Commission and is a member of various boards and associations
related to his vocation.
He would like to address road maintenance and repair, develop city-owned
land on Route 6 for recreation use, and attract an affordable housing
development for older city citizens in the downtown district.
“Being a member of council which coordinated efforts with the
administration to bring sewers to our downtown area is probably the most
significant accomplishment in terms of future economic impact on the
city and residents,” he said. “However, the single-most gratifying
experience was working with several members of council, representatives
of various youth sports leagues and senior citizens to pass the
-- Betsy Scott, News-Herald article from Oct. 21, 2013