Dutt, White win Buckeye Valley board seats


Two newcomers, Amy Dutt and Jeff White, have won the two open seats on the Buckeye Valley Board of Education.

Defeated was incumbent J.R. Roden. Board President Tom Kaelber did not run for re-election.

Unofficials results indicate Dutt received 2,694 votes while White received 2,206. Roden received 2,057 votes and the other candidate, Randy Turner, received 1,217.

Dutt has been a resident of the district since 1998. She served as an engineering manager at Honda for 16 years, and she has a degree in chemical engineering from Ohio State University.

A member of the facilities advisory team that helped craft the bond issue on the Nov. 3 ballot, she said she wants to be on the school board to help oversee the project.

White, who unsuccessfully ran for a board seat in the past and led a failed bond issue campaign, has lived in the district for 20 years. He has worked in the electrical power generation industry for nearly four decades and has a master’s degree in nuclear engineering.