The city of Newark now has a new mayor. Voters on Tuesday gave the nod to Bruce Bain over challenger Cheri Hottinger by over 1000 votes. Incumbent mayor Frank Stare decided not to run for reelection. In other Licking County races and issues, David Branstool outdistanced Jennifer Chesrown in the race for Municipal Court Judge. Marc Guthrie beat Don Ellington in the race for Newark City Council President and the Newark Law Director is James Hostetter.
Finally, in the race for Newark school board, the winners are Robert Handelman, Michael Hendershot and Karen Kreager.