For the County Commissioner Race whose term begins on January 2nd, Democrat Rick Shriver beat out Mike Oliver and John Thompson. Shriver won with 2,088 votes. Oliver came in 2nd with a little over 2,000 votes. Thompson received 14,001 votes.
For the other county commissioner seat, Republican Dean Cain beat Rebecca Clawson by more than 1,000 votes.
Republican Kaye Tatman won for Morgan County Treasurer over Shirley Bellville.
There were some big wins in Perry County last night in the County Commissioner Races. Thad Cooperrider, a Republican was the victor with 6,476 votes over John Taylor and Tom Shafer for the seat that begins its term 01/02/05.
Democrat Charles Van Horn stole the other seat with 5,865 votes over Michael Heavener and Fred Shriner.
For auditor it was very close, there may even be a recount, as Republican Larry Householder edged out Democrat Bill Crane with 7,422 votes....
Some Zanesville voters may have been unable to get to their precinct today.
Voters called to complain after realizing one of the entrances to precinct 4-B was blocked. Public Service Director Mike Sims says, "We had a temporary closure in front of the building. It left some people unsure of the area how to get there."
Apparently the city's water replacement project along Kane Street blocked one of the entrances to the poll at the Civic League Community Center. Sims says...
A very big announcement was made today regarding a gift for the Muskingum County Community Foundation.
Executive Director Dave Mitzel says this big gift couldn’t have come from a more humble person—Emmitt France.
“It was a gift from a gentleman who was very quiet, lived a quiet life on a farm, it was announced by two of his nephews Lloyd and Tim France and it was a gift of $922,000 to the foundation,” says Mitzel.