Guernsey County residents passed some very close races... incumbent Cambridge Mayor Sam Salupo was defeated by just three votes. Charles Schwab was elected with a total of 1345 votes, to 1342. William Nicholson beat out Thomas Laughman by just one vote for the First Ward seat for the Cambridge City Council. Donald Gadd was elected as Mayor of Byesville. Other mayoral races to tell you about: Joel Malinak was elected for Lore City; Diane Barnes for Old Washington; and Kevin Ragsdale for...
The face of Zanesville politics will stay the same…at least as far as the Mayor’s office. Incumbent Jack Fenton was reelected Tuesday by almost 12-hundred votes. Fenton beat republican challenger Dave Joseph and independent candidate Rick Lavy, who came in third place. Fenton says he’s happy with his victory and the support he received and looks forward to his third term. In other city races, there’s a new face on Zanesville City Council, democrat Jeff Tilton was elected to one of three...
Also in Guernsey County, the County’s Health Department half-mill levy was defeated by over 1000 votes. However both issues for the Cambridge Fire Department were passed, both by over 400 votes. And the East Guernsey School District levy passed with a vote of 1194 to 1105.
In Nobel County, the mayoral races were anything but close. In the Caldwell Mayoral race, Willard Radcliff won with 363 voted, defeating W. Allen Matthews and Phil Doan. With in the Sarahsville Mayoral race, Kenny Dickey defeated incumbent Luann Michel 57 to 34. And in the race for Summerfield Mayor, James Harry Parks the third won 94 to 11.
As far as the issues in Noble County are concerned, voters voted down the Noble Local School’s bond issue of the local share of construction cost and the local school bond issue for a gymnasium at the high school. Voters were in favor of the Noble County tax levy with current operating expenses of 5.5 mills.
In Coshocton County, the race for Coshocton Mayor ends with Timothy Turner defeating Brad Haynes. In the race for Council-At-Large, three candidates were elected: Jack Baumgardner, Tom Grier and Debbie Wallace. The winners in the Ridgewood School Board race were Deborah Young, Jim Deam and Glen Hill.
The voters in Coshocton were against the County’s Mental Health issue...it was defeated. As was the 7.8 mills Ridgewood Local School District levy, it failed with a vote of 685 to 2119. However the Emergency Medical Services levy passed by over 200 votes.
New Lexington residents have elected a new mayor...Janine Conrad was elected by 100 voted over Dick Anderson. New mayors have also been elected for the following Perry County cities: Crooksville, Somerset, Thornville, Corning, Junction City, New Straitsville, and Roseville. As for school board races: Steven Thompson and Michael Weiland were elected to the New Lexington School Board; Wendy Aichele and Beulah Gaitten were elected to the Southern Local School Board and Troy Adams and Kevin...
Of the three major issues facing Perry County residents, voters passed two of them. The Southern Local School District operating expenses levy passed by 42 votes. The Perry County Children’s Services operating expenses levy also passed, with 3834 votes. And the Perry County Board of Health operating expenses levy failed by over 1500 votes.
New mayors for Malta and McConnelsville in Morgan County. Phillip Barkhurst was elected by 40 points over Terry McGrath to become the Malta Mayor. John Wells was elected over Ronald Newberry for McConnelsville Mayor. As for issues in Morgan County, the Malta tax levy passed with 134 votes. All other major issues were voted down.