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Election 2016 Results

Democrats Ferro, Canestraro take House of Delegates seats

MOUNDSVILLE — West Virginia’s 4th Delegate District took a Democratic turn Tuesday night as incumbent Mike Ferro and newcomer Joseph Canestraro took the two seats up for grabs. Ferro led the race with a final, unofficial tally of 7,604 votes, while Canestraro received 5,582. Delegate ...

Weld headed to Senate

Delegate Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, will move to the upper chamber of the state Capitol in January, as voters elected him to represent West Virginia’s 1st Senate District, unofficial results showed late Tuesday. “I am truly overwhelmed by this,” Weld said while celebrating. “It is just such ...

Delegates Storch, Fluharty re-elected

WHEELING — Delegates Erikka Storch and Shawn Fluharty of Ohio County will return to the state Capitol in January after both were re-elected by voters on Tuesday. Final, unofficial election night tallies in the race for two seats representing the 3rd Delegate District showed Storch, a ...

Maroney takes Second District Senate seat

GLEN DALE — Republican Dr. Mike Maroney will replace outgoing West Virginia state Sen. Jeff Kessler in January, according to unoffical election night results. “I am very humbled and very excited by this. I am really looking forward to going to Charleston to make a difference,” Maroney ...

Gruzinskas takes Marshall County Commission seat

MOUNDSVILLE — A former sheriff will soon take on a new role to serve the Marshall County community. John “Big John” Gruzinskas, a Democrat, ousted Marshall County Commission President Stanley Stewart for his commission seat Tuesday by more than 3,000 votes. Gruzinskas received 8,150 ...

Remke, Hunt take council seats

MOUNDSVILLE — A hotly contested race for seats on Moundsville’s city council ended with incumbent David Haynes retaining his seat and Judy Hunt and former Councilman Phil Remke joining the fold. Hunt replaces Paul “Dude” Haynes, who is David Haynes’ brother, in the 1st Ward, while ...

OVRTA bus levies approved in Wheeling, Bethlehem and Benwood

WHEELING — Bus service will continue for residents in Wheeling, Bethlehem and Benwood until 2020 under the Ohio Valley Regional Transit Authority. Voters strongly supported levies in each location, with unofficial results showing a 74 percent vote in Wheeling at a total of 8,288 to 2,856; ...

Howard wins sheriff race

WHEELING — Democrat Tom Howard will be the new sheriff in Ohio County starting in January. Howard, a Wheeling police officer who serves as prevention resource officer at Triadelphia Middle School, captured 9,233 votes in defeating Republican John Powell, who received 8,445, according to ...

Davis, Price win third consecutive term

WOODSFIELD — Incumbent Monroe County Commissioners Tim R. Price and Carl M. Davis, both Democrats, each won a third consecutive four-year term. Price captured 3,293 votes, defeating Independents Patti S. Haralson with 2,103 and Mark Hutchinson with 950. Davis gathered 2,553 votes, beating ...

Portman wins Senate race over Strickland

CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman handily won re-election over Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland on Tuesday in a race Democrats once considered a good opportunity to pick up a Senate seat. Portman, who served in the administrations of Republican former Presidents George ...

Bellaire School levy falls again

BELLAIRE — Voters in the Bellaire Local School District rejected the five-year, 3-mill levy that would have helped the fiscally challenged school escape its financial woes, unofficial results showed late Tuesday. “We are very disappointed,” a dejected Superintendent Darren Jenkins said ...

Voters return McKinley, Johnson to U.S. House

WHEELING — Voters in eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia chose Tuesday to stay the course by sending U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson and David B. McKinley back to Washington for another two years. Johnson, R-Ohio, handily beat his Democratic challenger, Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz, 209,177 votes ...

Voters approve tax levies in Belmont County

MARTINS FERRY — Voters in Belmont County approved tax levies to continue supporting their senior citizens and 911 emergency services, while Martins Ferry voters decided to OK a new levy to raise $300,000 a year for its police department. According to unofficial vote totals, the senior ...

Monroe County voting in record numbers this year

WOODSFIELD — Monroe County reflected the rest of the country by voting in record numbers this year. A total of 71.89 percent of registered voters went to the polls this year compared to 71.20 percent in 2008, which was the previous turnout record. This year’s election put tremendous ...

Harrison County votes in new commissioner, recorder

CADIZ — With a long and tumultuous election season coming to an end, Harrison County residents elected Paul Coffland to the county commission and Joshua M.A. Willis as recorder. The race for commissioner pitted Coffland, a Republican, against current Commissioner William Host, a Democrat. ...

Jefferson County keeps incumbents in office

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla, a Democrat, will continue his over 30-year career in Jefferson County following a huge victory in Tuesday’s election. Abdalla beat Republican challenger Mark Clark by more than 6,000 votes, securing his role until 2020. Abdalla ...

Steubenville Schools levy approved

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County voters considered levies seeking funding for schools, fire protection and operating expenses Tuesday. A total of 26 levies were submitted across the county for the general election ballot. Voters approved a 4.7-mill  Steubenville City School District levy ...

Ohio Statewide Races

State Senator, 30th District Frank Hoagland -- 82,450 Lou Gentile -- 73,591 Ohio House, 95th District Andy Thompson -- 32,957 Ginny Favede -- 20,375 Justice of the Supreme Court (Term commencing Jan. 1, 2017) Pat Fischer -- 1,985,702 John O’Donnell -- ...

Belmont County Races and Issues

Commissioner (Commencing Jan. 2, 2017) Josh Meyer -- 14,988 Matt Coffland -- 14,880 Commissioner (Commencing Jan. 3, 2017) J.P. Dutton -- 13,724 Mike Bianconi -- 9,513 Brian Schambach -- 6,705 Clerk of Courts David Trouten -- 17,642 Ryan Olexo -- ...

Monroe County Races and Issues

Commissioner  (Term commencing Jan. 2, 2017) Tim Price -- 3,293 Patti Haralson -- 2,103 Mark Hutchinson -- 950 Commission (Term commencing Jan. 3, 2017) Fred Binegar -- 2,204 Carl Davis -- 2,553 Misty Tolzda -- 1,861 Judge (Unexpired Term ending Dec. 31, ...