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In the Scioto County elections, the Portsmouth levy for an income tax to provide funds for the operations of the police and fire forces was passed by 16 votes. The proposed amendments for a city manager form of government also passed. In the race for the Portsmouth Auditor, Trent Williams defeated Russell Doyle… Read More
In Gallipolis, voters elected two city commissioners. Steven Wallis won with 572 votes while Michael Brown followed with 351 votes. Albert Gallagher finished in third. In RioGrande a police tax proposal went down. But it was very close — 70-67.
In Morgan County, levies for the purpose of providing programs and services for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities have been approved. Both issues four and five passed by about a thousand votes. In McConnelsville, residents voted on two aggregation issues and they okayed them both. Village voters also approved a… Read More
Zanesville has a new mayor. Voters there selected Jeff Tilton as the new mayor after the current mayor – Howard Zwelling chose not to run. Tilton garnered more than 24 hundred votes while opponents Rob Sharrer ((SHAYR er)) tallied nearly 23 hundred and Randy Case had 420. Ted Zakany was re-elected… Read More
The unofficial results for the City of Cambridge are, Tom Orr will serve another term as mayor and William Cowgill has been voted the President of City Council Elected for City Council at Large are Thomas Laughman the second, Tim Evancho and David Bennett. Arthur Clemenson will serve as the 1st Ward Councilman… Read More
In Hocking County, Republican Martin Irvine defeated his opponent, Democrat Seth Riddlebarger in a close race for Logan mayor. Irvine won by only 20 votes. For Municipal Court Judge in Hocking County, Fred Moses defeated his opponent by nearly 150 votes.
Unofficial results for Monroe County show a local school district levy did not pass. It was close but the Switzerland of Ohio tax levy failed. The margin was less than 600 votes.
With the unofficial election results in for Meigs County, three levies have passed while two have failed. The one mill Meigs County Health Department levy passed by nearly a two to one margin. The Pomeroy levy for current expenses and the Middleport levy for fire protection also passed. But, the Middleport levies… Read More
Voters in Noble County approved three of the four issues on the ballot. The Ohio Cooperative Extension Service Proposed Tax levy passed narrowly, by 270 votes. The tax levy for Senior Citizen Services was approved, with more than 32 hundred votes for the renewal. Voters also approved the addition of a 50-cent… Read More
According to unofficial election results, Jack Everson has been elected Chillicothe mayor in a closely contested race with 3,400 votes compared to Hollie Hinton's 3,271 votes. Toni Eddy won the Municipal County Judge race with Anna Jenkins in second and Kathryn Janes coming in last. Alan Davis was elected the President of Chillicothe… Read More
In Lawrence County, the unofficial election results show an extremely close race for one local tax levy. The one mill Senior Citizens Levy failed to pass last night. The levy was defeated by less than 100 votes.
Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl will serve a second term. Wiehl defeated his challenger Randy Morris by a wide margin — 2,385 to 972 votes. In the 3rd Ward of Athens, it was Michele Papai over R.J. Sumney for City Council. Also, Athens County votes passed a Senior Citizens Service and Facilities Renewal… Read More
In Vinton County, citizens voted on a 1 mill health levy. The levy was approved 2,320 to 1,644 votes. The renewal of this levy will continue to pay for health services and facitlity maintenance costs in the county. In McArthur, James Wooddell claimed the Mayor's office with Juanita McNickle in second, Carolyn… Read More
Taylor Brown's game-winning goal, her second of the afternoon, sent Ohio field hockey to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in school history and the first time since 2007. Ohio beat Lafayette College (PA) 2-1 in a come-from-behind effort, which couldn't be decided in 70 minutes of regulation play. Ohio trailed 1-0 entering the… Read More
Ohio football's Wednesday night match-up with Temple was televised nationally on ESPN, and the Bobcat community was strongly encouraged to wear black clothing to support Tyler Tettleton and company against the Owls. @BobcatShowcase
Stuart's Opera House will host the legendary Holmes Brothers on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. The concert is part of Stuart's annual fall fundraiser, which also includes a silent auction and light hors d'oeuvres. The Holmes Brothers, a trio of siblings Wendell and Sherman Holmes and their honorary brother, Popsy Dixon, have been performing… Read More
Update: 5:56 p.m. The Athens County Coroner says he'll have to wait for toxicology tests and tissue samples to determine what caused the death of an Ohio University graduate student. The body of Terrie Jean Hitchings was found in her apartment in The Plains last night. Coroner Harold C. Thompson says there were no signs… Read More
Union members have approved a new three-year contract with Kroger Co. covering 3,893 workers at 41 stores in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Members of United Food and Commercial Workers approved the contract Monday by a 2-to-1 margin. Kroger Mid-Atlantic Division President Jay Cummins said today in a news release that the contract provides wage increases, affordable health… Read More
Update 10:56 p.m. Unofficial results are in on five of eight school levies before voters this election day, with four of those five failing to pass. The Rolling Hills Local School district emergency request levy passed with 67 percent of the vote in favor of the levy and 33 percent against it. A tight margin… Read More
A former Logan youth pastor has pleaded not guilty to ten counts of sexual battery and four counts of sexual imposition. Travis Branstetter, 29, was arraigned today in Hocking County Common Pleas Court. He's accused of having had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female member of his church. The relationship allegedly took place between… Read More
Update 10:35 p.m. All Athens city precinct numbers are in and unofficial results show Democrat incumbent Paul Wiehl will continue in his position as Athens mayor. Wiehl held a steady lead over Republican challenger Randy Morris for much of the evening. Final numbers show Wiehl with 71 percent of the vote and Morris with 29… Read More
The Ohio University Performing Arts Series presented the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein on Monday, Nov. 7 in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The plot of the musical, based on the 1974 film and directed and choreographed by Susan Stohman, serves primarily as a device to move the story from one musical number to the next…. Read More
Two people have been arrested in Highland County in connection with an arson and homicide in Vinton County. Plus, a 17-year-old has been charged in connection with the shooting of a Clay Township school bus in Scioto County.
A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with the shooting of a Clay Township school bus in Scioto County. The school bus traveling on Wilson Road was shot twice by a BB gun last week. Sheriff Marty Donini says the driver's side window was hit only causing a minor chip and one of the bus… Read More
A longtime Meigs County judge has resigned his position. Meigs County Commissioner Tim Ihle confirmed today that Meigs County Common Pleas Court Judge Fred Crow notified commissioners of his decision late Friday. Ihle said he did not speak directly with Crow about the resignation and does not know what prompted the decision. In his resignation… Read More