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Area boards of election report final, unofficial results

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Guernsey, Noble, other area counties await approval from Secretary of State

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- The ballots have been tallied and final, unofficial election results have been released by boards of elections in Guernsey, Noble, Muskingum, Belmont and Monroe counties.
Results are considered unofficial until approved by the Ohio Secretary of State, usually two weeks after election day in the Buckeye State.

In Guernsey County:
In the race for Cambridge City Council, First Ward, Paul Fields (R) won with 54% of the vote, beating incumbent Art Clemenson (D) and Christina Drubel (I), who had 34% and 12% respectively. In Council's Third Ward, Tom Snyder (R) beat Bill Wagstaff (D), 54% to 46%.
Four seats on Byesville Village Council will be filled by Jay Jackson (21.8%), Bill Albright (17.6%), Matt Costello (16.1%) and Randy Wray (13.7%), defeating Margie Miller (13.2%), Mark Curtis Hare (9.3%) and Robert Long (8.4%).
In the race for Cambridge City Schools Board of Education, Jim Gibson (28.3%), Dan Carpenetti (26.9%) and Paul Arick (25.5%) beat C. Charles Schaub II (19.2%).
In the hotly-contested race for Rollings Hills Local Schools Board of Education, Darlene Miser (20.7%), Tom Kenworthy (16.1%) and Cheryl Gadd (15.7%) will assume three empty seats, defeating Rick Walters II (15.6%), Jerry Gress (15.3%), Aaron Kirkman (8.9%), and Chad Wittekind (7.6%).
In the race for Cambridge Township Trustee, Dannie Johnson (28%) and Michael Lanzer (25%) beat Tom Douglas (24%) and Randy Mercer (23%). And in Jackson Township, Rusty Winland (42.2%) and Tim Chesar (29.9%) beat Dave Gombeda (27.9%) in the race for Township Trustee.
A pair of Cambridge Fire Department replacement levies passed overwhelmingly, with about two-thirds of the vote. The Byesville Fire renewal levy passed, 77% to 33%. And the East Guernsey Local Schools emergency operating levy has been voted down, with 59.8% against and 40.2% for.

In Noble County:
CALDWELL, Ohio -- In the race for mayor of the Village of Caldwell, David Evans defeated Larry Harless, 56% to 44%. The four open seats on Caldwell Village Council will be filled by John Saling (18.3%), Marcy Welsh (15.1%), Troy Nething (14.0%) and Freddie Powell (12.9%), who beat Isaac Antill (11.9%), Neil Polk (9.4%), Leo Mazgay (6.6%), Stephen Ross (6.5%) and Terry McAfee (5.4%).
In the race for Caldwell Exempted Village Schools Board of Education, Allan Schell (22%), Stacey Gaydos (19.2%) and Charles Radcliff (17.6%) defeated Terry Rataiczak (14.6%), Kayleigh Pangle (13.8%) and Misty Wells (12.8%) for three open seats.
And the Noble County Mental Health levy passed 62.5% to 37.5%.

In Muskingum County:
ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- Election officials say that 13,430 voters turned out to the polls on Election Day.
The Muskingum County Board of Elections released final, unofficial results on Tuesday night. In the race for Zanesville City Council, Steven Foreman, Ann Gildow, and Rob Sharrer won at-large seats.
In the race for New Concord Council, the unofficials winners are Brett Essex, William Kerrigan, Steve Kokovich and Jennifer Lyle. The East Muskingum School Board race, unofficially, went to Matt Abbott and Stacey Snider.
In the Highland Township Trustee race, the unofficial winners are Mark Blackstone and Kelvin Funk. And in Union Township, the trustee race, unofficially went to John Barrone and Rick Neff.

In Belmont County:
BARNESVILLE, Ohio -- Final, unofficial election results have been released by the Belmont County Board of Elections.
In the race for Barnesville Village Council, Leslie Tickhill, Scott Gallagher, Tim McKelvey and Dale Bunting were elected to four open seats.
Pam Jones, Michael Jacob and Jim Cook were elected to three positions on the St. Clairsville-Richland City School Board of Education, while in the race for the Barnesville Exempted Village Schools Board of Education, Robert Miller, Kenneth Triplett, and Scott Baker were tapped to serve.
The Belmont County Senior Services Renewal Levy (for: 9,035 - against: 4,011), St. Clairsville replacement levy for operating expenses (for: 652 - against: 561), Village of Barnesville fire levy (for: 520 - against: 228), and Shadyside School District additional levy (for: 919 - against: 807) were all approved by voters.
The Switzerland of Ohio School District additional levy (for: 344 - against: 452) and the Bellaire Local School District additional levy (for: 1,154 - against: 1,349) were both voted down.

In Monroe County:
WOODSFIELD, Ohio -- Nearly 50% of the registered voters cast ballots in Monroe County on Election Day. Unofficial results from the Monroe County Board of Elections indicate that 9,642 voters went to the polls, representing 48.5% of the county's registered voters.
In Woodsfield, Dale English (374 votes), Rick Shipp (344 votes), Mike Cox (333 votes) and Carol Hehr (300 votes) were elected to four available seats on Village Council. In the race for Beallsville Village Council, Tye Neiswonger received 55 votes and LaDonna Carleton, Rick Meade and Mirko Milosavljevic all garnered 52 votes to be elected.
In the Washington Township Trustees race, the unofficial winners were Larry Gardner (148 votes) and Keith Knowlton (147 votes). And an interesting result in the Lee Township Trustees race: Dave Caywood won one open seat with 167 votes, while Bradd Boggs and Larry Stewart tied for the remaining seat with 154 votes each.
Voters in the Switzerland of Ohio School District voted Edward Carleton (26.2%) and Molly Davis (24.7%) onto the Board of Education; however, the Switzerland of Ohio Local Schools additional tax levy was voted down, 57% against to 43% for.

For detailed election results, visit the websites of...
Guernsey County Board of Elections
Noble County Board of Elections
Muskingum County Board of Elections
Belmont County Board of Elections
Monroe County Board of Elections

AVC News' Z. Daniel Barnett and Mike McKay contributed to this report.

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