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November 18, 2017

11/7/2017 11:36:00 PM
The voters speak: The election results
By Telegram Staff

Following are the unofficial general election results from Jackson County and Vinton County involving local candidates and issues:


City of Jackson

(Contested Candidates)

Council-at-Large (three to be elected): Thomas Aldrich (561), Jon L. Ondera (500), George Kitchen (470), John Peters (469), Sidney Smith (381), and Loretta Jones (278).

Ward 3 Council: Jeff Elliott (107) and Megan Peters (90).

(Uncontested Candidates)

Treasurer: John T. Evans, President of Council: Eric G. Brown, Ward 1 Council: Jon Hensler, Ward 2 Council: Ron Queen. (Greg Hollback has withdrawn.), Ward 4 Council: Brett Foster.

City of Wellston

(Contested Candidates)


(Uncontested Candidates)

Treasurer: Peg Barber, President of Council: Chris J. Brenner, Council-at-Large: Roaby Browning, Tom Clark and Charles D. Hudson; Ward 1 Council: D. Keith Woolum, Ward 2 Council: Nick Rupert II, Ward 3 Council: Taylor Rose (write-in candidate), Ward 4 Council: Vicki Ousley (write-in candidate).

Village of Oak Hill

(Contested Candidates)

Council: (four to be elected) Jody Fulk (195), Terry McCain (186), John Love (129), James G. Coleman (108), JoAnne Davis (91), and Brandon Barry (70).

Village of Coalton

(Uncontested Candidates)

Council: (four to be elected) Jim Milliken (write-in candidate).

School Boards

(Contested Candidates)

Wellston School Board: (three to be elected) Terry Gill (942), Gretchen Crabtree (927), Jennifer Ousley Pittman (803), and James Johnston (766).

(Uncontested Candidates)

Jackson School Board: Kim Harless and Alyce Smith.

Oak Hill School Board: Joe Elcess, Michael French, Jr. and Paula Stewart.

Township Trustees

(Contested Candidates)

Coal: Shane Smith (203), Bob Davis (190), and Andy Rawlins (write-in candidate) (81).

Hamilton: Delmar Reed (126), Dale Cox (97), and Harold Meldick, Jr. (97).

Jackson: Fred Powell (110), Bill Snow (108), Richard Scurlock (100), and Jackie Daniels (85).

Jefferson: Dwight Woods (406), Brett Shipman (363), and Mike Blackburn (264).

Lick: Steve Willis (314), Shawn Sexton (270), and Jon Stevison (171).

Madison: Dennis Evans (228), Greg Potter (199), Scott Lunsford (189), and Leroy Dunaway (129).

Washington: Jeff Bates (102), Davey Adkins (77), Tom Jolly (71), and Arron Waugh (41).

(Uncontested Candidates)

Bloomfield: Roy L. Arthur and Tim Jones.

Franklin: Greg Farrar and Jack Webb.

Liberty: Kevin Meredith and Bill Rafferty.

Milton: James Hollingshead, Phillip Thompson.

Scioto: Charles Durham and James S. Leonard.


Countywide: Replacement, EMS, 1 mill, providing EMS/ambulance services. PASS (3,408 For and 2,319 Against).

Countywide: Replacement, Rio Grande Community College, 1 mill, operating expenses. FAIL (2,220 For and 3,816 Against).

Countywide: Additional, Children's Services, 1.5 mills, supporting children's services & placement of children. FAIL (2,788 For and 3,246 Against).

Countywide: Renewal, County Board of Aging, 0.5 mill, senior citizens services. PASS (3,768 For and 2,321 Against).

Wellston: Additional, Wellston Police Department, 1.5 mills, provides salaries, communication and administration. FAIL (387 For and 511 Against).

Wellston: Renewal, Wellston Fire Department, 1 mill, operating and maintaining fire department. PASS (591 For and 318 Against).

Coalton: Renewal, Village of Coalton, 5 mills, current expenses. PASS (43 For and 39 Against).

Coalton: Renewal, Village of Coalton, 2 mills, street lighting. TIE (42 For and 42 Against)

Liberty Twp.: Replacement, Liberty Township, 1.5 mills, fire protection. PASS (251 For and 123 Against).

Scioto Twp.: Replacement, Scioto Township, 1 mill, cemetery - operating and maintaining cemeteries. PASS (174 For and 110 Against).


School Boards

(Uncontested candidates)

Vinton County Local School Board: Mildred J. Lane, Thomas L. McManis and Cindy L. Strausbaugh.

Gallia/Vinton ESC District #2: Carol Porter.


(Uncontested candidates)

Zaleski Village Mayor: Craig Walkerow.

Hamden Village Council: Charles Boyer, Michael L. Claar and Vickie A. Wiseman.

McArthur Village Council: Steven Hammond, Janelle McManis, Juanita McNickle and Dana D. Peters.

McArthur Village Board of Public Affairs: Larry E. Clary.

Wilkesville Village Council: Tracie Barnes and Cheryl Matheny.

Zaleski Village Council: Carl W. Webb and Jeremy S. Webb.

Township Trustees

(Contested Candidates)

Clinton Township Trustee: Lawrence McWhorter (250), Corbett R. Caudill II (220), and Miles Raymond Nicholson (59).

Eagle Township Trustee: Jack Vanover, Jr. (97), Jeffrey Elkins (57), and Anthony Elliott (42).

Elk Township Trustee: Roy Robinette (296), Doug Bobb (232), Dean Nickels (177), Donald E. Hamilton (128), William Campbell (125), and Rocky Whightsel (103).

Harrison Township Trustee: Joshua M. Wells (135), Wesley Davidson (102), and Jim A. Long (87).

Jackson Township Trustee: Bret Sowers (125), Ray Seitz, Jr. (120), and Merle E. Johnson (42).

Knox Township Trustee: James D. Perry (74), Bradley Alan Carter (69), and Thomas Wheatcraft (52).

Swan Township Trustee: Randall A. Trainer (109), Jerry Pittman (82), Brad Howard (74), Richard Faulkner (52), D. Lee Stump (48), and Scott Sexton (38).

Vinton Township Trustee: James A. Wells (75), Glendon Barnes (74), and Michael Paul Malone (48).

Wilkesville Township Trustee: John A. Adams (115), Roger E. Wells (102), George A. Thacker (81), Michael L. Johnson (50), and Sammuel Lee Dummitt (36).

(Uncontested candidates)

Brown Township Trustee: Floyd L. Largent and Danny L. Sheets.

Madison Township Trustee: William F. Bartoe and Duane E. Molihan.

Richland Township Trustee: Curtis R. Rinehart and Wilford T. Stevens.


Vinton County: Services for elderly individuals and protective and supportive services for children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect or exploitation - 1.5 mill, 10 years, additional. PASS (1,406 For and 1,266 Against).

Vinton County: Athens-Hocking-Vinton alcohol, drug addiction and mental health - 1 mill, 10 years, renewal. PASS (1,380 For and 1,326 Against).

Vinton County: Rio Grande Community College, 1 mill, continuing period of time, replacement. FAIL (1,092 For and 1,602 Against).

Hamden Village: Fire protection, 2 mills, 5 years, renewal. PASS (143 For and 22 Against).

Hamden Village: Police protection, 6 mills, 5 years, renewal. PASS (111 For and 55 Against).

McArthur Village: Current operating expenses, 4 mills, 5 years, renewal. PASS (247 For and 100 Against).

McArthur Village: Parks and recreational, 1 mill, 5 years, renewal. PASS (251 For and 104 Against).

Zaleski Village: Current expenses, 5 mills, 5 years, renewal. TIE (41 For and 41 Against).

Brown Township: Fire protection, 1 mill, 5 years, renewal. PASS (45 For and 12 Against).

Richland Township: Fire protection and EMS, 1 mill, 5 years, replacement. PASS (193 For and 78 Against).

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