Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White
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Election results in, new mayor for Manchester, new school board member

A warm November day greeted voters as they turned out at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3 for the 2015 General Election.

Several state issues were on the ballot, including the controversial marijuana issue.

At the county level there were several races in the villages and townships. Many were unopposed, while others were hotly contested such as the Mayor’s race in Manchester and Fiscal Officer in Franklin Township.

A late evening lawsuit filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court resulted in an order to keep voting locations open until 9:00 p.m. in Hamilton County only. Because of that court order no county was permitted to release election results until 9:00 p.m.

At press time all but one precinct (Sprigg Township) had reported. The write-in votes were still being counted as of press time.

Two of the biggest races in the county were for the mayor’s seat in Manchester and two seats on the Adams County Ohio Valley Local School Board. There will be a new mayor in Manchester, Robert Hilderbrand, who was elected with 39.83% of the vote. There will also be a new member on the ACOVSD board as Sarah (Sally) McDaniel was the top vote getter with 41.26% of the vote. The other seat went to incumbent Charlie Bess who garnered 34.52% of the vote. Current board president, Kent Bauman, was not re-elected.

Look for further election coverage in the Nov. 8 issue of the People’s Defender.

Here are the vote totals at press time on Tuesday night.

West Union Mayor

Ted R. Grooms – 531

West Union Village Clerk

Tanya Johnson – 371

Robin L. Young – 273

West Union Village Council (2 to be elected)

John R. Lafferty – 384

Harry B. McCarty – 402

Winchester Mayor

William C. Foster – 218

Winchester Village Council

Rob Davis – 192

Barry Lung – 150

Winchester Board of Public Affairs (2 to be elected)

Gaylen Roades-160

James Kendall-173

Peebles Mayor

Victor Warfe-212

Peebles Village Council (2 to be elected)

Amanda Gaffin-149

Jerry O. Grooms-155

Richard W. Hoop-192

Norman L. Newman-183

Seaman Mayor

David Hughes-225

Seaman Village Council (2 to be elected)

Trina Sparks-176

David W. Hancock-160

Manchester Mayor

Bryan Church-72

Billie Jo Goodwin-143

Robert E. Hilderbrand-184

Troy A. Jolly-63

Manchester Village Council (2 to be elected)

Christine Henderson-293

Cody L. Wagner-220

Manchester Board of Public Affairs

James R Bowman III-342

Manchester Township

Fiscal Officer

Dorothy McFarland-395

Manchester Twp. Trustee (unexpired term)

Steve Henderson-188

Mark A. Morgan-281

Manchester Twp. Trustee (Full Term)

Wallace B. Boden-179

Philip Colvin-280

Meigs Twp. Fiscal Officer

Bill D. Setty-260

Carla Wesley-698

Meigs Twp. Trustee

Joshua M. Lloyd- 598

Bob Wallace-354

Monroe Township Fiscal Officer

Angela Wikoff-175

Monroe Twp. Trustee

Brenda G. Emery-148

Green Township Fiscal Officer

Joyce Rideout-102

Green Twp. Trustee

Matthew D. Gray-93

Jefferson Township Fiscal Officer

Ronald Boldman-142

Jefferson Twp. Trustee

Jack Lewis-152

Liberty Township Fiscal Officer

Erica Davis-70

Sande Applegate Staggs-286

Erica Swearingen-246

Liberty Twp. Trustee

Jason D. Baldwin-189

R.J. Davis-41

Ty Haitz-91

Larry Hanson-94

Justin Ross-198

Oliver Township Fiscal Officer

Debra A. Rigdon-211

Oliver Twp. Trustee

Brian B. Williams-184

Scott Township Fiscal Officer

Charles L. Newman-515

Scott Twp. Trustee

Eddie Geeslin-293

Homer F. Holsted-317

Sprigg Township Fiscal Officer (Absentee votes only)

David Dugan-100

Roger Rayburn-43

Sprigg Twp. Trustee (Absentee votes only)

Floyd Chuck Hayslip-113

Tiffin Township Fiscal Officer

Sharon K. Chenoweth-1081

Tiffin Twp. Trustee

Caleb M. Grooms-673

Robert H. McCarty-375

Kent M. Staten-269

Bratton Township Fiscal Officer

Angie L. McCoy-377

Bratton Twp. Trustee

Rick Jones-233

Write-in candidate Matt Jamison-171

Brush Creek Township Fiscal Officer

Charles L. Taylor-241

Brush Creek Trustee

L. Steve Hayslip-288

Franklin Township Fiscal Officer

Sandra Douglas-55

Lynne Newman-72

Toby P. Smalley-67

Joseph Welage-74

Becky Williams Sanders-92

Franklin Twp. Trustee

Tom Purdue-267

Wayne Township Fiscal Officer

Penny Tolle-317

Winchester Township Fiscal Officer

Rae Jean Maddox-492

Winchester Twp. Trustee

Rick Hardin-507

Manchester Local Board of Education (2 to be elected)

Ashley Grooms-476

Dave McFarland-550

State Issue 1

For-3,957

Against-2,649

State Issue 2

For-3,652

Against-3,294

State Issue 3

For-2,435

Against-4,677

Bratton Twp. Road Improvements

For-225

Against-207

Brush Creek Cemeteries

For-239

Against-93

Franklin Twp. Cemeteries

For-216

Against-142

Liberty Twp. Fire Protection

For-414

Against-207

Scott Twp. Fire Protection

For-453

Against-164

Sprigg Twp. Current Expenses (Absentee votes only)

For-72

Against-64

Tiffin Twp. Fire Protection

For-426

Against-231

Wayne Twp. Current Expenses

For-250

Against-108

Adams County Replacement Services

For-3927

Against-2969

Adams County Renewal Ambulance

For-4,765

Against-2,218

Adams County Hospital Regional Medical Center

For-3,734

Against-3,275

Peebles Village Additional Fire

For-249

Against-157

Peebles Village Current Operating Expenses-1

For-260

Against-144

Peebles Village Current Operating Expenses-2

For-256

Against-147

Seaman Village Current Operating Expenses

For-171

Against-81

Voters all over Adams County, including this West Union resident, went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes in the 2015 election.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Voter11.jpgVoters all over Adams County, including this West Union resident, went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes in the 2015 election. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender

Here, voters cast their ballots at the Peebles Fire Station.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Voter21.jpgHere, voters cast their ballots at the Peebles Fire Station. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender
New mayor in Manchester

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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