Election 2016

State budget looms large for returning delegates

Both of Hancock County’s state delegates will return to Charleston in a situation not unlike the last two years, but they’ll have to work with a new Democratic governor. District 1 Delegates Pat McGeehan and Mark Zatezalo easily won re-election on Tuesday with 8,383 votes and 7,000 votes ...

Weld headed to state Senate

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

Lisbon voters reject school levy

LISBON —Voters in the Lisbon school district have rejected a proposed 1 percent income officials say is needed to help avoid a deficit situation expected to arrive by the end of the decade. The tax, which was to run for 10 years, was turned down 55.8 percent to 44.2 percent, according to ...

Mayor: Services may be cut with levy’s defeat

EAST LIVERPOOL — By a wide margin, city voters defeated a temporary 0.5 percent income tax on Tuesday’s ballot, and East Liverpool officials say cuts in service are now inevitable. According to complete, but unofficial, results from the Columbiana County Board of Elections, 66 ...

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Dr. Rubin takes part in Election Day

EAST LIVERPOOL — Longtime East Liverpool Dr. Herschel Rubin, 100, cast his vote Tuesday at City Hall along with many other residents. Rubin said he first voted at the age of 21 in 1937 at St. Stephen’s Church, saying, “The only time I would have missed voting was when I was in the ...

Liverpool says no to building levy

LaCROFT — Liverpool Township trustees’ hopes for the passage of a new building levy fell by the wayside Tuesday as voters overwhelmingly denied an additional five-year 3-mill building levy. According to complete, but unofficial, results from the Columbiana County Board of ...

St. Clair defeats road levy again

CALCUTTA — Even with a higher voter turnout compared to the March primary, the fifth go-around for the St. Clair Township road levy was the same as before — a loss. Voters in St. Clair Township again narrowly defeated to five-year, 2-mill road levy, which would have been ...

Cowey wins in 3-man commissioner race

NEW CUMBERLAND—A professional photographer from Weirton will be the next Hancock County commissioner. Paul Rex Cowey III, 54, defeated two opponents Tuesday night by capturing 44 percent of the vote. Cowey received 5,460 votes, compared to the 4,078 votes for Republican ...

Fewer voters in Columbiana County than 2012

LISBON — Fewer Columbiana County residents voted in the 2016 presidential election than four years before, although the 70 percent turnout remained the same. Approximately 46,216 residents voted compared to 46,740 in the 2012 presidential election. The figures exclude whatever ...

Johnson retains US Congress seat

LISBON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of Marietta retained his 6th Congressional District seat easily defeating his Democratic challenger, Michael Lorentz, throughout the district. Here in Columbiana County, Johnson received nearly 72 percent of the vote. As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, in the 18 ...