Election 2016 Results

Republicans Retain Control of W.Va. Legislature

From Staff Reports Republicans retained control of the West Virginia Legislature in Tuesday’s election, scoring House and Senate wins even as their candidate for governor was going down to defeat. Thanks in part to Northern Panhandle voters, the narrow GOP majority in the state Senate was ...

Weld Heading To W.Va. Senate Seat

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

McGeehan, Zatezalo Keep Delegate Seats

Delegates Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, and Mark Zatezalo, R-Hancock, will retain their seats in the West Virginia Legislature on the decision of voters in Hancock and Brooke counties. Both were elected in 2014, although McGeehan served a term in the House previously, from 2008-10. The pair ran ...

Pethtel Wins 13th Term in W.Va. House

West Virginia Delegate Dave Pethtel won a 13th term in the Legislature Tuesday, besting his Republican challenger by more than 1,500 votes. Unofficial results show Pethtel, D-Wetzel, with 3,895 votes to Phillip Wiley’s 2,319. Pethtel said he was pleased with the number of people that ...

Diserio Regains 2nd District Delegate Seat

With a heavy lead over his opponent, Phil Diserio will return to the House of Delegates representing the 2nd District. Diserio, a Democrat, was elected Tuesday night with 4,166, over 1,500 more than his opponent, Republican Robert “Chic” DiCiccio’s 2,658. The district covers much of ...

Storch, Fluharty Re-Elected

Delegates Erikka Storch and Shawn Fluharty of Ohio County will return to the state Capitol in January after both were re-elected by voters on Tuesday. Final, unofficial election night tallies in the race for two seats representing the 3rd Delegate District showed Storch, a Republican, ...

House Seat Retained By Romine

Republican William Roger Romine won re-election to his 6th District House of Delegates seat in Tuesday’s general election. Romine garnered 4,755 votes — 74 percent of the total ballots cast — compared to Democrat Chris Combs’ 1,700 votes. Pending the outcome of Monday’s canvass, the ...

Maroney Takes 2nd District Senate Seat

Republican Dr. Mike Maroney will replace outgoing West Virginia state Sen. Jeff Kessler in January, according to unoffical election night results. “I am very humbled and very excited by this. I am really looking forward to going to Charleston to make a difference,” Maroney said in ...

Democrats Ferro, Canestraro Take House of Delegates Seats

West Virginia’s 4th Delegate District took a Democratic turn Tuesday night as incumbent Mike Ferro and newcomer Joseph Canestraro took the two seats up for grabs. Ferro led the race with a final, unofficial tally of 7,604 votes, while Canestraro received 5,582. Delegate David Evans, ...

Thompson Elected to Fourth House Term

Ohio 95th District House Rep. Andy Thompson defeated Belmont County Commissioner Ginny Favede on Tuesday and hopes his final term in the House will be a fruitful one. Claiming victory by more than 12,000 votes, Thompson, a Republican, was elected to his fourth term in the House Tuesday ...

Hoagland Clinches Ohio Senate Race

Republican Frank Hoagland unseated incumbent Democrat Lou Gentile in the race for Ohio’s 30th District Senate seat. It was a hard-fought contest for both candidates. Gentile of Steubenville campaigned on his record as a public servant who fights for working families. The challenger Hoagland ...

Ohio, Marshall Counties Take ‘Brunch Bill’

Residents in Ohio and Marshall counties deserve a drink after this election. With approval of the so-called “brunch bill,” alcoholic beverages can now be sold starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays in both counties. Earlier this year, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill allowing counties ...

Lucas Re-elected, Trouten Elected Clerk

The Belmont County sheriff’s race was won by incumbent David Lucas by a large margin over challenger Dick Flanagan. Lucas, a Republican, received 21,452 votes and Democrat Flanagan received 9,029 votes, according to unofficial results. “I ran this race no differently than I have done ...

Steubenville Schools Levy Gets Approval

Jefferson County voters considered levies seeking funding for schools, fire protection and operating expenses Tuesday. A total of 26 levies were submitted across the county for the general election ballot. Voters approved a 4.7-mill  Steubenville City School District levy to help with ...

Remke, Hunt Take Moundsville Council Seats

A hotly contested race for seats on Moundsville’s city council ended with incumbent David Haynes retaining his seat and Judy Hunt and former Councilman Phil Remke joining the fold. Hunt replaces Paul “Dude” Haynes, who is David Haynes’ brother, in the 1st Ward, while Remke will take ...

Voters Approve Tax Levies in Belmont County

Voters in Belmont County approved tax levies to continue supporting their senior citizens and 911 emergency services, while Martins Ferry voters decided to OK a new levy to raise $300,000 a year for its police department. According to unofficial vote totals, the senior services levy was ...

Gruzinskas Takes Marshall County Commission Seat

A former sheriff will soon take on a new role to serve the Marshall County community. John “Big John” Gruzinskas, a Democrat, ousted Marshall County Commission President Stanley Stewart for his commission seat Tuesday by more than 3,000 votes. Gruzinskas received 8,150 votes, while ...

OVRTA Levies Approved By Voters in Wheeling, Bethlehem and Benwood

Bus service will continue for residents in Wheeling, Bethlehem and Benwood until 2020 under the Ohio Valley Regional Transit Authority. Voters strongly supported levies in each location, with unofficial results showing a 74 percent vote in Wheeling at a total of 8,288 to 2,856; 77 percent in ...

Tight Race for Wetzel County Commission

In an incredibly tight race, Democrat Lisa Heasley captured the office of Wetzel County Commission, garnering a mere 115 more votes than her opponent, Republican Charles Clements. And in Tyler County, political newcomer Brian Weigle defeated a trio of rivals to be elected sheriff, while ...

It’s In With the New For Harrison County

With a long and tumultuous election season coming to an end, Harrison County residents elected Paul Coffland to the county commission and Joshua M.A. Willis as recorder. The race for commissioner pitted Coffland, a Republican, against current Commissioner William Host, a Democrat. Host has ...