MEIGS COUNTY — Meigs County voters overwhelmingly supported incumbent commissioner Tim Ihle in his bid for reelection, as well as Michael “Mick” Barr in his race for County Court Judge.
Ihle received a total of 4,941 votes. There were a total of 1,922 write-in votes. Moe Hajivandi was the write-in candidate for commissioner, although it is not known as of press time whether all of the write-in votes are valid votes for Hajivandi.
As for the County Court Judge seat which was held by the late Steve Story, Barr received a total of 4,942 votes, while Trenton Cleland received 2,190 votes.
Linda Warner was unopposed for Common Pleas Court Judge, as was Meigs County Auditor Mary Byer-Hill.
Voters in the village of Pomeroy were split when it came to a pair of additional tax levies for emergency services.
The 3.0 mill additional fire levy for the village of Pomeroy was approved by a total of 243 for the levy and 178 against the levy.
As for the 2.0 mill police levy, voters rejected the levy by a vote of 187 for the levy and 237 against the levy.
Likewise, voters in the Middleport rejected the police levy with a vote of 267 for the levy and 309 against the levy.
The Rutland Village levy failed by a vote total of 77 for the levy and 90 against the levy.
Southern Local voters approved the district’s renewal levy by a vote of 900 for the levy and 788 against the levy.
Meigs County voters rejected the Alexander Local income tax levy by a tally of 254 for the levy and 290 against the levy. The levy is also voted on by voters in Vinton and Athens Counties. Overall totals will appear in the Thursday edition of The Daily Sentinel.
As for township levies, Orange Township voters rejected a proposed levy (additional road maintenance additional, 2.0 mill) by a vote of 213 for and 215 against, a margin of just 0.46 percent difference.
Levies in Bedford (fire protection renewal, 0.5 mill), Lebanon (fire protection replacement, 1.0 mill), Letart (fire protection renewal, 1.0 mill), Rutland (fire protection renewal, 1.0 mill), Salem (fire protection additional, 0.5 mill) and Sutton (fire protection additional, 1.0 mill) townships were all approved by voters.
The official vote count in Meigs County will be held on Nov. 19.
Complete unofficial results from the state and regional races will appear in the Thursday edition of The Daily Sentinel and online at mydailysentinel.com.
Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.