Unofficial Election Night Results … Keith Wood reelected as Sheriff


Health Department levy approved

By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



POMEROY — Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood was reelected to a third term on Tuesday, defeating challenger Mony Wood by more than 1,900 votes in the unofficial results.

Keith Wood received 6,192 votes, with Mony Wood receiving 4,274 votes in the election night results.

These results do not include 205 provisional ballots and 153 possible absentee ballots which have not yet been returned to the Board of Elections. A total number of 6,447 ballots cast before election day either by mail or in-person early voting. The total number of ballots cast and included in the unofficial results on Tuesday night was 10,862 of the 15,414 registered voters in Meigs County for a voter turnout of 70.47 percent. The official vote count is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14.

The race for Meigs County Sheriff was the lone contested in-county race for the election with all other county offices being unopposed. Incumbents Commissioner Jimmy Will, Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley, Clerk of Courts Sammi Mugrage, Engineer Eugene Triplett, Treasurer Peggy Yost and Probate/Juvenile Judge L. Scott Powell were reelected. Newcomers elected were Commissioner Shannon Miller, who defeated incumbent Randy Smith in the primary, and Recorder Huey Eason, who won a four-way race in the primary to fill the position currently held by Kay Hill who is retiring at the end of her current term.

As for levies, the lone county-wide levy was a 1 mill renewal for the Meigs County Health Department. Voters approved the levy by a vote total of 6,303 to 4,135.

Four local liquor options were approved by voters, including two for Fox’s Pizza Den in Rutland, one for Langsville Gas and Grocery, and one for Doug’s Carryout in Columbia Twp.

The lone levy to be defeated was the cemetery maintenance 0.5 mill renewal levy for Salisbury Township. There were 1,191 votes against the levy and 970 votes for the levy.

Syracuse voters rejected the Electric Aggregation issue on the ballot in the village,258 votes against and 137 for aggregation. Voters in the village approved a 1.8 mill renewal or current expenses and a 1 mill renewal for fire protection.

In Middleport, voters approved a 0.5 mill levy for cemetery maintenance and operation.

Pomeroy voters approved four levies in the village, a 1 mill renewal for cemetery maintenance, 3 mill additional for police protection, 2 mill renewal for fire protection, and 1 mill renewal for current expenses.

Racine voters approved a 3 mill replacement levy for current expenses in the village.

In Rutland, voters approved a 2 mill renewal for police protection and a 2 mill renewal for current expenses.

Unofficial results are as follows:

Local Candidates

Sheriff — Keith O. Wood (I) 6,192 and Mony Wood (R) 4,274;

County Commissioner (Jan. 2 term) — Shannon H. Miller (R) 8,726;

County Commissioner (Jan. 3 term) — Jimmy Will (R) 8,870;

Prosecuting Attorney — James K. Stanley 8,815;

Clerk of Courts of Common Pleas — Sammi Sisson Mugrage 8,959;

County Recorder — Huey Eason (R) 8,958;

County Engineer — Eugene Triplett (R) 9,021;

County Treasurer — Peggy Yost (R) 9,217;

Judge of Court of Common Pleas Probate Division — L. Scott Powell (R) 8,856.

State, National Candidates

(Meigs County Board of Elections numbers only)

President/Vice President — Joseph R. Biden Jr./Kamala D. Harris (D) 2,452, Donald J. Trump/Michael R. Pence (R) 8,163, Jo Jorgensen/Spike Cohen (L) 108, and Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker 31; Write-in 9;

U.S. Representative to Congress, 6th District — Bill Johnson (R) 8,109 and Shawna Roberts (D) 2,364;

Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (Jan. 1 term) — Sharon L. Kennedy 5,811 and John P. O’Donnell 2,969;

Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (Jan. 2 term) — Jennifer Brunner 4,579 and Judi French 3,835;

Judge of the Court of Appeals, 4th District (full term commencing Feb. 9, 2021) — Peter B. Abele 7,427;

Judge of the Court of Appeals, 4th District (unexpired term ending Feb. 8, 2023) —Stacy Brooks 3,783 and Kristy Wilkin 4,450;

State Representative, 94th District — Jay Edwards (R) 8,374 and Katie O’Neill (D) 2,230;

State Senator, 30th District — Michael Fletcher (D) 2,545 and Frank Hoagland (R) 7,723;

Local Levies and Issues

County-wide — Meigs County Health Department General Expenses, 1 mill renewal — For: 6,303; Against: 4,135;

Middleport Village — Cemetery Maintenance and Operation, 0.5 mills additional — For: 437; Against: 364;

Pomeroy Village — Cemetery Maintenance, 1 mill renewal — For: 318; Against: 228;

Pomeroy Village — Police Protection, 3 mills additional — For: 278; Against: 265;

Pomeroy Village — Fire Protection, 2 mills renewal — For: 379; Against: 169;

Pomeroy Village — Current Expenses, 1 mill renewal — For: 319; Against: 231;

Racine Village — Current Expenses, 3 mills replacement — For: 222; Against: 90;

Rutland Village —Police Protection, 2 mills renewal — For: 137; Against: 64;

Rutland Village — Current Expenses, 2 mills renewal — For: 124; Against 68;

Syracuse Village — Proposed ordinance for electric aggregation — For: 137; Against: 258;

Syracuse Village — Current Expenses, 1.8 mills renewal — For: 269; Against: 142;

Syracuse Village — Fire Protection, 1 mill renewal — For: 304; Against: 110;

Columbia Twp. — Operating and Maintaining Fire Dept. and Emergency Services, 1 mill renewal — For: 438; Against: 212;

Orange Twp. — Fire Protection, 2 mills renewal — For: 389; Against: 200;

Rutland Twp. — Fire Protection, 1 mill renewal — For: 700; Against: 288;

Salem Twp. — Maintenance of Cemeteries, 0.5 mills additional — For: 241; Against: 184;

Salisbury Twp. — Cemetery Maintenance, 0.5 mills renewal — For: 970; Against: 1,191;

Sutton Twp. — Cemetery Maintenance, 0.5 mills renewal — For: 1,076; Against — 516;

Columbia Twp. — Local Liquor Option for Doug’s Carry Out — For: 416; Against: 231;

Rutland Twp. — Local Liquor Option for Langsville Gas and Grocery — For: 259; Against: 161;

Rutland Village — Local Liquor Option for Fox’s Pizza in Rutland — For: 127; Against: 78.

Rutland Village — Local Liquor Option for Fox’s Pizza in Rutland, Sunday Sales — For: 107; Against: 97.

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Health Department levy approved

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com