NEW LEXINGTON- No fingernails were bitten in the race for Thornville Mayor as incumbent Beth Patrick defeated challenger Richard T. Daniels 222 votes to 39, according to unofficialresults from the Perry County Board of Elections. Patrick, while pleased with the victory, said she’s actually happier about passage of a Thornville one-half mill parks and recreation replacement levy, which passed 145 votes to 120. “I’m just glad about the levy,” she said. “I was more excited about that.” To her, passage of the levy shows that residents have more faith in the village, which endured a couple tumultuous years as it struggled to free itself from an overwhelming debt. “It’s been a while since a levy’s passed,” she said.
In other Perry County races, incumbent Thornville Council members Ron Dittoe and Terry Lynn, Sr., both running unopposed, earned 186 and 222 votes respectively.
• ThornTownship resident Dick Boring, who earned 361 votes, will serve as Thorn Township trustee, defeating challengers Dale Factor and David McPherson, who earned 284 and 210 votes respectively. Billie Dearlove defeated Penny Wilkins for Thorn Township Fiscal Officer,413 votes to 383.
• Northern Local School Board candidates Dale DeRolph, who earned 1430 votes and Nancy Fox, who earned 1375 votes, will filltwo openings on the board, while candidate Patrick Hogan was defeated with 783 votes.
• All three Glenford tax levies passed: The one-mill roads and bridges renewal levy passed 44 to 6; the one and five-tenths mills current expenses renewal levy passed 43 to 7; and a two and three-tenths current expenses renewal levy passed 42 to 8.
• The Village of Somerset four-mills police replacement levy passed 198 to 83.