POMEROY — Meigs County Prosecutor Colleen Williams has been re-elected for a second four-year term.
According to Becky Johnston, Director of the Meigs County Board of Elections, Williams defeated challenger Patrick Story by 77 votes.
Williams had led by 115 votes following the unofficial results on Nov. 6, which did not include provisional ballots.
Williams had 4,838 votes according to Monday’s official count, while Story had 4,761 votes.
The official vote count was completed on Monday at the Board of Elections office.
The remaining races remained the same, with only minimal changes to the vote count.
Randy Smith (Republican) defeated Democrat Randy W. Hart Jr. in the race for the commissioner term beginning Jan. 2, 2013.
Diane Lynch (Clerk of Courts) and Peggy Yost (Treasurer) were both re-elected to their current positions.
Keith Wood defeated incumbent Sheriff Robert Beegle in the race for Meigs County Sheriff.
The several proposed tax levies on the ballot — including the Carleton School and Meigs Industries levy and the Meigs County Council on Aging levy — passed.
The Council on Aging levy passed by a final vote of 6,305 for, with 3,731 against.
The MRDD levy passed by a vote of 6,064 for and 3,926 against.
The lone levy to fail was the new 1.5-mill tax levy in Columbia Township.
A total 10,439 of the 16,714 registered voters in Meigs County voted in the general election, making voter turnout 62.46 percent. Statewide voter turnout was 67.99 percent.
Official Meigs County Election Results
Commissioner (term beginning Jan. 2, 2013): Randy W. Hart Jr. (D), 4,509; Randy Smith (R), 5,237.
Commissioner (term beginning Jan. 3, 2013): Michael Bartrum (I), 6,746.
Sheriff: Robert E. Beegle (R), 3,015; Keith Wood (I), 7,035.
Clerk of Courts: Lori Hatfield (I), 1,154; Penny Hysell (I), 1,402; Diane Lynch (R), 4,206; Samantha Sisson Mugrage (I), 2,765.
Prosecutor: Patrick Story (I), 4,761; Colleen S. Williams (R), 4,838.
Treasurer: Tina Cotterill (I), 2,942; Peggy S. Yost (R), 6,789.
Common Pleas Judge: I. Carson Crow (R), 7,436.
Coroner: Douglas D. Hunter (R), 7,952.
Country Court Judge: Steven L. Story (NP), 7,079.
Engineer: Eugene Triplett (R), 7,357.
Recorder: Kay Hill (R), 7,354.