General election results 2012.11.14

Written by David Green.

Morenci and Fayette both joined the voters nationally in choosing to keep Barack Obama in the White House for another four years.

Morenci votes favored the incumbent 453-370 while the race was closer in Fayette, 246-229. That wasn't the case in the townships. Medina Township voters favored Mitt Romney, 253-202, and Seneca Township went 262-230 for Romney.

Across the state border, Lyons went 135-129 for Romney, and in Chesterfield Township it was 271-175. Gorham Township voters supported the GOP 275-173, and Franklin Township went 254-95.

Third-party candidates drew a few votes in each precinct, led by 17 votes in Chesterfield Township and 14 each in Fayette and Gorham Township. In Morenci, the U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate was given 13 votes.

Fulton County voters were much better at getting to the polls, led by Chesterfield's 71 percent turnout to a low of 65 percent in Fayette. By contrast, the turnout in Morenci was only 53 percent and 52 in Medina Township, while Seneca Township had 57 percent of registered voters at the polls.

MICHIGAN—Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was supported in Morenci and the townships, while Republican incumbent U.S. Representative Tim Walberg led in all three precincts. Both were returned to office.

Morenci voters gave state representative candidate Jim Berryman its support while the townships went with incumbent Nancy Jenkins. In overall voting, Jenkins was given another term.

In Morenci's uncontested city council seat vote, Robert Jennings retained his appointed seat.

OHIO—Both of Fayette's levy requests were approved. Residents voted to approve the village's general operating levy replacement, 257-217, and the park levy replacement was approved 255-222.

Although Fayette the majority of Fayette voters back Obama, they favored GOP candidates in all other races. In the vote for U.S. Senator, 36 voters favored Scott Rupert who ran without any party affiliation.

Voters in each of the area townships favored GOP candidates. Lyons came the closest going to Democratic in one race, with Sherrod Brown losing to Josh Mandel by a 44-46 percent margin. Nine percent of Lyons voters went with Rupert.

In Franklin Township, the tax levy for fire protection and ambulance services passed 262-80. In Gorham Township, voters approved the sale of liquor by Anchor Bay Carryout and Pub, 239-209, but turned down a request for the Sunday sale of beer, 207-240.

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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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