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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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks
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    SCULPTORS—Morenci third grade students Emersyn Thompson (left) and Marissa Lawrence turn spaghetti sticks into mini sculptures Friday during a class visit to Stair District Library. All Morenci Elementary School classes recently visited the library to experience the creative construction toys purchased through the “Sculptamania!” project, funded by a Disney Curiosity Creates grant. The grant is administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
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    LEONIE LEAHY was one of three local hair stylists who volunteered time Friday at the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Her customer, Aubrey Sandusky, looks up at her mother while her hair takes on a perfect match to her outfit. Leahy said she had a great time at the event—nothing but happy clients.
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    LEARNING THE ROPES—Kristy Castillo (left), co-owner of Mane Street Salon, works with Kendal Kuhn as Sierra Orner takes a phone call. The two Morenci Area High School juniors spent Friday at the salon as part of a job shadowing experience.
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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.

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