In a two-part race for Delaware City Council, residents Nov. 7 returned three incumbents to their at-large seats and selected Jim Browning to represent the city's 3rd Ward.

City Council members Carolyn Kay Riggle, Kent Shafer and George Hellinger were the top vote-getters with all precincts reporting Nov. 7, according to final, unofficial results from the Delaware County Board of Elections. Riggle received 5,408 votes (36 percent), Shafer took 3,780 votes (25 percent) and Hellinger garnered 3,507 votes (23 percent) in their efforts to retain their at-large seats.

Dustin Nanna earned 2,099 votes (14 percent).

In the race for the 3rd Ward seat, with all precincts reporting, Jim Browning won with 546 votes (42 percent), according to final, unofficial results from the board of elections. He was followed by George McNab with 408 votes (31 percent), Ben Kelly with 249 votes (19 percent) and George Mantzoros with 110 votes (8 percent).

Browning was appointed to council in May to replace Joe DiGenova, who died earlier this year. He will now serve out the remaining two years of DiGenova's term.

-- Dennis Laycock