All four incumbents who ran for Delaware City Council seats Nov. 7 won re-election as residents decided against tweaking the board's lineup.
Mayor Carolyn Riggle, Vice Mayor Kent Shafer and George Hellinger won re-election as at-large council members, 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).
Dustin Nanna, the incumbents' lone challenger, earned 2,009 votes (14 percent).
In the city's 3rd Ward, Councilman Jim Browning earned the right to serve out the remainder of former Councilman Joe DiGenova's term, which ends in November 2019. Council appointed Browning to the seat in May.
The seat opened in March when DiGenova died.
Browning received 546 votes (42 percent), while George McNab took 408 (31 percent), Ben Kelly earned 249 (19 percent) and George Mantzoros garnered 110 (8 percent).
In the Delaware school board race, two incumbents and a newcomer won seats.
Incumbents Frances O'Flaherty and Jayna McDaniel-Browning were the top vote-getters with 4,172 (28 percent) and 3,774 (26 percent), according to final, unofficial results from the Delaware County Board of Elections. Newcomer Michael Wiener won the final open seat with 3,368 votes (23 percent), beating out Deborah Kruse Guebert with 3,130 (21 percent).
In the race for three seats on the Big Walnut school board, incumbents Allison Fagan and Brad Schneider and newcomer Douglas Crowl bested the efforts of write-in candidate Liana Lee.
With all precincts reporting Nov. 7, Fagan was the top vote-getter with 3,909 votes (31 percent), followed by Schneider with 3,604 votes (29 percent) and Crowl with 2,715 votes (22 percent), according to the board of elections. Lee took 2,189 votes (18 percent) as a write-in.
The board of elections in August failed to certify the petition of candidate Nicole Hess, leaving just three names on the ballot.
Several other local races were unopposed, including Sunbury Village Council, where newcomers Joe St. John and Martin Fisher will join incumbents Scott Weatherby and Dave Martin next year.
In Galena, voters approved a four-year, 2-mill replacement levy by a vote of 140 (58 percent) to 101 (42 percent). The levy, which will not raise taxes, will cost residents about $200 annually per $100,000 in property value.
Levy funds will be used for improvements to roads, sewers and other infrastructure needs in the village.
Berlin Township residents approved an additional five-year, 2.95-mill levy for the township's fire department by a vote of 818 (59 percent) to 563 (41 percent).
Funding from the levy, which will cost property owners $103 annually per $100,000 in property value, will be used to increase staffing at the department.