Grove City Mayor Richard "Ike" Stage won election Nov. 5 defeating City Council President Steve Robinette to win a sixth nonconsecutive term in office.
According to unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections with all 29 precincts reporting, Stage received 4,120 votes (52.12%) and Robinette 3,785 (47.88%).
Throughout the night, as the board of elections updated results, the percentages stayed steady with Stage at or around 52% and Robinette at or near 48%.
"I just think (my victory) is a compliment to me and my staff that the community has faith in us to give us another four years in office," Stage said. "I'm grateful for the community's support.
"My basic premise throughout the campaign was that if nothing is broken, why do we need to fix it?" he said. "I'm proud of the effort we've made over the years to attract businesses and quality development to Grove City."
Stage complemented Robinette "for a well-run campaign and for taking the high road during the campaign."
City Council Ward 2: Holt to succeed Davis
In the Ward 2 council race, Randy L. Holt won election to the seat, receiving 805 votes (39.79%) followed by Melissa J. Anderson 747 votes (36.93%) and Jeffrey E. Buskirk 471 votes (23.28%).
Holt will replace Councilman Jeff Davis, who did not run for reelection.
Aaron C. Schlabach won the at-large council race over John Galasso. Schlabach received 3,743 votes (55.3%) to Galasso's 3,026 votes (44.7%)
Ward 4 Councilman Roby Schottke ran unopposed.
Jackson Township trustee: McClure defeats Hawk
In Jackson Township, Ronald A. McClure won a narrow victory as township trustee defeating Daphne Hawk.
With all precincts reporting, unofficial results showed McClure received 4,045 votes (50.43% to Hawk's 3,976 (49.57%).
Township fiscal officer Ron Grossman ran unopposed.
In the uncontested South-Western Board of Education race, incumbents Robert Ragland and Anthony Caldwell won election.
Grove City voters in various precincts also approved Sunday liquor sale permits.
Voters approved Sunday wine, mixed beverage and liquor sales for Local Cantina, 3937 Broadway, in precinct 1-A; the Time Zone Pub, 2360 Stringtown Road in precinct 2-F; and Three Brothers Diner, 3090 Southwest Blvd. in precinct 4-A.
Voters in precinct 4-B approved a Sunday sales permit for wine and mixed beverages for Aldi, 4041 Gantz Road.
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