(OLNEY) In Richland County, 37% of the registered voters went to the polls yesterday and approved the School Facility Sales Tax question by a slim 268 votes. There were 2,266 “yes” votes compared to 1,998 “no” votes, which reflected a 53% to 47% percentage difference.
(NEWTON) In Jasper County, 34% of the registered voters turned out for the primary election. Incumbent Linda Griffith Huth beat out challenger J. David Cohorst in the Democratic race for Jasper County Clerk. Huth received 429 votes compared to 235 for Cohorst. And in the question of whether the sale of alcoholic liquor should continue to be prohibited in the Village of Willow Hill, there were 45 “no” votes and 14 “yes” votes, which means Willow Hill will now become a wet Village when it comes to alcoholic liquor sales.
(OLNEY) There were also several contested races in other surrounding downstate counties.
Edwards County Sheriff – Republican ballot
* Darby Boewe beat Debbie Judge – 1,079 to 546
Wabash County Sheriff – Republican ballot
* Derek Morgan beat Jimmy McVaigh – 1,382 to 307
Wayne County Sheriff – Republican ballot
* Mike Everett beat Marty Keoughan – 1,902 to 1,537
should alcoholic liquor sales be prohibited in the Village of West Salem
* 140 “no” votes beat 85 “yes” votes
should alcoholic liquor sales be prohibited in the Village of Enfield
* 85 “no” votes beat out 33 “yes” votes