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ELECTION 2021: Wayne County results to be finalized Wednesday

DGKN staff report
Voters chose a mix of newcomers and incumbents Tuesday in eastern Wayne County races. Some of the results were close.
Results will be finalized at 10 a.m. today, according to the Wayne County Board of Elections website.
Dalton voters chose among six candidates for four seats on village council. Three council members sought re-election and three without previous village council experience tossed their hats in the ring. Blake Nussbaum II led with 261 votes cast for him followed by incumbent Terry G. Johns with 214. Another newcomer, Steven D. Rabatin, was not too far behind with 206 votes. Council President Patrick Sword will keep his seat by being in the top four with 170 votes. Incumbent James T. Bucklew Jr. was a close fifth with 161 votes and newcomer Marty A. Boggs had 107 votes.
For Baughman Township trustees, voters could choose two among four candidates. Results were tight through election night. Previous trustee Bob Graber received 396 votes and incumbent Jeff Kaufman received 371 votes. Newcomer David F. Stoll was close in third place with 365 votes and incumbent Howard W. Calame had 344 votes.
In East Union Township, Jim Miller (344) and Dan Hodge (311) were led with Blake Meier (297) and Steve Geiser (294) close and not far behind.
In Salt Creek Township, Mark Lemon led with 129 votes followed by a tight race between Adam Swinehart (88) and Donald Rhamy (87). Voters could choose two for each of East Union and Salt Creek townships.
Both Sugar Creek Township trustees on the ballot were re-elected. Jonathan Hofstetter received 786 votes followed by Scott Widmer with 554 votes. Previous trustee Craig D. Limbach was not too far behind with 471 votes.
The Dalton Local Schools improvement levy passed 737 to 362.
The Fredericksburg Village Police tax levy passed 40 to 21. Paint Township Streets, Roads, Bridges tax also passed 34 to 29.

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