Republicans in West Virginia's House of Delegates want to create an intermediate appeals court, amend property tax laws and pursue other major changes after Tuesday's general election nearly erased the Democrat's 15-seat majority.
IRONTON — Republicans Terry Johnson was re-elected, and his Republican counterpart Ryan Smith had a commanding lead in their bids for a two-year term in the state legislature, according to unofficial totals Tuesday night from The Associated Press.
IRONTON — Lawrence County Commissioners Bill Pratt and Freddie Hayes Jr., both Republicans, won their races for two county commissioner seats with all 84 precincts reporting, according to unofficial totals Tuesday from the Lawrence County Courthouse.
HUNTINGTON — Five new faces will join Huntington City Council in January, but a few are already familiar with the workings of city government.
President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, both Democrats, were re-elected on Tuesday.
WAYNE — Three levies on the election ballot in Wayne County passed during Tuesday’s general election, according to unofficial returns counted at the Wayne County Courthouse.
WAYNE — Incumbent Democrat Gregory K. Farley was awarded another term as Wayne County Sheriff by voters Tuesday, according to unofficial returns counted at the Wayne County Courthouse. Farley defeated Republican Chad Shaffer 7,199 to 4,090 votes.
CHARLESTON -- Voters are leaning against a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate term limits for sheriffs in West Virginia.
HUNTINGTON -- According to the lines at some of the polling places, voter turnout was strong for Election Day.
WINFIELD — Incumbent Assessor Sherry Hayes defeated former Putnam County Assessor D.W. “Peachie” Arthur in a rematch of the 2008 election, according to unofficial returns posted on the Putnam County Clerk’s website.
HUNTINGTON — Incumbents ruled the night Tuesday in local races for West Virginia’s House of Delegates, according to unofficial returns.
HUNTINGTON — Republicans were claiming victory in the area’s three contested races for the West Virginia Senate, according to Associated Press projections and unofficial election returns.
HUNTINGTON — Five of six incumbents were among those who won the seven seats for Cabell County Magistrate Court, according to unofficial results.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — Three incumbent members of the Ashland Board of City Commissioners, a former, two-term commissioner and a new mayor will be around after the first of the year to make decisions on the five-member board, according to unofficial results Tuesday night from the Boyd County Courthouse.
MORGANTOWN (AP) — Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin shook off GOP challenger Bill Maloney’s attempts to link him to a president who’s unpopular in the state, winning a full four-year term as West Virginia’s chief executive Tuesday.
HUNTINGTON — A City Charter amendment requiring city workers to live in Huntington was repealed, according to unofficial election returns.
HUNTINGTON — Cabell County Commissioner Bob Bailey will get a fourth term, while Republican Irv Johnson will be the first new county assessor in more than 16 years, according to unofficial results.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A longtime West Virginia Supreme Court law clerk will become its newest justice.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three justices await vote tallies that will show whether they’ll retain seats on the Ohio Supreme Court.
HUNTINGTON — Steve Williams will move from Huntington City Council into the mayor’s office in January.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama has won Ohio again, capturing the swing state after a hard-fought battle with Republican Mitt Romney.