Terry Burden was elected mayor of Lynchburg on Tuesday, with unofficial results giving him 281 votes, compared to 121 for Tim Heizer and just 74 votes for incumbent Gary Jones.
Jones and Heizer were embroiled in a controversy when Jones laid off Heizer from his role as Lynchburg police chief.
Marty Bailey and James Burton were elected to Lynchburg village council, defeating Terry Moore, Kevin Radcliffe and Kevin Whitenack for the two available council seats. Bailey led the balloting with 229 votes, followed by Burton with 211.
In Greenfield, incumbent Bill Redenbaugh went down to defeat. Bob Bergstrom, Mark Clyburn and Chris Borreson were all elected to the three available Greenfield council seats. Bergstrom led the balloting with 531 votes.
Freddie Snyder was elected mayor of Leesburg, defeating Wendy Holliday, 151-133.
Wesley Willey and Shawn Priest were elected to Leesburg village council, with Jeremy Cannon finishing out of the running.
Incumbent mayor Frank Terwilliger defeated challenger Bonnie Parr by just 5 votes, if the unofficial results hold up.
In the village of Highland, Henry Smith won the mayor’s race over Jeremy Kibbey, 59-26.
Election results were delayed Tuesday because of a legal challenge in Hamilton County regarding Issue 3. Polls were ordered to remain open there until 9 p.m., and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted ordered all returns across the state to be delayed until after that hour.
In addition, a wreck near the Hills and Dales school on U.S. 50 east of Hillsboro resulted in traffic backed up and disruption at that polling place. The polling place was reportedly ordered to stay open beyond the 7:30 p.m. closing time.