NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Tuscarawas County voters selected GOP challenger John Kasich for Ohio's next Governor and Mary Taylor as the next Lt. Governor last Tuesday.
The Kasich/Taylor team defeated incumbents Ted Strickland and running mate Yvette McGee Brown, 48 percent for Kasich to 45 percent for Strickland.
Voters also selected Mike DeWine, 13,613 votes to Richard Cordray's 12,512 votes for State Attorney General.
In terms of more local candidates and issues, the following unofficial results were released by the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections:
* Tri-County Ambulance District, renewal tax levy for ambulance and emergency medical services, .5-mills, starting 2010 -- 56 percent for the levy and 43 against the measaure.
* Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for Tuscarawas County, replacement tax levy for operation and drug addiction programs as well as mental health programs, .5-mills, starting 2011 -- 54 percent for the levy and 45 percent against it.
* Committee on Aging of Tuscarawas County, renewal tax levy for providing or maintaining senior citizen services for the elderly citizens of Tuscarawas County, .7-mills, starting 2011 -- 70 percent for the levy and 29 percent against.
* Stone Creek Bar and Grille (precinct No. 51 in Jefferson Township/Stone Creek), local option for the sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages, spirituous liquor between the hours of 11 a.m. and midnight -- 209 votes for the measure and 183 votes against.
* State Representative 96th District -- Al Landis, 12,181; Josh O'Farrell, 11,582.
* Tuscarawas County Commissioner -- James Earl McCormick, 8,828; Kerry Metzger, 19,603.
* Tuscarawas County Auditor -- Larry Lindberg, 19,051.
* Judge of the Court of Common Pleas -- Elizabeth Lehigh Thomakos, 21,826.
In all, 29,330 votes were cast in Tuscarawas County Tuesday or almost 49 percent of the total eligible voters in the county.