Voters in the Village of Newcomerstown selected Pat Cadle as its new mayor come 2016.

Unofficially, Cadle defeated councilman J. Earl McCormick for the position, 737-163, respectively.

"Thank you very much to everyone," Cadle said. "I am excited! The past two years have us headed in a positive direction. Let's keep us going that way -- one positive step at a time."

In terms of Newcomerstown Village Council, K. Kristie Wilkin will join the board and Jim Reed will re-gain his seat. They defeated incumbent Jim Carr and current Mayor James A. Friel. Wilkin had 573 votes, Reed had 326 votes, Friel had 311 and Carr had 279 votes.

Evelyn I. Davis and Gregg Shivers will both join the Newcomerstown Board of Public Affairs come 2016. They received 531 and 598 votes, respectively.

Meanwhile, David Archer (866 votes) and Randy L. Addy (612 votes) will join the Newcomerstown Exempted Village Board of Education, according to Tuscarawas County voters. They defeated incumbent Steven Brode with 532 votes and Ron Haver with 393 votes.

Arlene Mayhew continued her unexpired term on the Newcomerstown Board of Education with 1,079 votes cast in her favor.

Local issue results include:

/ Oxford Township (excluding the Village of Newcomerstown) replacement levy for fire protection service, .085-mills, five-years, commencing in 2016 -- For, 221; and Against, 103.

/ Village of Newcomerstown, additional, providing police department operations and services, 1.5-mills for up to five years, commencing in 2016 -- For, 466; and Against, 437.

/ Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District, renewal levy for current expenses of the school district, 9.2-mill, five-years, commencing in

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2016 -- For, 873; and Against, 532 (Tuscarawas County votes only).

/ Gnadenhutten Public Library, additional levy for current expenses, 1-mill, five-years, commencing in 2015 -- For, 696; and Against, 360.

/ Newcomerstown Public Library, renewal levy for current expenses, 2.5-mills, five-years, commending in 2016 -- For, 1,045; and Against, 360.

/ Tri-County Ambulance District, replacement levy for ambulance and emergency medical service, 0.5-mills, five-years, commencing in 2015 -- For, 1,193; and Against, 827.

/ Village of Port Washington, renewal levy for maintaining and operating Union Cemetery, 0.6-mills, four-years, commencing in 2015 -- For, 94; and Against, 34.

Meanwhile, Tuscarawas County voters approved Issues 1 and 2 but defeated Issue 3.