November 7th, 2012
WAPAKONETA — In the only contest race for an Auglaize County seat, Republican incumbent Christina Lambert easily staved off Democrat challenger Anne Hamilton for the position of Auglaize County recorder during Tuesday’s election.
According to unofficial results, Lambert tallied 15,870 votes, or 75.92 percent, more than 10,000 more than Hamilton’s 5,033 votes, or 24.08 percent.
ST. MARYS — A Celina Republican cruised to re-election and will retain his seat in the Ohio Senate.
Incumbent Keith Faber defeated Libertarian Paul D. Hinds, of Lima, for the 12th District Ohio Senate seat on Election Night. In unofficial results in Auglaize County, Faber earned 83.86 percent of the vote (9,543 votes) to Hinds’ 16.14 percent (1,837 votes). Districtwide, Faber earned 79 percent of the vote (109,885 votes) to Hinds’ 21 percent (29,079 votes).
ST. MARYS — As veteran poll workers helped guide voters to their precincts, a handful of Memorial High School students took the chance to learn first-hand what goes into running an election.
Seniors were excused from class as part of the Youth at the Booth program, which allows students to serve as poll workers to learn about the electoral process. In all, six Roughriders were stationed at polling locations throughout the county.
CELINA — A Celina man faces child endangering charges.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced his office has filed charges of four counts of child endangering against Michael Jason Buschur, 38, of 6273 State Route 219, Celina.
CELINA — A Fort Recovery High School teacher was arrested on a sex charge.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the arrest of Christopher A. Summers, 32, 671 Woodlawn Ave., St. Henry, who was charged with sexual battery, a felony of the third degree. Summers is an accounting teacher and former girls junior varsity basketball coach.
Attached are the unofficial results for Mercer County.
The following are the unofficial results for Auglaize County from Tuesday's election.
PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 40) . . . . . 40 100.00
REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . . 31,473
BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL. . . . . . . 23,048
VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL . . . . . . 73.23
President and Vice President
Vote for not more than 1
(WITH 40 OF 40 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Be sure to pick up tomorrow's edition of The Evening Leader for detailed election results.
ST. MARYS — Check back here throughout the night to see updates on election results. Information will be posted once it is released.
5:10 p.m. — Multiple national media outlets are reporting voters in New Jersey will be given an extension to submit e-mail ballots until Friday because of the widespread damage from Superstorm Sandy.
7:10 p.m. — CNN is reporting Mitt Romney has won Kentucky, Barack Obama has won Vermont.
7:30 p.m. — Polls have closed in Ohio, North Carolina and West Virginia.
NEW BREMEN — After winning NBC’s “Phenomenon,” some area residents may be familiar with Mike Super, the first magician to win a live magic competition on primetime network television.
The magician, who has been named Entertainer of the Year and Best Performing Artist of the Year, has also performed for Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno and Regis Philbin, among others, and will now travel to New Bremen for a local show.