Election results are in
Herald Staff Writer
Residents voted Nov. 5 in the general election and the results for Barberton City Council are as follows:
• Thomas “Bebe” Heitic will take on the at-large position, beating Michael Soyars by 39 votes.
• Councilwoman Shannon Wokojance lost her 1st Ward position to newcomer Justin Greer. Wokojance said, “I ran a strong race and had a lot of support. My campaign team was an amazing group and I have some forever friends new and old. I’m not giving up on Barberton and I’ll still be a dedicated community member advocating for all of you.” Greer edged out Wokojance by 94 votes.
• Nina Angeloff will remain as the 2nd Ward councilwoman, receiving 12 more votes than Josh Vaughan. Angeloff stated, “I want to thank my residents in Ward 2 for allowing me to represent them for another four years and thank you for voting.”
•After winning the September primary against Ellen Betts, Shorter Griffin beat Christopher Ison in Tuesday’s general election by 373 votes. He will represent the 3rd Ward starting in January 2020.
• Councilwoman Carol Frey will remain in her 6th Ward seat, winning over write-in opponent Kim Trenary.
• n the Barberton Municipal Court Judge race, Jill Flagg Lanzinger unseated incumbent David E. Fish by 1,490 votes.
• Barberton City Schools Board of Education winners were :
Megann Eberhart 2,218
Pat Boyle 1,832
Thomas Harnden 1,813
• Issue 5 Barberton City School District levy passed with 875 votes.
2,363 for the levy and 1,488 against.
• Norton Mayor Mike Zita beat challenger Tom Petrich by 519 votes.
• Norton City Schools Board of Education winners were:
Jennifer Bennet 1,851
Louis E. Ule 1,759
• Norton City Council winners were:
Joe Kernan 1,422
Charlotte Whipkey 1,354
Scott Pelot 1,263
• Those who won positions in the primary and were running unopposed in this election were:
Mayor William Judge
Finance Director Jeremy Flaker
Law Director Lisa Miller
4th Ward council Shaun Rocky Jaber
5th Ward council Joyce Coburn