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Changes in store for BOE, school levy passes

Updated: Tuesday, May 13 2014, 11:52 PM EDT


A tight race for Board of Education came to a close on Tuesday.

Two incumbents will remain on the board, while board president Jim Jorden was voted out.

Shane Mallett had the most votes. Christine Carder and newcomer Tim Birch took the next two spots.

Sam Andy, David Delk and Alex Coogan were also voted out.

Mallett said he believes the levy rate played a factor. Mallett voted for a small decrease, while Jorden voted to keep it the same.

"Jim did a nice job, but there were some issues at the end of the race and the board was divided," said Mallett. "I would like to thank the voters of Ohio County - I think they heard the issues I campaigned on and I appreciate being the lead vote getter and look forward to working with the board."

A new board president will be decided on July 1.

Meanwhile, a school levy passed by almost 74 percent.

Ohio County Superintendent Dianna Vargo said she was happy the $12.4 million levy passed.

"I am thankful to the voters of Ohio County for supporting our schools and just so grateful to our community," Vargo said.

Here's a link to all of Tuesday's W.va. Primary results: http://www.wtov9.com/news/features/elections/#.U3LhmoWhHj5

Changes in store for BOE, school levy passes

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