TALLMADGE — There will be two new faces on City Council next year.
Voters returned incumbent James Donovan, a Democrat, to his at-large seat; he was the top vote getter with 2,125 votes, according to final but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections.
Filling the other two seats will be challengers Dennis Loughry (independent) and Michael Carano (D). Loughry received 1,728 votes and Carano was third, with 1,652 votes.
Incumbent John Rensel was fourth, with 1,629 votes; and challengers Bill Laymon (R) and Chuck Victor (D) finished with 1,521 and 1,453 votes respectively.
At-large Councilmember Kimberly Ray did not file for re-election. Carol Kilway, who is the Ward 4 representative, had filed to run for an at-large seat but her petitions were ruled short of the necessary signatures by the Summit County Board of Elections earlier this year.
The three at-large winners will take office Jan. 1, 2018.
Continuing their service on the Board of Education will be Mark Fairhurst, Rick Kellar and Chris Tywon, as all three ran unopposed. Their four-year terms will commence Jan. 1, 2018.