Miller re-elected Weirton mayor; 11 charter changes approved

WEIRTON — The voters have spoken, and there will be several returning faces to Weirton Council beginning July 1.

Mayor Harold Miller will begin his second term in the city’s highest elected office after holding off a challenge from George Village as part of the city’s municipal general election Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Flora Perrone will fill the seat representing the city’s Fifth Ward, defeating opponent George Charnie Jr. Incumbent Douglas Jackson chose not to seek re-election.

All other incumbent members of council were re-elected.

“We got a lot of things started in the first four years,” Miller said after the unofficial results were announced.

Pointing to efforts to streamline municipal operations and improve security, as well as business growth in the city, Miller said he wants to continue moving the city forward while also remembering its past.

“We can’t forget where we started,” he said.

According to the unofficial results, Miller received 1,338 votes, or 78.75 percent, compared to Village’s 354 votes or 20.84 percent. There also were seven write-in ballots cast.

In the council races, the results were as follows:

• Ward 1: Tim Connell (incumbent) 144; Jonathan Curenton 123

• Ward 2: Mike Adams (incumbent) 142; Ralph Cunningham 67

• Ward 3: Fred Marsh (incumbent) 128

• Ward 4: George Ash Sr. (incumbent) 83

• Ward 5: Flora Perrone 280; George Charnie Jr. 221

• Ward 6: Enzo Fracasso (inumbent) 180

• Ward 7: Terry Weigel (incumbent) 152; Shanon Schuetzner 118

In addition, all 11 charter change proposals were approved, according to the unofficial results.

(Howell can be contacted at chowell@weirtondailytimes.com, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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