St. Marys has a new mayor and a tight race in Fox Township ended with a six-vote margin at the conclusion of the Tuesday election.
Bob Howard, who was once the mayor of Ridgway, was successful Tuesday in his campaign for mayor of St. Marys. He earned 1,460 votes, good enough to top Lyle H. Garner who had 1,083 votes.
Ridgway Township voters opposed the formation of a commission to study the existing form of municipal government in Ridgway Township and the feasibility of having a home rule charter after the polls closed Tuesday night.
With north and south Ridgway Township reporting, 344 voters were opposed to the formation of the committee and 238 voters were in favor.
Budget constraints at the state level continue to be evident as allocations from the human services development fund continues to shrink.