Barnesville resident Dr. Amanda K. Fisher, owner of Fisher Family & Sport Clinic at 712 West Main, handily won the Republican ballot for Belmont County Coroner in the delayed mail-in election last Tuesday, April 28.

According to preliminary results tallied election night, Fisher won with 41.6 percent, or 1,795 votes. Lee Theaker came in second with 1,516 votes or 35 percent of the vote while current coroner Troy Wayne Balgo received 999 votes, 23.2 percent.

Originally slated for March 17, the election was postponed and replaced with an absentee mail-in ballot due Tuesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last Tuesday’s tally will change as some late arriving postmarked ballots arrive at the county board of elections. The final election results will be certified on May 18.

Fisher will assume the office in January as no Democratic candidate filed for the position.

The only other contested race in the county was for U.S. Congressman as incumbent Bill Johnson easily bested Kenneth Morgan on the Republican ticket. This sets up a rematch of the 2018 general election as Johnson will be challenged by Belmont resident Shawna Roberts who ran unopposed on the Dem ticket.

The only local option election in the Union Township South precinct, resulted in voters approving Sunday liquor sales by a vote of 117 to 71.