No changes after Mahoning County vote recounts
A vote recount is being conducted to certify the results of four contested races from the November election in Mahoning County.
A vote recount did not change the results of any of four close races in Mahoning county.
The recount includes the hotly contested race for seventh ward council in Youngstown in which incumbent Councilwoman Basia Adamczak narrowly defeated Donald Scott. The margin was not close enough to qualify for an automatic recount, so Scott is paying $340 for the recount himself.
Scott also claimed that Adamczak did not reside at the address on her registration and should be disqualified. The board of elections submitted the complaint to the county prosecutor for an opinion.
"The residency issue was not filed in a timely fashion, so the prosecutor informed us that it did not hold any weight as of right now to the residency," elections director Joyce Kale-Pesta stated.
Recounts were also done in three races that are within the margin of victory for an automatic recount.
A seat on the Poland Board of Education between Annie Colucci and incumbent Elinor Zedaker. A seat on the Struthers Board of Education between Chester Leone and Jim Kavouras. And a seat on Canfield City Council between Charles Tieche and Christine Oliver.