DELPHOS — Newcomers Tony Wiechart and Jason Grogg will join incumbent Jamey Wisher on the Delphos City Schools Board of Education.

Wiechart, Wisher and Erika Illig competed for two chairs with Wiechart garnering 975 votes, Wisher 888 and Illig 784. Grogg easily unseated incumbent Ed Weilacher 1,158 to 400.

“I am ready to hit the ground running,” Wiechart said Tuesday evening when he learned of his win. “I am already on the levy committee so I’m up to speed.”

Wiechart said he was looking forward to working with fellow board members.

“I’m very excited to get started and I know we will work well together and do our best for the students of Delphos,” he added.

Wisher said he was thankful for the trust voters have placed in him to continue his work on the board.

“I’m glad to see the voters think I’m doing a good job and I’m ready for training next week with the Ohio School Boards Association,” Wisher said. “We have a lot of work to do and we need to stay positive and do good things for our kids.”

Grogg is ready to get to work.

“I’m happy the voters put me in here. We have a lot of tough choices with the budget and the upcoming levy. We have a lot to do. I’m very excited to get started and look forward to working with the rest of the board.” Grogg said.

Marion Township voters gave a nod to a .35-mill fire and emergency services levy as did Washington Township East (1.5-mill with additional .3-mill) and Washington Township West (1.0-mill and additional .3-mill). Both township contract with Delphos Fire and Rescue for services and had been unable to keep up with increases in costs.

Seventy-one percent of Allen County voters supported the Children’s Service Levy renewal with 8,605 for and 3,537 against.

See the unofficial election results on page 3.