Three incumbents, newcomer win Belle Vernon Area School Board seats
Three incumbents were re-elected to the Belle Vernon Area School Board on Tuesday.
A fourth seat will be filled by a newcomer. That seat was up for grabs after board President Dale Patterson did not to seek re-election.
Edward Naylor (1,822 votes), Joe Grata (1,676), and Aaron J. Bialon (1,601) were re-elected. Naylor and Bialon had cross-filed as Democrats and Republicans.
Ronald C. Sotta, with 1,384 votes, will fill the open seat.
All vote totals reported Tuesday are unofficial pending certification by the respective counties.
The four led Republican challengers Joel C. Whiteko (1,210) and Marcey Moore (1,039).
Here's a rundown of other school board races, based on unofficial county by county results:
Allegheny CountyElizabeth Forward
Dorothy A. Wycoff, Francis Joseph Posa, Scott A. McVicker, and Republican Jamie O. Evans were elected to fill four open seats on the Elizabeth Forward school board.
Wycoff, Posa, and McVicker won Democratic and Republican nominations in the May primary election. Democrat Mary Scarry received 1,381 unofficial votes in a losing effort.
Three candidates who won Democratic and Republican nominations were elected to the Frazier School board: Kevin Brown (1,010), Thomas Shetterly (947), and Deborah Vargo Alekson (863).
Alekson and Shetterly are incumbents. A fourth seat will be filled by Democratic incumbent David Simmons, who received 720 votes. Republican challenger Francy Angelo received 480 votes in defeat.
Washington CountyCalifornia Area
Darra Tyler Owens (445) and Amy Todd (440) defeated Karin Miller Watson (351) for two Region I seats on the California Area School Board.
Incumbents Ken Wiltz and Rosalie Carroll will be joined on the school board by two newcomers, Joseph Caruso and Barbara Pepper.
Board member Patsy Laskey Brinker lost in the primary election.
The Ringgold School Board will be called upon to fill a seat.
Democrat Larry Mauro, the lone supporter of a former plan to renovate the former Donora and Monongahela elementary centers, won re-election for an at-large seat.
He defeated Republican challenger Jason Gerard by a slim 20-vote margin, 2,068-2,048 for the at-large seat. Mauro also defeated Don Bartoe for a Region 1 seat.
Sherrie Crawley Garrie, Chris Carroll and William Stein ran unopposed for three at-large seats. Carol Flament and Maureen Ott were unopposed for re-election.
Five people vied for four seats on the Bentworth School Board.
Winning seats were Lisa Bashioum (823 votes), Judith McCarty (706), John M. Petrisek (700) and Elizabeth Bellicini (603). David Atkinson, a Republican, received 403 votes in a losing effort.
Roberta Bergstedt, Cheryl Galilei, Maria Scuteri and Donna G. Fantauzzi ran unopposed for four seats on the Monessen School Board.
Jeremy Sellew is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-684-2667.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Valley residents enjoyed holiday happenings over weekend
- Coal Center’s High Point restaurant for sale as owners ease into retirement
- Police investigating shooting outside of Monessen bar
- Rostraver woman killed in apparent murder-suicide had reported abuse, court records show
- Colonial leaders extended legacy to Mon Valley towns
- Monongahela grad inducted into state Sports Hall of Fame
- Monessen amphitheater proves to be crowd pleaser
- Mon City arrests net 183 stamp bags of heroin
- Rostraver contruction zone re-examined after accidents
- Mon Valley communities put spotlight on Christmas season
- Second Monongahela robbery suspect arrested