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Heath elects Liechty, Berry; re-elects Zurek; passes beer, wine sales

HEATH – Heath voters today elected unopposed City Council Member Lorne Liechty (left) as their new Mayor, Brian Berry (middle with wife) to the City Council, re-elected City Council Member Julie Zurek (right with husband) and easily passed the beer & wine sales option which opens the door to a local grocery store and other commercial development in the city.

Results are now official.

Liechty, Berry and Zurek will be officially sworn in at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

Berry was elected to the City Council over John Curtis with 733 votes (64%) to 561 votes (36%). He replaces Liechty.

Six-term City Council Member Julie Zurek was re-elected to another two-year term over Joan Ream by nearly a 3-to-1 margin, 971 votes (71%) to 404 (29%).

In the Special Election for beer and wine sales, there were 961 votes (64%) and 538 votes (36%) against.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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