Patton, in a resounding upset, will have a new mayor, and all four incumbents in the Penn Cambria school board race will remain at their posts.
In Patton, longtime mayor Stephen Bakajza Jr. was ousted by newcomer Gary Ceschini, who took nearly 80 percent of the vote (141 votes, 79.2 percent). Bakajza (36 votes, 20.2 percent) declined to comment.
Terry Krug (788 votes, 20.7 percent), Patricia Pyo (825 votes, 21.7 percent), Patrick Albright (738 votes, 19.4 percent) and Henry Nileski (749 votes, 19.7 percent) captured both sides of the vote in the Penn Cambria school board race. Guy Monica, a retired Penn Cambria administrator, lost on his second try to nab one of the board chairs.
Other races of importance in the area:
• Loretto Borough Council
Wayne Harrington (21.5 percent)
Ed Phister (21.5 percent)
Ward Prostejovsky (19 percent)
Erick Sentz (19 percent)
• Blacklick Township supervisor
Joseph Sherwood (71.8 percent)
• Cresson Borough mayor
James McGough (44.7 percent)
Patrick Mulhern (78.8 percent)
• Cresson Borough Council (four-year)
James McGough (45.1 percent)
O. Thomas McConnell (35.2 percent)
Rob Hogue (22.8 percent)
Susan White (18.1 percent)
Michael Zabinsky (14.4 percent)
Ken Herk Anderson (11.1 percent)
• Portage Borough Council (two-year), 2nd Ward
Democratic winner: Jerome Yetsko (60.8 percent)
• Portage Township supervisor (six-year)
William Cooper (60.2 percent)
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