April 8th Municipal Election Results.

Slightly less than 13 percent of registered voters in Franklin County made it to the polls yesterday. The Franklin County Use Tax did not pass, but you can expect to see it on future ballots, while a 10 cent property tax increase for the Scenic Regional Library passed by less than 100 votes. A one point five eight million dollar bond issue for the Pacific Fire protection district easily passed. The St. Clair Collector will remain an elected position and Sullivan voters approved an 8 cent tax increase for the library.

Incumbent Josh Brinker defeated Carolyn Witt for the Ward 4 Washington city council seat and two new members were elected to the Washington School board, Rebecca Voelkerding and Susan Thatcher while Scott Byrne was reelected. Jeff Palmore defeated incumbent Pacific Mayor Herb Adams. Aaron Bockhorst, Tamara Weinhold and Virgil Weideman were elected to the Union R-11 school board. Bill Hammack will remain the St. Clair chief of police and Matt Mansell was reelected Pacific Marshall.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 9 min ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.