Voters pick Paonessa, 3 newcomers for council seats

CHARLES TOWN – Nearly twice the number of residents took part in last week’s Charles Town City Council election than in 2013, according to Kiya Tabb, city clerk.

The results: Mark Reinhart and Wayne Clark lost their bids for re-election and former councilman Don Clendening will not return to office.


Tabb said 624 voters cast their ballots compared to 388 ballots cast in the 2013 election.

Early voting results were higher, too, with 234 votes cast in 2013 compared to 366 in this year’s election.

New city manager is a familiar face

Jefferson native ready to make the switch from Ranson to Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN – David Mills, Charles Town’s newly designated city manager, can’t wait to get to work helping people recognize what a great community Charles Town is.

“Charles Town has so many elements to it,” said the 47-year-old who was born in Ranson and grew up in Charles Town. “It’s historic, all-American. I don’t think people appreciate all it has to offer.”