In borough elections on Tuesday:

North York: Three Democrats and a Republican won the four open seats on the North York council.

Incumbent Democrats Vivian Amspacher, Richard Shank and Sandra Hinkle, along with Republican Joyce Teare beat out Democrat Thomas Kuhn and Republican Mary Tyler.

Shank led the vote total with 127, Amspacher received 110, Hinkle came in third with 91 and Teare rounded it out with 84, according to unofficial results. Tyler and Kuhn tied with 75 votes, the results show.

Lewisberry: Republican challenger Patrick Groft came in second among five candidates, securing one of four open seats on the council.

That means incumbent Nora Sowers, a Democrat, will not be returning to council in January. However, fellow incumbents Mary Pelton and Mark Keener, both of whom are Democrats, and Republican Dan Soltis all won another term. Sowers finished just three votes behind Pelton, according to the unofficial results.

New Freedom: Four incumbents were able to stave off challenger Democrat Bruce Merrill to retain their seats on the council.

Dennis Sarpen led the vote count with 372, followed by Ken Earll with 342, Gene Andrews with 306 and Brady Terrell with 276, according to unofficial results. They are all Republicans.

Merrill came in a close fifth place with 270 votes, results show.

Wellsville: Republicans Glenn Staub and Darryl Boyd beat out Democrat Greg Groshek for two open seats on the council.


According to unofficial results, Boyd had 42 votes, Staub received 39 and Groshek had 30.