MERCER — Mercer County election officials conducted a casting of lots Friday to break four ties from the May 21 primary election.
Dale A. Bestwick and Mark Skidmore were both on hand in the Mercer County Courthouse to settle the Republican nomination for Coolspring Township supervisor after each had secured 96 votes. Bestwick drew first and pulled the No. 1 ping pong ball to win the nomination. Bestwick will square off with Democratic nominee Richard C. Filer in November.
The other three ties, which were simply to determine ballot position in November, were:
• Clark Borough Council, Democrat — Douglas Robbins won over Michael Yeatts to earn the No. 2 spot on the ballot after each had 13 write-in votes.
• Sharpsville Borough Council, Democrat — Christopher Combine won over John Alfredo for the No. 1 spot on the ballot after each received 386 votes.
• Stoneboro Council, Republican — Chris Ewing won over Roger Patterson for the No. 2 spot on the ballot after each had 16 write-in votes.