COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio (WYTV) – In one of the most contentious local races, Republican Tim Ginter has ousted incumbent Democrat Nick Barborak for the 5th District Ohio House of Representatives seat.
Ginter won by a margin of 59 percent to 41 percent, according to complete but unofficial results from the Columbiana County Board of Elections. Neither Ginter nor Barborak faced opposition in their primaries.
A television ad run by Ginter’s campaign accused Barborak of making illegal investments while he was Columbiana County’s Treasurer. An ad attacking Ginter, but not run by Barborak’s campaign, painted Ginter as too extreme.
Barborak was elected to his office in 2012.