Davies elected Martins Ferry mayor

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MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (WTRF) – Martins Ferry voters elected a new mayor on Tuesday. Former city service director John Davies unseated incumbent Mayor Bob Krajnyak, by less than 50 votes.

On Wednesday, Davies thanked Mayor Krajnyak for all the good work he started. Davies is a long-time business owner, and he says that experience will serve him well in the mayor’s position.

“I think it’s important to the City of Martins Ferry because each department has to run as a business,” said Davies. “Each department’s its own business and it has to stay inside its budget and run efficiently. I want to get the streets straightened up and I want to get the town cleaned up a little bit. Paint some lines and do a great job for our people.”

Davies says he will accessible–he’ll be in the mayor’s office Monday through Thursday, starting at 7:30 a.m. He says he prays every day for East Ohio Regional Hospital to reopen.

Davies adds that it’s vitally important to the city, and hopes they can quickly get back to the business of providing health care for the people.

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