WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — Warren Mayor Doug Franklin will face 6th Ward Councilwoman Cheryl Saffold in the general election after defeating his primary election opponent.

Franklin received just over 60% of the votes, according to unofficial returns, defeating current Councilman At-Large Ken MacPherson.

Franklin is currently in his 12th year as mayor. He said one of his biggest accomplishments so far is the demolition of the old St. Joseph Riverside Hospital.

“I made that a priority when I first came in the office, because it was such an eyesore, such a public health hazard and dangerous to our community,” Franklin said. “It destabilized property values in that neighborhood.”

Franklin said his priorities are to continue delivering core services, plus see both the master parks plan and major investments to the city like the downtown expansion project come to fruition.

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