Newcomb, Bennehoof and Swartwout elected to Powell City Council


Brendan Newcomb, Jon Bennehoof and Daniel Swartwout were elected to Powell City Council on Tuesday.

Unofficial results show Newcomb with 2,008 votes, incumbent Bennehoof with 1,861 and Swartwout with 1,852. Chris Shear, the losing candidate, had 1,676 votes.

Two incumbents, Richard Cline and Mike Crites, did not file for re-election.

A 12-year resident of Powell, Bennehoof is a business transformation executive/advisory consultant with a degree from Youngstown State University. Vietnam combat veteran Bennehoff served in the Navy. He is married, has two daughters and three granddaughters.

Newcomb has lived in Powell for four years and is a community volunteer working with Catholic Social Services. He has degrees from Georgetown University and New York Law School. Newcomb is married and has a son.

Swartwout was running for council a second time. A Powell resident since 2004, he has degrees from Ohio State, and is a licensed attorney and a stand-up comedian.