New Haven, W.Va. (AP) -- The New Haven Council has named longtime resident George Gibbs as mayor following the current mayor's resignation.
The Point Pleasant Register reports that Mayor Ronald Zerkle submitted a letter of resignation to the council last week. Zerkle's last day as mayor is Tuesday.
The newspaper says Zerkle resigned because he took a new job.
Zerkle was appointed mayor in 2009 after former Mayor Steve Smith resigned. He won election to the office earlier this year.
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