New Haven Council Appoints New Mayor

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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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