Canal Winchester voters will have plenty of names to choose from in November if the Franklin County Board of Elections certifies all the petitions filed by candidates seeking election to village council and the Canal Winchester Board of Education.

Canal Winchester voters will have plenty of names to choose from in November if the Franklin County Board of Elections certifies all the petitions filed by candidates seeking election to village council and the Canal Winchester Board of Education.

Seven people filed nominating petitions by the Aug. 20 deadline to run for four seats on Canal Winchester Village Council.

Incumbents John Bender, Leah Turner and Bobbie Mershon are all seeking re-election on Nov. 3. Others who filed nominating petitions by the Aug. 20 deadline were William Bennett, Steve Donahue, Robert C. Hawk and James H. Wynkoop.

Incumbent Victor Paini announced in July that he would not seek re-election to council but would instead run for a seat on the Madison Township board of trustees.

Others who filed Madison Township trustee petitions were Edward Dildine, incumbent James S. Hummel, John A. Kershner, Brad Lewis and William L. Stoots. Two seats are up for election.

Eight candidates filed petitions to run for three seats on the school board. Incumbents Stan Smith, Charles Miller and Debra M. Waites are seeking re-election. Others hoping to be elected are James M. Barnett, William S. Griffith, Chad Hockman, Brian Niceswanger and Michael A. Yonnotti.

Canal Winchester residents who live in Violet Township will elect two township trustees from a field of five candidates. Incumbents Terry Dunlap Sr. and Harry Myers Jr. are seeking re-election. Others who filed nominating petitions are Teresa Meno, Dean F. Rennell and Brian S. Wisniewski.

Walmart has filed a local option request for permission to sell liquor at the Walmart Supercenter, 6647 Winchester Blvd., from 10 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.