The Canal Winchester Times

Challengers step up in council, trustee races

Five people filed candidate petitions by the Aug. 7 deadline seeking to have their names on the Nov. 5 ballot to fill seats on Canal Winchester City Council and three filed petitions seeking election as Madison Township trustees.

The council candidates are John Bender, William C. Bennett, Steve Donahue, Bobbie Mershon and Jim Wynkoop. Donahue, Bender and Mershon are incumbents.

The trustee candidates are Edward B. Dildine, Victor Paini and Maria Stewart. Dildine and Paini are incumbents.

The Franklin County Board of Elections will certify petitions by Aug. 19; the names of candidates whose petitions contain enough valid signatures will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot. Write-in candidates have until Aug. 26 to file with the elections board.