Besides the school operating levy, voters in the Worthington school district will decide several races for councils and townships next Tuesday.

Besides the school operating levy, voters in the Worthington school district will decide several races for councils and townships next Tuesday.

Issue 49 is a 6.9-mill incremental operating levy that will raise funds for the continued operation of the schools. (See related story.)

That will be the only real choice in the school district. The school board race is uncontested, with David Bressman, Marc Schare, and Jennifer Best running unopposed for four-year terms on the board.

The race for Worthington City Council is hotly contested, with five candidates seeking to capture four seats.

Candidates include:

Lou Goorey, who has been on council for 36 years, including the last 14 as president. A retired pediatrician, Goorey lives on Castle Crest Drive.

Mike Duffey, who is completing his first term on council. He is a public relations professional with Hinson Ltd. and lives on Farrington Drive.

Dave Foust, who has been on council for two years and served on the Municipal Planning Commission for 25 years. He owns Foust Engineering and lives on Oxford Street.

Scott Myers, a member of the Municipal Development Commission. He is an assistant Ohio attorney general and lives on Colonial Avenue.

D. J. Falcoski, a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals. He is corporate business director for Northwest Title and lives on Olentangy River Road.

Voters of the city of Worthington and the unincorporated township will also elect two Sharon Township trustees from among candidates John Oberle, John Haueisen, Linda Jarrett, and Ed Johnston.

Perry Township voters will also elect two of three candidates for the board of trustees. Candidates are Robert Myers, 2450 Merbrook Road; James Roper, 1183 Circle-on-the-Green; and Andrew English, 1589 Newcomer Road.

The Worthington area's smallest community has the most names on its ballot.

Twelve candidates are running for four positions on Riverlea Village Council.

They are Michael Blanchard, Deborah Barman, Kelsey Unrue, Jon Ankrom, Larry Casterline, Daniel Noonan, Mark Haimerl, Eric MacGilvray, Scott Gordon, Donald Griffith, Jeff Pisching and Briggs Hamor.

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