Worthington News

MAC to host community's only candidates forum Oct. 15


The only Worthington community candidates night for the November election will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington.

Candidates for the hotly contested race for the Worthington Board of Education, as well as candidates for Worthington City Council, Sharon Township trustees and Riverlea Village Council, will introduce themselves and answer questions from the audience.

Also on the agenda is a presentation on the Worthington Libraries levy.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by the program at 7 p.m.

The four candidates for Worthington City Council will open the program. Scott Myers, Rachael Dorothy, Dave Norstrom and Michael Troper are running unopposed.

At 7:49 p.m., the Worthington Libraries issue will be discussed.

Sharon Township trustee candidates will take the stage from 7:54 to 8:16 p.m. Incumbent John Oberle and challenger Phillip Smith will be on the ballot, and Slade Hankinson, John Haueisen and Craig Mayton are listed as write-in candidates by the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Riverlea Village Council candidates are scheduled for 8:16 to 8:30 p.m.

The final discussion will be among the four candidates for three seats on the Worthington Board of Education.

In that race, Sam Shim is challenging incumbents Marc Schare, David Bressman and Jennifer Best.

The forum is free and is sponsored by the Franklin County Consortium for Good Government; American Association of University Women, Worthington branch; Congregation Beth Tikvah; and ORT America, Columbus chapter.