Voters in Grove City, Jackson Township, the village of Urbancrest and the South-Western City School District will decide the winners in several contested races when they go to the polls this fall.

The filing deadline with the Franklin County Board of Elections was 4 p.m. Aug. 9.

According to unofficial filings from the board of elections, the lists are as follows:

Grove City Council Ward 1
(two candidates)

* Ted D. Berry, 3311 Summer Glen Drive (incumbent)

* Ed Fleming, 3190 Guffey Drive

Grove City Council Ward 3
(two candidates)

* Steven M. Bennett, 1806 Hawthorne Parkway (incumbent)

* Christine Houk, 2099 Stargrass Ave.

Grove City Council at-large

* Steven R. Robinette, 1168 Pinnacle Club Drive (incumbent)

Jackson Township Trustee
(three candidates, two open seats)

* David E. Burris, 4375 Shirlene Court (incumbent)

* Jim Rauck, 1111 W. London-Groveport Road (incumbent)

* Gilbert Lloyd Sheets, 2442 Quail Meadows Drive

Urbancrest Village Council
(seven candidates, four open seats)

* Abdi O. Issa, 2874 Olive St.

* Steven L. Larkins, 3606 Central Ave.

* Shawn R. Moore, 3409 First Ave., Grove City (incumbent)

* Veronica E. Shepherd, 2876 Vine St. (incumbent)

* Alicia R. Skinner, 3619 Lincoln Road

* Lacy D. Wallace Jr., 3735 Second Ave.

* Alicia Wiggins, 2680 Main St. (incumbent)

South-Western Board of Education
(five candidates, four open seats)

* Anthony Caldwell, 5112 Maple Valley Drive

* David Donofrio, 298 Carilla Drive

* Cathy Johnson, 7475 Opossum Run Road (incumbent)

* Lee Schreiner, 4728 Clayburn Drive (incumbent)

* Robert W. Ragland, 1231 Pinnacle Drive (incumbent)

Grove City also will have five proposed amendments to the city charter on the Nov. 7 ballot.

The major amendments include a proposal to increase the number of council seats from five to seven, with the number of wards in the city increasing from four to five and adding a second at-large seat to council. Voters will also be asked to approve an amendment to allow city council to go into executive session for reasons allowed under state law. A two-thirds vote of council would be needed to go into executive session.

Grove City voters in precinct 1-A will have a liquor option on the ballot. Venue 62, 3995 Broadway, is requesting permission for Sunday sales of wine and liquor.

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