Columbus voters will elect city council and school board candidates and help decide three statewide issues and a Franklin County replacement levy on Tuesday.

Columbus voters will elect city council and school board candidates and help decide three statewide issues and a Franklin County replacement levy on Tuesday.

All voters in Ohio will weigh in on three issues:

Issue 1 would authorize the issuing of up to $200-million in bonds to provide compensation to Ohio veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, or to certain survivors of service members who are killed, designated as missing in action or held in captivity.

Issue 2 would create a Livestock Care Standards Board that would set rules for the treatment of farm animals to "endeavor to maintain food safety, encourage locally grown and raised food, and protect Ohio farms and families," according to the Ohio secretary of state's Web site.

Issue 3 would permit gambling casinos in the state's four biggest cities -- Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo -- with their gross revenues taxed at a rate of 33 percent.

Franklin County Children Services is seeking approval of Issue 4, a 3.10-mill replacement levy to fund services for abused and neglected children and their families. It would replace the current 3.15-mill levy, which expires at the end of the year. The levy would be collected beginning in January and cost homeowners $95 for every $100,000 of assessed property value, or $28.48 a year more than homeowners now pay.

In the battle for three seats on Columbus City Council, Democratic incumbents A. Troy Miller, Eileen Paley and Priscilla Tyson will face Republicans Alicia Healy, Roseann Hicks and Matt Ferris, as well as write-in candidate Joe Motil, who is running as an independent.

All three incumbents were appointed to their posts; only Tyson has previously faced election. All supported the increase of the Columbus income tax from 2 percent to 2.5 percent and have endorsed Mayor Michael B. Coleman's plan for government reform, which is expected to save the city $100- to $150-million a year.

All three Republican candidates were opposed to the income-tax increase and urged the city to look for ways to cut programs. They want the city to immediately resume curbside yard-waste pickup.

Motil agrees there are ways to save money at the city level. He also supports the immediate resumption of yard-waste pickup but believes it should be a bi-weekly collection.

In Columbus school board races, six candidates are running for three four-year terms. In addition, three residents are running for the two-year unexpired term left open by the resignation of former school board president Terry Boyd.

For the three full-term seats, Hanifah Kambon, board member Ramona Reyes and Mike Wiles have qualified for the ballot. Write-in candidates seeking a full term are Tracy Broaddus, Bill Buckel and Thomas Ruff.

A write-in candidate will fill the unexpired term because no one was certified for the ballot in that race. The write-in candidates are current school board president Carol Perkins, former Clintonville Area Commission member Paul Carringer and Lemuel Harrison Jr., PTA vice president at Columbus Alternative High School.

ThisWeek staff writers Kevin Parks and David J. Cross contributed to this story.