Grandview Heights voters will select a new mayor next week, but little else is uncertain on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Council president Greta Kearns and councilman Steve Reynolds are vying to replace Mayor Ray DeGraw, who will leave office at the end of the year after serving four terms at the city's helm.

Kearns, 48, is in the second year of her second four-year term on council. She will leave her council seat if she is elected mayor.

Reynolds, 54, is completing his fourth nonconsecutive term on council. He previously served from 2004 to 2013 and was elected again in 2015. He served as council president from 2006 to 2013. He is not running for reelection to council.

Reynolds is founder and owner of Pinnacle Associates, Inc., a Grandview-based commercial and real-estate valuation and consulting firm.

Kearns is an attorney.

Three candidates for Grandview Heights City Council are unopposed Nov. 5.

Incumbent Emily Keeler, the recently appointed Rebekah Hatzifotinos and newcomer Ryan Edwards will appear on the ballot.

Hatzifotinos was selected by council members Sept. 9 to fill a vacancy on council after Steve Gladman resigned. Gladman already had opted not to run for reelection.

Hatzifotinos, Edwards and Cody Blair, who did not file as a candidate for the Nov. 5 election, submitted applications to finish Gladman's term, which ends Dec. 31.

The Grandview Heights school board will have two new members next year.

Emily Gephart and Kevin Guse are running unopposed for two seats.

Marble Cliff also will have a new mayor in 2020.

Mayor Kent Studebaker decided not to run again, and Village Council president Matt Cincione was the only candidate to file for the mayor's race.

Three candidates are running for two available Marble Cliff Village Council seats.

Incumbents Joanne Taylor and Kendy Troiano are being challenged by Jeff Smith.

Taylor, 50, is completing her first term on council.

She is the director of the TriVillage Mentor League.

Troiano, 59, has served on council since 2009, when she was appointed when Studebaker became mayor. She is seeking election to her third full term.

She is a human-resources director at Clark Grave Vault Co.

Smith, 42, is the CEO for Ohio Insurance Agents Association, a statewide association that serves as an advocate for insurance consumers, independent agents and a competitive insurance marketplace.

Local voters also will consider a countywide levy: a 3.1-mill, 10-year renewal levy for Franklin County Children Services that has been designated as Issue 10 by the Franklin County Board of Elections.

The 3.1-mill renewal levy is expected to generate more than $85.6 million annually, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

The levy will cost homeowners about $84.50 per $100,000 in property valuation and it is collecting at an effective rate of 2.76 mills, according to the Franklin County Auditor's Office.

Early in-person and absentee voting began Oct. 8.

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