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A crowded Nov. 5 ballot took shape Wednesday at 4 p.m. with the filing deadline for candidate nominating petitions and for tax issues and questions.

"The petitions have to be verified by our board and certified to the ballot at our next board meeting on Aug. 13," said Paulette Hankins, director of the Richland County Board of Elections.

"We are still in the process of checking and verifying the last 10 or so petitions, which were filed late this afternoon, so we're not sure if they will all meet the requirements at this point," Hankins said.

The November election includes municipal candidates, village races and township elections, as well as school board races.

Here are the contested races for November around Richland County, according to information supplied by the elections board. The only candidates listed below are those who filed petitions by Wednesday's 4 p.m. filing deadline.

CITY OF MANSFIELD

Mayor

Don Bryant (D) vs. Tim Theaker (R)

President of City Council

Aurelio Diaz (D) vs. Cliff Mears (R)

Council At-Large

David Falquette (R) vs. Phillip Scott (D)

City Council 2nd Ward

Jason Crundwell (R) vs. Cheryl Meier (D)

City Council 4th Ward

Alomar Davenport (D) (unopposed)

City Council 6th Ward

Jean Taddie (D) vs. Stephanie Zader (R)

CITY OF SHELBY

Director of Finance & Public Record (non-partisan)

Brian Crum (write-in) vs. Teresa Scott (write-in)

City Council 2nd Ward (non-partisan)

Derrin Roberts vs. Lane Winters

VILLAGE OF LEXINGTON (non-partisan)

Mayor

Eugene Parkison vs. Brian White

VILLAGE OF SHILOH (non-partisan)

Mayor

Marilyn Hall vs. Charles Reeder

Village Council (vote for 2)

Danny Bailey, Lisa Mireles and Jessica Tabor

BUTLER TOWNSHIP (non-partisan)

Fiscal Officer

Shirley Baker vs. Brooke Bernhard

JACKSON TOWNSHIP (non-partisan)

Trustee (vote for 1)

Dan Miller vs. Mark Wright

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP (non-partisan)

Trustee (vote for 1)

Frederick Ackerman, Tory Gorka and Robert McKonkie Jr.

MADISON TOWNSHIP (non-partisan)

Trustee (vote for 1)

Thomas Craft and Catherine Swank

MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP (non-partisan)

Fiscal Officer (vote for 1)

Karen Cline vs. Tawni Lee

SHARON TOWNSHIP (non-partisan)

Trustee

Devin Cain vs. Doug Dunn

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP (non-partisan)

Trustee

Robert Currens vs. Amy Rose

EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER -- Richland County District

Member of Governing Board (vote for 2)

Willian Hope, Margaret Prater and Douglas Theaker

CLEAR FORK VALLEY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Education (vote for 2 to complete unexpired term ending 12/31/21)

Wesley Dingus, Gary McCue and Lori McKee

CRESTVIEW LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Education (vote for 3)

Ducia Hamm, David Kissel, Jamie McGraw, Nathaniel Patton, Debbie Reidy, Brian Robertson and Jessica Tucker

Board of Education (vote for 1 to complete unexpired term ending 12/31/21)

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Dara Bolin vs. Ed Sandvik

MADISON LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Education (vote for 2)

Doug Mosier, Adam Porter and Melissa Walker

MANSFIELD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Education (vote for 2)

Wendy Burnom, Renda Cline, Pamella Jones-Rembert, Barbara Kern and Sheryl Weber

Board of Education (vote for 1 to complete unexpired term ending 12/31/21)

Judy Stahl-Forney vs. Linda Golden

PLYMOUTH-SHILOH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Education (Vote for 3)

Kevin Eichelberry, John Hart, Sally Hoak, Gretchen Huttleston and Debra Noble

SHELBY CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Education (vote for 2)

Mark Fisher, Carl Ridenour and Lorie White

QUESTIONS AND ISSUES

Marvin Memorial Library (Shelby), renewal tax levy for current expenses, 1.75 mills, five years

City of Shelby, renewal tax levy for general operations for parks, 1 mill, five years

City of Shelby, renewal tax levy for generations for health department, 1 mill, five years

Mansfield 4-C, Sunday sales for wine and mixed beverages between 10 a.m. and midnight at K.V. Market

Village of Plymouth, renewal tax levy for maintaining and operating the village cemetery, 1 mill, five years

Madison Township, additional and continuing tax levy for the fire department, 3.5 mills

Monroe Township, renewal tax levy for operation, maintenance and improvement of the Lucas-Monroe Park, 0.15 mills, five years

Monroe Township. renewal tax levy for maintaining roads and equipment, 2 mills, five years

Perry Township, renewal tax levy for purchase of road equipment and general road repairs, 1.8 mills, five years

Springfield Township, additional and continuing tax levy for maintaining fire department and emergency medical services, 3 mills

Washington Township, renewal tax levy for maintaining fire department and emergency medical services, 2.5 mills, five years

Worthington Township, renewal tax levy for operation and maintenance of Frances Hitchman Park, 0.5 mills, five years

Lucas Local School District, renewal tax levy to avoid operating deficit, 10.1 mills, five years

Ontario Local School District, additional tax levy to avoid operating deficit, 6.9 mills, five years

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