By ERIC SCHAADT
NORTH BALTIMORE — Races for seats on Village Council and the district school board in North Baltimore will be settled by the electorate in November, according to the Wood County Board of Elections.
Five candidates are vying for four available seats on North Baltimore Council.
They are: Matt Beegle, 202 Southlawn Drive; Tim Engard, 328 N. Main St.; former Councilman Aaron Patterson, 513 N. Third St.; and incumbent Arthur Patterson III, 439 Central Ave.
Incumbent Richard Rose, 423 W. State St., is a write-in candidate.
Rick Van Mooy and Leslee Thompson both opted not to seek re-election to a four-year term.
In the school board contest, four people are competing for three open seats.
They are: incumbent Timothy J. Archer Jr., 206 S. Taylor St.; Marcy R. Byrd, 306 N. Tarr St.; James T. Ishmael, 225 East St.; and incumbent Jeremy Z. Sharninghouse, 405 N. Main St.
School board member Cheryl Cotterman is not seeking another four-year term.
North Baltimore voters also will help decide a renewal levy requested by Wood County Human Services.
This service agency handles public assistance and social services, including investigating cases of abuse involving children and the elderly in Wood County.
A 1.3-mill, 10-year renewal levy is on the ballot.
It generates $3.7 million annually. A person with a home appraised at $100,000 pays $35.83 a year, according to county officials.
The tax has been on the books since 1987, according to agency spokeswoman Monica Gazarek.
In 2016, the agency investigated six adult protective service cases in North Baltimore. Also, 73 children services cases were investigated in North Baltimore that year, according to agency statistics.
Elsewhere in the county, three people are in the hunt for two seats on the Elmwood school board.
They are Kristen L. Endicott, 9320 Reynolds Road, Wayne; incumbent Brian S. King, 9379 Emerson Road, Wayne; and Matthew Reynolds, 9790 Cygnet Road, Cygnet.
Three candidates are unopposed for three open seats on the Wood County Educational Service Center board.
They are incumbent Judith A. Hines, 5582 Bloomdale Road, Bloomdale; incumbent Judith Ann Paredes, 27773 Schriber St., Walbridge; and Timothy F. Smith, 18650 North St., Tontogany.