WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Mansfield City Council candidates running in the November 5 General Election took part in the first candidate's night hosted Wednesday by the The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, NECIC. }}" />

   
 
 
NECIC Hosts Candidates Night

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 9/12/2013Mansfield City Council candidates running in the November 5 General Election took part in the first candidate's night hosted Wednesday by the North End Community Improvement Collaborative, (NECIC). The candidates included Republican At-Large councilman Cliff Mears and Democratic challenger Cynthia Baker, retired city community development director; third ward council candidates Republican Jamie Thompson, co-director of Downtown Mansfield Inc., and Democrat Jon VanHarlingen, a retired city worker and Incumbent fifth ward councilwoman Pat Hightower, a Democrat. Her challenger Republican Carl Yeager Jr. was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict. The Richland County Board of Elections reinstated Yeager's name on the ballot following a court order this week from the Ohio Supreme Court. The candidates addressed questions related to citywide concerns including blight, vacant housing, demolitions, and the economic development. "What's interesting and different about this candidate's night is that it's more about process. We want to find out how the candidates are going to communicate with the community to solve problems," NECIC executive director Deanna West-Torrence said. NECIC will host another candidates night on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. Candidates for the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education and representatives for the Senior Services Renewal Levy and the Children Services Replacement Levy will speak at the event.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 You're asked to dress for a family-friendly atmosphere if you attend the Richland County Fair next week. Full Story
Image1 As the start of the school year approaches, Clear Fork Board of Education members are meeting to make sure loose ends are tied up. Full Story
 
Image1 A fugitive sex offender from Mansfield is under arrest in Cleveland. Full Story
Image1 The Mansfield School Board is financially ready for the new school year, after passing its permanent appropriations during a brief meeting Wednesday morning. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Mansfield School Board Approves Permanent Appropriations

Jazz Dance Camp Underway At Richland Academy Of The Arts

More News