Republicans who want to choose who will be named to town councils in Centerville and Economy can do so this week during town conventions.
Dublin, Milton, Fountain City and Richmond will have an election in November, while Centerville and Economy will have a town convention this month because there is competition within a political party for a town office.
Centerville Republicans have planned a convention at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Centerville Christian Church’s Family Center, 106 E. Main St.
Only Centerville residents who took a Republican ballot in the last primary in which they voted will have the opportunity to nominate a candidate for Ward 5.
Two Republicans have filed for the same seat – challenger Freda Harvey and incumbent Mark Tucker.
The town’s other uncontested candidate filings are: Clerk-treasurer Susan Dillman; and council: Ward 1, James Bullen; Ward 2, Gary Holbert; Ward 3, Dan Wandersee; Ward 4, Jack Bodiker.

In Economy, Republicans will pick three of four candidates for council at-large: Jim Lewis, Bruce Oesterling, Shirley Williams and Bernard Davis. Their convention starts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Economy’s town hall.

These are the candidates who filed to run this fall:
• Cambridge City: Clerk-treasurer: Sherry Ervin; Council at-large: Jeff Mardis; Nathan Riggs, Steven Sorah. No election needed.
• Dublin: Clerk-treasurer: Julia McCarty; Council: At-large, Emmett Webb, John Myers, Patricia Finley, M. Bruce Moles, Pamela Chaney, Rex Snyder, Larry Walters and Leonard Glen Payne Sr.
• East Germantown: Clerk-treasurer Carleene Collins; council, Donald Fisher, Stephen Mills and Philip McQueen. No election needed.
• Fountain City: Clerk-treasurer: Trina McGuire; Council at-large: Shane Shroyer, Laurie (Sheets) Hayes, Cecil Mullins and Steven Nester
• Milton: Clerk-treasurer: Terry Craig; Council at-large: Agnes Fisher, John Noland, Hugh Payne Jr., Joy May, Phillip Allen Edwards, Robert Simon and Ryan Coby.
The Richmond ballot was announced earlier in the Western Wayne News because of different rules for towns versus cities.

Voter registration
Voter registration ends at midnight Oct. 7 for those who wish to vote in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
For more information about registering to vote, call the Wayne County Voters Registration Office at (765) 973-9304.
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