Two candidates are running for the Democratic nomination for council president. (*) denotes incumbent.
MICHAEL G. ORENIC*
Age: 59.Home: 390 Poland Ave.Employment: Principal, Byzantine Catholic Central School.Education: Master's degree from Westminster College; bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University; graduate of Struthers High School.Family: Wife, Patricia; one daughter.Priority: To work on a master plan that would encompass how to redevelop the LTV properties.
DANNY THOMAS JR.
Age: 48.Home: 20 Sexton St.Employment: Owner of DiTommasso Productions.Education: Took classes at YSU; graduate of Struthers High School.Family: Wife, Michele; three children.Priority: To serve as a bridge between council and the administration and to help further develop brownfields.
Four candidates are running for three councilman-at-large seats in the Democratic primary.
DEXTER A. HOLLEN*
Age: 51.Home: 583 W. Harvey St.Employment: Financial adviser for American Express.Education: Graduate of the University of Wisconsin's school of banking; bachelor's degree from YSU; graduate of Struthers High School.Family: Wife, Rosemary; a daughter.Priority: To provide the community with quality services while staying within the budget.
ROBERT D. CARCELLI*
Age: 52.Home: 409 Edison St.Employment: Retired.Education: Struthers High School graduate.Family: Wife, Roxann; two sons.Priority: The implementation of a master plan to develop 1,400 acres of property within the Mahoning River corridor.
RONALD M. MATHEWS*
Age: 63.Home: 587 W. Omar St.Employment: Retired.Education: Struthers High School graduate.Family: Wife, Pat; two children.Priority: Continuing to help people with their problems.
JERRY L. SHIELDS
Age: 50.Home: 223 Chestnut St.Employment: Laborer.Education: Graduate of Maple Grove High School in Bemus Point, N.Y.Family: Wife, Debra; two children.Priority: Maintaining city services and a balanced budget.
Two candidates are running for the Democratic nomination for 1st Ward councilman. The winner faces Republican William Sicafuse in the Nov. 6 general election.
ANTHONY R. PROTOPAPA JR.
Age: 40.Home: 135 Creed St.Employment: Part-time police officer for the city of Canfield and owner and operator of Anthony & amp; Sons Carpet and Furniture Cleaning Inc.Education: Graduate of Chaney High School and YSU's Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.Family: Wife, Linda; two children.Priority: To try to bring new businesses to the city.
PAUL W. BAYUS
Age: 36.Home: 235 Creed St.Employment: Supervisor of Astro Shapes.Education: Graduate of Struthers High School.Family: Wife, Theresa; two children.Priority: To respond to the questions and concerns of the people of the 1st Ward.
Two candidates are running for the Democratic nomination for 2nd Ward councilman.
MARK A. SANDINE*
Age: 49.Home: 368 Sexton St.Employment: Self-employed investment adviser and insurance representative.Education: Bachelor's degree from YSU; graduate of Struthers High School.Family: Three children.Priority: To continue to work on brownfield development and the development of the former Sheet and Tube property.
BERT R. CENE JR.
Age: 46.Home: 575 Wilson Street.Employment: Purchasing agent for LTV Copperweld Tubular Products.Education: Took two years' worth of classes at YSU; graduated from Struthers High School.Family: Wife, Cheryl; one son.Priority: To review the property maintenance code.
Two candidates are running for the Democratic nomination for treasurer.
Age: 65.Home: 582 W. Harvey St.Employment: City treasurer.Education: Took classes at YSU; graduated from Struthers High School.Family: Wife, Mary Ann; two sons.Priority: To computerize the treasurer's office.
JANET M. ELIAS
Age: 43.Home: 52 W. Faith St.Employment: Manager of financial services for the Easter Seal Society.Education: A bachelor's degree from YSU.Family: A son.Priority: To provide dependable, honest, competent services to city residents in the treasurer's office.
Councilmen Daniel R. Yemma, D-3rd, and Terry Stocker, D-4th, are running unopposed.