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South Heart candidates did not get to file

SOUTH HEART — Candidates for the South Heart City Council weren’t sent filing papers in time and now must run as write-ins for three spots in today’s election.

Jamie Lefor, Chris Kanski and Quain Kudrna are running for re-election, but no names will appear on the ballot.

Fellow incumbent Chuck Andres has two years left on his term.

Auditor Renae Praus did not return a message left by The Press.

Someone locally appears to be using the mix-up as a chance to replace long-time council member Kudrna by sending flyers advertising Lefor, Kanski and local farmer Robbie Ridl for the three spots. A newspaper ad also promotes Lefor, Kanski and Ridl, with the message “Vote for the NEW South Heart Council.”

Lefor is running for a second four-year term while Kanski is running for a full term after being appointed to fill a vacancy on the commission.

Mayor Floyd Hurt said he’s supporting the incumbents, including Kudrna.

Hurt added the auditor thought election officials at Stark County would handle sending out the filing paperwork.