Trustee candidates seek to help neighbors

Helping residents who are struggling financially is a top priority for the Republican candidates for Hensley Township trustee.

A primary job of the township trustee is to review applications from residents for assistance with utility bills, verify if they qualify for financial aid, and provide money for gas and electric bills, funerals and burials if a person doesn’t have the money to pay those costs.

Beth Baird and Joe Sichting are running for their party’s nomination in the May primary election. Baird is challenging Sichting, who has served as Hensley Township trustee for about 16 years. A Democratic or independent candidate could file to oppose the primary winner in the fall election.

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