Trustee candidates stress public outreach

A challenger and an incumbent running for a township trustee position both want to make residents more aware of the help they can get from the office.

Lydia Wales faces Cecelia Campbell in the primary race for the Republican nomination for Franklin township trustee. Campbell has been the trustee for 27 years, and Wales is a political newcomer.

Elected trustees are responsible for assisting residents in their township who need help paying for housing or utilities. They also ensure cemeteries are mowed, cleaned and properly landscaped, contract with fire departments to offer fire protection to the township and ensure weeds aren’t spreading into fields, lawns and gardens.

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