THE CANDIDATES | Their background

Six candidates are running for three seats. An (*) denotes incumbent:
Age: 26.Home: 42 N. Cross St..Employment: Physical therapist with Rehab Services Inc., of Cleveland, 31/2 years.Education: Youngstown State University, bachelor's degree in physical therapy.Family: Wife, Jamie; two children.Priority: Having an active part in the decisions of the community and ensuring that city voters have a voice in city government.
Age: 61.Home: 308 Kingwood Drive.Employment: Gallagher Realty, Realtor since 1993. Worked in her husband's medical office for 20 years; owned a craft shop in Columbiana for eight years.Education: Newcomerstown High School graduate, 1958.Family: Husband, Dr. Hubert Keylor; five children.Priority: Keeping Columbiana a quality place to live. Controlling growth and infrastructure to maintain our quality of life.
Age: 41.Home: 210 W. Main St.Employment: Self-employed; Solartec Inc., Salem, 1986-98.Education: Business management technology graduate, Kent State University, 2001; Columbiana High School graduate, 1978.Family: Single; parents, John and Hazel Weikart.Priority: Controlling growth of the community and maintaining efficiency of our local government.
Age: 46.Home: 396 Fairfield Ave.Employment: Application engineer for Appropriate Technology, Cleveland; was project engineer for Buckeye Manufacturing Co., East Palestine.Education: Associate degree in electrical engineering technology, Kent State University; Columbiana High School graduate.Family: Wife, Cynthia; two children.Priority: The city should take advantage of the endless possibilities of the Internet, including establishing a city Web page. Residents and visitors alike would benefit with links to local businesses, schools, chamber of commerce, etc.
Age: 60.Home: 37 Bittersweet Drive.Employment: Ruse Inc., electrical engineering manager since 1997; also worked for William K. Stametz, Fairfield Machine, L.W. Nash and Winkle Electric companies.Education: Associate degree in electrical engineering technology, Kent State University.Family: Wife, Joanne; three children.Priority: To have electric, water and sewer services to all residents in the city limits before annexing additional property and adding more businesses and residences to an already overloaded infrastructure.
Did not respond to the Vindicator questionnaire.