- Incumbent Councilwoman Barb Tankersley. Her candidacy was ruled off the November ballot by the Warren County Board of Elections due to an error on her petitions to seek a full four-year term.
- Resident Chet Miles, a retiree who has lived in the village for the past 10 years.
- Resident Claudia Tufts, a member of the village's Park Board and Board of Zoning Appeals. She has also served as a volunteer with the village's fire department.
- Resident Nicholas Lamb. He is currently a utility worker for the city of Franklin Public Works Department and had previous employment as a laborer with the Franklin Twp. road department. An Army veteran, Lamb ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Franklin Twp. Board of Trustees last month.
- Resident Thomas Volpe. A retired business executive who served as board chairman of ClemCorp. Inc. and previously was a vice president NCR Corp., where he worked for 40 years. Volpe has lived in the village for the past 10 years and serves as a SCORE volunteer counselor and as a trail monitor/trail maintenance volunteer for Five Rivers MetroParks.
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Lickliter, the village’s deputy mayor, announced he was stepping down effective Dec. 31 for personal reasons. He has been an at-large member of council for the past 10 years.
He said he is planning for retirement and felt 10 years on council was enough and that he had accomplished a number of things.
“…. We’ve attracted good people to serve on council and we have a great chance to get things done in the future. We were also able to keep the city together during some dark times,” Lickliter previously told the Journal-News.