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Five seek seats for Washingtonville council

WASHINGTONVILLE — Five candidates are running for four seats on village council. Incumbents include Herman C. Frank lll, Peggy S. Frank and Al Vignon, joined on the ballot by Jim Smith and Leo Slagel.

Peggy S. Frank has held numerous offices while working for the President of the American College of Surgeons. She has held a position on village council since 2015.

Peggy intends to continue her efforts to acquire grants to fund a new water tower. She wants to continue improving the village by addressing abandonment and blight plaguing village properties.

Vignon serves on both the street and village maintenance committees along with his position as council president.

He intends to better the community by making the village a clean and safe place to live. He has a work history including 15 years working at Home Depot and 50 years in construction work.

Herman C. Frank lll would like to rejuvenate council with ideas, including property maintenance codes and addressing issues with unsightly buildings and properties.

He is a Leetonia High School graduate with both LPN and RN certifications from Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.

He brings determination to his position with his ability to hold full-time employment while going to school.

Jim Smith is running for a position on village council. He has experience in business and industrial settings.

He would like to bring more diversity to council and make decisions in the village’s best interest. His educational background includes Columbiana High School and Youngstown College.

Smith has been married to his wife Judy Smith for 42 years.

Leo Slagle seeks to bring his experience serving the community through his church and the food ministry to a position on council.

He holds an elected office on the deacon board at his place of worship along with his previous service on committees regarding single haul waste concerns and exterior property maintenance code.

Slagle was raised on a dairy farm before serving in the US Navy from 1965 until 1969. He worked as a semi driver after his military service and wishes to accomplish tasks in the village through unity, truth and building a sense of transparency.

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