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Two incumbents face challenger

Jessica Cuffman • Oct 29, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Meet the three candidates looking to win two Milan Township trustee spots: incumbents Frank Lytle and Sparky Weilnau, and newcomer Mike Kegarise.

Lytle, a retired General Motors engineer, was first appointed to finish two years of a vacated term. Before he was a trustee, he attended most of the township meetings. “Just being a resident of this neat little town, I thought it’d be a good idea,” Lytle said.

After he retired and was asked to fill the vacancy, he figured he finally had the time to serve.

He believes he has worked well with other township employees and trustees.

“We upgraded Edison Park considerably,” he said. “We’re in good financial condition. Over the years, we’ve had some really good trustees who have the interest of the town at heart.”

Weilnau, a farmer, has served 15 years as township trustee. He also served a four-year term as Erie County commissioner.

“We’ve taken care of the infrastructure, the park, the township hall. Then of course the fire department,” he said. “Being engaged and involved and making sure those things are in good working order for our city is important to me.”

Kegarise is president of Precision Paving on Ohio 113 East in the township. He did not return messages seeking comment.

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