Each general election, The Lima News provides this section profiling the candidates and issues. The Lima News sent questionnaires to every candidate in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Putnam and Van Wert counties for this election section. Candidates had the opportunity to give biographical information and discuss major issues in their races. Candidates also had an option to submit a photograph. Only names and residences identify candidates who did not return a questionnaire. Elida - CouncilMarv Adams (incumbent)Party: RepublicanResidence: South Greenlawn, ElidaAge: 71Relevant experience: Councilman since 2005; served on numerous boards as director; prior owner of insurance agency and shopping center.Education: Attended United States Air Force Academy, Colo., and University of Evansville, Evansville, Ind.Years living in area: Moved to Elida in 2003 and lived in Perrysburg prior from 1967 to 2003.Major issues: My major issue is continuing to serve the residents of Elida, insuring their interests are heard and assist in the growth of business in Elida. We must maintain our current businesses and help investors grow and locate within our village.Larry FlickParty: Non-partisanResidence: East Main Street, ElidaAge: 64Relevant experience: Council since July 2010.Education: Auto/diesel tech at University of Northwestern Ohio; two years at Wright State University.Years living in area: I have lived in the area most of my life.Major issues: Elida has more street work to be completed, and many more projects in the mix. I believe I can make a difference.