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. Spencerville - CouncilMichael Bice (write-in)Party: RepublicanResidence: Brett Lane, SpencervilleAge: 65Relevant experience: Six years on council, eight years as mayor.Education: Graduate of Spencerville school; one year of college.Years living in area: 65Major issues: Economy is a major issue. We need to attract businesses to the village. I support efforts for a new swimming pool.Gregory Hover (write-in)Party: Non-partisanResidence: South Elizabeth Street, SpencervilleAge: 63Relevant experience: I served on council back in the 1990s.Education: Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. Master’s degree from Bluffton University.Years living in area: 40Major issues: I want to keep our village running smoothly with the least expense. Two important issues include the completion of the water treatment plant and improving our garbage and recycle system so there are fewer complaints. We need to improve our utilities in hopes of getting new business. We need to work to keep the businesses we do have.