TOLEDO, Ohio -- Two independent candidates in the nonpartisan primary for Toledo mayor will advance to November's election.
Toledo Mayor Mike Bell and Councilman D. Michael Collins topped Tuesday's mayoral primary in the state's fourth-largest city.
In unofficial returns, Bell received 26.7 percent, or 6,340 votes, and Collins got 24.4 percent, or 5,806.
Bell, a former state fire marshal, is seeking a second term in office. Collins is a retired police officer.
Two other leading vote-getters were Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez, 22.9 percent (5,443), and city Councilman Joe McNamara, 22.4 percent (5,328). They are both Democrats.
The Associated Press