Sibling rivalry as Ohio brothers vie for mayor

By the Associated Press | October 25, 2011 | 9:46 AM EDT

ELMORE, Ohio (AP) — It's brother against brother in a northwest Ohio village where siblings are vying for mayor.

Incumbent Lowell Krumnow is being challenged on the Nov. 8 ballot by Councilman James Krumnow in Elmore, 20 miles southeast of Toledo.

The councilman tells The Blade of Toledo ( ) the community with a population of about 1,400 is ready for a change and a fresh face. He says some residents asked him to try to unseat his younger brother.

The mayor, who has been in office since 1992, says he believes people are satisfied with his leadership. He also says he has a courteous relationship with his brother and says they communicate.

The election for mayor is nonpartisan. Both Krumnows are Republicans, but Councilman Rick Claar says otherwise the brothers are "polar opposites."


Information from: The Blade,