by Mark R. PotterRegional EditorThe Tallmadge Democrat who took over the Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court clerk post in April is seeking to run for the office in November, and it's unclear as yet who her Republican challenger may be.Summit County Board of Elections officials said Lisa Zeno Carano filed her petitions June 15, while Republican District 27 Sen. Kevin Coughlin took out petitions June 18 for a Republican candidate, but he did not specify to the elections board who may run.Zeno Carano is seeking to keep the job she was appointed to April 11 to fill former clerk Eric Czetli's seat.Czetli stepped down from the post earlier this year to take a job with the Ohio Department of Transportation.Zeno Carano is scheduled to serve until a new clerk is elected in November to complete the term which expires Dec. 31, 2009, according to the Board of Elections. A special primary election will take place Sept. 11 for clerk of courts candidates to be on the November ballot. The deadline to file for the Sept. 11 primary is June 28, according to Summit County Board of Elections officials."Eric Czetli left a solid operation in place with a great staff," Carano said. "I'm eager to put improvements in place to enhance the operations of the court. Especially important to me is improved communications with the public, judges, police, and prosecutors who do business in this court."Calls to Coughlin's office were not returned by press time. Coughlin's wife Anne was defeated by Czetli in her 2003 bid for the seat.Elections officials said no independent candidates had filed petitions.The court is responsible for receiving and processing court cases from the 16 communities the Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court serves: Boston Heights, Boston Township, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Macedonia, Munroe Falls, Northfield, Northfield Center Township, Peninsula, Reminderville, Sagamore Hills, Silver Lake, Stow, Tallmadge, Twinsburg and Twinsburg Township.By 2009, the court is expected to relocate from its Second Street location to Steels Corners Road near Route 8 in Stow, and change its name to the Stow Municipal Court.Editor's note: Tallmadge Express reporter Ashley Heeney contributed to this story.E-mail: mpotter@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3154