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LISBON, Ohio (WYTV) – The Morning Journal and 33 WYTV News are sponsoring a candidate’s forum Wednesday in Columbiana County.
The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium of David Anderson High School.
You can watch the forum live here on WYTV.com beginning at 6 p.m.
Among those scheduled to appear are:
- Jennifer Garrision – who is running against incumbent Congressman Bill Johnson, 6th District
- Columbiana County Commissioner Mike Halleck.
- Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken and her opponent Brandon Kovach.
33 WYTV News reporter Gerry Ricciutti will serve as moderator.
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·A decent crowd is on hand, with the forum about to start. Several local political figures are on hand, including former state Representative Bob Hagan and a couple of commissioners.
·Jennifer Garrison’s opponent, Bill Johnson, is not present. When told her two minutes for opening remarks are up, she said, “I’ll take Congressman Johnson’s two minutes.”
·Garrison touts her record of transparency.
·Dan Bailey: I want to bring Google Fiber to Columbiana County.
·Nancy Milliken: This race is about experience.
·Brandon Kovach is attacking Milliken´s record as auditor, saying she has never received a clean audit from the state, among other alleged errors.
·The back and forth between Milliken and Kovach is intense. Kovach is attacking Milliken´s competence, and Milliken is attacking Kovach´s lack of experience.
·Kovach is touting his experience as a data processor. Milliken: ¨Experience is the key to this. Walking in off the street with the staff, it would really be tough.¨
·Barborak says he thinks the campaign between him and Ginter has become too negative. Ginter says he supports Medicare and Social Security.
·Ginter and Barborak are wrangling over Ginter´s involvement in the Peacemaker´s Institute. Barborak says Ginter is on the board, and that the institute supports eradicating public schools and says Medicare and Social Security should never have existed. Ginter says he is not responsible for views on the group´s website.