MOUNT VERNON — Two of the three Republican candidates for the 19th District Ohio Senate seat answered a variety of questions Monday night during the 9/12 Project’s Meet the Candidates Night at the Knox County Memorial Theater.

 

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8 Responses to “Two of three GOP Senate candidates go head-to-head”

  1. Joshua Morrison

    Well, I’ll forward those concerns to the editorial department, which in the next time something like this comes up, feel free to use our staff directory and send the reporter a direct e-mail or a phone call.

  2. Jacob

    I appreciate those previous stories, but Duncan is pointing out that Thom Collier’s incorrect statements stood uncorrected in THIS particular article.

  3. Duncan

    Joshua, that’s not the point. The point is that in this article, Collier’s comments go unchallenged and uncorrected. A respectable newspaper would slip a comment in after his statement giving the correct information, not just parrot what each person said. The latter is not journalism, it’s stenography.

  4. Duncan

    ‚ÄúLight rail is an upgrade to the Amish horse and buggy,‚Äù Collier said. ‚ÄúThey are willing to give us $400 million to build it, but we have to say no. …It will take $28 million a year to subsidize it.”

    Fact-check this guy! It’s not a light rail plan. The estimate to operate the service annually is half what Collier stated, and put that number in context! We’re willing to pay $1.5 billion for a single interchange (the 70/71 split in Columbus) but not a mere 1/100th of that to operate the beginnings of a state-wide rail system that can be expanded upon? Absurd.

    Journalists, don’t let this man’s lies stand without context and proper fact-checking. Do it right.

  5. Jacob

    Maybe Kris Jordan was afraid that sue-happy Thom Collier would file a suit if he didn’t like one of Jordan’s responses.