July 1, 2016

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Meet-and-greet planned for Medina school board candidates

MEDINA — The public will have a chance to hear from candidates for the Medina school board during an informal meet-and-greet.

The event will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of the Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road.

Debra Lynn-Schmitz, president of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce, said the event will focus on the Medina school board candidates, but is open to all candidates running for office on the November ballot in Medina County.

She said the event would be an informal meet-and-greet where the candidates will be seated at tables and “people can walk up and ask them questions.”

The event will be hosted by the chamber in cooperation with Kids First Medina, the school levy campaign group.

On the Nov. 5 ballot for Medina school board, seven people are running for three open seats. Incumbents Tom Cahalan and Doug Adamczyk, both appointed earlier this year to fill board vacancies, are running, along with five others: Eric Carpenter, Angie Kovacs, Bryon Macron, Ron Ross and Robert Skidmore.

Lynn-Schmitz she didn’t have a complete list of which candidates would be attending, but said all were invited. She said Medina City Council Ward 1 candidates Brian Hilberg and Jay Smith would be there. Hilberg was appointed to the seat in 2012.

The event is free and open to anyone to attend.

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