PIQUA — A community education forum featuring state and local issues and candidates in the Nov. 7 election affecting Piqua area residents will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 7:30-9 p.m. at the YWCA Piqua. The event is free and open to the public.
The two local issues with representatives in attendance will be Miami County Park District operating levy (Scott Myers) and Piqua City Schools levy renewal (Dwayne Thompson).
Those candidates participating in the event include Piqua City Commission Ward 3 (write-in candidates: Jack Bastian, Brad Boehringer, David Jones and Kris Lee), Ward 4 (write-in candidates: Timothy Lee, David Short and Joseph Sorrell) and Piqua City School Board of Education (certified candidates on the ballot: Andy Hite and Kelly McMaken, and write-in candidates: Nicholas Alexander and Sean Ford).
A brief explanation with pros and cons of state issues 1 and 2 will be presented for information only. The process used to vote for write-in candidates on the ballot will also be explained.
Written questions from the audience will be accepted and presented to the candidates and issue representatives by moderator Karen Wendeln.
The forum will be broadcast live by WPTW (1570 AM and 98.1 FM) and will also be taped for later broadcast by Piqua Indian Nation (Channel 5).
For more information, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.