MOUNT VERNON — Former Knox County Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster was tapped as the “Republican of the Year” during Wednesday night’s Knox County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.
Eyster was praised by Clerk of Courts Mary Jo Hawkins, who called him “my mentor and friend for 35 years.” She said he was always accessible to young lawyers, set a good example for them, and was always ready to help.
Group protests Congressman Tiberi
MOUNT VERNON — It wasn’t as big as the crowd inside The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre for the annual Knox County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner, but the small group organized by District 12 Indivisible, wanted Congressman Pat Tiberi to know they think he’s avoiding them.
Group spokesman Yutan Getzler said they have been trying to get Tiberi to attend a “town hall” style public form so he can hear the concerns of his constituents about issues in Congress, especially what the Republicans are planning to do about the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.
Tiberi has avoided attending any large public forums but has said he’s willing to meet with small groups in private.
Getzler said Tiberi’s staff has always been polite, but Tiberi has avoided meeting with them.