Thoughts on the election and web comments


Chris Pugh


We’re officially in election season and it promises to be a busy one for area races.

Every Galion City Council seat is up for election and an electric rate ballot proposal is sparking a lot of attention around town.

That said, it’s a good time to set some ground rules.

The Inquirer will preview each area election race at least one week before November’s election.

In each story, candidates will have an opportunity to be quoted. The same policy applies for the electric rate issue.

But starting with our next edition on Aug, 12, in the interest of fairness to all sides, the Inquirer won’t editorially run letters or columns from candidates and those directly involved with the electric rate issue.

As always, candidates and those involved with issues are welcome to take out ads. Ad deadlines are typically 72 hours before publication date.

In addition, we will limit election letters one per person per election issues. These letters can be no longer than 150 words.

Thanks in advance for your understanding. We are looking forward to an exciting election season.

A VIEW ON COMMENTS – We love hearing from our readers.

We get your comments on Facebook and our web site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

With this reality, we aren’t able to immediately moderate individual Facebook and web site comments on our stories.

That said, we understand that some comments can be viewed as offensive.

Please email me at [email protected] with any individual concerns on comments and these will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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Pugh is the Group Content Editor for the Galion Inquirer, Bellville Star, Morrow County Sentinel and Knox County Citizen. You can reach him at [email protected] and on Twitter at @pughcivitas.

Chris Pugh
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