During the past several years the Putnam County Board of Elections and its employees have been the center of Putnam County politics, name-calling and drama.
Let’s put everything in perspective: Ann Dillinger is the ringleader of a group of people that set out to discredit Ginger Price through the media and any means they saw fit. Price served Putnam County for 15 years as deputy director and director representing the Republican Party. She did an excellent job.
Dillinger, Martin Kuhlman, Marie Heitmeyer and others perpetrated the biggest witch hunt ever against Price and the Republican Party. They set in motion a campaign to discredit and victimize Price and other Republicans with trumped up charges to then-Democrat Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. Once Kuhlman, Dillinger and Heitmeyer got on the board — gone was deputy director Carla Tooman, Director Ginger Price and 20-year board member Lyle McKanna. They used their connections with Brunner to fight against the nomination of Republican Tom Jewers to the board.
There are many issues. We have been fed one side for a long time.
— Charol Fortman Stechschulte, Columbus Grove