‘You need to hire a farmer’ is Blystone’s pitch to local Republicans

Joe Blystone told local Republicans that he was forcing a gubernatorial primary because he feels Gov. Mike DeWine allowed government overreach to “run amok” during the pandemic.

“There was no common sense in 2020,” Blystone said Monday during the county’s monthly GOP luncheon. “It was like we were just pulling answers out of our pocket and throwing them to the wind to see where exactly they were going to land.”