Two candidates vying for Athens City Council’s Fourth Ward seat in the May 4th primary election will meet in a virtual forum next Tuesday, March 23. Christine Fahl, 12-year incumbent, and Alan Swank, running for the seat for the first time, will answer questions posed by a panel and submitted by the public.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Athens County, the forum will air at 7p.m.

Questions are being taken in advance, due to the virtual format, and must be sent in to no later than 7 p.m. on March 21. The forum can be viewed live in three places:

City of Athens Website, from the “Video” link on the homepage,

Facebook, on either the City of Athens, Ohio — News and Information page ( or the League of Women Voters of Athens County page (

On TV at the Government Channel, Spectrum Cable Channel 1024.

Later, the recorded forum can be viewed on the City of Athens Facebook and YouTube channels, at the League’s Facebook page, and periodically on Spectrum Cable Channel 1024.

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