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Heilers, Symonds named top Republicans


BOTKINS — In a tip of the cap to welcoming young blood into the local political scene, the Shelby County Republican Central Committee named Aaron Heilers of rural Anna and Lance Symonds of Botkins as their Republicans of the Year.

On Thursday, at The Palazzo in Botkins, more than 140 people gathered for the annual Lincoln Day dinner hosted by the committee. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine topped the bill speaking on political and ground level citizen issues.

Heilers and Symonds were chosen as co-recipients of the award by party leaders. Jim Buchy of Greenville, 84th District State Representative, presented the men with their honors stating, “We (at the statehouse) thank you for stepping forward and continue the fight for our freedoms.” (READ MORE)