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John Kasich to join Kerry, Schwarzenegger at climate change town hall




Governor John Kasich of Ohio speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Source: Gage Skidmore)

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich will join two other well-known figures at an upcoming town hall discussion on the topic of climate change.

Kasich will be joined Sunday, March 8 by John Kerry, the former Secretary of State and senator from Massachusetts, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California. Schwarzenegger is already in Central Ohio that weekend for his annual Arnold Sports Festival.

The town hall, to be held at Otterbein University, is part of the new initiative World War Zero — which is a “coalition of people who are committed to addressing the climate crisis.” The group purports to involve people “from all walks of life and every part of the political spectrum.”

The town hall is set to be moderated by Erika Alexander, the cofounder of Color Farm Media.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is available online at

Tyler Buchanan is an award-winning journalist who has covered Ohio politics and government for the past decade. A Bellevue native and graduate of Bowling Green State University, he most recently spent 6 1/2 years as a reporter and editor of The Athens Messenger and Vinton-Jackson Courier newspapers. He is a member of the BG News Alumni Society Board and was a 2019 fellow in the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.

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