John Dyce hugs longtime friend and labor co-worker Joann Johntony of Girard during the opening of his campaign office at the county Democratic Party headquarters in Lisbon. Dyce, is the Democratic candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives’ Fifth District, which covers Columbiana County. The Guilford Lake resident, a U.S. Navy veteran, was a mail carrier for 26 years and is still president of the Ohio State Association of Letter Carriers. He will face state Rep. Tim Ginter in the fall. In the background is Democratic Party chairman Nick Barborak.