COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — An Ohio gubernatorial candidate forum went on as scheduled Wednesday — without one of two candidates.

The one-hour forum, hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Club, featured Democratic candidate for governor Nan Whaley and was moderated by NBC4’s Colleen Marshall. Republican candidate and current Gov. Mike DeWine was invited to the forum, but he did not attend.

The forum started at noon with questions from the moderator and ended with audience questions.

NBC4 is a forum partner and livestream sponsor. You can watch a recording of the forum in the video player above.