On December 11, 1971 three people met in David Nolan’s home in Colorado Springs to create the Libertarian Party (LP). They were disillusioned with the Vietnam War, policies of the two old major parties, and the “Nixon Shock” of 1971 ( President Nixon’s policy of a 90 day wage and price freeze, 10% import surcharge, and an end to the convertibility between US Dollars and Gold)
In 1972 a network of state affiliates were created, including the Libertarian Party of Ohio. In the Cleveland area, an Objectivist group had been meeting and discussing the philosophy of Ayn Rand. Kay Harroff led a group that created the Libertarian Party of Ohio (LPO), one of the earliest state affiliates.
In 2010, the County Development group under leadership of Scott McClure ratified the Wood County affiliate Bylaws and filled with the Board of Elections to become an officially recognized local party.