John Kostyo was born in Findlay, Ohio on February 9, 1955, as the second of three children born to Bob and Mary Kostyo. Bob and Mary were teachers for many years in Findlay City Schools.
In the Kostyo home, debate and the political process merged as events of the 1960′s and 1970′s unfolded. These many events continue to serve as a reference point for generations of Americans. Further, local issues as the collective rights of teachers and other employment issues were greeted at the Kostyo dinner table.
The Kostyo home was always a place for learning, growth, debate and values focused on the importance of family and individual rights. John attended Northview Elementary, Central and Glenwood Junior High Schools and Holy Spirit High School in Toledo. In