Ohio Offers $400 Million to Lure Sears to the State

This week, WOSU Public Media’s “Columbus on the Record” panelists discuss how Ohio is offering $400 million in incentives to lure Sears’ corporate headquarters away from Illinois to Ohio, far more than Illinois was preparing to offer to keep the retailer.

Also: Ohio’s slow implementation of the federal healthcare law; John Kasich’s softer tone; former Ohio governor Ted Strickland takes on presidential candidate Mitt Romney; and Ohio State hires Urban Meyer as its new football coach.


  • Catherine Candisky (The Columbus Dispatch)
  • Reginald Fields (The Plain Dealer)
  • Greg Haas (Democratic Strategist)
  • Mark Weaver (Republican Strategist)

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Segments On This Episode (on YouTube)

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Will Sears Come To Ohio?

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A Kinder, Gentler John Kasich?

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Ohio Democrats Take On Mitt Romney

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Ohio Stalls On Health Care Reform

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Ohio State Hires Urban Meyer

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