Lima Holds High Hopes For State Of The State Speech

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The Allen County Courthouse in downtown Lima. The city has seen many industrial jobs leave, but is hopeful of an economic recovery.(Photo: Flickr)
The Allen County Courthouse in downtown Lima. The city has seen many industrial jobs leave, but is hopeful of an economic recovery.(Photo: Flickr)

Governor John Kasich will deliver his annual State of the State address tonight from Lima. It’s a Rust Belt city that, like much of Ohio, saw manufacturing jobs leave and unemployment rise in recent decades.

But the local Ford plant has started running at full capacity again, and a local refinery looks to benefit from Ohio’s growing oil and gas industry.

For a better look at the western Ohio city, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with Lima City Councilman Sam McLean. Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

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