Ohio State University’s newest president says the institution is committing $400 million over five years to lower students’ costs and improve the value of their education.
Gov. John Kasich took his State of the State speech on the road again last night – this time to Wilmington near Dayton, where he talked tax cuts and increases, but didn’t say anything about his possible presidential ambitions.
Wilmington is preparing for a political invasion. Governor John Kasich and most state lawmakers will travel to the southwest Ohio city tomorrow for the State of the State address. It’s a return visit for Kasich to a city that was deeply scarred by the Great Recession.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is asking to deliver his annual State of the State speech in Wilmington, a rebounding southwest Ohio city hard hit by job losses during the recession.
The southwestern Ohio community of Wilmington is a little closer to recovering the thousands of jobs lost with the departure of shipping giant DHL in 2008.
In Wilmington, southwest of Columbus, one in six adults, is out of work, the highest unemployment rate in the state. The small city and surrounding region is trying to recover from the closing of D-H-L’s air cargo hub and the loss of 8,000 jobs.