Former Governor Ted Strickland

Now that Former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland has announced he won’t run again for Governor in 2014, the question turns to who the party will find to take on current Republican Governor John Kasich. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports on some of the possible contenders.

Democratic Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald is widely mentioned as a possible candidate for Governor in 2014, a move he says he’s considering.

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland says it's time to bring gun rights advocates, the entertainment industry and politicians together to reduce violence after the massacre of 26 people at a Connecticut school last week.

Strickland is a Democrat and his career was built with help from the National Rifle Association. He spoke yesterday after participating in the Ohio Electoral College that delivered Ohio's 18 electoral votes for President Barack Obama.

Wayne Baker

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan made his way to the Miami Valley area over the weekend. The Wisconsin senator stopped just outside of Yellow Springs at Young's Jersey Dairy to speak.

Ryan's message to those who braved the cold and windy day centered on the economy, small business owners and foreign policy.

Former Gov. Ted Strickland appears to be continuing the “attack dog” role he took on at the Democratic National Convention, going after Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney. Strickland sounded off on the video that’s surfaced of Romney at a dinner for wealthy donors in Florida, in which he characterized the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay income tax as “victims” who don’t take responsibility for their lives. Strickland said he feels Romney’s comments make him unqualified to be president.

Former Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland never expected to see himself so much in campaign advertising this year - especially in a commercial for Republican Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

The 2012 Barack Obama campaign co-chairman can be seen nodding agreement behind then-candidate Hillary Clinton in 2008 as she criticizes Obama for mailings she says distorted her record. The Romney ad claims Obama uses the same tactics against him.

Former Gov. Ted Strickland has shut down his campaign fund but isn't ready to rule out another run for the office he held for four years.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich doesn't live at the state's official governor's residence, but taxpayers paid to fix the mansion's roof and to keep cable running at the home this year.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that more than $438,000 was spent in 2011 to staff, maintain and repair the mansion in Bexley, just outside of Columbus.

Kasich and his family have chosen to stay at their home in nearby Westerville. The state provides security for that home at an undisclosed cost.

The family has used the official governor's residence for occasional stays and meetings.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio will pay cash to tens of thousands of state workers this month to make up for personal days they gave up over the past two years to help balance the state budget.

The Associated Press has learned that each full-time employee is receiving the equivalent of four days' wages plus four sick days. That's in exchange for eight personal days conceded under the union contract negotiated under former Gov. Ted Strickland.

Swapping sick for personal days is beneficial for the state. Sick time - unlike personal time - is only partially reimbursed when unused.

Lame-duck Governor Strickland Still Has Work Ahead

Nov 19, 2010

Emily McCord speaks with Karen Kasler from Ohio Public Radio's Statehouse Bureau in this week's PoliticsOhio. Kasler discusses Strickland agenda until Kasich assumes the role of Governor and why we don't know who is applying for public office, per Kasich's resume request.

What The Change At The State House Means

Nov 5, 2010

The election is over and Republicans now hold all major statewide offices and both the house and senate. In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Statehouse Bureau Chief, Karen Kasler, on what the change means for the state and what Governor Strickland may do in his final moments in office.