In this week's edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Karen Kasler of the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau. Kasler details where Kasich has been during his first terms as governor, how his tone will compare this year, and what that means for the annual State of the State Speech. She reports that Kasich will likely focus on education and fracking, but it's doubtful Ohioans will see sweeping reforms like last year's collective bargaining initiative.
Tonight’s the time in downtown Dayton for their First Friday events. Galleries, restaurants and shops will host a variety of free events, including art exhibit openings and live music. And as you wander around you will be hearing Rev Cool from right here on WYSO because many of the places have tuned in 91.3.
The Kings Island amusement and waterpark outside Cincinnati says it plans to hire 4,000 workers to fill seasonal positions. The park says it is accepting applications online for the 2012 season that starts April 28.
Open positions are in various areas, including admissions, entertainment, food and beverage, lifeguards, rides and security.
Applications are open to those 15 and older. The park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.
Democratic local officials opposed to leasing the Ohio Turnpike have announced they'll do their own study of whether it's a good idea.
The leaders from counties across northern Ohio said at news conferences in Cleveland and Youngstown yesterday that they're skeptical of an analysis planned by the state. They expect it will favor leasing, as proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich.
Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti predicted that privatizing the turnpike would be a "total nightmare" resulting in potholes and dangerous lapses in plowing and maintenance.