Governor John Kasich

Statewide News
8:35 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Kasich Says Long-Awaited Turnpike Plan Coming on Thursday

The governor is hinting strongly that a plan to lease the Ohio Turnpike is coming soon, possibly official by the end of the week.

Gov. John Kasich has been talking about his turnpike plans for months, but not releasing many hints, other than to say that he considers the toll road an undervalued asset. But he told a group of county commissioners and county engineers to think about the turnpike this way:

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:04 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Ohio Looks at rules on Youth Sports Head Injuries

Ohio is just one step away from new rules that will require youth sports coaches to sit players who show concussion-like symptoms.

State lawmakers approved the proposal that's aimed at protecting young athletes with head injuries.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich agreed to sign it into law.

The new rules apply to youth sports organizations outside of the Ohio High School Athletic Association schools that already have their own guidelines.

It requires players to sit out games and practice if they have symptoms of a concussion or head injury.

Politics
3:53 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Kasich Faces Off With Oil And Gas Drillers

Oil and gas drilling companies in Ohio have been in the spotlight this week. Governor Kasich raised concerns that these companies are bringing out of state workers to fill these jobs. Statehouse Bureau Chief Karen Kasler joins Emily McCord to discuss the relationship between the Governor and the Oil and Gas Industry in Ohio.

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Politics
7:35 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Ohio Official Rebuffs Idea of Challenging Kasich

Ohio's elections chief has squelched rumors he might be preparing to challenge Gov. John Kasich in a Republican primary two years from now.

Secretary of State Jon Husted told reporters Thursday that if he runs for anything in 2014 it would be for re-election to his current job, where he oversees business filings and elections in the battleground state.

The 45-year-old Husted has served as state senator and speaker of the Ohio House. He's widely mentioned as an eventual contender for the governorship.    

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The Economy & Business
8:35 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Kasich Blasts Out of State Oil and Gas Workers, But Drillers Fight Back

The oil and gas boom has brought in lots of activity to eastern Ohio, and perhaps lots of out of state workers. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports says that’s a problem for the governor.

Gov. John Kasich has joked several times about the people he wants to see working with the oil and gas industry in Ohio, including in his State of the State speech in February.

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