Governor John Kasich

Politics
5:24 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Kasich Decision To Move State Of State Speech Causes Debate

The governor’s plan to take his annual State of the State speech on the road got mixed reactions in the state legislature. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

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Education
12:38 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Ohio Governor to Announce Job Training Initiative

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected today to announce plans for training programs at three community colleges that will aim to provide certain groups of people with job training and employment services.

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Statewide News
8:05 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Nearly $439K Spent on Ohio Governor's Mansion

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.

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Statewide News
4:04 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Parole Board Recommends Against Clemency for Convicted Killer

The Ohio Parole board has recommended against clemency for a death row inmate Charles Lorraine, who was convicted of stabbing an elderly Warren couple to death back in 1986 as part of a robbery. 

His attorneys told the parole board that he suffered from an abusive childhood at the hands of his parents. Further, doctors said he suffered from brain damage due to some sort of trauma or injury.  Lorraine’s defense said those two factors contributed to his violent behavior.  And there were questions as to whether Lorraine was properly represented when tried in court. 

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Statewide News
4:04 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Governor Kasich Signs Ban on Certain Abortion Coverage

Governor Kasich has signed into law a bill to prohibit abortion coverage by health plans operating in the new insurance exchanges that were laid out in the federal health care overhaul.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has claimed the measure is unconstitutional and has said it would fight it in court.

The ACLU of Ohio says the ban on abortion coverage violates a voter-backed state constitutional amendment that says no law or rule should prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or insurance. 

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