The last speaker of the house that came from Ohio was Nicholas Longworth. Like Boehner, he was a Republican from the Cincinnati area. He faced similar challenges during his time in office and was known for working with both sides of the aisle. Boehner has said that Longworth is an influence for him and that could be an indication of how he will lead congress, according to Dan Birdsong, a political science professor at the University of Dayton.
US diplomat Richard Holbrooke, died last night at the age of 69.President Obama called Holbrook a "true giant of American Foreign Policy". He served as the Presidents special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan and his career spanned decades, working with every Democratic President since John F. Kennedy. In Dayton, he is best remembered as the architect of the Dayton Peace Accords.
"It's a loss for the country, it's loss of Dayton. We loved him and he loved us right back," says Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph.
Emily McCord speaks to Dayton Business Journal editor, Don Baker, in the week's edition of PoliticsOhio. They discuss the impact of John Kasich's election on the Dayton business community, plans for Ohio's Third Frontier Program, and Kasich's commitment to privatizing the Ohio Department of Development and what that may mean for the region.
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.