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Kvamme Steps Down As Leader Of JobsOhio

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Mark Kvamme stepping down as leader of JobsOhio
October 2, 2012

The Kasich Administration today announced JobsOhio President Mark Kvamme is stepping down. In a press release issued this afternoon, Governor Kasich announced Kvamme will be replaced by JobsOhio Managing Director John Minor.

Governor Forms Task Force To Boost College Graduation Rates

Figures from Ohio's four-year state universities show 61 percent of students graduate within six years. Just 36 percent of students graduate within four years.
September 12, 2012

Gov. John Kasich is asking the leaders of Ohio’s four-year state universities to work together to boost the state’s college graduation rate.

Kasich Touts Ohio Job Creation In RNC Speech

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich's speech at the Republican National Convention focused solely on economics.
29, 2012

Speaking before the nation’s Republicans, Ohio Gov. John Kasich focused solely on economics and what he called unpopular decisions that led the state’s economic turnaround.

Convention Speaking Slots Set For Ohioans

John Kasich and Rob Portman will have prominent speaking roles at the Republican Convention.
August 22, 2012

Republican convention planners have set speaking slots for Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Rob Portman next week. Kasich is scheduled as the fifth speaker in the Tuesday night session, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Campaigns In Zanesville

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From left: Ohio Governor John Kasich, U.S. Senator Rob Portman, (R-OH); GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney
15, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made three Ohio campaign stops Tuesday. In a mid-afternoon address in Zanesville, the presumptive GOP nominee fired up a friendly crowd in a speech that lasted just 13 minutes.

Ohio Democrats Sue Gov. Kasich Over Public Records

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Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Jerid Kurtz says Gov. Kasich has made several "inappropriate comment" about the President while Mitt Romney or people campaigning on his behalf have been in Ohio.
14, 2012

The Ohio Democratic Party contends Governor John Kasich has illegally withheld records related to his public schedule.

First Bath Salts Indictments In Franklin County

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7, 2012

Prosecutors say the owners of The Joint, The Chamber, and The Garden in Columbus’ Short North neighborhood were selling bath salts and synthetic marijuana out of the stores.

Ohio Schools Move To Blended Learning

Blended learning combines traditional classroom schooling with distance learning.
26, 2012

Combining traditional classroom experience under the guidance of a teacher with online or distance learning via computers and broadband has been catching on in Ohio. It’s likely to increase even more after recent changes to state law.

Concerts, Fried Food Return To State Fairgrounds

This year's fair features some new takes on old food staples, including funnel cakes that taste like pumpkin spice, chocolate brownie and pineapple-upside-down cake.
25, 2012

The 2012 Ohio State Fair opens Wednesday morning with remarks from Gov. John Kasich.

Ohio Tea Party Groups Oppose Governor’s Tax Plan

Ohio Tea Party groups oppose GOP governor's tax proposal.
19, 2012

A coalition of tea party groups in Ohio is calling a tax proposal by the state’s Republican governor “unnecessary and unwise.”