- 2:36 pm Monday, February 12th, 2018 by Staff Writer
Ohio’s governor on Monday ordered flags flown at half-staff around the state to honor two police officers killed over the weekend in suburban Columbus.
The order from Republican Gov. John Kasich applies to flags at public properties and will be in place until the officers are interred.
The order came hours before police in suburban Westerville were slated to escort the bodies of 39-year-old Eric Joering and 54-year-old Anthony Morelli from a coroner’s office to separate funeral homes. Officials invited the public to line the route.
Westerville police haven’t announced funeral details.
The officers were shot Saturday while responding to a 911 hang-up call [More]
- 7:52 pm Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been all over TV lately as he pushes his book ‘Two Paths.’
On Wednesday, he co-hosted The View and offered some thoughts on the feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
“Well it’s shocking everybody,” Kasich said after being asked by Whoopi Goldberg to explain the rivalry. “Don’t ever steal anybody’s dancers, is the message.”
The governor tweeted later that he hopes “these two can Shake It Off and Rise above it all.”
- 9:34 am Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich criticized President Donald Trump’s budget this morning during an appearance on CBS This Morning.
The interview aired this morning on WHIO-TV Channel 7.
Kasich said “millions” of Ohioans would be impacted by proposed cuts, especially to Medicaid.
“The problem here is you can’t just take stuff away when people need to be healthy, they need to be fed,” Kasich said.
Check out the full interview here:
- 3:32 pm Monday, April 3rd, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is set to give his state of the state address Tuesday night.
He is expected to focus on jobs, taxes and ways to fight Ohio’s growing drug epidemic.
We asked followers of our Ohio Politics Facebook page what issues they want Kasich to take on. You can speak out here. Here’s some of their responses:
- 3:40 pm Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich today proposed a 17 percent cut in income taxes through a dozen changes, including increasing the exemptions allowed for families making less than $80,000. Kasich also wants to simplify the state tax code by collapsing the number of tax brackets.
Our Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff has all of the details:
The governor, once again, is proposing higher tax rates for oil and gas producers — an idea that has not gotten traction from lawmakers in previous years.
He is proposing increasing the state sales tax to 6.25 percent, up from the current 5.75 percent, [More]
- 7:07 pm Saturday, October 8th, 2016 by Staff Writer
Republicans like Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman have denounced Trump’s comments as disgusting.
“Donald Trump is a man I cannot and should not support,” said Kasich, a Republican. “The actions of the last day are disgusting.”
However, Kasich has never been a Trump supporter. Comments like Kasich’s feed into Trump’s side of the story saying that the establishment and the media are out to get him.
Establishment Republicans in Ohio have not jumped on the [More]
- 9:57 am Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Staff Writer
In case you missed it, on Friday’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert Ohio Gov. John Kasich was the punchline of a skit featuring actor Steve Buscemi who was making fun of Kasich’s hatred of the classic movie Fargo.
In his book Stand for Something, Kasich talked about how much he hated the Oscar winning movie.
During the clip, a crazy-wig-wearing Buscemi, brought the book to life as Kasich goes to Blockbuster asking that the movie be removed from shelves.
- 5:54 pm Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by Staff Writer
A Bernie Sanders impersonator hijacked a John Kasich rally in suburban Chicago on Wednesday, but had nice things to say about the Ohio governor.
After saying he disagreed with Kasich on most issues, the Bernie impersonator thanked Kasich for “bringing a little class to the Republican debates.”
Kasich welcomed “Bernie” to the microphone and then they took a selfie on a flip phone.
- 2:57 am Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Staff Writer
OK, political junkies all stayed up to find out who won Alaska Wednesday morning, but have we really looked at the numbers on Super Tuesday results?
There was some crazy statistics hidden behind the wins and losses. Here’s a look at the highlights.
Marco Rubio finally won!
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who many think is the establishment alternative to Donald Trump, finally won a state on Tuesday – Minnesota. However, he did not come in below 3rd in any state Tuesday night.
Trump had some big statewide wins
Trump managed to not only win some states, but in some he won every county or nearly [More]
- 12:47 pm Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 by Staff Writer
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought his campaign to Ohio today, on Super Tuesday.
Trump rallied a crowd of thousands at the Port Columbus Airport.
Here’s a look at some of the coverage: