Stories tagged with: Governor John Kasich

April 26, 2012 - 4:54am
1 year 51 weeks ago

WHIZ  News Director George Hiotis sat down with Ohio Governor John Kasich.

In the uncut interview, Hiotis speaks to Gov.Kasich about his newly proposed tax structure, the October release of exotic animals in Muskingum County, and his future plans in politics.


To see the full interview, click  the tab "Hiotis Talks with Governor John Kasich" on the left side of your screen.



April 24, 2012 - 7:14pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

Ohio Governor John Kasich was involved in what his spokesman described as a minor, four-vehicle fender bender just outside of downtown Columbus.

Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols said the governor was not injured, but his doctor was going to examine him to be sure. Kasich's staff, a JobsOhio employee and the state trooper driving the vehicle were also not hurt.

Kasich's state-owned sport utility vehicle was traveling northbound on Interstate 71 around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,...

February 22, 2012 - 5:06pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

A new Ohio law may change the reputation of one animal breed...

Governor Kasich signed a bill this week which states that pitbulls will no longer be classified as "vicious" dogs. Executive Director of the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County Larry Hostetler said he's pleased with the new law, because pitbulls are just misunderstood.

"Any dog, whether it be a Chihuahua, Poodle, a Boston Terrier, can be made vicious if they're not trained right. And I try to look at...

October 19, 2011 - 8:09pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich called Sheriff Matt Lutz Wednesday night to personally thank him for containing the dangerous animal situation in Muskingum County.

Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols tells WHIZ the Governor wanted to express his gratitude to the Sheriff and his deputies for performing extraordinarily well under extreme circumstances. The Governor will be inviting the Sheriff to the State House to formally thank him.

Nichols says the Governor hopes to have a law in place...

September 7, 2011 - 10:18pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich made a stop in the Y-City Wednesday evening. He spoke at the Campus Center at Ohio University-Zanesville and Zane State on the upcoming exploration of natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shales and how it could mean a big economic boom for Ohio. Click the video link on the left to watch WHIZ Reporter Mark Bullion's full story.

"I'm very optimistic that this is going to work," said Governor John Kasich.

Kasick spoke to mostly elected officials on...

May 27, 2011 - 4:17pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Hot topics like controversial Senate Bill 5 and the state budget continue to spur debate.

This week, when Governor John Kasich stopped in Zanesville to tour the Plaskolite facility, we talked with him about efforts of some Ohioans to repeal Senate Bill 5.

"When somebody in the private sector is paying 23 percent of their health care costs and the average city worker is paying nine, we have people in the private sector paying twice, once for themselves and once for somebody...

May 26, 2011 - 5:42pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich made a stop in Zanesville Thursday.

Kasich toured the Plaskolite facility in the Airport Industrial Park, which is the world's largest manufacturer of acrylic sheet. He says the newly upgraded facility is an excellent example of southeast Ohio excelling in job creation.

"This is what we need more of in Ohio. More investment inside of our state that can allow us to compete not just in the country but all over the world," said Kasich.


March 10, 2011 - 3:16pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

My one on one interview with Governor John Kasich continues Thursday night as he speaks more specifically on how he plans to develop jobs in southeastern Ohio.

The governor said will not raise taxes because it will cause companies to move out of state. He said he wants to give them the resources they need to expand.

"I don't need to tell anybody how difficult it is, but our goal is to create an atmosphere, instead of people flying over our state, there going to stop and...

March 9, 2011 - 8:50pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

"I haven't been in office for seven years, only seven weeks," said Governor Kasich who is already making changes to Ohio's budget that are leaving some residents unhappy.

"People will not stay in a community or a state where they can't maintain or improve their standard of living, people that earn a good living be that union or non-union, can support their families without public assistance," said Township Trustee Theresa Allen.

Kasich said his plans are...

March 9, 2011 - 5:57pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

With the recent controversy surrounding Senate Bill 5, Governor John Kasich is continuing to chip away at the state's nearly $8 billion deficit. The governor said by eliminating collective bargaining rights for unions, it will give power back to the taxpayers.

"Overall this is a part of a major reform plan designed to get our budget balanced, designed to preserve the tax cut, designed to create a platform for economic growth," said Kasich.

He said a lot of people are...

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