Stories tagged with: Governor John Kasich

October 17, 2013 - 5:22pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

Democratic leaders spoke out against the elimination of the Homestead Tax Exemption for many Ohio senior citizens.

Local seniors met downtown at the Muskingum County Democratic Party building to listen to democratic state officials explain how the removal of the tax break can negatively affect their future.

"It affects all of the seniors over the age 65, currently they are eligible for the Homestead Exemption on their home, the changes are that anyone unless they make under...

August 29, 2013 - 4:48pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich is encouraging Ohioans to get involved and help end hunger across the state. He's asking you to contact your local food bank and food pantry and offer your help either financially, or with your time.

"See if you can volunteer, there's a lot of volunteers needed sometimes to feed people," said Gov. Kasich. "But it's a great opportunity to combine the private charity that people believe in, with some help also from he taxpayers to make...

August 29, 2013 - 4:29pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

Governor Kasich made a stop by the new Fanatics facility in the ECO Business Park in Frazeysburg on Thursday, to celebrate the announcement of hundreds of new job opportunities with the e-commerce company. Gov. Kasich acknowledged Senator Troy Balderson, State Representative Brian Hill and the Muskingum County Port Authority's, Mike Jacoby, for their contributions in helping to get the company to open up their new distribution center right here in Muskingum County.

"What...

July 3, 2013 - 2:46pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

The $62 billion, two year plan includes added funding to public schools, changes in higher education, added transportation funds, tax cuts and controversial cuts to Planned Parenthood.

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor said, "There's a $2.7 billion dollar net tax cut in this budget. 10 percent individual tax cut across the board for all individuals who pay taxes in Ohio and there's also a 50 percent tax cut for small business."

Taylor says the budget will keep Ohio on an...

September 21, 2012 - 4:42pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich visited Cambridge Friday to get a first hand look at an evolving company.

Over the past six months, Quanex Building Products has added 150 new jobs at its Cambridge facility which is the central hub for its insulating glass spacer production. The company recently made the decision to consolidate operations, closing the facility in Kentucky and moving everything into Ohio. The continued dedication to creating jobs in Ohio inspired the visit from Governor Kasich....

April 30, 2012 - 2:18pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

Harsher rules and higher standards could soon be in place for exotic animal owners in Ohio, if a State Senate passed a bill becomes law.

Ohioans would be banned from acquiring new exotic animals, and previous owners would have to comply with stricter rules. We talked with Governor John Kasich when he was in town last week. He says he recalls the release of the exotic animals in Muskingum County, and agrees with the proposed legislation making it tougher to be an owner.

"In...

April 26, 2012 - 3:54am
2 years 44 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 - 6:14pm
2 years 44 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 - 4:06pm
3 years 1 week 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 - 7:09pm
3 years 19 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...

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