News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Meaden & Moore

Wayside Furniture


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Kasich talks jobs in Lordstown
Governor wants to secure state's current jobs before attempting to add more
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
Gov. Kasich is pleased with the Cruze's presence in Lordstown, but said "when part of Ohio bleeds, the whole state bleeds," referring to GM plant closings in Dayton and Mansfield.
Courtesy of K. Bhatia
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

On Tuesday, Governor John Kasich made his first visit to Northeast Ohio since taking office, touring the GM plant in Lordstown. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia has more...

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (2:38)



Lordstown is a place that former Governor Ted Strickland celebrated as a sign of Ohio’s economic recovery. But his successor says GM’s 350 million dollar investment in the assembly plant is too rare in the Buckeye state. John Kasich says other major areas need stabilization before job growth reaches the level that the state needs.

One area being explored is natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale, which lies beneath eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia. Some groups worry about the environmental impact of the method used to extract the gas. Fracking blasts water, sand and chemicals underground to fracture rocks and free the gas, and opponents maintain it could contaminate drinking water.

But Mahoning Valley landowners are being deluged with offers to lease their land for oil and gas rights. And Kasich calls the shale drilling -- quote – “a Godsend” for the state. He says a preliminary report shows very good results in one test well, which could be a boon for job creation.

Kasich has suggested opening up state park land for oil and gas drilling.
As for other economic development, the Republican governor insists that at least two of the Big Three automakers told him in private meetings in Detroit earlier this month that doing business in Ohio is prohibitive due to unions, taxes and energy costs.
Kasich was saying little on this trip, though, about his biggest economic plan: transferring control of economic development initiatives from the state Department of Development to a private board of executives. A bill to set up the new board was introduced in the Ohio House yesterday (Tuesday). It would exempt the board and its employees from public records and open meetings laws.
Kasich says Ohio needs the flexibility of a private board to respond quickly to the needs of business.


Kasich would chair the private panel. The Republican-controlled House and Senate are expected pass the bill as early as next month.

Listener Comments:

I can't believe that Mr. Kasich is so eager to jump into something so dangerous, yet worked so hard on refusing to build an already funded high speed rail system. Does he not understand that John D Rockefeller's success was built upon his ability to MOVE the supply chain? Remember, the HORSE goes BEFORE the CART! Our Ohio NEEDS the improved infrastructure. Do something positive Mr. Kasich. Don't do something our Ohio will have to suffer from for a long time. Take a lesson from BP's oil spill. At least that was far away. I hate to use the tried and true, but, NOT IN MY BACK YARD!!!!


Posted by: Theresa Edelman (Waynesville, Ohio) on January 29, 2011 2:01AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

Pluto: Another off-season, another Browns quarterback conundrum
The Browns do need a draftable QB for the future. Johnny Manziel needs to go and that leaves Brian Hoyer and Connor Shaw. Free agency doesn't really have any so...

Exploradio: Improving the lives of paralyzed people
God bless you doctor. I hope to be alive the day that humans, like me, can use the results of your search...

Nature and nourishment down by the river at the Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf
I love QUICKBITES! I look forward to it every week. One question: is it possible to include a link to the restaurant or store that you profile? Thanks!

Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
From a sports opinion Varsity would have a lot more talent to choose from So Im sure varsity sports would improve.Also Timkens name would be much more published...

Canton school board will decide whether to merge high schools
I really hope we can save those jobs, usually we try to cut budgets but the demand is still the same. Then we look bad a year or two after the descion is made. ...

FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices
Would just comment that the plant has admitted the following (as reporting in the Akron Beacon Journal): "The utility has said it may have difficulty keeping t...

Mozzarella's easy when you have a way with curd
Hello, Where can I get such a heater that you have? Does it hold temperature that you set? What brand and model is it? Thank you in advance!! :)

Pluto: A healthy LeBron James is the key for the rocky Cavs
It's time to back our Cleveland professional teams through thick and thin. I've seen management, players and coaches come and go and it hasn't changed a thing. ...

Legal marijuana group offers new details about ballot issue
Americans feel as if they should have the right to decide on their own if and when it is or is not a responsible time to have a drink or smoke a joint. The fac...

The PUCO is assessing what happened in Akron's AT&T outage
not the first time for that steam pipe break... happened in the late 70's when the office was being converted to electronic switch ESS.. was a big mess then but...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University