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Kasich says Ohio is no longer 'rickety and rockety'
And the governor maintains that makes it better for business
Story by ANN THOMPSON


 
Wilmington Air Park is recovering slowly.
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The Wilmington Air Park, left largely vacant five years ago, has taken a major step redeveloping the site. 

Airborne Maintenance and Engineering, a tenant, has doubled the size of its hangar so it can work on more and bigger aircraft. 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich was on hand for the grand opening and says it's a step in the right direction as Ohio pursues more business for the air park.

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“With companies being more certain that they’re not going to get whacked up side the head because something’s going to happen because the state is rickety and rockety, that offers us the great foundation to attract more companies.” 

Kasich wore a yellow tie, saying he is confident the sun will come out in Wilmington. DHL closed its domestic hub in 2009, putting 8,000 employees out of work.

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