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Following Orlando, Ohio Gov. John Kasich Worries About Safety During the GOP Convention

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JO INGLES
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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Gov. John Kasich says the mass shooting in Orlando shows the importance of making sure safety measures are in place at places where large crowds gather.

Kasich says safety will be a concern for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month, and he'll be talking to the Ohio Highway Patrol about how to increase security.

“Part of it has to do with an ability to have better exits planned in all of these buildings. This is kind of a reality of where we are and we are obviously going to have to step up our game around this.”

Kasich says he doesn’t want to have a knee-jerk reaction where gun control is concerned. But Kasich says while gun laws are more of a federal issue, this is a problem that requires a comprehensive approach. 

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment. Jo started her career in Louisville, Kentucky in the mid 80’s when she helped produce a televised presidential debate for ABC News, worked for a creative services company and served as a general assignment report for a commercial radio station. In 1989, she returned back to her native Ohio to work at the WOSU Stations in Columbus where she began a long resume in public radio.