• State of the State to be held in Wilmington
  • March 18, 2015 | Author: Todd A. Snitchler
  • Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Columbus Office
  • Following his tradition of taking the State of the State address on the road, Gov. Kasich on Jan. 30 announced Wilmington would be the destination for this year’s speech on Feb. 24.

    “The story of Wilmington is, in many ways, the story of Ohio. Hit with hard times and an unemployment rate of 14.4 percent just four years ago, the people of Wilmington and Clinton County came together and persevered, attracting new business, growing their economy and reducing unemployment to just 5.8 percent today,” said the governor’s press secretary in a release.

    The City of Wilmington, located in Clinton County, is in newly elected Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s district. “I would like to thank Governor Kasich for his proposal to hold the State of the State address in Wilmington,” said Rosenberger. “It will be an honor to showcase Wilmington and the southwest Ohio region.”

    The State of the State moves to Southern Ohio for the first time, with previous addresses being given in Steubenville, Lima, and Medina.