Kasich: Ohio’s State of the State to be Delivered from Marietta

Ohio Governor John Kasich will come in dead last when he delivers his State of the State address on April 6. Kasich’s consuming pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination has filled his schedule to the extent that Ohio’s debate falls after the annual messages of governors from all the other states. It also falls after Ohio’s primary election.

Yet, locals are rejoicing the announcement that the governor’s speech will be delivered from the newly opened Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Marietta and the Mid-Ohio Valley to showcase our employers, our educational institutions, and most importantly our hospitality,” said State Rep Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) “We are pleased to welcome Governor Kasich and members of the Ohio General Assembly to Ohio’s first city. I know Marietta will roll out the red carpet and graciously entertain the assembled dignitaries. Our city’s rich history, scenic beauty, landmarks, architecture, museums, restaurants and hotels will make a permanent positive impression on our guests.”

Settled in 1788 by members of the Ohio Company, Marietta was the gateway to the Northwest Territory.

“It is only fitting that Ohio’s first city — and the front door to our nation’s new frontier — host a legislative session as part of our annual State of the State address,” said Kasich spokesman Joe Andrews.

Ohio’s State of the State address will be delivered at 7 pm on April 6 at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta.

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About Callie Lyons

RCNN Publisher and Editor Callie Lyons is an independent journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at Amazon.com and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post and The Intercept. Lyons' work was featured in the 2017 documentary Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. According to Dr. Arlene Blum of the Green Science Policy Institute at UC Berkeley, Lyons' book provided the inspiration for the Madrid Statement, which documents the scientific consensus regarding the persistence and potential for harm of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and lays out a roadmap to gather needed information and prevent further harm. In 2006, Lyons received the Associated Press of Ohio Award for Best Business Writer. In 2007, Ohio Citizen Action presented Lyons with the Uncovering the Truth Award for her environmental journalism. In 2015, the Marietta 9-12 Project awarded Lyons the Freedom Pin for her commitment to democracy and free press.
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