Before and during his history-making State of the State speech Tuesday in Steubenville, Gov. John Kasich was asked where he planned to deliver the address next year.
He will have to talk about that with leaders in the General Assembly, Kasich responded during the speech.
Tuesday was the first time in history an Ohio governor has delivered a State of the State speech outside the capital in Columbus. Kasich was subjected to an enormous amount of criticism for that. The critics are wrong.
Taking the State of the State "on the road" would have been a good idea even if our area had not been the site chosen by Kasich. What he did was to give Ohioans more of a feeling their government is in touch with them.
The Statehouse in Columbus indeed is a good place for the State of the State address. But it is not the only appropriate site in Ohio for the address to be delivered.
We encourage legislators to go along with a long-range plan to hold the event in Columbus some years, and elsewhere - out among the people - on a regular basis.