COLUMBUS—Gov. John Kasich's predecessors in the governor's office typically met with reporters one-on-one to conduct end-of the-year interviews.
Not so Mr. Kasich, who has eschewed that practice and who has let it be known that he doesn't read Ohio newspapers.
Instead he held a talk show-style press conference with the Statehouse media Monday to highlight what he considers to be unprecedented freshman year accomplishments.
The year-long battle over his Senate Bill 5 wasn’t on the list, but the issue dominated headlines in 2011 and came up in questions from reporters.
“I know you folks are so fixated on this,’’ Mr. Kasich said when asked about it. “That was a time when the shark ate me. It’s okay…It was a big deal because there were a lot of protests and things like that, but you missed the story. Someday the story will be written about what really happened here, an unbelievable amount of change that has happened in the state of Ohio and the benefits of that change.’’
More details in Tuesday’s edition.
Blade Columbus Bureau Chief