Ohio Gov. John Kasich Tuesday night gave a full house at the Republican National Convention in Tampa a glowing report of all the good things he says have happened in Ohio since he took office, but blamed President Obama for holding the state back.
"When I came into office we were 48th in the country in job creation,'' Kasich said in an eight-minute speech to the delegates at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. "We had 89 cents in our rainy day fund. Most kids have more than that in their piggy banks."
House Speaker John Boehner grew up in Reading, where his father ran a bar where he and his brothers swept the floors as kids.
Tuesday night, as speaker of the House and permanent chairman of the Republican National Convention, he started out his speech to open the evening session with a story from the bar in Reading.
"My dad and my uncles owned a bar outside of Cincinnati,'' Boehner said. "I worked there growing up, mopping floors, waiting tables. Believe me when I say I learned how to deal with every character who walked in the door.
Artist Annie Ruth and CPS students unveiled the Global Canvas Quilt Tuesday afternoon at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The mural was created by more than 500 World Choir Games participants and spectators July 4-14 using mixed media to design colorful four-by-four-inch canvases.
It was a collaborative project involving the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Art Museum and Arts on the Corner, a program created by Ruth.
Ruth said she was inspired to launch the project so the community could embrace the Games through art.