Ohio and several other states all were in the bidding to try to coax Sears to move its headquarters. But when PolitiFact Ohio tried to nail down a claim that the Buckeye State was runner up to Illinois, we found the answers elusive.
By Joe Guillen :: Published on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 10:45 a.m.
Location is commonly cited as the most important consideration in buying real estate, and geographic location was the reason that Cleveland once was tagged as being -- or occupying -- "the best location in the nation." Gov. John Kasich put a new spin on that pitch to help sell Ohio. His claim became one of our favorites of 2011.
By Robert Higgs :: Published on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 04:30 p.m.
No issue dominated Ohio headlines in 2011 more than the efforts to rein in collective bargaining rights for public employees. A claim by Gov. John Kasich put focus on a key point in the debate. We picked it as one of our favorites of the year.
By Robert Higgs :: Published on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.
The Kasich-O-Meter tracks Gov. John Kasich's performance toward fulfilling pledges he made on the campaign trail. We identified 21 specific promises he repeated several times, most of which deal with taxes, the state budget and education. Here's some recent updates.
By Robert Higgs :: Published on Monday, April 11th, 2011 at 11:50 a.m.
New Ohio Gov. John Kasich wasn't shy about setting the bar high for himself during the campaign. In a webcast he hosted he made it clear that success requires results. "Let’s think of the campaign as one part of a movement. If you win the campaign and you fail to carry out what you want to do, you failed." PolitiFact Ohio decided to take him at his word, and introduces the Kasich-O-Meter to track his performance.
By Reginald Fields :: Published on Sunday, January 9th, 2011 at 06:00 a.m.
After making more than 100 Truth-O-Meter rulings, the editors who rate the items for PolitiFact Ohio looked back over the year and selected the Top 10 for 2010. Selections weren't just based on which articles were true or false. In fact, only two that got Pants On Fire ratings — awarded to statements that are both false and ridiculous — made the cut.
By Robert Higgs :: Published on Monday, December 27th, 2010 at 05:15 p.m.
John Kasich"s victory over Gov. Ted Strickland was the culmination of a hard-fought campaign in which both candidates at times taxed the Truth-O-Meter. PolitiFact Ohio ran eight of Kasich"s statements through the Truth-O-Meter. His average rating was slightly less than Half True.
By Robert Higgs :: Published on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 01:30 p.m.
PolitiFact Ohio was primed for this fall"s hard-fought governor"s race, ready to examine the candidates" statements on how they would lead the state out of economic hard times and deal with a multibillion-dollar budget hole. But the two leading candidates, Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland and Republican challenger John Kasich, haven"t come through with those details. They have, however, spent lots of time bashing each other. And when the candidates did focus on the positive and tout their own records, truth didn"t necessarily rule the day.
By Robert Higgs :: Published on Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 01:00 p.m.
With just over a week to go before Election Day, candidates in key races across Ohio are showing no signs of letting up on each other. Recent polls have the governor"s race as a tossup. Several of the other statewide races remain close. And some key congressional races could play a big role in determining which party controls the House of Representatives in January. As candidates, and their surrogates, slug it out on the airwaves and in campaign mailings, truth sometimes is becoming a casualty.
By Robert Higgs :: Published on Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.
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