Tuesday, February 24, 2009

News about Ohio

>> Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is looking forward to getting President Obama's stimulus money, according to the Dispatch:

...Just as Obama pledged transparency and fiscal accountability in how the stimulus dollars are spent, Strickland promised that he's just as willing to make tough budget decisions in two years if needed.

With Ohioans losing their jobs in droves, "they are in need now," Strickland said. "Federal resources are available now. I intend to take those resources and use them to help these folks who are in need."

....Strickland also is using about $1.8 billion in federal state-budget stabilization dollars that will flow into Ohio to help balance the budget and forestall freezes in programs or deeper cuts than he already had imposed....

Gov. Strickland is doing his part to get things moving again in Ohio. Have the Ohio Republicans done anything to help people get back to work?

:) Looks like Ohio State has gotten another football player from that state up north.
The Lantern:

...James Jackson, a native of Grand Ledge, Michigan, will bring his 4.31-second 40-yard dash to the Scarlet and Gray receiving core....
.....Jackson is one of two new Buckeyes to cross over from Michigan. The other is tight end Reid Fragel from Grosse Point Farms, Mich. This gives OSU four Michigan players on its roster, with receiver Taurian Washington and safety Aaron grant already filling spots.

"It felt like it was the right decision for me," Jackson said. "I really like my position coach, coach [Darrell] Hazell, and the rest of the Ohio State coaching staff. Coach Tressel is a five-star type guy. At Ohio State they have a family atmosphere. I like what is going on and I want to be part of it. It's the opportunity of a lifetime; I feel like I won't regret going there."

Go Bucks!