LIMA (AP) - Gov. John Kasich is telling Ohioans that jobs are the state's greatest moral purpose because they create stronger families and allow people to fulfill their hopes, their dreams and their purposes.
Kasich says has succeeded in his promise to put Ohio to work and reclaim the state's title as one of the country's great states.
Kasich says as he begins his annual State of the State speech that Ohio has added 120,400 jobs on his watch, is the number one job creator in the Midwest and number six in the country.
Kasich also is using his speech to remind people the state's budget is balanced and the state has gone from having 89 cents in its rainy day fund to a $1.9 billion surplus.