Enter lottery for State of the State tickets


Ohioans wanting to see Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State address to lawmakers later this month in Lima can add their names to a drawing for free tickets to attend.

Kasich’s office announced the Internet lottery Feb. 11. Names can be submitted online at governor.ohio.gov/tickets through 6 p.m. Feb. 14, with a random drawing taking place Feb. 15. Participants must provide their address, phone number and email address, and up to two tickets will be awarded for each entry.

Rob Nichols, the governor’s spokesman, said about 60 tickets will be distributed for the Feb. 19 event. The administration distributed tickets last year for Kasich’s speech in Steubenville using a comparable online lottery.

Kasich is offering his speech at Lima’s Veteran’s Memorial Civic and Convention Center, which has a seating capacity of about 1,700. Security checkpoints for entry open just after 5 p.m., with the speech slated to start at 6:45.

— Capital Bureau Chief Marc Kovac

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