Voice of the Voter: Who gets credit for Ohio’s economic uptick? - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Who gets credit for Ohio’s economic uptick?

Posted: Updated:

Who gets credit for Ohio's economic uptick: President Barack Obama or Governor John Kasich? 

Auto workers at the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Complex say Obama, but in more rural areas voters say Governor Kasich's business friendly policies.

During Wednesday's leagues at Jug's Bowling Center on Jackman Road in Toledo, retirees from GM Powertrain praise President Obama and the auto bailout as the catalyst for Ohio's economic recovery.

Ohio, a state with unemployment below the US average, moved from 48-th in the country in job creation up to 4th

"Oh, it kept 'em working," says Terrance Lorigan, who is retired after 34 years at Powertrain. "I don't know what would've happened if they didn't.  A lot of employees, the suppliers and everything."

"Definitely the auto bailout," says Mike Kilcorse, who is retired after 40 years at Powertrain.  "The number of employees who have been hired and rehired at the Toledo plant has helped us a lot."

50 miles west of Toledo, the village of Archbold employs more people than actually live there.  It is home to manufacturing like Sauder's furniture maker and the Archbold Container Corporation.  But you won't find many auto workers or Democrats.

Inside The Home Restaurant on Defiance Street patrons credit Republican Governor John Kasich for Ohio's recovery.  They point to his balancing of the budget without a statewide tax increase and recruiting new diverse companies by creating a more friendly business environment.

"I didn't think it was a great deal on that bailout. I thought it was a mistake," says Jim Storer, who is retired. "I think you're better off letting nature take its course."

"Definitely Kasich, just like in Wisconsin because his policies have cut back in some things and just helped us to recover better," says Charlotte Loetz, a retired teacher.

  • Your VoteMore>>

  • Election Results

    YOUR VOTE 2014 -- May 6th Election Results

    Election Results

    Stay with 13abc.com for the latest election results on-air and online!
    Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide a number of issues in our area. Stay with 13abc.com for the latest election results on-air and online!
  • New poll numbers show Kasich holding on to double digit lead

    New poll numbers show Kasich holding on to double digit lead

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:16:22 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik). The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin. The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County ...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik). The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin. The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County ...
  • Ohio race for governor all about jobs

    Ohio race for governor all about jobs

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:12:13 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald conflict, Ohioans can be left baffled. A look at some of the facts about Ohio jobs and the politics behind the debate: ___ THE NUMBERS Ohio's nonfarm employmen...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald conflict, Ohioans can be left baffled. A look at some of the facts about Ohio jobs and the politics behind the debate: ___ THE NUMBERS Ohio's nonfarm employmen...
  • LocalMore>>

  • Now Open: Appliance Center

    Now Open: Appliance Center

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:21:09 GMT
    Appliance Center home store is opening a new outlet location in Maumee. It will sell furniture, appliances, mattresses, electronics and more at outlet prices. The store's official grand opening is Saturday at 10 a.m. The Appliance Center outlet is located at 1035 Conant Street.
    Appliance Center home store is opening a new outlet location in Maumee. It will sell furniture, appliances, mattresses, electronics and more at outlet prices. The store's official grand opening is Saturday at 10 a.m. The Appliance Center outlet is located at 1035 Conant Street.
  • TPD sends K-9 dog for evaluation after biting 9-yr-old

    TPD sends K-9 dog for evaluation after biting 9-yr-old

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:12:27 GMT
    We continue to follow a story we first told you about last night at 11. The Lucas County Canine Care and Control has deemed a Toledo police dog dangerous. A 9 year old boy was bit by the dog. Tonight his grandmother is speaking out. K-9 dogs are trained to kill and protect. They are police officers first. According to a recent evaluation of JJ he may have misinterpreted the kids playing and simply thought he was doing job. In a document obtained by 13abc the family of a 9 year old bit by a TP...
    We continue to follow a story we first told you about last night at 11. The Lucas County Canine Care and Control has deemed a Toledo police dog dangerous. A 9 year old boy was bit by the dog. Tonight his grandmother is speaking out. K-9 dogs are trained to kill and protect. They are police officers first. According to a recent evaluation of JJ he may have misinterpreted the kids playing and simply thought he was doing job. In a document obtained by 13abc the family of a 9 year old bit by a TP...
  • State revokes license of Toledo’s only abortion clinic

    State revokes license of Toledo’s only abortion clinic

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:11:51 GMT
    Capital Care Network on West Sylvania Avenue is scheduled to be shut down as a surgery center in less than two weeks.
    Capital Care Network on West Sylvania Avenue is scheduled to be shut down as a surgery center in less than two weeks.

  • RegionalMore>>

  • Michigan inmate mistakenly released for 5 days

    Michigan inmate mistakenly released for 5 days

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:03:49 GMT
    Berrien County officials say an inmate waiting to be sentenced for sexually assaulting a child was mistakenly released due to a paperwork problem.
    Berrien County officials say an inmate waiting to be sentenced for sexually assaulting a child was mistakenly released due to a paperwork problem.
  • Fired OSU band director says he was fixing culture

    Fired OSU band director says he was fixing culture

    The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members.
    The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed.
  • Ohio announces second fine against company that feeds inmates

    Ohio announces second fine against company that feeds inmates

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:04:28 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last,...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last,...
  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • TPD sends K-9 dog for evaluation after biting 9-yr-old

    TPD sends K-9 dog for evaluation after biting 9-yr-old

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:12:27 GMT
    We continue to follow a story we first told you about last night at 11. The Lucas County Canine Care and Control has deemed a Toledo police dog dangerous. A 9 year old boy was bit by the dog. Tonight his grandmother is speaking out. K-9 dogs are trained to kill and protect. They are police officers first. According to a recent evaluation of JJ he may have misinterpreted the kids playing and simply thought he was doing job. In a document obtained by 13abc the family of a 9 year old bit by a TP...
    We continue to follow a story we first told you about last night at 11. The Lucas County Canine Care and Control has deemed a Toledo police dog dangerous. A 9 year old boy was bit by the dog. Tonight his grandmother is speaking out. K-9 dogs are trained to kill and protect. They are police officers first. According to a recent evaluation of JJ he may have misinterpreted the kids playing and simply thought he was doing job. In a document obtained by 13abc the family of a 9 year old bit by a TP...
  • Now Open: Appliance Center

    Now Open: Appliance Center

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:21:09 GMT
    Appliance Center home store is opening a new outlet location in Maumee. It will sell furniture, appliances, mattresses, electronics and more at outlet prices. The store's official grand opening is Saturday at 10 a.m. The Appliance Center outlet is located at 1035 Conant Street.
    Appliance Center home store is opening a new outlet location in Maumee. It will sell furniture, appliances, mattresses, electronics and more at outlet prices. The store's official grand opening is Saturday at 10 a.m. The Appliance Center outlet is located at 1035 Conant Street.
  • State revokes license of Toledo’s only abortion clinic

    State revokes license of Toledo’s only abortion clinic

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:11:51 GMT
    Capital Care Network on West Sylvania Avenue is scheduled to be shut down as a surgery center in less than two weeks.
    Capital Care Network on West Sylvania Avenue is scheduled to be shut down as a surgery center in less than two weeks.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!