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Fifty people awarded tickets to Kasich's State of the State out of about 1,100 requests

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: February 19, 2014

Requests from the public to attend Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address in Medina: 1,184.

Number who got tickets: 50.

The tickets were awarded through a traditional lottery, with requests due by 6 p.m. Tuesday. Those who got tickets were notified by email by noon today.

Jim Lynch, a spokesman for Kasich, said the tickets awarded to the public are on par with the number given out during the governor's two previous on-the-road talks in Steubenville and Lima. Kasich will deliver his latest annual address at 7 p.m. Monday at the Medina High School's Performing Arts Center, which has a capacity for 1,133.

"It's always nice to accomodate more people," Lynch said. "Before we took the show on the road we didn't have this capacity at the Statehouse."

Kasich will give his speech before a joint session of the Ohio House and Senate. Lynch said about 550 tickets will go to the General Assembly and about 50 to members of the media. He said others will go to Ohio Supreme Court members, courage medal recipients and their guests, volunteers, local elected officials from Medina County and members of Kasich's cabinet.

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