Beacon Journal staff report
Gov. John Kasich’s office said Monday that tickets to his State of the State address later this month in Medina will be made available to the public through an online lottery process.
Ohioans interested in attending should go to http://governor.ohio.gov/tickets/ to enter the random drawing. There is a limit of two tickets per applicant.
The site will be open to applications until 6 p.m. Feb. 18.
Individuals selected for tickets will be notified via email by noon Feb. 19.
Kasich will deliver his 2014 State of the State address at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Performing Arts Center at Medina High School before a joint session of the Ohio legislature.
The venue holds about 1,100 people and is expected to be filled to capacity.
Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols said Monday he isn’t sure how many tickets will be available to the public. He said they are still determining how many are needed for members of the Ohio House and Senate.
“For Steubenville and Lima, there were dozens of public tickets won through the lottery, and obviously, we want to give out as many tickets as possible for this one,” he said in an email.