Ohio gov knew year ago speech would leave Columbus

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Gov. John Kasich says he knew a year ago that he would move his annual State of the State speech out of Columbus.

Kasich, as he started the speech Tuesday, said he chose the city of Steubenville because of its top-ranked elementary school Wells Academy.

Kasich's address is the first State of the State held outside Columbus.

The governor is highlighting Wells Academy as a school that's been able to hit achievement marks without a big budget.

Kasich is known for an unorthodox approach to being governor, including not following prepared remarks for big speeches.