The President discussed tax cuts and manufacturing jobs in his address.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Ohio Republicans are dismissing President Barack Obama's third State of the Union address as more of the same, while Democrats liked what he had to say about manufacturing.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says he heard little in the way of new ideas to help create jobs. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says the president stuck with what the Republican described as the same failed policies of expanded government and more spending.
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says Obama's speech gave manufacturing the attention it deserves. The president said he wants tax cuts and tax breaks to boost manufacturing jobs. Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur from northwest Ohio says she saw the faces of Ohio steel workers, autoworkers and solar factory employees.
In the audience of President Obama's State of the Union Address was Pickaway County Sheriff Dwight Radcliff, who is the longest serving sheriff in the US, working in the post for 46 years. Radcliff attended the address as a guest of Congressman Steve Austria.
Pictured L to R: Sheriff Radcliff, his wife Betty, and Congressman Austria.