Ohio front and center in Biden's State of the Union
Ohio was front and center during President Biden's State of the Union Address, to the point that a familiar meme came to mind.
A few Buckeye-themed highlights from Tuesday's speech:
- The president called the project site a "field of dreams" and hinted at further Intel investment there should the bill pass.
No more "Rust Belt" — In a later section about manufacturing development, Biden quoted Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
- "As (Brown) says, it's time to bury the label 'Rust Belt.' It's time to see what used to be called the Rust Belt become the home of significant resurgence of manufacturing."
Aiding exposed veterans — The president also noted the medical toll of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits while serving overseas and honored Pickerington native Heath Robinson, who died of cancer in 2020.
- Robinson's widow, Danielle, attended the speech and received a standing ovation.
Editor's note: The story and photo caption were corrected to show the State of the Union address was held on Tuesday, not Wednesday.
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