Updated Thu, Jan 19, 2012 5:06 am
Gov. John Kasich will deliver his State of the State speech at an award-winning public elementary school in eastern Ohio instead of at the Statehouse.
Kasich said Wednesday he'll give the address Feb. 7 at Wells Academy in Steubenville.
The traditional joint legislative session will be convened, requiring lawmakers, Supreme Court justices, Cabinet officials and statewide officeholders to make the trip.
Kasich is making history by taking the annual address on the road.
Wells, founded in 1989, shares a building with Steubenville High School.
It's been recognized as the best school in Ohio, with 100 percent of students testing proficient in reading and math last school year.
The administration says the results came through innovation, despite socioeconomic hurdles faced by its 319 pupils.