Ohio Governor Remembers Voinovich as ‘Unifier’

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is remembering fellow Republican George Voinovich as “a unifier who thought outside the box.”

Voinovich died early Sunday at his home in Cleveland. He was 79.

Kasich said the former Ohio governor, U.S. senator and Cleveland mayor “never gave up and worked hard for the ideas he believed in up until the very end of his life.”

He said Voinovich “was guided by two ideas: love God and love your neighbor,” and he used those principles to help Ohioans accomplish more by working together.

Former aide Curt Steiner said members of the Voinovich family were gathering at his home in Collinwood on Sunday. He described Voinovich as “the grand champ of Ohio politics,” because he served in so many positions over so many years.