Kasich sworn-in; inaugural has football flair

This Sept. 29, 2014 photo shows Ohio Gov. John Kasich, left, joking with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally in Independence, Ohio. Kasich will be joined at his swearing-in ceremony next week by fellow Republican and potential presidential contender Chris Christie. A spokeswoman for Kasich's inauguration committee confirmed Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 that the New Jersey governor plans to attend Kasich's Jan. 12 inaugural celebration at the historic Southern Theatre in downtown Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
This Sept. 29, 2014 photo shows Ohio Gov. John Kasich, left, joking with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally in Independence, Ohio. Kasich will be joined at his swearing-in ceremony next week by fellow Republican and potential presidential contender Chris Christie. A spokeswoman for Kasich's inauguration committee confirmed Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 that the New Jersey governor plans to attend Kasich's Jan. 12 inaugural celebration at the historic Southern Theatre in downtown Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says Ohio and the nation need an infusion of basic values like responsibility, resiliency and empathy in order to meet future challenges.

During his second inaugural address Monday, the Republican governor delivered a variation on President John F. Kennedy’s ask-not speech. He said people should not ask what someone else can do for them, but what they can do to help themselves or someone else.

Kasich said fellow Republicans sometimes mistake economic prosperity as the end goal, when the point of it is to use those resources to help people who live “in the shadows.”

The potential 2016 president contender drew applause at the historic Southern Theatre in calling for bipartisan understanding. He said extreme ideology is the enemy of solving America’s problems.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been formally sworn in to his second term.

The Republican governor took his oath of office at midnight Sunday in the chambers of the Ohio Senate before an audience of about 200 supporters. He was joined by First Lady Karen Kasich and their twin daughters, Emma and Reese.

Both Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor took their oaths, then the governor swore in his Cabinet.

He will hold a larger ceremonial event Monday at the historic Southern Theater, where New Jersey governor and prospective presidential candidate Chris Christie is expected to be in attendance.

An evening gala afterward coincides with Ohio State’s faceoff against Oregon for the national college football championship. Kasich is making big-screen TVs available at the event.

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