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JobsOhio group starts ad campaign promoting Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's private job-creation entity has launched a $1.4 million ad campaign to promote economic development in the state.

JobsOhio's Thrive in Ohio ads run through early December. Officials say they're designed to spread the word about Ohio people and businesses thriving economically and draw others to Ohio.

The campaign includes a mix of television, print and online advertising. It features a 30-second television commercial on most major networks in the state and print ads in major newspapers in Ohio and around the country. A ThriveInOhio.com website has also been launched to share success stories.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald criticized the campaign as promoting Gov. John Kasich using public money.

JobsOhio President John Minor said the spots show Ohioans are getting back to work and businesses are growing.