According to many experts, the biggest issue during the presidential election season is jobs. While the recovery has gone slower than many would have liked, some states have been making considerable progress.

One state that has been able to find success when it comes to employment is Ohio, a key battle-ground state in the race between Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. The Associated Press reports that both candidates will be making stops in the state this week, with the most recent polls showing Obama ahead.

During a
in Vandalia on Tuesday, Romney said that the economy under Obama had fallen short of expectations.

"If this president persists on the road of making it harder and harder for small businesses to grow and thrive, he's going to slowly but surely weaken our economy and turn us into Greece," Romney told a crowd of supporters, according to the AP. "That is not the America that built Ohio!"

While Romney was critical of the president's policies, Ohio has been able to add a number of jobs thanks to efforts by the state government. Under the JobsOhio legislation passed by the House, employers committed to creating 4,666 new jobs from April through June 2012.

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