Gov. John Kasich had signed Senate Bill 337 into law days earlier, but he recognized the opportunity that came with a "ceremonial" signing in front of a Cleveland audience that until recently would have been unpredictable, if not hostile. Before Kasich re-enacted the signing of the criminal justice reform measure on Monday, he closely scanned the crowd crammed into the stifling gymnasium of Elizabeth Baptist Church. He needed a prop. Smiling politicians, staff and clergymen surrounded him, but he needed someone else.