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Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine wearing face masks on June 23, 2020.

DeWine Says He Would Issue A Statewide Mask Mandate If He Could

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he would have issued a statewide mask mandate to slow spiking cases of the coronavirus if the Legislature hadn’t tied his hands through a strict restriction on public health orders. DeWine, a Republican, said he fears a fight with fellow GOP lawmakers, including one that… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Has Been Pleading For Action On Gun Violence

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Gov. Mike DeWine uses his twice-weekly bully pulpit to detail Ohio’s fight against the coronavirus, the Republican chief executive has also continued his so-far unsuccessful crusade against gun violence. After laying out pandemic stats and and warnings about masks and social distancing safety measures, the governor typically also pleads with fellow… Read More

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

New Interview Process for Condemned Inmates Seeking Mercy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the Ohio Parole Board will be given extensive information about the background of condemned inmates asking for mercy before they interview the prisoners, under a change in board policy that addresses a longtime criticism of the interview process. Under the old approach, board members would interview a death row… Read More