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Gov. Mike DeWine gives a coronavirus update from his home on August 20, 2020.

Ohio Sets Record With More Than 7,000 New Coronavirus Cases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A day after Gov. Mike DeWine strengthened face mask orders, the state reported 7,101 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Ohio to 274,457. ICU admissions remain about the same, DeWine said, with 35 new deaths. “Every single county in Ohio is a high-incidence county,” DeWine… Read More

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Ohio Counties Avoid Turning ‘Purple,’ But DeWine Cautions There Is ‘No Place To Hide’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Despite much speculation, not a single Ohio county turned “purple” on the state’s coronavirus health advisory scale Thursday, however, the previous day the state saw its highest single-day increase in cases ever – 3,590. As of Thursday, cases in the state totaled 208,937; deaths 5,275; hospitalizations 18,800; and ICU admissions 3,816…. Read More

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What Monitoring Wastewater Can Tell Ohioans About COVID-19’s Spread

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has many data points to consider when looking at how the novel coronavirus is spreading throughout the state – the number of deaths, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions chief among them. But the state now has a new tool in its fight against the virus: wastewater. That means… Read More

Cincinnati Police Department officers in full riot gear stand across the sidewalk and barricade from protestors as demonstrators continue to rally and protest the murder of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Cincinnati.

DeWine Wants Standards On Law Enforcement Response To Protests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — As demonstrations continue in honor of George Floyd and many cities in Ohio and elsewhere have come under fire for police response to such protests, Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced he is asking Ohio’s Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board to develop minimum standards on law enforcement response to mass protests. They… Read More

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Minority Strike Force Team Unveils First Recommendations

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Cincinnati Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman, a member of Ohio’s Minority Strike Force team assembled during the COVID-19 pandemic, joined Gov. Mike DeWine’s Thursday briefing to reveal the first steps the team is taking to combat inequalities in the state’s response. “We’ve all been working incredibly hard,” Smitherman said. “The recommendations being formulated,… Read More

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DeWine Announces Opening Dates for Childcare Centers, Day Camps, Gyms and More

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on Thursday announced a slew of openings for various industries that have been closed for nearly two months during the coronavirus pandemic. On May 31, childcare centers will be allowed to reopen under a new set of “rigorous” standards, including daily temperature checks… Read More

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Ohio Bars, Restaurants and Salons to Start Reopening May 15

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday unveiled dates and guidelines for reopening bars and restaurants, as well as barber shops, hair salons and other personal care businesses that have been closed for more than 50 days due to stay-at-home orders over the coronavirus pandemic. Barber shops, salons, spas and the like can… Read More

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Ohio Corrections Director Outlines How Prisons are Coping in this Pandemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Gov. Mike DeWine used his Thursday briefing on coronavirus in Ohio to provide some insight into what the state’s prisons are doing to battle the pandemic within their walls. Mass testing was conducted at Ohio’s prisons in April. At that time almost 3,800 inmates tested positive for COVID-19, according to the… Read More

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DeWine Seeks to Loosen Some Medicaid Requirements

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced he is submitting a waiver application to the federal government asking for flexibility in Medicaid specifications in order to better combat the coronavirus. That includes such measures as allowing services to be provided at alternative locations and removing staffing level requirements. If approved, the… Read More