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Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily press conference on coronavirus on March 22, 2020.

DeWine Orders Cuts in State Spending in Advance of Hit from Coronavirus

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The number of deaths from COVID-19 doubled from yesterday – going from three deaths announced Sunday to six today. And Gov. Mike DeWine has issued several orders to state government as it fights coronavirus, saying that he expects state revenues to go to go down dramatically. DeWine said he’s ordering an immediate hiring freeze in… Read More

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DeWine Issues “Stay At Home” Order, Exempting Essential Businesses

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While saying it’s an “absolutely crucial time”, Gov. Mike DeWine said he’s issuing an order for all Ohioans to stay at home starting at 11:59pm Monday – what’s being called a “shelter in place” order in other states. DeWine said the order includes three parts: Stay at home order allows for leaving home for health… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily coronavirus press conference on March 20. Behind him are Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton.

Three COVID-19 Deaths In Ohio; New Orders Issued

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — There are now three deaths related to coronavirus in Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine is opening the state’s emergency operating center, shutting down centers serving people with disabilities and allowing bigger loads to be trucked to grocery stores and medical facilities. The two new deaths are from Cuyahoga and Erie Counties. They join… Read More

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DeWine Says He’ll Strengthen Gun Background Checks System

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Gov. Mike DeWine says his administration is adding another piece to his 17 point plan to reduce gun violence by calling for more required reporting into criminal databases used for background checks. DeWine’s plan to enhance criminal background checks includes requiring warrants to be added to state and federal background systems along with violent protective… Read More