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A protest in front of the Athens County Courthouse Tuesday against the killing of George Floyd

DeWine: ‘There Is Racism In Ohio And Across The Country’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine dedicated most of his press conference about the coronavirus Tuesday to discussing racism in the state. “The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us,” DeWine said. “I am the governor for all of the state of Ohio. It is my job to serve all… Read More

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No Date Set to Reopen Daycares; DeWine Announces Liquor Rebate Program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine didn’t announce a reopening date for daycares Monday. He hinted Thursday that an announcement could be coming sometime this week, but DeWine said the plan needs more work. “Child care is a necessity for working families,” DeWine said. “As I have said, there is risk associated with action, and… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Prioritizes Coronavirus Testing, DeWine Comments on Protesters

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine’s COVID-19 press conference Monday started out with a moment of silence to remember the four Kent State students who lost their lives 50 years ago. “Today is the 50th anniversary of the tragedy at Kent State,” DeWine said. “A very sad day in Ohio history.” On May 4, 1970, community… Read More

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Ohio K-12 Students to Continue Learning Remotely for the Rest of the Year

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Ohio schools will continue teaching students remotely for the rest of the school year. Gov. Mike DeWine announced the decision Monday, two weeks before his school closing order was set to expire. DeWine said parents, teachers and school administrators expressed concerns about the virus and continuity with just a few weeks… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Confirms First Inmate Death; DeWine Issues New Orders for Nursing Homes, Liquor Sale

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Ohio health officials Monday confirmed an inmate died from COVID-19 at Pickaway Correctional Institution — the first reported inmate death in the state. More than a dozen of Pickaway’s staff members are out sick. Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday he plans to send up to 30 members of the National Guard to… Read More

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

National Guard to Help at Elkton Federal Prison as Inmate Cases Rise

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Nearly 40 individuals in Ohio’s prison system have tested positive for COVID-19. Ten of them are inmates — five at Marion Correctional Institution and five at Pickaway Correctional Institution — and 27 are employees. Most of the employees are from Marion. Gov. Mike DeWine said the state’s only federal prison, Elkton… Read More