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Gov. Mike DeWine holds a coronavirus press conference on September 15, 2020.

Ohio Top Doc: Too Early To Claim COVID Victory; Vaccine Rollout Continues

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio’s current COVID-19 hospitalizations and average new case numbers continued a downward slide on Thursday as more people receive vaccinations against the coronavirus. Still, the virus remains widespread throughout the state, with all but four of Ohio’s 88 counties at the second highest alert level for viral spread. Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff,… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine holds a coronavirus press conference on September 15, 2020.

Ohioans 80 And Up Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Starting This Week

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Updated: 4:32 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) —Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine celebrated the next phase of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout on Tuesday, broadcasting the inoculation of several seniors during his twice-weekly pandemic update. The state launched Phase 1B of vaccine distribution Tuesday, and Ohioans age 80 and older are first in… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine: Additional Federal Unemployment Funds Coming Next Month

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — The governor hopes to begin sending out an additional $300 per week in federal unemployment funds beginning in mid-to-late September, he said. DeWine spoke Monday with U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia about the assistance. “I’ve made it clear to my team, we need to get this out just as absolutely quickly as we can,”… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio COVID-19 Deaths Reach 1,000 as State Readies to Ease Restrictions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday asked for public confidence in his plan to ease restrictions on businesses as the state recorded its thousandth probable COVID-19 death Friday. At times seeming to address opponents of his gradual approach, DeWine said his administration sought to balance public safety with restarting economic activity. “We… Read More

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

Ohio To Expand Testing, Tracing To ‘Isolate’ COVID-19

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio will “substantially” increase its capacity for coronavirus testing as the state’s manufacturers step up the production of test kit components, Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday. More testing, combined with expanded efforts to trace the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state, will help health workers “isolate” and “kill” the virus, the… Read More