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Amy Acton Will Not Run For U.S. Senate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Amy Acton, the former state health director, says she will not be running for U.S. Senate in 2022. But the doctor, who rose to prominence while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, has a message for voters. Dr. Amy Acton was thought to be a possible contender for the Democratic… Read More

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Amy Acton Stepping Down From Columbus Foundation To Consider U.S. Senate Run

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Former Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton is exploring a run for the U.S. Senate. Acton announced Thursday that she would step down from her role at the Columbus Foundation in order to “carefully consider” her future plans. “In recent weeks, there has been much speculation about my possible… Read More

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton holds up a mask as she gives an update at MetroHealth Medical Center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Cleveland, on the state's preparedness and education efforts to limit the potential spread of a new virus which caused a disease called COVID-19. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, watches.

Amy Acton Steps Down As DeWine’s Chief Health Adviser

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Dr. Amy Acton, the chief health adviser to Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), is officially leaving the administration. This is another transition for Acton who resigned as director of the Ohio Department of Health in June, concluding a long, high-profile journey. When it came time for newly-elected governor DeWine to form his… Read More

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Students In Ohio’s K-12 Schools Must Wear Masks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday added another statewide health order requiring all children in grades K-12 to wear masks while in school, with certain exceptions. The previous order was for third graders and older. DeWine said the aim is providing safe schools for students and employees when schools return to in-person classes…. Read More

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Amy Acton Stepping Down As Ohio Health Department Director

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Dr. Amy Acton is stepping down from her position as director of the Ohio Department of Health, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. DeWine said Acton will remain on as his Chief Health Advisor, focusing on the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. “Dr. Acton’s extraordinary bedside manner and wise counsel have helped us all… Read More

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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