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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Warns Ohioans After COVID-19 Recovery

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Updated: 3:40 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who recently recovered from COVID-19 after a stay in a hospital intensive care unit, implored Ohioans yesterday to keep their guard up against the virus. “I came out of this ok, and I’m very fortunate,” he… Read More

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Governor Says Aid For Ohio Renters, Businesses Coming Soon

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he hopes by next week to provide details of an economic aid package for small businesses, nonprofits and people struggling to pay rent. The governor said at his Tuesday news briefing it’s unclear how long the economic downturn will continue and he knows people need help…. Read More

President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2.

DeWine: ‘I Wish The President Would Wear The Mask More’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine says that President Trump’s diagnosis and hospitalization should be a reminder that “no one is immune” from COVID-19. “Ohioans should ask: What are the enduring lessons that we have learned from the president and First Lady’s illness?” DeWine said. “What lessons are relevant to each of us?” DeWine opened… Read More

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Ohio National Guard Will Help Provide Security For Presidential Debate In Cleveland

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Members of Ohio’s National Guard have been called in to help with the upcoming presidential debate in Cleveland Tuesday. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said 300 guard members are being deployed to help local law enforcement with security for the event. “Cleveland officials sent a formal request for us to make… Read More

President Donald Trump stands with gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine as he speaks during a rally, at the IX Center, in Cleveland, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

DeWine Expected To Meet Trump During Campaign Stop

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DAYTON, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll meet President Trump at a rally Monday. DeWine will likely greet the president at the Dayton airport near the governor’s home in Cedarville, but he won’t be at Trump’s rally at an airport in Toledo. DeWine got booed by the crowd at Vice President Pence’s… Read More

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

Gov. DeWine Calls Internet Rumor “Garbage” and “Ridiculous”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine says he generally doesn’t address rumors. But he says he’s hearing from Ohioans who are worried about one that’s spreading on the internet and even being repeated by some Ohio lawmakers. He said it’s important to set it straight. Gov. Mike DeWine says there is no truth… Read More

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Gov. DeWine Finalizes New COVID-19 Reporting Requirements For K-12 Schools

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As many Ohio kids go back to in-person classes, Gov. Mike DeWine says it’s important for Ohio’s students, parents and communities know about coronavirus spread. So, he’s signed an order to require better reporting in schools starting next Tuesday. DeWine’s order requires three things: “One for parents to notify schools if… Read More

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DeWine To Announce Plan For High School Sports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is ready to announce his plan for fall high school sports during the coronavirus pandemic. The governor has hinted that sports will go ahead with restrictions and many decisions left up to parents, schools and local health departments. The Ohio High School Athletic Association also suggested last… Read More

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DeWine Says Racism Is A Public Health Crisis

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) called racism a public health crisis while releasing a report from a task force created to look into how COVID-19 is hitting people of color disproportionately. The minority health strike force identified dozens of issues to address disparities when it comes to health issues for people of color, known… Read More

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Ohio Accepts Plan For $300 In Federal Unemployment Aid

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has accepted a White House proposal for Ohio unemployment claimants to receive $300 in weekly unemployment compensation assistance with no state money involved. Dan Tierney is a spokesman for the state’s Republican governor. Tierney says states received two options for unemployment funding late Sunday. One provides claimants with… Read More

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, and his wife Fran, walk into their residence after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Bexley, Ohio.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Again Tests Negative For Coronavirus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fourth COVID-19 test result for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative Saturday after the governor received conflicting positive and negative results ahead of a scheduled meeting with President Trump on Thursday. The governor and first lady, Fran DeWine, were tested at Ohio State University “out of an abundance of… Read More

A worker at the testing site at the Columbus Health Department talks to a patient before administering a PCR test.

DeWine’s Conflicting COVID Results Bring Attention To Tests In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There have been over a thousand new confirmed coronavirus cases in each of the last four days in Ohio, and Friday’s 33 confirmed new deaths is the highest number in a week. And attention has turned to testing after Gov. Mike DeWine got a positive result from a rapid… Read More

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, and his wife Fran, walk into their residence after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Bexley, Ohio.

UPDATE: Gov. DeWine Tests Negative For COVID-19 After Second Test

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB | AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested tested negative for COVID-19 after testing positive earlier the same day. DeWine’s office sent out a statement Thursday night saying he, his wife Fran and his staff members were issued PCR tests upon his return to Columbus and the results from Wexner Medical… Read More

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive For COVID-19

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UPDATE [10:33 p.m.] Gov. DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19 after receiving a second test upon returning to Columbus. Read more by clicking here.   —————————————————————- [1:06 p.m.] COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) —Gov. Mike DeWine announced that he has come back positive for COVID-19 after taking a test Thursday. DeWine was tested in order to greet… Read More

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E-Warrant Program Intended To Improve Gun Sale Background Check Accuracy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The anniversary of the mass shooting in Dayton is reviving conversations about gun regulations in Ohio. While lawmakers have refused to move Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R-Ohio) gun regulation proposals, his administration is rolling out a program that he says can improve the accuracy of background checks. An e-warrant program in… 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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Ohio Pharmacy Board Reverses Decision On Hydroxychloroquine

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state pharmacy board changed its decision to ban the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) called for a more thorough investigation into the drug. DeWine says Ohio’s pharmacy board should have held a full hearing before ruling that hydroxychloroquine cannot be used to treat… Read More

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DeWine Joins Call For Dark Money Transparency

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The effort to shed more light on campaign contributions is gaining momentum with the support of Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio). He says these so-called dark money groups that donate millions of dollars into political expenditures need more transparency. As DeWine points out, it’s not against the law for independent expenditure groups to make political… Read More

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

Ohio Governor Reverses Course, Calls To Repeal Energy Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has reversed course and called for a nuclear bailout energy law to be repealed in the wake of the state’s $60 million bribery scandal. The Republican DeWine said he continues to support the policy in the bill, including preserving Ohio’s two nuclear power plants as part of… Read More

Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina, left) stands alongside Gov. Mike DeWine during DeWine's first State of the State speech in March.

DeWine Says He’ll Call Special House Session To Replace Speaker If Necessary

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After Larry Householder’s arrest on racketeering charges, his future as Ohio House Speaker may be cloudy – though he hasn’t said clearly if he will resign. Gov. Mike DeWine has called for Householder to quit, and says he’ll consider taking action if his fellow Republicans in the House do… Read More

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DeWine Vetoes Limit On Penalties For Health Order Breaches

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed a bill Friday, as promised, that would have prohibited criminal penalties for violations of state or local health orders related to the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation, which was sponsored by state Sen. Theresa Gavarone, a Bowling Green Republican, would instead have allowed fines of not more… Read More

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Governor’s Company Receives Loan From Virus Aid Program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A company partly owned by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is among those that received loans from a $600 billion-plus coronavirus aid program. The data released Monday shows DeWine Seeds-Silver Dollar Baseball received a loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program for a range of $150,000 to $350,000. The company… Read More

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From Recruitment To Reviews, DeWine Proposes Changes To Law Enforcement

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is proposing changes to the law enforcement process when it comes to recruitment, training, and oversight in response to the anti-racism protests. But other state leaders say the proposals continue to ignore what they see as the root problem of policing. DeWine’s proposals include mandatory psychological… Read More

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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DeWine: Wearing Masks Shouldn’t be Political Issue

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says wearing masks while in public during the coronavirus pandemic should not be a political issue. DeWine was reacting on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday to North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s call for “support and encouragement” for those wearing masks since they may be protecting someone vulnerable… Read More