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DeWine to Meet with House, Senate Leaders on School Vouchers

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Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is scheduled to meet this week with House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) in hopes of reaching a resolution on school vouchers. For weeks, the future of the EdChoice voucher program has been the topic of hot debate. DeWine wants to strike a compromise with the… Read More

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Gov. DeWine Likes What He’s Hearing About Proposed Opioid Settlement

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he is cautiously satisfied with the terms of a potential massive settlement against drug companies and distributors who have been accused of enabling the opioid crisis. Counties could get 30% and the state 15%, with the rest going into a trust. DeWine says he likes the idea of putting 55% of… Read More

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Governor Urges Lawmakers to Take a Closer Look at His Plan to Curb Gun Violence

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he wants state lawmakers to pass his plan on gun violence by the end of this year. And he is urging lawmakers to take a good look at his proposal. DeWine says it’s been about eight years since he shot a gun, but he says he supports the second amendment…. Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine, in a sit-down interview at the Governor's Residence.

Governor DeWine Warns Ohioans About A Virus More Deadly Than Coronavirus

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Two Miami University students are quarantined for possible Coronavirus. The state’s top health officials are watching for more possible infections. But Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says there’s another deadly virus that people should be concerned about. The World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency. The virus, which originated in China, is… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine, in a sit-down interview at the Governor's Residence.

DeWine, Lawmakers had Smooth First Year, but Disagreed Over Taxes in Budget

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In his first year as governor, Mike DeWine seemed to get along well with state lawmakers – including those who’d had a fractured relationship with his predecessor, John Kasich. But there were some disagreements. (NOTE: The full interview with Gov. Mike DeWine will air on “The State of Ohio” this weekend. Watch it at the link posted here.)… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine, with Dean Christopher Peters of the University of Akron School of Law behind him, announces his expedited pardon process at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. Students from the two schools will help screen applicants.

DeWine Creates Process to Expedite Pardons for Some Former Offenders

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Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants to make it easier and quicker for people who have long-ago criminal convictions to be considered for pardons. DeWine says he often sees pardon applications for murderers, rapists and other offenders. “They got a snowball’s chance in hell of getting granted, some of them. And so they’re kind 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 Pours Out Details of H2Ohio Water Quality Program

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Gov. Mike DeWine has released details of his plan to improve water quality in Ohio, starting with preventing toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.  The H2Ohio program will start in the Maumee River watershed near Toledo but he wants to eventually broaden it to rest of the state. DeWine said agricultural runoff is the biggest contributor… Read More

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DeWine Says Addressing Increase in Uninsured Children is a Priority

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There are about 133,000 children in Ohio that do not have health care insurance, according to a report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The study analyzed census data from 2016 to 2018 and found Ohio had the fifth largest rate of increase of uninsured children. Researchers found this was a national trend with… Read More

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DeWine Orders Review of Parole Board Policies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered a review of the state parole system following the alleged involvement of a recently released offender in a crash that killed two 6-year-old-cousins. Defendant Raymond Walters has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 22 charges including murder in the August crash. Police say… Read More

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

DeWine Suggests no Executions at all in Ohio This Year

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For the first time in three years, there likely won’t be an execution in Ohio this year. That’s according to Gov. Mike DeWine, who says an execution planned for December probably won’t go forward. James Galen Hanna is set to die for a Toledo murder in 1978 on Dec. 11. But DeWine has doubts. “No, I… Read More