Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is rolling out updated guidelines for businesses and organizations to operate in the colder months to come and medical experts are sharing advise on how people can prepare for indoor visits that can still mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Gov. Mike DeWine has signed into law a ban on closures of houses of worship and on moving the date of an election – though he and other public officials have said those things technically have never happened in Ohio.
A Republican representative who’s been critical of Ohio’s response to coronavirus has proposed a bill to cancel the state of emergency order from March - the foundation of many of the state’s COVID restrictions.
Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is getting questions about why his pick for state health director turned down the job, after she cited concerns about potential harassment as the reason for withdrawing from the role.
Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House), the Ohio Senate President Pro Tempore, has tested positive for COVID-19. Peterson, along with Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) have placed themselves under quarantine.
Gov. Mike DeWine's (R-Ohio) pick to be the next director of the Ohio Department of Health has backed out of consideration for the post. The public health official withdrew from the position just hours after DeWine made the announcement.
Cincinnati’s mayor and police chief have asked Gov. Mike DeWine to lift the prohibition on alcohol sales after 10pm from their bars, saying that ban is contributing to violence. That rule was put in place statewide to help contain the coronavirus, which experts say has been spreading in places where bars are open.
The state is rolling out a new program to help local officials track potential outbreaks of COVID-19. Ohio has put together a network of wastewater treatment plants in an attempt to detect the coronavirus through sewage.
State lawmakers have sent on to Gov. Mike DeWine a bill to shield first responders, businesses and schools from COVID-19 related lawsuits. The bill had passed the House overwhelmingly in May, but this time Democrats had serious concerns with how the Senate changed it.
The state of Ohio is reporting the highest jump in new daily COVID-19 cases since July. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says one contributing factors is the reopening of colleges and the mass testing that's done there on campus.
Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) has a message for the handful of fellow Republicans in the legislature trying to impeach him, "have at it." DeWine says leaders in Ohio should be focusing on more important issues such as protecting people's health and the economy.
For the first time in more than a century, Ohio state lawmakers have drafted articles of impeachment against a sitting governor. And it's a Republican representative targeting a fellow member of the GOP.
The state has released a reopening plan for the performing arts which takes into account the many variables that come with live theater and music, such as food and intermission. However, a final health order has yet to be signed.
The state has entered into an agreement with a company to provide COVID-19 testing for every assisted living facility in the state. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says this marks an important step forward in stopping the spread of coronavirus in high-risk residential areas.
Former Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton is one of dozens of public health officials who’ve been fired or resigned during the pandemic because of stress, pushback and even concerns about their safety. One of the lawyers who’s been leading the charge against some of the orders designed to protect public health in Ohio says he’s fine with knowing he might have been a part of Acton’s decision to leave.