Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. Mike DeWine signs heartbeat abortion bill into law in 2019
Karen Kasler

State lawmakers have sent to Gov. Mike DeWine a bill that prohibits doctors from using telemedicine to prescribe abortion medication. It’s the second bill limiting abortion that’s passed the legislature during the past couple of weeks.

Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Ashtabula)
Jo Ingles

State lawmakers have been considering overriding Gov. Mike DeWine's veto of a bill that would limit his ability to enact health orders like the ones he put in place closing the state’s businesses back in the spring due to the pandemic. But the big question is whether the legislature has enough votes to override the veto. 

Gov. DeWine watches Ohio National Guard members prepare refrigeration units for vaccines
Ohio Channel

Ohio is expected to get about a half million doses of COVID-19 vaccines during the next month. And Gov. Mike DeWine has laid out the state’s plan for processing and distributing those vaccines. 

Legal abortion advocates rally at Ohio Statehouse
Jo Ingles

The Ohio House has passed, along party lines, another abortion bill. This one requires fetal remains from abortions be buried or cremated.

Gov. Mike DeWine
Jo Ingles

Gov. Mike DeWine says he will veto a bill that’s headed for his desk that would restrict his authority to shut down businesses statewide in a future health order.

Ohio has hit an all-time high in the number of positive cases of COVID-19. During the past 24 hours, 3,590 Ohioans have tested positive for the virus. DeWine is now asking local communities to do more to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

Fmr. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Jo Ingles

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did debate prep with President Trump in Cleveland last month. A few days after the debate, he was hospitalized with COVID-19. Thursday, Christie made a special guest appearance in Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefing to drive home a point DeWine has been making. 

Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Department of Health

State health leaders say COVID-19 infections are increasing in recent weeks when compared with the same time last month. And Gov. Mike DeWine warns that might translate into more deaths from the virus in the future. 

Ohio Theatre, June 2020
Jo Ingles

The Columbus Museum of Art has announced it was laying off 39 employees and slashing their budget due to money lost during coronavirus. It’s the latest example of an arts organization that has suffered because of COVID-19. But there might be some help coming soon from the state for struggling performing arts theaters.

Gov. Mike DeWine
Jo Ingles

It’s been nearly three months since former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others connected to him were arrested on federal charges of wrongdoing associated with an energy bill signed into law last year. Gov. DeWine has said he wants that law, HB 6 repealed. But that hasn’t happened yet.

Gov. Mike DeWine
Jo Ingles

Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s concerned because the spread of COVID-19 continues to worsen in Ohio. 

2020 Presidential Debate in Cleveland
PBS

President Trump’s refusal to denounce white supremacist and anti-semitic groups during Tuesday night’s debate continues to put politiclans who support him on the hot spot. But Gov. Mike DeWine isn't criticizing the president by name.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio Legislature has passed a controversial bill that bans communities from passing bans on containers like plastic bags or Styrofoam.  Gov. DeWine, who once opposed the idea, is signaling he’ll sign this bill into law. 

Dan Konik/OGT

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is ready to tackle reforming managed care in the Ohio Medicaid program. 

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Ohioans with family members in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and developmental disability centers have been able to visit their loved ones outdoors since earlier this summer. They’ll soon be allowed to do that indoors too.

Gov. Mike DeWine shakes hands with President Trump when he arrives in Dayton on August 3, 2019, after a mass shooting left nine people dead.
White House photo

After missing President Trump's two previous visits to Ohio this year, Gov. Mike DeWine is planning to meet him at a rally Monday.

Gov. Mike DeWine tweeted out this photo of him signing a bill on addiction treatment drugs. His office didn't share a photo of him signing HB 272, which he signed the same day.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine/Twitter

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.

The governor's ceremonial office in the Statehouse
Karen Kasler

Gov. Mike DeWine is rejecting a proposal from a Republican lawmaker who wants to cancel the state of emergency order he issued in March, as the pandemic was just beginning. 

Gov. Mike DeWine
Jo Ingles

Pictures of people at political rallies in Ohio recently have shown most of them unmasked, in large crowds. The state’s mask mandate has gone unenforced at those events. 

Gov. Mike DeWine
Jo Ingles

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. 

A beer at a craft brewery in Cincinnati
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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.

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Labor Day is usually marked with barbeques with families and friends. But this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio’s governor warning against that. 

Gov. Mike DeWine spoke with "The State of Ohio" host Karen Kasler from his home in Cedarville on Thursday, September 3.
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At public events and on Twitter, President Trump has urged supporters to vote by mail and in person to "test" the system.  Gov. Mike DeWine confirms that would be illegal in Ohio.

Gov. Mike DeWine
Jo Ingles

 

Ohio House Republicans aren’t united behind a plan to impeach Gov. Mike DeWine over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. And if those pushing impeachment want support of Democrats to do that, they might be disappointed. 

Ohio House

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.

Ohio House of Representatives
Dan Konik

It’s been just over 24 hours since Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was arrested and charged with bribery and racketeering. And since that time, the chorus calling for his resignation has grown. 

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A new report shows before the pandemic hit, only three of the ten most common jobs in Ohio actually paid employees enough to afford a basic two-bedroom apartment. Now, the report notes the situation has worsened. 

Gov. Mike DeWine
Jo Ingles

Gov. Mike DeWine cast his first non-budget veto, striking down a bill that would lower the fines for violating orders issued by him, his health director or local health departments. And this veto was expected.

Masks sewn by Sew-hio
Marian Jacques

12 Ohio counties are under an order by Gov. Mike DeWine to wear masks in indoor spaces and outdoors in areas where social distancing isn’t possible. That order is meant to reduce coronavirus rates in areas of the state where the virus is raging out of control. But the mask mandate is being met with mixed reactions.

Speaker Householder speaks to reporters
Karen Kasler

The leader of the Ohio House of Representatives says he cannot compel members to practice some of the safety measures recommended by Ohio’s health director to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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