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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. Mike DeWine says his administration was open with his new pick for director of the Ohio Department of Health about the demonstrations that occurred at her would-be predecessor's house earlier in the pandemic.

Gov. Mike DeWine's (R-Ohio) selection to be the next director of the Ohio Department of Health has provided more input into the decision for why she backed out of the role.

Updated: 8:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

Hours after Gov. Mike DeWine announced the appointment of Dr. Joan Duwve as director of the Ohio Department of Health, she withdrew from consideration for “personal reasons,” according to a statement from the governor's office.

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One of the lawyers who's led the charge against Ohio's public health orders is now pursuing a lawsuit on behalf of daycare centers, even after the state lifted its limits on child care facilities.

Mourners gather for a vigil at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss why little progress has been made on gun reform legislation proposed by Gov. Mike DeWine.

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton holds up a mask as she gives an update about the state's response to coronavirus, on Feb. 27, 2020 in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Dr. Amy Acton, the chief health adviser to Gov. Mike DeWine, is officially leaving the administration. The transition concludes a long, high-profile journey for the former Ohio Department of Health director.

Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton gives daily briefings on the coronavirus with Gov. Mike DeWine.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Dr. Amy Acton has resigned from her role as chief health advisor to Gov. Mike DeWine, two months after stepping down from her role as director of the Ohio Department of Health.

Columbus Police confront protesters at a demonstration downtown on June 2, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss Gov. Mike DeWine's plan to change policing in Ohio. Plus, a look at the turnover inside the state health department.

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Former Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton explains a coronavirus model.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton resigned last week.

She will stay on the state payroll as an advisor to the governor, but the announcement came as a shock to Ohioans who had grown used to the daily coronavirus updates that included her often comforting presence.

Dr. Mark Hurst, who retired as the assistant director of the Ohio Department of Health speaks on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Columbus.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins / AP

The surprise resignation of Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton on Thursday was the second departure from the department in just a week.

Festival goers crowd surf at the Rock On The Range Music Festival at Mapfre Stadium on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Columbus.
Amy Harris / Invision/AP

Former Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton is facing a lawsuit from the organizers of two summer music festivals, who argue their events should be able to take place.

Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton gives daily briefings on the coronavirus with Gov. Mike DeWine.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Dr. Amy Acton is stepping down from her position as director of the Ohio Department of Health, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday.

Mike Kapeluck, left to right, Michael Cole, and Ashley Healy have lunch outside of the The Corner Alley during the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak / AP

The owners of eight bars and restaurants in Northeast Ohio are suing Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton over rules put in place for restaurants to reopen following closure due to the coronavirus.

Protesters in front of the Ohio Statehouse in honor of George Floyd, on June 2, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the demonstrations that sprung up across the country after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Columbus Police with riot gear block off Main Street in downtown Columbus on May 31, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Gov. Mike DeWine dedicated most of his coronavirus press conference Tuesday to discussing racism in the state.

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