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Now-Lt. Gov. Jon Husted speaking at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Government Day in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.
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The numbers of Ohioans filing for unemployment benefits is rising daily – so quickly, in fact, that the state’s unemployment website was having trouble handling them. Now Ohio is clarifying why it will no longer release the data daily about how many people are filing jobless claims.

Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted speaks with Gov.-elect Mike DeWine looking on.
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Ohio's stay-at-home order is now in effect and many non-essential businesses are closed. However, there are still a number of businesses that remain open, which could raise concerns for workers. 

Paradise Garage co-owner Emily Monnig. The bike shop has shifted to a curbside model amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
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A slow but steady stream of people pass through Beechwold Hardware in Clintonville. On the floor in front of the counter, the owners have put down yellow tape to maintain social distancing between customers and workers.

Now-Lt. Gov. Jon Husted speaking at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Government Day in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.
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Ohio’s unemployment numbers have been staggering. Claims have skyrocketed close to 140,000 in the first four days of the week as bars, restaurants, salons, movie theaters, and a whole host of other businesses close during the pandemic. 

Gov. Mike DeWine inside the Governor's Residence in Columbus on Dec. 13, 2019.
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The first coronavirus death has been confirmed in Ohio.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted at the Opportunity Zones Showcase in Columbus, where he unveiled the marketing platform for opportunity zones to share details on places and projects available for investment.
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The state of Ohio is going high-tech to weed out what some consider overly-burdensome government rules. An agency is using an artificial intelligence program to sift through hundreds of thousands of regulations.

The GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, closed in 2019 as part of a massive company restructuring.
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General Motors announced on Thursday a joint venture with LG Chem, a subsidiary of LG Corporation, to create a new manufacturing plant in Lordstown to build high-performing batteries for its fleet of electric vehicles.

Now-Lt. Gov. Jon Husted speaking at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Government Day in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.
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Two state government offices previously at odds over Ohio’s online checkbook are now partnering to keep the website going.

Lieutenant governor-elect Jon Husted and governor-elect Mike DeWine celebrate at the Ohio Republican Party event, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order that establishes an advisory council that will come up with suggestions for how to make it work better for foster families. 

Google broke ground on a new $600 million data center in New Albany, a central Ohio suburb. The data center is expected to generate about 50 jobs within the next few years.

Ohio continues to give the green light to businesses that want to help pioneer the development of self-driving vehicles. Just last week at a COSI conference, Lt. Governor Jon Husted was wooing Toyota, Waymo, Ford, the American Trucking Associations, AAA and others.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, left, speaks alongside Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, right, during a vigil at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton.
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Two months after the mass shooting in Dayton spurred Gov. Mike DeWine to take action against gun violence, the governor has released details about the official bill he's presenting to lawmakers. The legislation won't include two significant gun control measures DeWine previously supported, however.

Now-Lt. Gov. Jon Husted speaking at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Government Day in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.
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About 1 million Ohioans, mostly in Appalachia, lack high-speed internet service and the state's highway corridors may hold the key to addressing the stubborn problem, a report released Wednesday concluded.

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It’s been almost two months since Gov. Mike DeWine proposed a package of gun law and mental health policy changes, and he says lawmakers will soon look over his official language on the proposals.

Work at a Ohio State University lab.
Ohio State University

Ohio's public universities are teaming up to create one simplified process for students and staff to commercialize their research and inventions.

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