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Signs hang from windows at the UAW Local 1112 union hall, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Lordstown, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

New jobs are planned for three General Motors plants in Ohio, and even more new jobs could come to the idled plant in Lordstown. But many unanswered questions remain for both workers and politicians.

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Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order that sets up a new information sharing platform for state agencies.

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.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio has launched a new portal for its 320 “Opportunity Zones,” intended to help economically distressed communities to showcase projects for potential investors.

Workers on the Honda assembly line in Marysville, Ohio.
Steve Brown / WOSU

The Honda plant in Marysville will suspend a second shift production line, which makes 55,000 cars a year, mostly Honda Accords. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted says this highlights the unpredictable nature of the automotive industry.

Olivia Miltner / WOSU

A job training effort hosted by tech giant Google held its first Ohio workshop in Columbus at the main downtown library Monday.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted was in Cleveland Monday on the first leg of what he's calling his week-long "Statewide Workforce Tour." The goal is to highlight vocational training programs that provide pathways to well-paying jobs. 

Speaking with executives and students at Tech Elevator, a computer coding school in Cleveland, Husted asked what the state can do to support programs like it. One suggestion: stop requiring bachelor's degrees for state government jobs that focus on computer programming. Husted was receptive to the idea.

Inauguration Day is here. Mike DeWine will be sworn in Monday as Ohio's 70th governor. Watch the ceremonies live, courtesy of the Ohio Channel.

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

Ohio's elections chief said Wednesday that more than 275,000 inactive Ohio voters are about to get their final opportunity to keep from dropping off the rolls.

Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted speaks with Gov.-elect Mike DeWine looking on.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Governor-elect Mike DeWine has tapped his lieutenant governor Jon Husted to be the director of InnovateOhio, which was created by law last month. DeWine said on the campaign trail that InnovateOhio will help modernize state and local government.

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John Minchillo / Associated Press

Ohioans are closer to getting new voting machines. Secretary of State Jon Husted has notified county boards of elections they can start the process of selecting new equipment. 


An effort to keep the General Motors plant at Lordstown operating brought nearly 300 workers, local business leaders, and political figures to the Auto Workers union hall for the “Drive it Home" campaign.

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

Ohio’s Secretary of State gave the green light for counties to start clearing their voter rolls again. The so-called “voter purges” were put on hold until after November’s election, following a lengthy court battle in which the U.S. Supreme Court approved of Ohio’s process. 

Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Ohio Republicans swept the statewide office races in yesterday’s election, carried by a big victory from Mike DeWine for the governor’s office.

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

Federal judges on Wednesday ordered Ohio to allow voters who had been purged for not voting over a six-year period to participate in this year's election.

Secretary of State Jon Husted drops off absentee ballot at the Franklin County Board of Elections.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Early voting has been going for a week, and the number of registered voters is the highest it’s been in a decade. Many voters are opting to vote early through absentee ballot. That includes one major statewide official.