Mike DeWine

Gov. Mike DeWine holds a coronavirus press conference on September 15, 2020.
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Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday dismissed the idea of another statewide shutdown, even as Ohio sees its highest-ever surge of coronavirus cases – surpassing even the peaks of this spring and summer.

GCAC and CAPA paid local artists to paint murals over boarded-up windows at the Ohio Theatre.
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Small businesses, bars and restaurants, low-income renters, arts groups, and colleges and universities are among those eligible for $420 million in federal pandemic dollars being released by the state this week, Gov. Mike DeWine and his fellow Republican legislative leaders announced.

When Ohio Governor Mike DeWine responded to calls to "do something" after Dayton's Oregon District mass shooting, one thing he thought about was creating a more comprehensive background check system for people buying guns. The state is now preparing to start a pilot program with a complete rollout in 2022.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, and his wife Fran, walk into the governor's residence on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Bexley, Ohio.
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A former write-in gubernatorial candidate allegedly plotted to conduct a citizen’s arrest of Gov. Mike DeWine. 

 In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J.
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who recently recovered from COVID-19 after a stay in a hospital intensive care unit, implored Ohioans yesterday to keep their guard up against the virus.

A stop sign on a school bus.
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says the most effective way to bring down the current spike of COVID-19 in Ohio is for everyone to start taking social distancing more seriously. DeWine laid out what the stakes are if the virus continues to spread.

A nurse pulls a ventilator into an exam room where a patient with COVID-19 went into cardiac arrest at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y on April 20, 2020.
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Ohio hit a new record of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, topping the high numbers of hospitalizations set in July.

The number of coronavirus cases continues to surge in Ohio, with 1,800 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. 

Ohio’s cases have doubled over the past two weeks, Gov. Mike DeWine said during a visit to Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland Monday, and he is surprised by how quickly the cases are spreading in the state.

The majority of Ohio's population is living in a county under a Level 3 health advisory, with 29 counties listed as "red" with very high exposure and spread of COVID-19. The spike in coronavirus cases and hospital admissions has Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) once again addressing the predicament of political rallies.

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The mandatory 10 p.m. shutdown of liquor sales at Ohio bars getting pushback from owners, customers and elected officials. But Gov. Mike DeWine says the curfew has to stay in place for now.

Gov. Mike DeWine inside the Governor's Residence in Columbus on Dec. 13, 2019.
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On Thursday, Ohio broke its record for most new COVID-19 cases reported in a single day – for the second day in a row. That had Gov. Mike DeWine raising the alarm about the virus' rapid spread.

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

The glass doors of the Ohio Theatre were damaged during protests on May 28. They've been covered up by a quote from Les Miserables.
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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. 

Gov. Mike DeWine says no one knows how long the coronavirus pandemic will continue in Ohio, but he compares the current moment to "halftime." The governor is sounding a pessimistic warning as the state heads toward colder months, saying the average number of new cases is up and positivity has increased.

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during a public inauguration ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Gov. Mike DeWine won't say whether Ohio needs to beef up security, following the announcement that federal authorities stopped an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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