Mike DeWine

Gov. Mike DeWine gives his daily coronavirus briefing on April 1, 2020.
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Gov. Mike DeWine is recommending 38 Ohio prisoners for early release to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus due to overcrowding.

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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how the state is handling the coronavirus pandemic, and why the backers of a $13 minimum wage ballot initiative are suing to ease state law requirements. James Hayes of the group Raise The Wage Ohio joins the show.

Gov. Mike DeWine inside the Governor's Residence in Columbus on Dec. 13, 2019.
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Ohio has extended its stay-at-home order, including the ban on non-essential businesses, until May 1. 

ov. Mike DeWine signs an executive order.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order requesting commercial lenders to press pause on collecting payments from businesses.

Sign in the window of the Hobby Lobby at Polaris.
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Hobby Lobby reclosed all of its Ohio stores Wednesday night after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the Ohio Attorney General.

A caregiver tests a patient for coronavirus at University Hospitals, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
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Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton signed an order Wednesday that bans hospitals from sending COVID-19 tests to private labs. 

Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health director, speaks at a coronavirus briefing.
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The state will start tracking ventilators through a new database as part of the ongoing effort to build up capacity for the projected peak of coronavirus in Ohio.

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It’s the first of the month, which means it’s time to pay rent. But with unemployment claims at all-time high because of the coronavirus, many tenants in Ohio are worrying about their ability to keep up with payments. 

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily coronavirus press conference on March 30, 2020.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. Mike DeWine has extended his order to close all Ohio schools from April 3 through May 1, and he's hinting that another extension is possible.

Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health Director, stresses how important masks are for hospitals and that there is a serious shortage of health care supplies.
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The state is working on building up medical capacity for when the coronavirus is expected to hit its peak, now predicted for mid-May. Ohio's Department of Health has said there could be up to 10,000 cases per day at that point.

In this March 24, 2020, file photo, members of The Ohio National Guard assist in repackaging emergency food boxes for food distribution at the Cleveland Food Bank in Cleveland.
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Coronavirus cases in Ohio hit 1,137 as Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law a relief bill passed unanimously by the legislature.

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

State officials say they are putting every resource they have into ramping up Ohio's unemployment compensation website, which has been crashing due to the massive influx in requests.

 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine gives an update at MetroHealth Medical Center on the state's preparedness and education efforts to limit the potential spread of a new virus which caused a disease called COVID-19, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Cleveland.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how Ohio's primary election will continue after the last-minute closing of polls. Jen Miller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, joins the show.

A new poll found Ohioans approve of Gov. Mike DeWine’s response to the coronavirus pandemic so far.

Administered by Baldwin Wallace University, the poll looked at attitudes of registered voters ahead of the 2020 election in four Midwestern states: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Researchers originally aimed to assess attitudes on racism, sexism and environmentalism, said Baldwin Wallace Community Research Institute Assistant Director Lauren Copeland, but pivoted to focus on the coronavirus at the last minute.

College dorm rooms around the state as well as hotel rooms could be converted into hospitals to treat coronavirus patients.
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There are so many coronavirus patients being treated by medical professionals in New York that makeshift tents have been turned into hospitals. Ohio's leaders say they are planning ahead but aren’t looking to do something similar here.