Mike DeWine

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday added another statewide health order requiring all children in grades K-12 to wear masks while in school, with certain exceptions.

The previous order was for third graders and older. DeWine said the aim is providing safe schools for students and employees when schools return to in-person classes.

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.

A pedestrian passes a makeshift memorial for the slain and injured victims of a mass shooting that occurred in the Oregon District in Dayton, Ohio.
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In the wake of last year’s mass shooting in Dayton, many Ohioans called for gun reform. Gov. Mike DeWine and other lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, came up with multi-point plans and introduced legislation. But a year later, nothing has happened.


This story is part of an NPR nationwide analysis of states' revenue and budgets during the pandemic.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Citing a number of coronavirus outbreaks stemming from bars, Gov. Mike DeWine says he's asking Ohio Liquor Control Commission to consider an emergency rule prohibiting the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants after 10 p.m.

A pharmacist holds a bottle of the drug hydroxychloroquine in Oakland, California
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The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has reversed course on banning the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, after pushback from Gov. Mike DeWine.

The effort to shed more light on campaign contributions is gaining momentum with the support of Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio). He says these so-called dark money groups that donate millions of dollars into political expenditures need more transparency.

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Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday that starting August 9, child care centers can begin operating under the regular class sizes and ratios from before the pandemic began.

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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder faces a federal charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering. He was arrested Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
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A statewide mask mandate goes into effect as Ohio’s number of COVID-19 cases surge.

Meanwhile, Gov. Mike DeWine and state lawmakers juggle the aftershocks of what the U.S. attorney has described as the biggest public corruption case in the history of Ohio.

A small wind turbine rises in front of the downtown skyline at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006.
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Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are pushing to repeal Ohio's nuclear bailout bill after this week’s release of a federal criminal complaint against House Speaker Larry Householder and others. Clean energy advocates say that would be a start, but more is needed to address eight years of lawmakers’ actions to slow the growth of renewable energy in the state.

House Speaker Larry Householder draws up the details of his plan to overhaul energy policy in Ohio.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the arrest of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and the federal investigation alleging a $60 million pay-to-play scheme. Ohio Public Radio reporter Andy Chow joins the show.

House Speaker Larry Householder
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A growing chorus of Ohio lawmakers are calling for Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder to resign after he was arrested and charged with bribery and racketeering on Tuesday.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wears a mask before his coronavirus press conference on June 23, 2020.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. Mike DeWine has announced that the mandate on face masks in public will be extended statewide, beginning Thursday at 6 p.m.

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Gov. Mike DeWine and other Ohio leaders are calling for the resignation of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford), who has been charged in connection to a $61 million public corruption racketeering conspiracy case. 

Marion Correctional Institution is the largest hotspot of coronavirus cases in the country.
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

More than 90 Ohio prison inmates and prison staff have died of COVID-19, as of Monday. Advocates have filed lawsuits and pushed for more releases of inmates to lower overcrowding and stop the spread of the virus.