Mike DeWine

prescription medicine pills spilling out of a bottle
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The FDA has revoked permission for hydroxychloroquine to be used as a treatment for COVID-19, after the drug was publicly touted by President Donald Trump. That leaves the state of Ohio with a stockpile of millions of pills.

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says the state as a whole has seen a steady trend in decreasing cases of COVID-19, but he’s warning of possible trouble in southwest Ohio which is not following that trend.

Columbus Police confront protesters at a demonstration downtown on June 2, 2020.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss Gov. Mike DeWine's plan to change policing in Ohio. Plus, a look at the turnover inside the state health department.

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron)
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The leader of Ohio House Democrats has criticized a slate of proposed police reforms announced by Gov. Mike DeWine this week, saying that they don't get to the root problem of policing.

Gov. Mike DeWine inside the Governor's Residence in Columbus on Dec. 13, 2019.
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Gov. Mike DeWine is asking the Ohio General Assembly to ban chokeholds, except in life-or-death situations, and to require independent investigations for all police shootings and deaths in police custody.

As doctors around the country have expressed concerns that people are avoiding hospitals due to the pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is urging Ohioans to continue seeking care for other ailments outside of the coronavirus. 

A protester holds up a sign saying "Defund the police" on June 6, 2020, in New York.
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The recent protests over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black people killed by police are ramping into a policy debate over the future of law enforcement. While some leaders push for reforms, other advocates have been urging to defund or abolish police departments entirely.

Dr. Mark Hurst, who retired as the assistant director of the Ohio Department of Health speaks on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Columbus.
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The surprise resignation of Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton on Thursday was the second departure from the department in just a week.

As demonstrations continue in honor of George Floyd, and many cities in Ohio and elsewhere have come under fire for police response to such protests, Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced he is asking Ohio's Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board to develop minimum standards on law enforcement response to mass protests.

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed three additional executions as the state struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection.

The National Guard stands guard outside the Justice Center, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Cleveland.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a member of the Ohio National Guard, says Gov. Mike DeWine, over allegations they expressed "white supremacist ideology" online before deploying to assist with protest security in Washington, D.C.

Protesters in downtown Columbus on June 1, 2020.
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Ohio’s governor and a U.S. senator say the military shouldn’t be sent into their state. Both Gov. Mike DeWine and Sen. Rob Portman say it should be up to mayors and state leaders to decide what's needed to restore order.

Students in the classroom
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said the state fully intends for schools to reopen in the fall.

Columbus Police with riot gear block off Main Street in downtown Columbus on May 31, 2020.
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Gov. Mike DeWine dedicated most of his coronavirus press conference Tuesday to discussing racism in the state.

Gov. Mike DeWine at his daily coronavirus press conference on April 7, 2020.
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday expressed “sorrow and disgust” at the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, saying the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck while he cried out for breath violated “every principle of human decency.”