Mike DeWine

There’s certainly an ongoing and uncivil war between many Republicans and Democrats. But two former Ohio governors have called a truce, and created a friendship.

Gov. Mike DeWine unveils the findings of a working group investigating the State Medical Board's investigation of Richard Strauss.
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The Ohio Medical Board had credible evidence of sexual misconduct by longtime Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss in 1996 but didn't inform law enforcement, a review by a state working group found.

Updated: 4:18 p.m., Aug. 28, 2019

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has circulated draft legislation that could allow the state — not counties — to take the lead in lawsuits over the opioid crisis.

The news comes as Purdue Pharma considers a settlement, reportedly valued at $10 billion to $12 billion, with more than 2,000 local governments suing drug companies over the opioid crisis.

Gov. Mike DeWine unveils 17-point plan to reduce gun violence.
Ohio Governor Office

Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced plans to enhance background checks for gun purchases, the latest step in his administration’s plan to reduce gun violence.

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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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk about whether capital pubishment will be able to continue in the state or not.

Andrew Welsh Huggins, a reporter with the Associated Press in Columbus and author of the book No Winners Here Tonight: Race, Politics, and Geography in One of the Country's Busiest Death Penalty States, joins the show.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, left, speaks alongside Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, right, during a vigil at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton.
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Gov. Mike DeWine signed an executive order Wednesday to establish the Ohio School Safety Center, saying more needs to be done to make sure Ohio’s schools are safe.

The last thing that Nan Whaley, the Democratic mayor of Dayton, wants to hear in the wake of the tragedy that rocked her city on the early morning of Aug. 4 is the usual partisan bickering and excuses by politicians who are in the pocket of special interests.

She doesn't want to hear it.

Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio.
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Gov. Mike DeWine says that no executions will take place in Ohio anytime soon, saying the state can’t find a method for executions under state law that would get approval from a federal court. The governor also dismissed a proposal by state Rep. Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) to use an illegal opioid for lethal injections.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Aug 19, 2019
The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.
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State Senate Democrats have proposed legislation that would require background checks on firearms sales and impose stricter rules on guns sales to minors.

Similar measures stalled last session, but inspired by the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Republicans are stepping up with a GOP co-sponsor and the support of Governor Mike DeWine.

Today on the All Sides with Ann Fisher Weekly Reporter Roundtable: state lawmakers take on gun-control. 

Gov. Mike DeWine unveils 17-point plan to reduce gun violence.
Ohio Governor Office

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the ongoing debate over the governor's proposed gun regulations. Dean Rieck, executive director of the Buckeye Firearms Association, joins the show. 

Marijuana plants
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Ohio cities and law enforcement agencies continue to raise concerns that they can’t easily prosecute people for small amounts of marijuana because of the state’s new law allowing hemp and CBD oil. Some say the problem is there’s no good way to test the differences between marijuana and hemp. 

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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One of Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed gun law changes in the wake of the Dayton shooting is an idea that’s been talked about before and passed in 17 other states. The bill more commonly known as a "red flag law" would provide a way to remove guns from people who are thought to be dangerous to themselves or others.

How you are judged as an elected official has much more to do with how you respond in the worst of times than in the best of times.

Ohio's Republican governor, veteran politician Mike DeWine, is finding that out right now.

Chris Dorr gestures during an 80 minute video on the Facebook page of the group he leads, Ohio Gun Owners.
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The Ohio Highway Patrol is reviewing comments made by a leader of a pro-gun rights group following the unveiling of a package of gun control proposals by Gov. Mike DeWine.

Gun regulation advocates say they're ready to start working with Gov. Mike DeWine and other lawmakers to pass what they call "common sense" measures.

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