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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.
Jay LaPrete / AP

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.

State officials are pushing back against the false claim that COVID-19 cases are being counted more than once, saying the conspiracy theory derives from people misreading the reporting data.

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

In his television address on Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine begged Ohioans to do the right thing, wear a mask and physically distance themselves from others in public.

On Sunday, DeWine said “a lot more counties” could soon end up under mask orders. In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” DeWine said he is still considering a statewide mask mandate.

Evening building supervisor Randy Allen sweeps the hallways at Orange High School, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Pepper Pike.
Tony Dejak / AP

Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s telling schools to prepare for anything, including the possibility of not opening their doors at all next month.

Mill Run Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living in Hilliard has seen several residents and staff test positive for COVID-19.
Ryan Hitchcock / WOSU

Gov. Mike DeWine says a new public health order may be coming to help nursing homes, where more than 2,100 cases have been reported, as well as three-quarters of all confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Ohio.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during an interview in Columbus in this Dec. 13, 2019 file photo.
John Minchillo / AP

Ohio’s governor says an order requiring masks to be worn in public may include “a lot more counties” next week as COVID-19 continues to spread in the state.

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

There are now 19 counties under a Level 3 advisory for the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio. This means more than 60% of the state's population will be under a mask mandate going into the weekend.

Gov. Mike DeWine inside the Governor's Residence in Columbus on Dec. 13, 2019.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss Gov. Mike DeWine's live address on Wednesday evening, which was broadcast on television and radio stations across the state.

Gov. Mike DeWine holds up a face mask at a press conference April 6, 2020.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

In a special address from the Ohio Statehouse, Gov. Mike DeWine urged all Ohioans to wear face masks no matter where in the state they live, but declined to issue any new statewide requirements.

A collection of masks made by Sew-hio sewing club.
Marian Jacques

Twelve Ohio counties are under an order by Gov. Mike DeWine to wear masks in indoor spaces and outdoors where social distancing isn’t possible.

That order is meant to reduce coronavirus rates in areas of the state where the virus is raging out of control, but it's being met with somewhat mixed reaction.

Gov. Mike DeWine, center, speaks between Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, left, and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

A potential showdown is coming between state lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine, over a bill passed last month that hits at the power and reach of public health orders issued during the pandemic.

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor delivered her State of the Judiciary at the Hilton at Easton on September 12, 2019.
LIESL BONNEAU

Ohioans in a total of 12 counties will be required to wear masks starting Friday at 6 p.m. But lawmakers continug to push back on the state's COVID-19 response, and raise questions about the enforcement and legality of the mask mandate and other public health orders.

Taylor Williams, left, and other shoppers what in line to enter a Traders Joes store, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Woodmere Village, Ohio. Only 25 customers are allowed in the store at one time.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

The number of Ohio counties where masks are required in indoor business spaces and public places has gone up to 12, with one county falling off the initial list and five more being added.

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