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    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is far from impenetrable in a Republican primary, but few GOP insiders believe former congressman Jim Renacci has the political wherewithal to oust the incumbent. DeWine frustrated grassroots Republicans with a coronavirus strategy embracing mask mandates and business lockdowns, and he ticked off Donald Trump because he refused to embrace the former president’s claim the 2020...
    Former Ohio GOP Congressman Jim Renacci on Wednesday launched his campaign to challenge the state's incumbent governor, Mike DeWine, in the Republican primary next year. A member of Congress from 2011 to 2019, the 62-year-old Renacci briefly ran for governor before launching a U.S. Senate campaign in 2018; he ultimately lost to Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown by nearly 7 points. ...
    Former Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) announced Wednesday that he will challenge Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in the Buckeye State’s 2022 gubernatorial primary. Renacci, who previously ran for governor in the state in 2017 and later dropped out to run for U.S. Senate, made the announcement on WTAM 1100, a local radio station. “Ohio cannot afford for Mike DeWine to be the...
    Former Rep. Jim Renacci announced a bid to challenge Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in next year's Republican gubernatorial primary. Renacci, a wealthy businessman elected to represent Ohio's 16th Congressional District in 2010, likened DeWine to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his stringent lockdown protocols during the coronavirus pandemic. He also praised former President Donald Trump, railing against DeWine's...
    A former House Republican is challenging Ohio Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineOvernight Health Care: Fauci urges vaccination to protect against Delta variant | White House: 'Small fraction' of COVID-19 vaccine doses will be unused White House: 'small fraction' of COVID-19 vaccine doses will be unused Washington state to allow free pot with vaccines MORE (R) in the state's 2022 gubernatorial primary....
    Republican Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel took aim at Republican Gov. Mike DeWine for the state’s Education Department listing the New York Times’s 1619 Project curriculum as a teaching resource. The inclusion of the Pulitzer Center’s 1619 Project curriculum was included in an Education Department social studies newsletter in November 2019 and remains on the website. The 1619 Project...
    Gov. Mike DeWine may think the lottery is the golden ticket to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, but Ohio lawmakers from both parties disagree. As a bipartisan group of legislators argues the program is a misuse of taxpayer funds, DeWine, a Republican, defended his "Vax-a-Million" program, which he described as "a chance for vaccinated adults to win one of five $1...
    Peloton announced plans on Monday to build its first U.S. factory in Ohio. The exercise equipment company issued a statement saying the $400 million facility in Wood County will open in 2023.  Peloton Output Park. Coming 2023. pic.twitter.com/7n0XW8e6xB— Peloton (@onepeloton) May 24, 2021 Peloton said it expects to break ground this summer on the facility, which will sit on some 200 acres, create...
                        A new Ohio law aimed at expanding access to the healthcare workforce was put into effect late last week. The law, signed by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday, ease’s the state’s regulations to enter the medical field in an effort to increase the number of healthcare professionals...
    OHIO Governor Mike DeWine has been married to his wife Frances Struewing for quite some time. DeWine married to his first-grade sweetheart in June 1967. 3Ohio Governor Mike DeWine alongside his wife Frances StruewingCredit: Getty Who is Mike DeWine's wife Frances Struewing? The 74-year-old first lady of Ohio has been a supporter and advocate for her husband's political...
    MIKE DeWine was elected as the 70th governor of Ohio in 2018. Ohio Governor DeWine married Frances Streuwing in 1967 and since then, the couple had eight children together. 10Ohio Governor Mike DeWine married Frances Streuwing in 1967 and since then, the couple has had eight children together: Pat, Rebecca, Mark, Alice, Anna, Brian, Jill, and JohnCredit: Facebook Who are...
                        Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, is currently advising former Representative Jim Renacci on a potential primary challenge to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, according to a report from NBC News and confirmed by Parscale. Parscale said he is serving Renacci in an unpaid role. “Ohio needs...
    In an attempt to coax Ohio residents into getting vaccinated against the Chinese coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced on Wednesday that vaccinated Ohioans will be entered into a drawing in which five winners will be chosen, each of them winning $1 million in taxpayer money. Gov. DeWine added that “the Ohio Department of Health will be the sponsoring agency...
    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has come up with an unorthodox incentive for Ohioans to get vaccinated.  Starting next Wednesday, adults who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and are at least 18 years old, may enter a lottery that will provide a $1 million prize each Wednesday for five weeks.  DeWine, a Republican, said the pool of...
    Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that all remaining orders — other than those at nursing homes and assisted living facilities — put in place following the coronavirus pandemic will be lifted on June 2. DeWine’s announcement came amid a positive trend in the number of infections and hospitalization rates in the state, along with the Food and Drug Administration’s...
    Ohio plans to give away $5 million, sourced from federal coronavirus relief funds, for a COVID-19 vaccine lottery contest, Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Wednesday. Starting in two weeks, on every Wednesday for five weeks, the state will give away $1 million dollars to one resident who received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the Republican said in...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio’s mask mandate and most other coronavirus-related state orders will end on June 2, allowing three weeks for more people to get vaccinated before then. He said Wednesday that applies to all of the state’s COVID-19 orders — such as distancing in restaurants and the mask mandate — except those for...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff COLUMBUS (KDKA) – Ohioans who get vaccinated against COVID-19 will be entered into a big raffle for the prize of $1 million. READ MORE: 2 City Council Incumbents, Including The Council President, Face Challengers In Run For Reelection Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Twitter that starting on May 26, every Wednesday there will be...
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has gotten criticism from within his own party for his aggressive anti-coronavirus measures, but the state’s Democratic senator had praise for him Friday. “I think the governor has had a steady hand in this,” Sen. Sherrod Brown said while visiting the Cincinnati Health Department to promote getting vaccinated against COVID-19. READ MORE:...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed the three remaining executions that were scheduled for this year. The Republican governor is making good on his promise of no executions in 2021. He cited no source for lethal injection drugs and lack of movement by lawmakers in making a switch in execution method a priority. In a...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, trolled by former President Donald Trump for acknowledging the legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s election, said Friday he’d accept a Trump endorsement for his second gubernatorial run. “Well, sure,” DeWine said when asked about the possibility during a forum at the City Club of Cleveland. READ MORE: 2 New Castle Residents,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff COLUMBUS, Ohio (KDKA) — Ohio Republicans are introducing a bill that is looking to end the state’s current mask mandate. Representative Jena Powell has more than a dozen Ohio Republican legislators co-sponsoring House Bill 202, which seeks to make the current mask mandate invalid and require the General Assembly’s approval for future orders for facial coverings....
                        The state of Ohio will be making rapid test vaccines available in K-12 schools, according to an announcement from Gov. Mike Dewine on Thursday. DeWine said that the move was meant to “increase confidence and safety in our schools.” “Soon we’ll be shipping more than 200,000 of the...
    ORLANDO, Florida — Josh Mandel, Republican candidate for Senate in Ohio, is comparing the governor of his state, Republican Mike DeWine, to a petty authoritarian bureaucrat over his handling of the coronavirus. DeWine, who is up for reelection in 2022, has used economic lockdowns and gathering restrictions over the past year to mitigate the health risks posed by the deadly...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says pro sports teams could allow up to 30% of fans in stadiums this spring under a pandemic-related plan for sports. The governor said Monday that the expanded fan capacity would apply to the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds along with minor baseball teams and the Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati major...
            by Harlan Hill  Due to their Republican leadership, many great states like Florida are open for business while successfully managing and mitigating the COVID-19 crisis. The same cannot be said for Ohio: you’d be forgiven for mistaking its leadership as Liberal. Ohio is not open, as its Republican-in-name-only Governor Mike DeWine has shut the state...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has publicly rebuked school officials in Akron and Cincinnati for backtracking on commitments they’d made to offer in-person learning by March 1. He says that’s unacceptable after the districts were among those prioritized for coronavirus vaccines because of their reopening promises. RELATED: Pa. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman Says 2013 Incident Involving Black...
              Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine and First Lady Fran DeWine received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday as eligibility continues to open up to various groups in the state. This morning, Governor DeWine and First Lady @FranDeWine received their first dose of the #COVID19 vaccine. They both qualified to receive the...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday ordered $390 million across-the-board budget cuts for the rest of the fiscal year, citing the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A new budget year begins July 1. The Republican governor also announced that — because the cuts aren’t as big as last year — an additional $160 million...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 1,000 Ohio National Guard members have now been activated to head to Washington in preparations for anticipated armed protests ahead of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Friday. The request came from the U.S. National Guard Bureau on Thursday night, DeWine said. The governor previously authorized more than 700 Guard members for...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine activated 580 National Guard members Tuesday in preparation for what the FBI identified as massive armed protests planned in Columbus and every state capital in the country leading up to Inauguration Day. “People have the right to protest. They do not have the right to be destructive,” DeWine said during a briefing...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump “poured gas on the fire” ahead of the occupation of the U.S. Capitol, fellow Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio said Thursday in his harshest criticism of the president to date. The president’s continued refusal to accept the election results, without producing any credible evidence of a rigged election, “has started a fire...
              Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday that the next phase of coronavirus vaccinations should begin in two weeks. Phase 1B includes those ages 65 years old and older, those with severe congenital, development or early-onset medical disorders, and K-12 teachers and staff. Ohio’s Department of Health said the phase’s population totals more...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday called the occupation of the US Capitol Building an “embarrassment” that runs counter to actions in a nation of laws. DeWine, a Republican, said the final step in the constitutional process of electing a president was disrupted by what he called “a violent mob.” “This is an embarrassment to our...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP/KDKA) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday defended his decision to sign into law a gun rights bill eliminating Ohioans’ duty to retreat before using force. The Republican signed the bill Monday despite his long expressed concerns that GOP lawmakers were ignoring his own legislation proposed following the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton. The measure expands the so-called...
    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed "stand your ground" gun legislation into law on Monday, expanding protections for law-abiding gun owners by eliminating the "duty to retreat" standard that required a threatened person to flee before deploying lethal force. “I have always believed that it is vital that law-abiding citizens have the right to legally protect themselves when confronted with a...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP/KDKA) — An individual’s duty to retreat before using force has been eliminated in Ohio under a gun rights bill signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday despite the governor’s vocal concerns that GOP lawmakers were ignoring his own legislation proposed following the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton. The measure expands the so-called “stand your ground” right...
    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) signed “Stand Your Ground” legislation into law on Monday. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the bill DeWine signed, Senate Bill 175, is designed to remove Ohioans “duty to retreat” before using lethal force in a situation where they fear their lives are endangered. Cleveland.com noted DeWine’s signature makes Ohio the 36th state with no duty...
              Ohio will be extending its overnight curfew until January 23, the second extension the state has seen. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine originally announced a 21-day curfew in November. He then extended it until January 2, followed by the most recent extension. The curfew, meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fetal remains from surgical abortions in Ohio must be cremated or buried under a bill signed Wednesday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. The bill updates a current state law requiring that aborted fetuses be disposed of “in a humane manner,” but “humane” is not further defined. The new law is a “vital piece of pro-life legislation,”...
              Vaccines for the novel coronavirus have arrived and are being administered in Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Monday. The vaccine was first delivered to the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where it was administered to healthcare workers. It was also delivered to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Each hospital received...
              COLUMBUS, Ohio – During the Thursday COVID briefing, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said that he “took an oath to do everything to protect the lives and wellbeing of fellow Ohioans” and that the next three weeks will be the most critical in battling COVID. DeWine then stressed the importance of Ohioans understanding and...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Law enforcement agencies must develop policies for handling mass protests that protect public and officer safety while upholding constitutional rights of expression, assembly, and freedom of the press, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday in announcing a new police certification standard. The policy should restrict the fewest freedoms possible, limit the use of force, target only...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Emergency medical responders, along with health care workers and others caring for COVID-19 patients, will be first in line for Ohio’s initial doses of the coronavirus vaccine, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday as he announced details about the vaccine distribution. Vulnerable people who live together and those who care for them, such as nursing home...
    Ohio state GOP lawmakers on Tuesday filed articles of impeachment against Republican Gov. Mike DeWine over his mask mandate and order for businesses to close to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The group of Republicans, led by state Rep. John Becker, have filed 12 articles of impeachment in what they say is an “effort to restore the rule of...
    A total of 12 articles of impeachment have officially been filed against Ohio Governor Mike DeWine over abuse of power during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. Ohio State Rep. John Becker (R) was joined by Representatives Candice Keller (R), Nino Vitale (R), and Paul Zeltwanger (R) in filing articles of impeachment against Governor DeWine, according to a report by Cleveland 19 News....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff COLUMBUS (KDKA) – Twelve articles of impeachment have been filed against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to CBS affiliate WOIO. WOIO reports state Rep. John Becker filed the articles of impeachment and was joined by three others. They argue the governor abused his power during the coronavirus pandemic,...
    Legislation to expand Ohio’s school choice eligibility was signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday. Senate Bill 89 will expand the state’s EdChoice Program, which allows students to apply for vouchers for private schools if they are in low-performing schools or low-income districts. Supporters say this bill provides more opportunities for students and parents, but opponents...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio could see its first batches of a coronavirus vaccine by Dec. 15, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday, citing calls his office has had with federal officials. The Republican governor called the announcement good news even as COVID-19 cases skyrocket in Ohio along with a record number of hospitalizations. The state’s distribution plan is expected to...