Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of September 23, 2022

Government and Politics

September 24, 2022

From: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine announced a partnership between six fellow governors in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to collaborate on developing a robust hydrogen market, supply chain, and workforce across the Midwest by signing the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition Memorandum of Understanding (M-H2 Coalition MOU).

"Ohio has always been a leader in innovation and technology, and this partnership will be the start of a new era of energy production that will create jobs and grow our economy," said Governor DeWine. "This is just the beginning of our support for a clean hydrogen market, and we look forward to relationships like the one announced today developing and expanding in the Buckeye State."

Also on Monday, Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided remarks at an event celebrating the opening of a new blockchain and Bitcoin data center in Coshocton.

The Lt. Governor joined blockchain and data center company, Standard Power, as they cut the ribbon for a blockchain mining and data center in the city of Coshocton.

Also on Monday, Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine made stops in Seneca, Huron, Crawford, and Marion counties to promote Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio.

Lastly on Monday, Governor DeWine made a stop in Tuscarawas County to visit the Buckeye Career Center. After the career center, he met with Holmes County leaders to discuss local issues. 

On Tuesday, Governor DeWine gave remarks during the 2022 Farm Science Review, which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. 

On Wednesday, Governor DeWine visited Stebbins High School to learn about the Career Technology programs offered to students in grades 9 through 12. 

Also on Wednesday, the First Lady spoke at the Kiwanis Club of Celina meeting to promote Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio. She also toured PLC Health Clinic in Van Wert and hosted a book reading with a preschool class in Paulding County.

On Thursday, Governor DeWine attended the Little Brown Jug, part of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers. Congratulations to Bythemissal and his driver, Chris Page on their victory! Bythemissal is the second Ohio-bred horse to win the Little Brown Jug. 

On Friday, Governor DeWine joined General Motors for an economic development announcement. The company announced that it will be investing  $760 million at its Toledo propulsion manufacturing operations to prepare the facility for production of drive units that will be used in future Ultium-based battery electric trucks. 

Also on Friday, Governor DeWine visited Apollo Career Center to learn more about the programs offered to adult and high school students.

Also on Friday, Lt. Governor Husted traveled to the University of Cincinnati (UC) for the grand opening of its Digital Futures building, a facility for interdisciplinary research, in the Cincinnati Innovation District.

Lastly on Friday, Governor DeWine announced that 20 local first responder agencies will receive a total of $7.7 million to help them boost their staffing levels to ensure thorough coverage for emergency response.

The grants represent the second round of the new Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention, and Resilience Program. To date, Governor DeWine has awarded $9.4 million to 46 Ohio agencies as part of this program, which supports wellness needs of first responders such as stress and burnout caused by understaffing.

“By helping our first responder agencies bring their staffing levels up, we hope to ease some of the stress on current staff who are taking on added responsibilities,” said Governor DeWine.