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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

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Mike DeWine’s story is a true Ohio story. Raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Mike DeWine and Fran (Struewing) met in the first grade and married while students at Miami University. They’ve been blessed with eight children and 26 grandchildren. Family is at the core of everything Mike DeWine does, and that’s why he has devoted his life to fighting for Ohio’s families. He knows when families are strong, Ohio communities are stronger, and our future is bright.

Vision for the Future

Mike DeWine loves Ohio and cares passionately about our state’s future. He will fight for an Ohio that works for everyone – every person and every family in every corner of our state. From world class cities to some of the best small towns in America, Mike DeWine knows that to build our state into an economic powerhouse, we must have strong schools, a great quality of life, and compassion for those who need our help.

Ohio Values

Mike DeWine’s family started a seed company in Yellow Springs. Working alongside his parents and grandparents, Mike learned early the value of hard work, strong leadership, and fiscal responsibility.

Growing up, he loaded seed bags onto trucks and boxcars, shoveled wheat out of trucks during harvest, worked in wheat fields to help ensure the purity of the seed, and basically did whatever it took to get the job done for their customers. Inseparable to the end, his parents were married for 65 years and died within four days of each other. The values he learned from them still live within him today.

A Lifetime of Service

On November 6, 2018, Mike DeWine was elected to serve as the 70th Governor of the State of Ohio. The Governor has had a long and distinguished career in public service, focusing on protecting Ohio children and families. He was previously the 50th Attorney General of Ohio and has previously been elected to serve as Greene County Prosecutor, Ohio State Senator, U.S. Congressman, Ohio Lt. Governor, U.S. Senator.

Recent News

Governor DeWine Announces $88 Million to Support Public Health, Workforce Development in Appalachia

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) on June 12th, announced more than $88 million in funding to help nearly a dozen Appalachian school districts improve public health and enhance…

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Governor DeWine Announces Additional $5.4 Million in Grants Toward Energy Efficiency Projects in 5 Counties

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Development on June 11th, announced an additional $5.4 million in grants to support energy efficiency projects in five counties across the state. The funding comes from the Advanced Energy…

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Governor DeWine Appoints Bennett to Scioto County Court of Common Pleas, Probate and Juvenile Division

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on June 11th, announced the appointment of Rebecca Bennett to the Scioto County Court of Common Pleas, Probate and Juvenile Division. Bennett, of Portsmouth, will assume office on July 22, 2024, and will be taking the…

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Governor and First Lady DeWine Welcome Visitors to ODNR's Great Council State Park

Xenia, OH -- On June 7th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine joined Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz and Shawnee leaders to celebrate the grand opening of Ohio's 76th state park, Great Council State…

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Governor DeWine Announces New Initiative to Prevent Work Zone Crashes

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joined Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Superintendent Col. Charles Jones and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks to announce a new initiative to reduce crashes in work zones.…

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Governor, First Lady DeWine Tour Great Council State Park Before Official Opening on Friday, June 7, 2024

XENIA, OH -- Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine toured Ohio’s newest state park, Great Council State Park, just days ahead of the official ribbon-cutting and opening on Friday, June 7. Great Council, the Ohio Department of Natural…

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Governor DeWine Authorizes Emergency Ban of Nine Synthetic Opioids

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order on June 4th, authorizing the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to immediately classify nine synthetic opioids as Schedule I controlled substances, effectively banning their sale and use in the…

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Governor DeWine Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Eight Counties Impacted by April Storms

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration from President Joe Biden to support eight counties impacted by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes in early April, despite FEMA's assertion that damage…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: -- House Bill 1, sponsored by State Representative Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), modifies the Campaign Finance Law regarding foreign nationals and ballot issues. …

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Governor DeWine Announces Millions in Support for Critical Water Infrastructure Projects

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik on May 31st, announced $122.7 million in grant awards to help improve water infrastructure in 59 counties. The…

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Governor DeWine Announces Expanded Sales Tax Holiday

COLUMBUS, OH -- Governor Mike DeWine on May 31st, announced the 2024 expanded Sales Tax Holiday will take place from 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, August 8. In conjunction with the Ohio General Assembly, Governor DeWine…

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Governor DeWine Announces $5 Million for Transportation Projects to Boost Ohio’s Economy

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks on May 30th, announced more than a dozen new transportation projects that aim to support job growth and retention. Nearly $5 million…

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Governor DeWine Awards Nearly $29.5 Million to Improve Access to Housing Across Ohio

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik on May 29th, announced nearly $29.5 million in awards to help improve housing access in Ohio. The funding is part of…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce Model Policy for Cell Phones in Schools

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Department of Education and Workforce (DEW) Director Stephen D. Dackin on May 29th, announced the publication of a model policy designed to minimize student use of cell phones…

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Governor DeWine Announces Funding For Jail Renovation Projects

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Annette Chambers-Smith on May 28th, announced more than $73 million in state support for the construction of three new jails in Ohio. …

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Governor DeWine Statement on Special Session Legislation

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement on May 28th's developments regarding the special session of the Ohio General Assembly: "I congratulate the Ohio Senate on passing a bill today to both put President Biden on…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered for Memorial Day

In accordance with the orders issued by the President of the United States of America, in honor of Memorial Day, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio to be flown at half-staff upon all public…

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Governor DeWine Calls Special Session of General Assembly to Vote on Presidential Ballot Fix, Foreign Campaign Spending Ban

COLUMBUS, OH -- Pursuant to Article III, Section 8 of the Ohio Constitution, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has called a special session of the Ohio General Assembly to begin on Tuesday, May 28th. The purpose of the session will be for the General…

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Governor DeWine Announces New Road Safety Projects

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks on May 23rd, announced more than two dozen road safety projects that target areas with a history of severe and deadly crashes. As…

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DeWine, Husted Oppose Federal Rule That Would Endanger Ohio Energy Grid, Increase Electricity Bills

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted expressed written opposition to a federal rule that would endanger Ohio's energy grid. Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted sent a letter to United States Environmental…

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Governor, First Lady DeWine Honor Fallen Ohio Heroes at Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Columbus, OH --Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine hosted a wreath-laying ceremony on May 23rd, to honor Ohio service members who sacrificed their lives while serving their country, protecting our freedom, and building a brighter…

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Governor DeWine Cuts Ribbon on New Central Ohio Behavioral Healthcare Facility

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Director LeeAnne Cornyn hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 22nd, to unveil the all-new Central Ohio Behavioral Healthcare (COBH)…

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Ohio Celebrates Tourism Day

Columbus, OH -- On May 21st, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik joined nearly 120 travel and tourism industry partners on the lawn of the Ohio Statehouse to celebrate the tourism industry’s…

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Governor DeWine Announces State Support to Reduce Violent Crime

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on May 21st, announced $1.6 million in grant funding to help local law enforcement agencies implement violent crime reduction strategies in their communities. Eighteen law enforcement agencies in 15…

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Governor DeWine Announces Three State Projects Set to Create $180 Million in Investments

Columbus, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on May 20th, announced the approval of three projects that will create 345 new jobs and retain 77 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority…

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Governor DeWine Issues Statement Following the Death of Former Ohio Adjutant General Richard C. Alexander, Orders Flags Lowered in His Honor

Columbus, OH — “Fran and I were saddened to learn of the death of our friend Major General Richard C. Alexander. “I first got to know General Alexander in 1991 when I served as Lieutenant Governor and General Alexander was the…

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Governor DeWine Supports Local Drug Task Forces with $2.1 Million in RecoveryOhio Funding

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on May 17th, that nearly three dozen local drug task forces in Ohio are receiving state support for their work to disrupt the drug trade and promote substance use awareness, prevention, and…

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Governor DeWine Announces $2 Million to Launch Pilot Program Placing More Foster Children in Homes

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Children and Youth (DCY) Director Kara B. Wente on May 17th, announced more than $2 million in funding to expand a model that is helping more Ohio foster children find a loving home.…

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Governor DeWine Announces Second Round of Electric Vehicle Charging Station Sites

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the state will award nearly $16 million to install 22 new electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations along Ohio’s interstates, state routes, and U.S. routes. Funding for the EV…

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Governor DeWine Announces $3.1 Million in Energy Efficiency Grants to Brighten Ohio Communities

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik on May 16th, announced $3.1 million in grants to support sustainable, long-term cost and energy savings. The grants are funded through the…

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Governor DeWine Awards More Than $2 Million in H2Ohio Grants for Public Drinking Water Distribution System Equipment

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA announced on May 16th, $2.2 million in H2Ohio grants for more than 250 communities in 78 counties to help pay for equipment needed to maintain public drinking water distribution systems. …

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Governor, First Lady DeWine Attend Glasses-Fitting for Elementary School Students, Announce Members of Children’s Vision Strike Force

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine visited with students at Oxford Elementary School in Cleveland Heights on May 16th, as they received new prescription eyeglasses that will allow them to see and learn more…

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Governor DeWine Announces Additional Support for East Palestine Businesses

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik on May 15th, announced financial support for three businesses in East Palestine impacted by the 2023 Norfolk Southern train derailment.…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bill Requiring Ohio Schools to Create Cell Phone Policies

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 250 on May 15th, at Karrer Middle School in Dublin. The new law will require every school district in Ohio to establish an official policy governing cell phone usage during school…

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Governor DeWine and Fairgrounds Team Break Ground on Expo 2050 Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — On May 13th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and representatives from the Ohio Expo Center & State Fairgrounds broke ground on two buildings to revitalize the fairgrounds in Columbus, the Ohio Showcase Building and the new…

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Ohio and Kentucky Receive Federal Environmental Approval for Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, Clearing Path Forward

COLUMBUS, OH -- On May 10th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joined Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to announce that the states have received federal environmental approval to move the $3.6 billion Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project forward, without…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: Senate Bill 90, sponsored by Senator Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), enters into the Social Work Licensure Compact. House Bill 161, sponsored by former Representative…

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Governor DeWine, ODNR Announce Grand Opening Date for Great Council State Park

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted will join the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for a grand opening celebration of Great Council State Park on Friday, June 7. Great…

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Governor DeWine Announces $52 Million in Final Round of Appalachian Community Grant Program

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik on May 9th, announced 18 new economic development projects that will significantly improve waterfronts, trails, parks, and…

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Governor DeWine Announces $3.1 Million in Grants to Support Energy Efficiency Projects Across Ohio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Development on May 8th, announced $3.1 million in grants to support localized efforts to improve energy efficiency. The funding comes from the Advanced Energy Fund, which allocates a total…

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Governor DeWine Statement on STRS

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement on May 8th, regarding the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System (STRS): "I have been closely monitoring the ongoing news regarding the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System…

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Governor DeWine Announces Nearly $41 Million for Traffic Safety Projects

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on May 3rd, announced $40.9 million in funding for 27 new traffic safety projects focused on protecting pedestrians and preventing roadway departures in 21 counties. “Whether you walk, bike, ride, or drive, we owe…

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Governor DeWine Announces $152 Million in Appalachian Waterfront Development

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik today announced 21 new economic development projects to transform communities along Ohio's Appalachian waterfront. As part of Ohio's…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

In accordance with orders issued by the President of the United States of America, in honoring the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Ohio to be flown at…

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Governor DeWine Announces $3 Million to Help Law Enforcement Combat Illegal Drug Activity

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on May 3rd, announced $3 million in funding for 42 local law enforcement agencies to help their drug task forces enforce the state’s drug laws and combat illegal drug activity. Grants from the 2024 Ohio Drug Law…

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Governor DeWine Announces $1.7 Million in H2Ohio Grants for Road Salt Management

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio EPA on May 2nd, announced $1.7 million in grants for more than 30 municipalities and counties as part of the H2Ohio Rivers Program. The grants are the first to be awarded under the new H2Ohio Rivers Chloride…

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Governor DeWine Celebrates Bird Ohio Day at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joined the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife today to celebrate Bird Ohio Day at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. “Northwest Ohio is a hotspot for migratory birds drawn…

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FEMA Disaster Declaration Declared for 11 Counties Following March Tornadoes

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on May 2nd, that a Presidential Disaster Declaration has been issued for the FEMA Individual Assistance Program as a result of tornadoes on March 14, 2024. The Presidential Disaster Declaration was…

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Governor DeWine Announces Transformative $154 Million Investment in Appalachian Downtowns and Destinations

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik on May 1st, announced 30 major economic development projects in Ohio's Appalachian region that will raise the area's…

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Governor DeWine Announces $86 Million Investment in Early-Stage, Tech-Based Ohio Companies

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik on April 30th, awarded $86 million to support early-stage, tech-based companies in underserved communities and populations…

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Governor DeWine Celebrates Inland Fish Ohio Day at Alum Creek State Park

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources celebrated Ohio’s inland fishing excellence on Saturday, April 27 during the fifth annual Inland Fish Ohio Day at Alum Creek State Park. “You can find fantastic…

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Governor DeWine Announces Approval of Two State Projects Set to Create 215 Jobs, $25 Million in Investments

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on April 29th, announced the approval of two projects that will create 215 new jobs and retain 353 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority…

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Governor DeWine Announces Increase in Ohio Schools Providing Student Prevention Services

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Director Stephen D. Dackin on April 29th, announced an increase in the number of schools providing prevention-focused programs, services, and supports. The…

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Governor DeWine Statement on Delayed FDA Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement regarding reports that President Joe Biden is delaying a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes: "I am deeply disappointed in President Biden’s decision to delay banning…

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Governor DeWine Announces Teacher Credentialing Grant Program Awards

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Stephen D. Dackin, director of the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, on April 25th, announced the recipients of $3 million in grants to create programs for teachers who need to complete…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, ODNR, and Intel Announce New H2Ohio Partnership

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), and Intel announced on April 25th, a new H2Ohio partnership to protect and improve water quality in the Licking Watershed.…

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Governor DeWine, JobsOhio Announce Completion of JobsOhio Network with Addition of Lake to River Region

Youngstown, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and JobsOhio announced on April 24th, the addition of a new JobsOhio network region, Lake to River Economic Development. The new four-county region includes Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bill Into Law

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bill into law: House Bill 34, sponsored by Representatives Roy Klopfenstien (R-Haviland) and Angela King (R-Celina), which permits a prospective juror who is a mother who is…

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Governor DeWine Issues Statement Following the Death of Former ODOT Director Jerry Wray

Columbus, OH -- Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement regarding the death of former ODOT Director Jerry Wray. "Fran and I were saddened to learn of the death of our friend Jerry Wray. "I first met Jerry in 1989 when he was…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of the Life of Former ODOT Director Jerry Wray

Columbus, OH -- In honor of the life and service of former ODOT Director Jerry Wray, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Ohio to be flown at half-staff upon all Ohio Department of Transportation…

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Governor DeWine Announces Ohio First State in the Nation to Screen Newborn Babies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on April 22nd, announced that Ohio will become the first state in the nation to begin screening all newborn babies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The provision was included in HB 33, the…

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Governor DeWine Cuts Ribbon on Re-Imagined Rest Area in Licking County

Columbus, OH -- In recognition of World Heritage Day, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Development (DOD) Director Lydia Mihalik, and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks unveiled the newly re-designed…

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Governor DeWine Calls on President Joe Biden to Withdraw Air Force Proposal to Circumvent Authority of Governors

Columbus, OH -- This week, Governor Mike DeWine called on President Joe Biden to withdraw proposed legislation that would permanently federalize portions of the Ohio National Guard into the U.S. Space Force. The U.S. Air Force sent…

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Governor DeWine Announces Statewide Open Enrollment for H2Ohio Agricultural Incentive Program

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Brian Baldridge announced on April 19th, that H2Ohio’s agriculture incentive program is now being offered to producers throughout the state. …

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Governor DeWine Announces New Grant Program to Improve Child Care Access

Columbus, OH -- Following his announcement in the 2024 State of the State Address, on April 19th, Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Children and Youth provided additional details of Ohio’s new $85 million Child Care Access Grant…

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Governor DeWine Requests Rapid Disaster Declaration From Small Business Administration

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on April 19th, sent a letter requesting that the Small Business Administration (SBA) issue a Rapid Disaster Declaration for Logan County residents, families, and businesses impacted by tornadoes on March 14,…

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Governor DeWine Announces Nearly $2.5 Million for Teen Driver Training Scholarships

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on April 15th, announced nearly $2.5 million in grants to expand access to teen driver training for low-income Ohio families. Thirty-five local school districts and government agencies will…

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State Disaster Relief Program Activated for Logan and Auglaize Counties

Columbus, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on April 15th, that $5 million is now available to support local governments and eligible non-profit organizations impacted by the tornados in Logan and Auglaize counties on March 14, 2024. …

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Governor DeWine Recognizes Ohio's Teachers of the Year at State of the State Address

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recognized Ohio's 2024 Teachers of the Year during his State of the State address on April 10. "A good teacher has the power to fundamentally change the course of a child’s life," Governor DeWine…

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Governor DeWine Names Initial Communities Eligible for New Universal Nurse Home Visiting Program

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on April 12th, announced the initial communities in 11 counties that will be served by the new universal nurse home visiting program, Family Connects, and their partner organizations. This evidence-based…

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Governor DeWine Announces Trumpeter Swans Removed from Threatened Species List

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz announced on April 12th, that the Ohio Wildlife Council has voted to remove the trumpeter swan from the state’s threatened species…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of the Life of former State Senator C.J. Prentiss

Columbus, OH - In honor of the life and service of former State Senator C.J. Prentiss, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Ohio to be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout…

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Governor DeWine Recognizes Purple Star Schools for Commitment to Serving Students in Military Families

Columbus, OH - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Director Stephen D. Dackin today announced 171 Ohio schools are receiving the Purple Star designation?as members of the Purple Star Class of 2024. Purple Star…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of the Life of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Lieutenant Rodney Osborne

Columbus, OH - In honor of the life and service of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Lieutenant Rodney Osborne, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Ohio to be flown at half-staff upon all…

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Governor DeWine Delivers 2024 State of the State Address, Announces New Initiatives to Help Ohio’s Children Thrive

Columbus, OH - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today delivered his 2024 State of the State address where he highlighted some of the work his administration and the General Assembly have accomplished together, as well as outlined new initiatives intended…

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Governor DeWine Activates Ohio Emergency Operations Center in Advance of Eclipse

Columbus, OH - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that he is activating the Ohio Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to support local communities before, during, and after Monday's solar eclipse, which could draw hundreds of thousands of…

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Governor DeWine Convenes New Work Group on Competency Restoration and Diversion

Columbus, OH - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today convened a new working group to address the increasing number of criminal justice-involved (forensic) patients being treated at Ohio’s six regional psychiatric hospitals. Ohio’s six…

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New Projects Expected to Create 663 New Jobs, More Than $35 Million in Payroll

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the approval of assistance for eight projects set to create 663 new jobs and retain 499 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit…

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Governor DeWine Unveils Re-Imagined Preble County Welcome Center and Unveils Ohio Rest Area Plan

(PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio) - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik today unveiled the re-imagined Welcome Center on I-70…

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Governor DeWine Announces Safety Grants for 600+ K-12 Schools

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today awarded more than $42 million to support physical safety and security upgrades at hundreds of Ohio schools. A total of 624 schools will receive funding as part of the fifth round of Ohio's…

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East Palestine Update - April 20, 2023

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Fish Collection A team from Ohio EPA's division of surface water…

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Governor Announces 95% of Ohio Schools Offer Prevention-Focused Services

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that his initiatives to increase Ohio students’ access to services that help prevent or intervene in emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders have hit a new milestone…

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Governor DeWine Awards $20 Million for Community-Based Violence Reduction Programs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that he is awarding $20 million in grants to support more than three dozen community-based intervention programs in their work to prevent violence and support crime victims. A total…

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East Palestine Update - April 14, 2023

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Hazardous Waste Removal According to the Ohio EPA, approximately…

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Governor DeWine Issues Reprieves

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following reprieves of execution: James O'Neal, who was scheduled to be executed on August 16, 2023. The new date of execution has been moved to August 19, 2026. Jerome Henderson, who…

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Governor Announces $2.9 in Federal Funding to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness, Enhance Behavioral Health Response Following Traumatic Events

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has been awarded nearly $2.9 million in federal funding from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to help…

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Governor Signs Executive Order to Launch Adoption Grant Program

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today signed Executive Order 2023-09D to launch the Ohio Adoption Grant Program, which provides up to $20,000 to parents adopting a child. Parents who have finalized an adoption since Jan. 1, 2023, can begin applying for…

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East Palestine Update - April 7, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. New, Permanent East Palestine Health Clinic Opening East…

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East Palestine Update - April 5, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Hazardous Waste Removal According to the Ohio EPA,…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bill Into Law

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bill into law: House Bill 52, sponsored by State Representatives Sarah Fowler Arthur and Marilyn John, restores law related to emergency medical services training and…

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Governor DeWine Marks Beginning of Strengthened Distracted Driving Law, Launches Campaign

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Andy Wilson, Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Charles Jones, and Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks today unveiled a new…

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East Palestine Update - April 3, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Hazardous Waste Removal Liquid wastewater and excavated soil…

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Governor DeWine Authorizes Emergency Classification of Xylazine as Schedule III Controlled Substance

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order directing the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to immediately classify xylazine as a Schedule III controlled substance, making Ohio one of the first states in the nation to…

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East Palestine Update - March 29, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Remembrance of the Nashville School Shooting Victims

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In accordance with the order issued by the President of the United States of America and in remembrance of the victims of the school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United…

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New Projects Expected to Create 209 New Jobs, $13.4 Million in Payroll

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the approval of assistance for four projects set to create 209 new jobs and retain 356 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit…

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East Palestine Update - March 27, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Supplemental Emergency Response Grant The State of Ohio,…

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Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today signed Executive Order 2023-07D, a measure to create the Governor's Literacy Challenge to improve reading proficiency for all Ohio…

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East Palestine Update - March 23, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Hazardous Waste Removal According to the Ohio EPA,…

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East Palestine Update - March 22, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. U.S. Senate Testimony Governor DeWine today gave testimony…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Call on Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw to Support Legislative Efforts to Improve Rail Safety

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today issued a letter to Norfolk Southern Corporation President and CEO Alan Shaw in advance of his expected testimony tomorrow before the Senate Commerce, Science, and…

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East Palestine Update - March 21, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Letter to Norfolk Southern Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt.…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce First Projects Funded Through New Appalachian Community Grant Program

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik today announced the first major development projects that will move forward with support from Ohio's $500 million…

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East Palestine Update - March 20, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Hazardous Waste Removal According to the Ohio EPA,…

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East Palestine Update - March 17, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Visit to East Palestine High School - VIDEO AVAILABLE…

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Governor DeWine Announces Teen Driver Safety Scholarship Awards

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that his administration is awarding more than half a million dollars in grants that will help more teenagers in low-income families get access to free driver training. The grants are…

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East Palestine Update - March16, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Track and Soil Removal All 1,900 feet of the south train tracks…

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Governor DeWine Increases Wellness Support for Ohio's First Responders by $20 Million

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that an additional $20 million will be dedicated to supporting the recruitment and wellness needs of Ohio's first responders. Today's announcement brings the total amount of funding…

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East Palestine Update - March 15, 2023

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Rail Response Training The Division of the State Fire Marshal…

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East Palestine Update - March 14, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Lawsuit Against Norfolk Southern Ohio Attorney General Dave…

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East Palestine Update - March 13, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Impersonation Warning Local authorities issued a warning today…

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Governor's Appointments for March 10, 2023

COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: • Ann M. Frangos of Westlake (Cuyahoga Co.) has been reappointed to the Cuyahoga Community College Board of Trustees for a term beginning March 10, 2023, and…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of March 10, 2023

On Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine provided updates regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Work includes track and soil removal, soil removal odor, hazardous waste removal, contact…

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East Palestine Update - March 9, 2023

East Palestine, OH —The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Anne Vogel Testimony This morning, Ohio EPA Director Anne Vogel…

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Lt. Governor Husted, State Rep. Pavliga Discuss Social Media Parental Notification Act

Ohio family speaks to dangers of social media following son’s suicide Independence, Ohio -- Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted was joined by State Rep. Gail Pavliga (R-Portage County) in Northeast Ohio on March 9th, to discuss the Social Media…

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East Palestine Update - March 10, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Delay to Contaminated Soil Removal Ohio Governor Mike…

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Governor DeWine Awards 12th Round of Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Awards

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today awarded funding to help a dozen local law enforcement agencies prevent and investigate incidents of violent crime in their communities. Twelve local law enforcement agencies will receive a…

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DeWine, Norfolk Southern Announce First Responders Training Center to be Located in Ohio

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on March 8th, that Norfolk Southern Corporation has agreed to his idea to improve and expand firefighter training by creating a new first responders training center and expanding its Operation…

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East Palestine Update - March 8, 2023

EAST PALESTINE, OH --The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Surface Water Dashboard Ohio EPA today launched a new public dashboard…

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Ohio Launches New Data Dashboards to Report Overdose, Substance-Use Measures

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on March 7th, announced that the state has launched new data dashboardsto better track and report data on overdose deaths and other substance-use related measures for all 88 Ohio counties. These statewide…

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East Palestine Update - March 7, 2023

EAST PALESTINE, OH — The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Track & Soil Removal The excavation continues under the south…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of March 3, 2023

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the approval of assistance for two projects set to create 223 new jobs and retain 165 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed…

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East Palestine Update - March 4, 2023

East Palestine, OH —The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Dam Modification for Water Overflow The dam at the confluence of…

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East Palestine Update - March 6, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Track & Soil Removal Ohio EPA continues to oversee the soil…

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East Palestine Update - March 2, 2023

East Palestine, OH -- The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Dioxin Testing On March 2nd, U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and…

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East Palestine Update - March 3, 2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Health Assessment Surveys Ohio Department of Health Director…

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East Palestine Update - March 1, 2023

East Palestine, OH—The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Governor DeWine, First Lady DeWine Visit East Palestine Governor…

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East Palestine Update - February 27, 2023

East Palestine, OH --The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Sediment Washing The process of sediment washing has begun in both…

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East Palestine Update - 2/28/23

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Severe Weather Impacts Heavy rain in East Palestine on Monday…

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East Palestine Update - February 26, 2023

East Palestine, OH -- The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Derailment Site Water Monitoring Wells Ohio EPA is overseeing the…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce New Projects Expected to Create 223 New Jobs, $10 Million in Payroll

Columbus, OH --Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Feb 27th, announced the approval of assistance for two projects set to create 223 new jobs and retain 165 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit…

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East Palestine Update - February 23, 2023

EAST PALESTINE, OH -- The following is an update on the status of remediation work in East Palestine, Ohio. Contaminated Waste Removal The process to remove the contaminated soil from the site of the Norfolk Southern derailment began today.…

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Governor DeWine Recognizes One-Year Anniversary of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued a proclamation recognizing the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "On the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ohio’s support for the people of Ukraine…

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Governor DeWine Launches Nursing Home Quality and Accountability Task Force

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Feb 24th, signed an Executive Order 2023-06D, officially creating the Ohio Governor’s Nursing Home Quality and Accountability Task Force. During his 2023 State of the State Address, Governor DeWine…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Appointments for February 24, 2023

Columbus, OH --Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: • Kimberly A. Winkle of Crestline (Crawford Co.) has been reappointed to the North Central State Collee Board of Trustees for a term beginning February 24, 2023, and…

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East Palestine Update - February 24, 2023

East Palestine, OH --The following is an update on the status of remediation work in East Palestine, Ohio. East Palestine Health Assessment Clinic The Ohio Department of Health has expanded eligibility for the East Palestine Health Assessment…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of February 24, 2023

On Tuesday, Governor Mike DeWine joined state, local, and federal officials in East Palestine to provide an update on the status of remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment. Governor DeWine discussed the opening of the…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Remembrance of State Representative Kris Jordan

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Following the unexpected death of State Representative Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) Governor Mike DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff at the Ohio Statehouse and at…

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East Palestine Update - 2/25/23

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Contaminated Waste Removal The removal of hazardous waste…

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East Palestine Update - February 22,2023

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following is an update on the status of remediation work in East Palestine, Ohio. Municipal Water Sampling Last week, test results confirmed that East Palestine’s municipal water was free from…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of February 17, 2023

On Monday, Lt. Governor Jon Husted hosted the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board meeting at Dublin City Schools' Emerald Campus, an innovative and future-focused alternative learning school. The meeting also included a tour of the facility.…

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Joint Statement from Ohio Governor DeWine and FEMA Regional Administrator Sivak

Columbus, OH --Following continued discussions between Ohio and FEMA regarding the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Governor Mike DeWine and FEMA Regional Administrator Thomas C. Sivak issued the following joint…

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Governor DeWine Appoints Majer to Cleveland Municipal Court

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Feb 17th, announced the appointment of Mark Majer to the Cleveland Municipal Court. Majer will assume office on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 and will be taking the seat formerly held by Pinky Carr, who…

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East Palestine Water Quality Update - February 15, 2023

East Palestine, OH -- The following is a status update regarding water testing results in East Palestine as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Municipal Water Testing Results: New water testing results have been returned to the Ohio…

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East Palestine Update - February 16, 2023 at 1:15 PM

East Palestine, OH-- The following is the latest update from Governor DeWine, the Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Ohio Department of Agriculture regarding work underway in East Palestine. Letter to Centers of Disease Control…

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East Palestine Update - February 16, 2023

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine spoke with officials at the White House early this morning to address the need for federal help. As a result of this conversation, the Governor has requested assistance from the U.S. Department of…

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East Palestine Water Quality Update

(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio) -- The following is a status update regarding water testing results in East Palestine as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Municipal Water Testing Results: New water testing results have been returned to the…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of February 10, 2023

On Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine traveled to East Palestine to meet with local officials and emergency responders following the derailment of a Norfolk Southern Railway train. Governor DeWine activated the Ohio National Guard and sent personnel…

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East Palestine Update: Residents Can Safety Return Home

East Palestine, OH-- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro, East Palestine Fire Chief and Incident Commander Keith Drabick, and local, state, and federal officials representing both states announced on Feb 8th, that evacuated…

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East Palestine Update: Evacuation Area Extended, Controlled Release of Rail Car Contents Planned for 3:30 p.m.

East Palestine, OH -- Following new modeling information conducted this morning (Feb 6th) by the Ohio National Guard and U.S. Department of Defense, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro are ordering an immediate…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of February 3, 2023

On Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the approval of assistance for four projects set to create 683 new jobs and retain 405 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA)…

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East Palestine Urgent Evacuation Notice

COLUMBUS, OH --Following an evening briefing regarding the train derailment in East Palestine, Governor DeWine and Columbiana County officials are issuing an urgent warning to those living within a mile of the derailment. Within the last two hours,…

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Governor DeWine Nominates John Williams for Seat on Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that he is nominating John Williams to fill the open seat on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). If confirmed by the Ohio Senate, Williams will replace Beth Trombold, who…

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Governor DeWine Announces School Safety Support for More Than 900 Ohio Schools

Lakewood, OH --Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Feb 2nd, announced that more than 900 additional schools will receive state funding support for physical safety and security upgrades as part of the latest round of Ohio's K-12 School Safety Grant Program.…

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Governor DeWine Announces School Safety Support for More Than 900 Ohio Schools

(LAKEWOOD, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that more than 900 additional schools will receive state funding support for physical safety and security upgrades as part of the latest round of Ohio's K-12 School Safety Grant…

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Governor DeWine's 2023 State of the State Address

Columbus, OH --Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Jan 31st, delivered the 2023 State of the State address on Jan 31st, in the House Chamber of the Ohio Statehouse. The remarks, as prepared, are as follows: Speaker Stephens, President Huffman, Leader…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of January 27, 2023

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Director Maureen Corcoran launched Comprehensive Maternal Care (CMC) – a community-based, statewide program aimed at improving the health and well-being of moms, infants,…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce New Projects Expected to Create More Than $588 Million in Investments

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Jan 30th, announced the approval of assistance for four projects set to create 683 new jobs and retain 405 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit…

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Governor DeWine Announces State Support to Demolish Nearly 600 Blighted Buildings in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Jan 27th, announced the locations of more blighted and vacant structures that will be demolished to make room for new economic development. A total of 599 additional…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce Plan to Cut One-Third of Ohio Administrative Code

Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce Plan to Cut One-Third of Ohio Administrative Code (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced a new plan that, when complete, will eliminate nearly…

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Governor Introduces Program to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Director Maureen Corcoran on jan 23rd, launched Comprehensive Maternal Care (CMC) a community-based, statewide program aimed at improving the health and well-being of…

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Governor DeWine Names Patricia Harris as Nominee for Commissioner of the Ohio Department of Taxation

Governor DeWine Names Patricia Harris as Nominee for Commissioner of the Ohio Department of Taxation (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that he is nominating Patricia Harris to be the next commissioner of the Ohio…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Remembrance of Victims in Monterey Park, California

COLUMBUS, OH -- In accordance with the order issued by the President of the United States of America and in remembrance of the victims of the shooting in Monterey Park, California, Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and…

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Governor DeWine Nominates Brian Baldridge as Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture

COLUMBUS, OH -- Governor Mike DeWine announced he will nominate Brian Baldridge of Winchester to be the next Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Baldridge is currently a State Representative for the 90th Ohio House District which…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of January 20, 2023

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "On Jan 20th, we celebrate the life and service of Dr. King whose lessons of courage, compassion, and humility still inspire us today," he said. On Tuesday, Governor DeWine…

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Governor Introduces Program to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes

Governor Introduces Program to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Director Maureen Corcoran today launched Comprehensive Maternal Care (CMC) – a…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Remembrance of Victims in Monterey Park,California

Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Remembrance of Victims in Monterey Park,California COLUMBUS, Ohio—In accordance with the order issued by the President of the United States of America and in remembrance of the victims of the…

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Ohio Awarded $48 Million Grant to Ensure Kindergarten Readiness

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Jan 18th, that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) will receive $48 million in federal grant dollars over the next three years to support and increase access to quality early…

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Governor DeWine Announces Staff Appointments

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Jan 18th, made the following appointments to positions on his staff: Aimee Shadwick has accepted the position of Director of RecoveryOhio, the governor’s initiative to prevent, reduce, treat, and…

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Governor DeWine Announces Largest 'Rainy Day' Fund in Ohio History

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Jan 17th, announced an historic increase in the balance of Ohio's savings account. On Jan 17th, the Ohio Office of Budget and Management transferred $727 million into the…

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Governor DeWine Announces Largest "Rainy Day" Fund in Ohio History

Governor DeWine Announces Largest "Rainy Day" Fund in Ohio History (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced an historic increase in the balance of Ohio's savings account. Today, the Ohio…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of January 13, 2023

On Sunday, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Cedarville, Governor Mike DeWine officially took the oath of office to begin his second term as governor. "It is an honor to serve the citizens of Ohio for four more years," he said. …

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Governor DeWine Approves $4 Million Grant for Diversion Program Training, Technical Assistance at NEOMED

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Jan 11th, announced a $4 million grant for Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) to provide training and technical assistance for communities developing or implementing deflection and pre-arrest…

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Governor DeWine Approves $4 Million Grant for Diversion Program Training, Technical Assistance at NEOMED

Governor DeWine Approves $4 Million Grant for Diversion Program Training, Technical Assistance at NEOMED (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced a $4 million grant for Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) to…

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Governor DeWine's Second Inaugural Address (As Prepared) 

Columbus, OH -- The following are an as-prepared version of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Second Inaugural Address: Lieutenant Governor Husted; Senator Vance; Congressman Carey; Speaker Stephens; President Huffman; Leader Antonio; Leader Russo;…

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Governor's Appointments for January 6, 2023

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Mark Alan Romick of New Matamoras (Monroe Co.) has been appointed to the Belmont College Board of Trustees for a term beginning January 6, 2023, and ending May 12,…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: House Bill 45, sponsored by State Representative Bill Roemer and former Representative Thomas West, makes appropriations and provides authorization and conditions…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of January 6, 2023

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: Senate Bill 33, sponsored by Senators Jay Hottinger and Andrew O. Brenner, modifies the law governing community reinvestment areas and expands the income tax deduction allowed…

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Governor DeWine's Second Inaugural Address (As Prepared)

Governor DeWine's Second Inaugural Address (As Prepared) (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—The following are an as-prepared version of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Second Inaugural Address: Lieutenant Governor Husted; Senator Vance; Congressman Carey;…

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Husted Announces TechCred Results for November

January Application Period is Open Columbus, OH -- Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, on Jan 5th, announced the results of November’s round of TechCred, in which…

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Governor DeWine Announces Staff Appointments

Columbus, OH – On Jan 6th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine made the following appointments to positions on his staff. Christine Morrison has accepted the position of Director of Cabinet Affairs. Throughout her career, Morrison has held a variety…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law; Vetoes HB 513

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: House Bill 281, sponsored by State Representatives Dontavius L. Jarrells and Tom Young, updates terminology in the Revised Code regarding people with mental illnesses…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: Senate Bill 16, sponsored by Senator Tim Schaffer, modifies the law regarding assault or menacing committed or directed against, and targeting, an emergency service…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bill That Strengthens Distracted Driving Laws in Ohio

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Jan 3rd, signed Senate Bill 288, which significantly strengthens laws in Ohio related to the use of cell phones and other electronic devices while driving. The bill, which was initially part of House…

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Husted Announces Next Round of Industry Sector Partnership Awards

Funding supports collaboration between businesses, education and training providers Columbus, OH -- Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation on Jan 3rd, announced that 13 workforce…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: Senate Bill 33, sponsored by Senators Jay Hottinger and Andrew O. Brenner, modifies the law governing community reinvestment areas and expands the income tax…

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Governor DeWine and Governor Kemp Place Wager on College Football Playoff Matchup

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp placed a friendly wager ahead of the College Football Playoff semifinal between The Ohio State University and the University of Georgia at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. This…

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Governor's Appointments for December 30, 2022

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Steve Boymel of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.) has been appointed to the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees for a term beginning January 1, 2023, and ending January…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of December 30, 2022

On Tuesday, in preparation for legal sports gambling in Ohio, Before You Bet Ohio released their Guide to Responsible Gambling. On Wednesday, Governor DeWine announced that he is nominating Anne M. Vogel to be the next director of the Ohio…

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Governor DeWine Sends ODOT to Support Emergency Management Efforts in New York

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Dec 29th, that he has dispatched support from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to aid in emergency snow removal efforts in the state of New York following the deadly…

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Governors DeWine and Beshear Announce Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project Awarded $1.635 Billion in Federal Grants

Transformative project to build second bridge and improve interstates forges ahead for late 2023 groundbreaking COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announce the awarding of federal funding grants worth…

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Governor DeWine Appoints Burggraf to Marion County Family Court

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine On Dec 29th, announced the appointment of Rhonda Burggraf to the Marion County Family Court. Burggraf, of LaRue, will assume office on Jan. 9, 2023, and will be taking the seat formerly held by Robert D.…

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Governor DeWine Appoints Joan Synenberg to Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Dec 29th, announced the appointment of Joan Synenberg to the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas. Synenberg, of Bratenahl, will assume office on Jan. 14, 2023, and will be taking the seat formerly held by…

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Governor DeWine Names Anne Vogel as Nominee for Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Dec 28th, announced that he is nominating Anne M. Vogel to be the next director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OhioEPA). If confirmed by the Ohio Senate, Vogel will replace outgoing director…

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Governor DeWine to Appoint Joseph T. Deters to Ohio Supreme Court

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Dec 22nd, that he is appointing Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph T. Deters to fill the vacancy on the Ohio Supreme Court that is occurring because Justice Sharon Kennedy was elected…

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Ohioans Are Urged to Prepare for Extreme Winter Weather

Columbus, OH -- As a winter storm moves toward Ohio just in time for the busy holiday weekend, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is keeping in constant contact with the National Weather Service and state partners. The Ohio EMA team will…

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Governor DeWine Awards 11th Round of Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Awards

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Dec 23rd, that 13 local law enforcement agencies will receive a total of $9.1 million to help prevent and investigate incidents of violent crime in their communities. The grants represent the…

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Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Dec 22nd, signed Executive Order 2022-17D to label tianeptine, a Schedule 1 controlled substance, classifying it as having no accepted medical use in treatment and to prohibit its…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: - House Bill 223, sponsored by Representative Brett Hillyer allows vendors to deduct sales tax remitted for certain bad debts charged off as uncollectible by credit…

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Governor Warns Ohioans Dangerous Weather Conditions Continue

Columbus, OH -- “Our sympathy goes to those families who have lost a loved one during this severe weather situation in Ohio. Thus far four Ohioans have died and many more have been injured as a result of weather-related auto accidents. The…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce Expansion of Medpace in Cincinnati, Creating 1,500 Jobs

CINCINNATI, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef announced on Dec 21st, that Medpace, a clinical contract research organization, is expanding its operations in Cincinnati and…

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Governor DeWine to Appoint Joseph T. Deters to Ohio Supreme Court

Governor DeWine to Appoint Joseph T. Deters to Ohio Supreme Court (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that he is appointing Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph T. Deters to fill the vacancy on the Ohio…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law-December 22, 2022

Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law-December 22, 2022 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: -House Bill 223, sponsored by Representative Brett Hillyer allows vendors to deduct sales tax remitted…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce State Support for 54 Historic Rehabilitation Projects

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Dec 20th, announced state support for 54 rehabilitation projects that will restore 57 historic buildings across Ohio. The projects are expected to leverage approximately $1.01…

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Husted Announces New IMAP Training Providers

Funding will help Ohioans access training at no cost Columbus, Oh -- Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, on Dec 20th, announced that 12 training providers located…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce State Support for 54 Historic Rehabilitation Projects

Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce State Support for 54 Historic Rehabilitation Projects COLUMBUS, Ohio-Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced state support for 54 rehabilitation projects that will…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Sheriff Deputy Daniel J. Kin

Columbus, OH -- In honor of the life and service of Wyandot County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel J. Kin, Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and…

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Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following Executive Order: -- Executive Order 2022-16D: The Emergency Amendment of Rule 4123-6-08 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Bureau of Workers'…

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Governor DeWine Announces $88 Million in Brownfield Grants to Create Redevelopment Opportunities

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Dec 16th, announced $88 million in state support for 123 brownfield remediation projects that will help clean up hazardous and underutilized sites throughout the state. The…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of December 16, 2022

On Monday, Lt. Governor Jon Husted visited Youngstown State University to tour the Excellence Training Center (ETC) with YSU President Jim Tressel and to commend him for his contributions to the university and on his combined 50-year career in Ohio…

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Governor DeWine Announces $88 Million in Brownfield Grants to Create Redevelopment Opportunities

Governor DeWine Announces $88 Million in Brownfield Grants to Create Redevelopment Opportunities COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced $88 million in state support for 123 brownfield…

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Governor DeWine Supports Over 100 Law Enforcement Agencies in Creating, Upgrading Body Camera Programs

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Dec 16th, that the state will award nearly $4.9 million to local law enforcement agencies across Ohio to help cover costs associated with body camera programs. A total of 112 law enforcement…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Deputy Daniel J. Kin

Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Deputy Daniel J. Kin (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In honor of the life and service of Wyandot County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel J. Kin, Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United…

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Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Dec 15th, signed Executive Order 2022-15D to allow for the adoption of rules to provide retention payments to benefit direct support professionals serving the developmental disability…

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Governor DeWine Announces New Powder Formula Manufacturing Facility in Bowling Green

$536 million facility expected to generate 450 permanent new jobs in northwest Ohio Bowling Green, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef announced on Dec 15th, that Abbott has…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Senator Louis W. Blessing III, regulates the use of indemnity provisions in professional design contracts related to public…

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Governor DeWine Announces Fifth Round of Wellness Support for First Responder Agencies

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Dec 13th, that 72 local first responder agencies will receive a total of $28 million to help support the wellness and staffing needs of Ohio's first responders. The grants represent the fifth…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of December 9, 2022

On Monday, the National Park Service announced the designation of Montgomery County (City of Dayton), Ohio as an American World War II Heritage City. Montgomery County (City of Dayton) is the only designation in the State of Ohio, and it joins only…

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Governor DeWine, Director Mertz Announce Rollout of Body Cameras for ODNR Officers

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz on Dec 9th, announced that ODNR has begun outfitting all natural resources and wildlife officers with body cameras. “Body cameras…

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Governor DeWine Applauds Brown County for National Certification of START Program

COLUMBUS, OH -- Governor Mike DeWine on Dec 9th, applauded Brown County’s Ohio Sobriety Treatment and Reducing Trauma (START) program for becoming the country’s first certified START program. Ohio START is an affiliate of the national…

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Ohio Governor's Appointments for December 7, 2022

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Jared Chad Ebbing of Coldwater (Mercer Co.) has been appointed to the Wright State University Board of Trustees for a term beginning January 1, 2023, and ending June…

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DeWine Names Andy Wilson as Nominee for Director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety

Columbus, OH -- Governor Mike DeWine on Dec 8th, announced that he will nominate Andy Wilson as the next Director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Formerly the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, Wilson currently serves as the…

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Governor DeWine Announces Expo 2050 Master Plan Framework

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joined members of the Ohio Expositions Commission on Dec 8th, to review the master plan framework that will serve as a launching point to modernize and enhance the Ohio Expo Center and Ohio State Fair for…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce New Projects Expected to Create More Than $202.6 Million in Investments

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Dec 7th, announced the approval of assistance for 14 projects set to create 1,663 new jobs and retain 3,457 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce Development Projects Expected to Spur $2.3 Billion in Community Investments

Transformational mixed-use development projects will be located in Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Grandview Heights, Lima, Painesville, Springfield, and Van Wert. Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on…

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Governor DeWine Announces More than 400 New Jobs for Tuscarawas County

Governor DeWine Announces More than 400 New Jobs for Tuscarawas County Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted joined Battle Motors, JobsOhio, Team Northeast Ohio (NEO), and the Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation…

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Governor DeWine Announces Nearly 200 New Jobs for Jackson County

Governor DeWine Announces Nearly 200 New Jobs for Jackson County Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today joined Bellisio Foods, Inc., JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and the Jackson County Economic…

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Governor DeWine Announces Demolition Plans for Over 2,200 Blighted Buildings in Ohio

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Dec 6th, announced that 2,277 blighted and vacant structures in 42 counties will be demolished to pave the way for new economic development and housing opportunities across the…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

COLUMBUS, OH -- In honor of the lives lost on December 7, 1941 in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and in accordance with orders from the President of the United States of America, Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and the…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of December 2, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine released a status update on the implementation of recommendations from the Children Services Transformation Advisory Council which aims to reform Ohio's children services system. “Every child in Ohio deserves…

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Governor DeWine Announces $25 Million for Gorge Dam Removal Project

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Director Laurie Stevenson announced on Dec 2nd, that the state will contribute $25 million to support the highly-anticipated Cuyahoga River Gorge Dam…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine Celebrate Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Ohio Milestones

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine announced on Dec 1st, two major milestones with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio, the free book program available to Ohio families with children under the age…

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Governor DeWine Announces Staff Changes

COLUMBUS, OH -- On Nov 29th, in preparation for his second term, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the following staff changes in his office and within his administration: Michael Hall, Governor DeWine’s current Chief of Staff, has…

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Governor DeWine Releases Status Update on Children Services Transformation

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Nov 28th, released a status update on the implementation of recommendations from the Children Services Transformation Advisory Council which aims to reform Ohio's children services system. “Every…

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Governor DeWine Announces $57.8 Million in Safety Grants for Ohio Schools

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Nov 28th, that the state will support the installation of security upgrades at more than 700 K-12 schools across Ohio. A total of 708 schools in 57 counties will receive $57.8 million in grant…

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Governor DeWine and Governor Whitmer Place Wager on The Game

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer placed a friendly wager ahead of the rivalry football game between The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, commonly referred to as "The Game." …

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Firefighter Johnny Tetrick

Columbus, OH -- In honor of the life and service of Cleveland Firefighter Johnny Tetrick, Governor DeWine has ordered that flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout…

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Governor DeWine Announces Safety and Security Support for Colleges and Universities

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Nov 21st, announced that 33 colleges and universities in Ohio will receive a total of $5 million in funding for security projects that enhance the safety of students and staff. "These funds will go…

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Governor DeWine Announces Safety and Security Support for Colleges and Universities

Governor DeWine Announces Safety and Security Support for Colleges and Universities (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that 33 colleges and universities in Ohio will receive a total of $5 million in funding for…

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Governor DeWine Announces Formal Selection of Ohio National Guard Unit for New Cyberspace Mission

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. announced on Nov 18th, that the Department of the Air Force has formally selected the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield to become the Air National Guard’s first…

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Governor DeWine Appoints Rettich to Miamisburg Municipal Court

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Nov 18th, announced the appointment of K. Alyse Rettich to the Miamisburg Municipal Court. Rettich, of Miamisburg, will assume office on Dec. 5, 2022, and will be taking the seat formerly held by…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of November 18, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine recognized Winter Safety Awareness Week. He encourages all Ohioans to use extra caution while driving on winter roads and to have a plan in place for severe weather. Also on Monday, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted…

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Governor DeWine Appoints Best to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Nov 18th, announced the appointment of Rhonda L. Best to the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court. Best, of Tiffin, will assume office on Dec. 5, 2022, and is being appointed to fill the judicial vacancy…

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Governor DeWine Announces New Employment Services for Veterans and Military Spouses

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Matt Damschroder on Nov 10th, announced two new services for veterans and military spouses on OhioMeansJobs.com. Veterans registered on the…

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Governor DeWine Authorizes Use of State Disaster Relief Program

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Nov 10th, authorized the use of the State Disaster Relief Program (SDRP) to help several counties impacted by severe storms in February, May, June, and July of 2022. The SDRP is a reimbursement program…

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Governor DeWine Issues Reprieves

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following reprieves of execution: - Charles Lorraine, who was scheduled to be executed on March 15, 2023. The new date of execution has been moved to May 13, 2026. - Gerald Hand, who was…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of November 10, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz awarded $1.7 million in grants to support dozens of new outdoor recreation projects in local communities across the state. “We are excited to…

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Governor DeWine Announces New Outdoor Recreation Projects in 62 Counties

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz on Nov 7th, awarded $1.7 million in grants to support dozens of new outdoor recreation projects in local communities across the state.…

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Governor DeWine Announces 50 New Traffic Safety Projects

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Dr. Jack Marchbanks on Nov 4th, announced details on $121 million in new traffic safety projects planned for Ohio, including the installation of…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of November 4, 2022

On Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the approval of assistance for three projects set to create 3,104 new jobs and retain 8,216 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA)…

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Governor's Appointments for November 4, 2022

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Rebecca Jane Ault of Hudson (Summit Co.) has been reappointed to the State Chiropractic Board for a term beginning November 4, 2022, and ending November 1,…

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Husted Announces TechCred Results for September

November Application Period is Open Columbus, OH -- Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, on Nov 3rd, announced the results of September’s round of TechCred, in which…

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Governor DeWine Announces Wellness Support for Dozens of First Responder Agencies

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Nov 3rd, that 62 local first responder agencies will receive a total of $9.9 million to help support the wellness and staffing needs of Ohio's first responders. The grants represent the…

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Governor DeWine Awards Tenth Round of Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Awards

Columbus, OH – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Nov 2nd, that 24 local law enforcement agencies will receive a total of $11.7 million to help prevent and investigate incidents of violent crime including domestic violence, gun violence,…

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New Projects Expected to Create 3,000 New Jobs, More Than $4.7 Billion in Investments

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Oct 31st, announced the approval of assistance for three projects set to create 3,104 new jobs and retain 8,216 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax…

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Governor DeWine Announces $100 Million for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Now Available

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Oct 31st, announced that $100 million is now available to support the implementation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the state over the next five…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of October 28, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine announced that 51 local courts will receive a total of $10.2 million in grant funding to help reduce accumulated backlogs of pending court proceedings. Governor DeWine is awarding the funding as part of the Ohio…

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Governor DeWine Announces Hundreds of Blighted Buildings to be Demolished for New Economic Development

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Oct 28th, announced that 825 blighted and vacant structures in 30 counties will be demolished to clear the way for new economic development. The demolition projects will be…

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Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine Focuses on Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio and Early Childhood Literacy at University Hospitals

Cleveland, OH -- Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine focused on early childhood literacy in Northeast Ohio on Oct 26th, starting with a tour of University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and MacDonald Women’s Hospital in…

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Governor DeWine Awards Lead Line Mapping Grants

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson on Oct 25th, announced approximately $2.4 million in H2Ohio grant assistance to help 53 public water systems take the first step toward removing and replacing lead…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of October 21, 2022

On Monday, as part of Governor Mike DeWine's H2Ohio initiative, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the City of Lorain dedicated the Martin’s Run Wetland And Stream Restoration Project in Lorain County. “It’s…

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Governor DeWine Announces $10.2 Million in Ohio Court Backlog Reduction Program Awards

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Oct 24th, announced that 51 local courts will receive a total of $10.2 million in grant funding to help reduce accumulated backlogs of pending court proceedings. Governor DeWine is awarding the funding…

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Governor DeWine Announces New Driver Safety Tools for Teens

COLUMBUS, OH — In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Oct 20th, that two new tools are now available for parents and driving school instructors to help better prepare young drivers who are…

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Governor DeWine Awards Lead Line Mapping Grants-Oct 25,2022

Governor DeWine Awards Lead Line Mapping Grants (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today announced approximately $2.4 million in H2Ohio grant assistance to help 53 public water systems take…

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Governor DeWine Announces $10.2 Million in Ohio Court Backlog Reduction Program Awards

Governor DeWine Announces $10.2 Million in Ohio Court Backlog Reduction Program Awards (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that 51 local courts will receive a total of $10.2 million in grant funding to help reduce…

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Governor DeWine Announces Appalachian Community Grant Program Details

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Oct 20th, announced new details on the Appalachian Community Grant Program, which will infuse $500 million into Ohio's 32-county Appalachian region to revitalize communities…

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Governor DeWine Announces New Driver Safety Tools for Teens

Governor DeWine Announces New Driver Safety Tools for Teens (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that two new tools are now available for parents and driving school…

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Governor DeWine, State Fire Marshal Reardon Visit Local Fire Departments for Fire Prevention Week

TROY, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and State Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon visited fire departments in Sidney, Troy, and Urbana on Oct 14th, to thank firefighters for their hard work and to bring attention to Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15.…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending of October 14, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine toured the Greene County Career Center to learn about their programs and later toured the Esther Price Candies Company. Also on Monday, Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony of…

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Governor DeWine Announces Availability of Safety and Security Support for Religious Institutions, Nonprofits, Preschools, Non-Public Schools

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Oct 14th, that nearly $6 million in grant funding is available for religious institutions, chartered non-public schools, licensed preschools, and nonprofit organizations to help them implement…

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Governor DeWine Announces Honda to Invest in Ohio for Electric Vehicle Production, Including New Battery Plant with LG Energy Solution

$4.2 billion in investments will secure more than 2,500 new Ohio jobs Columbus, OH— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and JobsOhio leaders announced on Oct 11th, that Ohio will continue its historic dominance in the…

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Governor's Appointments for October 7, 2022

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Sherina Ohanian of Perrysburg (Wood Co.) has been reappointed to the Owens Community College Board of Trustees for a term beginning October 7, 2022, and ending…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of October 7, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine announced that he is awarding $6.7 million to support the work of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) to offer mobile and health advocacy services and temporary residential services for domestic violence…

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Governor DeWine and ODNR Director Mertz Open Hocking Hills State Park Lodge and Conference Center

LOGAN, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joined Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz to officially open the long-anticipated Hocking Hills State Park Lodge and Conference Center. “Hocking Hills attracts millions of visitors…

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Governor DeWine Announces Third Round of Wellness Funding for Ohio First Responders

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Oct 7th, that 13 local first responder agencies will receive a total of nearly $1.7 million to help support the wellness needs of law enforcement officers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics,…

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Governor DeWine Announces Ninth Round of Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Awards

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Oct 3rd, that 10 local law enforcement agencies will receive a total of $12.3 million to help prevent and investigate incidents of violent crime in their communities. The grants represent the…

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First Lady DeWine and ODNR Director Mertz Open Newest Storybook Trail at Salt Fork State Park

LORE CITY, OH -- Through a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio, Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz officially opened the 20th Storybook Trail in the Ohio…

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Governor DeWine Awards $6.7 Million for Domestic Violence Survivor Programs

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Oct 3rd, announced that he is awarding $6.7 million to support the work of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) to offer mobile and health advocacy services and temporary residential services for…

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October Recognized as First Annual Ohio School Safety Month

Columbus, Ohio -- On Oct 1st, marks the start of Ohio’s first annual Ohio School Safety Month. Earlier this year, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 583, sponsored by Representatives Adam C. Bird and Don Jones, which officially designated…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of September 30, 2022

On Monday, in honor of the life and service of Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams, Governor Mike DeWine ordered that flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Carroll…

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Governor DeWine Announces More Initiatives to Make Ohio the Best Place in the Nation to Have a Baby, Raise a Family

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Sep 30th, announced he is enhancing his Bold Beginning Initiative to remove barriers to health care, ease financial burdens, and support parents. “I have a vision for Ohio to be the best place in…

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Governor DeWine Announces H2Ohio Support for Water Infrastructure Projects

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson on Sep 28th, announced that $2.5 million in H2Ohio grants will go to four local communities to help improve drinking water quality and to repair or replace aging…

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Governor DeWine Announces Support for Community-Based Interventions to Prevent Violent Crime

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Sep 27th, announced that support is now available for non-profits and governmental agencies to establish or enhance community-based interventions to prevent violence and connect crime victims to recovery…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Sheriff Dale Williams

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In honor of the life and service of Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams, Governor DeWine has ordered that flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout…

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Governor DeWine Awards $7.7 Million for First Responder Wellness

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Sep 23rd, 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…

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

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…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending September 16, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine announced the first round of funding to be awarded to local first responder agencies as part of the new Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention, and Resilience Program. A total of 26 agencies will receive…

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Governor DeWine Announces Partnership with Midwest Governors to Establish a Regional Hydrogen Coalition to Expand Economic Opportunity

Governor DeWine Announces Partnership with Midwest Governors to Establish a Regional Hydrogen Coalition to Expand Economic Opportunity COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced a partnership between six fellow governors in…

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Governor Announces Training Reimbursement Grants Now Available to ApprenticeOhio Sponsors and Employers

Columbus, OH -- In conjunction with National Workforce Development Month, Governor Mike DeWine announced on Sep 13th, that ApprenticeOhio sponsors can apply for grants of up to $25,000 each to help cover apprenticeship training costs incurred since…

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Governor DeWine Announces H2Ohio Support to Improve Drinking Water Infrastructure in Lowell

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson on Sep 13th, announced that the village of Lowell in Washington County will receive $200,000 in H2Ohio funding to improve drinking water quality. The village of…

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Governor DeWine Awards $1.67 Million for First Responder Wellness

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Sep 12th, announced the first round of funding to be awarded to local first responder agencies as part of the new Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention, and Resilience Program. A total of 26…

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Governor DeWine Announces Application Period Opens for $5 Million in Ohio Campus Safety Grants

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine On Sep 12th, announced that Ohio’s 37 public institutions of higher education may apply for their share of $5 million available in the Ohio Campus Safety Grant Program. “Ohio continues to…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending September 9, 2022

On Tuesday, Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor John Husted were joined by a number of state and federal officials to tour QQE in Beavercreek. QQE, which moved its headquarters from California to Ohio in 2020, is a leading supplier of fused…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

COLUMBUS, OH -- In accordance with the orders issued by the President of the United States of America and in remembrance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be…

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Governor DeWine Announces Top “AAA” Credit Rating for Ohio

Fitch Rating Highest Investment Grade Summit Reached in More Than Four Decades COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) Director Kimberly Murnieks announced on Sep…

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Governor DeWine Supports Local Drug Task Forces with Nearly $2.3 Million in RecoveryOhio Funding

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Sep 7th, that more than two dozen local drug task forces in Ohio are receiving state support for their work to disrupt the drug trade and promote substance use awareness, prevention, and…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending September 2, 2022

On Monday, Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted announced the approval of assistance for 10 projects set to create 767 new jobs and retain 2,032 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic…

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Funding Now Available for Local Major Bridge Projects

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Sep 2nd, that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is now accepting applications for funding as part of the Local Major Bridge Program, which provides federal funds to counties and…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Appointments for September 1, 2022

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Judy A. Budi of Dayton (Montgomery Co.) has been appointed to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees for a term beginning September 1, 2022, and ending…

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Husted Announces TechCred Results for July

Businesses can begin applying for next round September 1st (COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, on Aug 31st, announced the results of July’s…

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Governor DeWine Releases RecoveryOhio's Annual Review

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine in observance of the state's second annual Overdose Awareness Day on Aug 31st, released the 2021 RecoveryOhio Annual Review, which gives a detailed overview of the work that RecoveryOhio has done to improve…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered to Recognize Ohio Overdose Awareness Day

Columbus, OH -- In honor of the lives lost to overdose and to recognize and raise awareness for Ohio Overdose Awareness Day, Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public…

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Governor DeWine Statement on Honda/LG Announcement

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement regarding Aug 29th's news reports that Honda and LG will build a battery plant for electric vhicles in the United States at a site to be determined: "Ohio's advanced…

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New Projects Expected to Create More Than $318.4 Million in Investments

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Aug 29th, announced the approval of assistance for 10 projects set to create 767 new jobs and retain 2,032 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit…

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Governor Announces Second Annual Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, Launches New Naloxone Website

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Aug 29th, announced that Ohio will observe the state’s second annual Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and begin recognition of September’s Recovery Month. Established in 2021 by…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of August 26, 2022

Recovery Within Reach On Tuesday, the Department of Commerce launched a new awareness campaign called Recovery Within Reach, which is aimed at helping families living with an opioid use disorder understand the financial costs of treatment programs…

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Millions Now Available to Support Ohio Jail Renovation and Construction

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Annette Chambers-Smith announced on Aug 26th, that nearly $51 million in grant funding is now available to support construction, renovation, and…

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Governor DeWine Announces $2 Million Additional Support for College Students with Disabilities

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Aug 24th, that he is investing an additional $2.1 million to assist Ohio college students with disabilities. Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) will provide all eligible…

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Ohio Governor's Appointments for August 19, 2022

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Logan Arielle Johnson of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.) has been appointed to serve as a student member on the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees for a term…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending August 19, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine announced that he is increasing the amount of violent crime reduction grant funding available to local law enforcement agencies by $42 million. The funds added increase the total amount of money available to…

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Governor DeWine Awards $8.5 Million to Support Local Law Enforcement

WILLARD, OH – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Aug 18th, that he is awarding $8.5 million to 21 local law enforcement agencies to help them strategically combat violence in their communities. Governor DeWine announced the seventh…

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Governor DeWine Celebrates 42nd Annual Governor's Fish Ohio Day

Port Clinton, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Aug 18th, joined Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz, Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker, and leaders from the conservation and tourism…

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Governor DeWine Announces School Safety Grant Program Accepting Applications

COLUMBUS,OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Aug 19th, that the State is now accepting applications for $53 million in grant funding for schools as part of his $100 million Ohio K-12 School Safety Grant Program. The Ohio Facilities…

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Governor DeWine Awards $3 Million to Strengthen Food Supply Chain in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Aug 17th, announced that 12 meat processors have been awarded a total of nearly $3 million to implement processing efficiencies, expand or construct facilities at existing…

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Governor DeWine Announces Final Approval Of Extended Health Coverage for New Moms

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Aug 16th, announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Ohio Medicaid’s extended coverage for new moms from 60 days to 12 months after the birth of their child. With…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending August 12, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine declared Tuesday, August 9, 2022, as honorary Dolly Parton Day in Ohio. Championed by First Lady Fran DeWine and supported by the Ohio General Assembly and affiliates across the state, Dolly Parton's Imagination…

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Governor DeWine Increases Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program to $100 Million

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Aug 15th, that he is increasing the amount of violent crime reduction grant funding available to local law enforcement agencies by $42 million. The funds added on Aug 15th, increase the…

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Governor DeWine Announces $5 Million Grant Program for New H2Ohio Best Management Practice

Toledo, Ohio -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) on Aug 15th, announced a $5 million grant program for a new H2Ohio Best Management Practice (BMP) – the Two-Stage Ditch. A two-stage ditch is a conservation…

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Governor DeWine Announces Support for Lead Pipe Mapping

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Aug 11th, that his H2Ohio initiative is investing an additional $1.5 million to help local communities identify, inventory, and map lead service lines across the state. Ohio EPA began…

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Governor DeWine Awards $5 Million for Local Jail Projects

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that he is providing state assistance to six county jails in Ohio for targeted safety, security, and operational projects. Approximately $5 million has been awarded to the…

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Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine Welcomes Dolly Parton to Ohio to Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Ohio

Columbus, OH -- On Aug 9th, afternoon, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine welcomed Dolly Parton to Ohio to celebrate the statewide success of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Ohio, where every child under the age of 5 is…

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Governors DeWine, Beshear Submit Second Federal Funding Request for Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced on Aug 10th, that the two states jointly submitted a second federal funding application to support bridge and roadway improvements along the eight-mile Brent…

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Governor DeWine Declares Aug. 9 as Dolly Parton Day

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Aug 8th, that he has declared Tuesday, August 9, 2022, as honorary Dolly Parton Day in Ohio. Parton will be visiting Columbus tomorrow to celebrate early literacy and the success of Dolly…

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Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed the following Executive Order: Executive Order 2022-14D: Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2023 TANF Funds by the Ohio Department of Job and Family…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review for the Week Ending August 5, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine visited the Cox Fine Arts Center at the Ohio State Fair to see Scott Hagan, Ohio's famous "Barn Artist," paint murals of generals Ulysses S. Grant and Charles Young commissioned by the Ohio History Connection. This…

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Governor DeWine Announces Law Enforcement Funding for Body-Worn Cameras

Columbus, OH – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Aug 4th, that $5 million in grant funding is available to help local law enforcement agencies invest in body camera equipment and pay for associated expenses. The Ohio Department of…

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Governor DeWine Awards $5.7 Million to Support Local Law Enforcement

Columbus, OH – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Aug 5th, announced that 16 local and state law enforcement agencies will receive a total of $5.7 million in grant funding to help prevent and solve instances of violent crime. Governor DeWine…

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Ohio Governor's Appointments for August 5, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Rebecca Jean Williamson Brown of Salem (Columbiana Co.) has been appointed to the State Vision Professionals Board for a term beginning August 5, 2022, and ending…

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Governor DeWine Names New Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Aug 3rd, announced the appointment of the new superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Effective on August 12, Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Jones will assume the responsibilities of the…

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State of Ohio, Ohio Manufacturers’ Association Awarded $23.5 Million Federal 'Good Jobs Challenge' Grant

Statewide coalition of industry sector partnerships, state agencies, and other strategic partners will carry out three-year workforce development action plan focused on recruiting and upskilling workers in Ohio’s manufacturing, broadband, and…

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Governor DeWine Announces Safety and Security Support for Over 1,000 Ohio Schools

Chief Safety Training Officer Named at Ohio School Safety Center COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Aug 2nd, announced that more than 1,000 K-12 schools across Ohio will receive state assistance to pay for security upgrades that…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of July 29, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the approval of assistance for seven projects set to create 660 new jobs and retain 3,333 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed…

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Governor DeWine Announces Recommendations for Post-Release Control Supervision in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on July 29th, announced that he has directed the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) to implement new recommendations to improve the post-release control supervision of former prison…

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First Lady Fran DeWine Hosts Cooking Class and Book Reading for Kids at the Ohio State Fair

Columbus, OH -- Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine cooked pizza with kids and read an Imagination Library book on July 29th, at the Ohio State Fair to promote Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio. First Lady DeWine hosted two hands-on cooking…

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Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today signed Executive Order 2022-13D, a measure to amend the regulatory rules to streamline and remove barriers to training for nurse…

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Governor DeWine Announces Plans for New H2Ohio Wetlands in 22 Counties

Columbus, OH -- Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz on July 28th, announced plans for more than two dozen new H2Ohio wetland projects to naturally improve water quality across Ohio. …

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Governor DeWine Issues Statement on Passage of CHIPS for America Act

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine released the following statement in response to the passage of the CHIPS for America Act in Congress: “On July 28th’s action by Congress to officially pass the CHIPS for America Act is the…

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Husted Issues Statement on CHIPS for America Act Passage

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted released the following statement in response to the passage of the CHIPS for America Act in Congress: “The passage of the CHIPS Act is important to our national and economic security. Computer…

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Governor DeWine Announces Expanded Eligibility for Utility Assistance Program

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on July 27th, announced that more Ohioans are now eligible for electric and natural gas assistance from the Ohio Department of Development and Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). This afternoon,…

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Governor DeWine Celebrates the Opening of the Ohio State Fair by Welcoming a New Playground and Planting a Tree

Columbus, OH – On July 27th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Second Lady Tina Husted celebrated the grand opening of this year's Ohio State Fair. "It is so good to be back at the Ohio State…

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Governor DeWine Releases New Educational Tool to Prevent Distracted Driving by Teens

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) on July 26th, released a new educational video for use by parents, teachers, and driver education instructors to help them explain the dangers of distracted driving…

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New Projects Expected to Create More Than $51.8 Million in Investments

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on July 25th, announced the approval of assistance for seven projects set to create 660 new jobs and retain 3,333 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Clark County Deputy Matthew Yates

COLUMBUS, OH -- In honor of the life and service of Clark County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Yates, Governor DeWine has ordered that flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of July 22, 2022

The return of this year’s Ohio State Fair, which takes place from July 27 to August 7, 2022, will be more accessible and inclusive for everyone! Fairgoers will enjoy continued accessibility enhancements: wheelchair/mobility device charging…

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Governor DeWine Announces Support for Law Enforcement to Target Gun Violence, Human Trafficking

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on July 22nd, announced that the state will assist more than a dozen law enforcement agencies with local efforts to combat violence, including gun crime and human trafficking. Fourteen agencies…

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Ohio Governor's Appointments for July 21, 2022

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Colleen Hawkins Heacock of New Concord (Muskingum Co.) has been reappointed to the Zane State College Board of Trustees for a term beginning August 1, 2022, and ending…

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Governor DeWine Announces Local Government Payments from National Opioid Settlement Begin

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on July 15th, that the first payments of funds to local governments from the OneOhio settlement with national opioid distributors have been made electronically. Local governments will determine how…

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Governor DeWine Appoints Bechmann to Clermont County Municipal Court

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine On July 15th, announced the appointment of Anita Bechmann to the Clermont County Municipal Court. Bechmann, of Williamsburg, will assume office on Aug. 1, 2022 and will be taking the seat formerly held…

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Governor's Appointments for July 15, 2022

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Rhoda Sue Crown of Coshocton (Coshocton Co.) has been appointed to the Central Ohio Technical College Board of Trustees for a term beginning July 15, 2022, and…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of July 15, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine joined Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks and others to officially cut the ribbon on a major reconstruction of Interstate 70 in Clark County. The four-year, $50 million project included adding…

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Governor DeWine Appoints Schafer to Medina County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on July 15th, announced the appointment of Julie A. Schafer to the Medina County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division. Schafer, of Wadsworth, Ohio, will assume office on Aug. 1, 2022, and…

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Governor DeWine Appoints Despetorich to Hocking County Court of Common Pleas, General and Domestic Relations Division

COLUMBUS,OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on July 15th, announced the appointment of Jason M. Despetorich to the Hocking County Court of Common Pleas, General and Domestic Relations Division. Despetorich, of Logan, will assume office on August 1,…

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Governor DeWine Declares State of Emergency in Brown and Clermont Counties

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued a proclamation on July 13th, declaring a state of emergency in Brown and Clermont counties due to the damaging conditions caused by last week's severe summer storms and tornadoes that resulted in…

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Governor DeWine Announces Completion of I-70 Lane Addition

Springfield, Ohio -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on July 12th, joined Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks and others to officially cut the ribbon on a major reconstruction of Interstate 70 in Clark County. The four-year, $50…

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Husted Announces TechCred Program Exceeds 20,000 Credential Annual Goal

Manufacturing industry tops list of awarded credentials Columbus, OH -- Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, on July 12th, announced the results of the May round of…

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Governor DeWine Announces Grants to Prevent Gang Violence, Improve Law Enforcement Staffing Levels

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on July 8th, awarded $9.9 million to 25 local law enforcement agencies to help them strategically combat violence in their communities. The grants are part of the fourth round of Governor…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of July 8, 2022

On Wednesday, Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the official launch of Ohio’s new eWarrants system, a statewide criminal justice database that will improve the accuracy of state and federal background checks and…

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Governor DeWine Announces Members of New Student Safety Advisory Council

COLUMBUS,OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on July 7th, that 16 Ohio high school students have been selected for the inaugural Ohio Student Safety Advisory Council within the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC). Governor DeWine announced…

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Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce Launch of New eWarrant System

The free, modernized, streamlined system will improve the accuracy of Ohio’s current background check process. Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on July 6th, announced the official launch of…

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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Victims Killed in Highland Park

COLUMBUS, OH -- In accordance with the order issued by the President of the United States of America and in remembrance of the victims of the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and…

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Governor DeWine Announces Over $42.1 Million in Demolition Funding for Ohio Communities

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted on July 1st, awarded over $42.1 million in grant funding to help communities in nearly every Ohio county turn blighted properties into new opportunities that attract investment,…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of July 1, 2022

Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz broke ground on Ohio’s 76th state park on Monday. Great Council State Park, just north of Xenia, will be a connection to Ohio’s Native…

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Governor DeWine Issues Reprieves

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following reprieves of execution: - Antonio Franklin, who was scheduled to be executed on January 12, 2023. The new date of execution has been moved to February 11, 2026. - Stanley…

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Governor DeWine Announces Launch of OhioRISE, First-Ever Highly Specialized Behavioral Health Program for Kids with Most Complex Needs

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on July 1st, announced the official launch of Ohio Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence (OhioRISE), a new Ohio Medicaid specialized managed care behavioral health program for young people…

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Governor DeWine Signs House Bill 377 That Invests $500 Million in Appalachia

Bexley, OH -- In a ceremony in the Appalachian Garden of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden this afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 377 which makes an historic investment of $500 million to transform Appalachian…

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Governor DeWine Announces Ohio Court Backlog Reduction Program

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on June 29th, announced the launch of a new program aimed at helping local courts more efficiently process increasing numbers of court cases. The Office of Criminal Justice Services, which is a…

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Governor DeWine Announces $1.3 Million for Statewide First Responder Wellness Programs

Columbus, OH – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on June 28th, announced enhanced support for the wellness needs of first responders in Ohio. As part of the new Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention, and Resilience Program, Governor DeWine…

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Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order 2022-11D

Cedarville, OH – On June 24th, Governor DeWine signed Executive Order 2022-11D, the Emergency Adoption of Rule 3701-47-07 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Health. The executive order permits the Ohio Department…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of June 25, 2022

On Tuesday, Governor Mike DeWine announced that several state and local agencies are joining forces on a pilot program to make transit in Coshocton, Guernsey, Muskingum, and Tuscarawas counties easier to navigate and more efficient. The new program,…

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Governor DeWine, ODNR Break Ground on Great Council State Park

XENIA, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz on June 27th, broke ground on Ohio’s 76th state park. Great Council State Park, just north of Xenia, will be a connection to…

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New Projects Expected to Create More Than $213 Million in Investments

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the approval of assistance for two projects set to create 375 new jobs. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic…

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Lt. Governor Husted Statement on Kennedy Vs. Bremerton School District

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted issued the following statement regarding the Kennedy Vs. Bremerton School District decision: "As Americans, we are all guaranteed First Amendment rights in our Constitution. I am pleased to see that the…

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Governor DeWine Gives Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Columbus, OH -- Governor DeWine gave a public address on June 24th, regarding the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Text of Remarks as Prepared Livestream Video Statement Governor…

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Governor DeWine Issues Reprieve

COLUMBUS, OH -- On June 24th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following reprieve of execution: -- Quisi Bryan, who was scheduled to be executed on October 26, 2022. The new date of execution has been moved to January 7, 2026. Governor DeWine…

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law: House Bill 193, sponsored by Representatives Al Cutrona and Gail K. Pavliga, regards electronic prescriptions and schedule II-controlled substances, terminology…

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Governor DeWine Announces H2Ohio Projects to Improve Water Quality in Ohio

H2Ohio Support also Awarded for Projects in Hocking, Jackson, Portage, Ross, and Seneca Counties Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson announced on June 23rd, that the city of Nelsonville in Athens…

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Lt. Governor Husted Statement on Dobbs Vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization Decision

COLUMBUS, OH -- Lt. Governor Husted issued the following statement regarding the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision: "As we transition as a nation from Roe to Dobbs, we all need to do our best to understand and respect the…

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Governor DeWine Statement on Retirement of Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel

COLUMBUS,OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement regarding the announced retirement of Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel in 2023: "Jim Tressel is often referred to as a champion, and he has embodied that term…

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Governor DeWine Announces State Support for the Rehabilitation of 38 Historic Buildings

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced on June 22nd, that the state will aid in the rehabilitation of 38 historic buildings by offering nearly $40 million in tax credits as part of the Ohio Historic…

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Governor DeWine Announces New Pilot Program for Improving Transportation Services in Four Rural Counties

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on June 21st, announced that several state and local agencies are joining forces on a pilot program to make transit in Coshocton, Guernsey, Muskingum, and Tuscarawas counties easier to navigate and more…

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Governor DeWine Statement on State Review of Ohio Power Outages

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement on last week's power outages: "On Wednesday June 15, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio announced that it would conduct a review of all Ohio’s electric utilities…

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Governor's Appointments for June 17, 2022

Columbus, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments: Haley Lynn Dees of Lisbon (Columbiana Co.) has been appointed to serve as a student member on the Kent State University Board of Trustees for a term beginning June…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the Week Ending of June 17, 2022

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 99 and provided an update on new and ongoing school safety initiatives in Ohio. "Our goal is to continue to help our public and private schools get the tools they need to protect our children,"…

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Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order on June 17, 2022

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed the following Executive Order: Executive Order 2022-10D: The Emergency Adoption of Rule 5160-1-97 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of…

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