Tag Archives: Mike DeWine

Ohio Gov Seeks Federal Health Aid In Rail Disaster

Axios reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said Thursday that he has requested additional federal assistance — including from health agencies — over the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, that resulted in the venting and burning of carcinogenic chemicals. DeWine said he made the request after speaking with the White House Thursday morning. Earlier in the week, he said …

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Ohio Rail Crews Vent Toxic Chemicals To Avert Explosion

The Wall Street Journal reports: A team of experts released a chemical from five tanker cars and ignited it Monday afternoon to prevent a potentially catastrophic explosion following a train derailment Friday along the border of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine maintained a mandatory evacuation Monday for residents within a one-mile radius of East Palestine, an Ohio village …

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Ohio Derailment Spurs Warning Of Explosion [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: As federal investigators worked to find out why a 150-car train derailed in northeastern Ohio, the state’s governor warned late Sunday that unstable temperatures in a car transporting chemicals could lead to an explosion. The area most at risk of being affected by the Friday crash, that within a 1-mile radius of the crash in the village …

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Trump Endorses Ohio Gov After Seeking Challenger

CNN reports: Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Ohio GOP Gov. Mike DeWine ahead of a rally in Youngstown next week.”Little has been said about the race for Governor, where we have an outstanding person running, Mike DeWine, who quietly, but professionally, goes about doing his job and really well,” Trump, who is scheduled to hold a rally on September …

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Ohio Gov Signs Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns

The Columbus Dispatch reports: School districts across Ohio will be able to authorize teachers, principals and other staff to carry firearms into classrooms this fall after 24 hours of training. The new law, signed Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, will lower the required training hours for armed school personnel from about 700 hours to four scenario-based training hours, plus …

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Ohio Dems Sue Gov. Mike DeWine Over Bribery Scandal

Columbus’s PBS affiliate reports: The Ohio Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration, saying they’re breaking the state’s public records law in turning over documents with information blacked out. Democrats are searching for connections between DeWine and two FirstEnergy executives who admitted bribing former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. The company agreed to a $230 million …

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Mike DeWine Easily Wins Ohio GOP Gov Primary

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will face Democratic former Dayton mayor Nan Whaley in the November election. DeWine defeated four Republican challengers in Tuesday’s election. Whaley easily defeated former Cincinnati mayor John Cranley for the Democratic nomination. Whaley’s victory made her the first woman ever nominated by a major party for Ohio governor. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Nan …

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Ohio GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Claims Gov. Mike DeWine Threatened To “Kick My Ass” In Near Fist-Fight

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Angus wasn’t the only beef going down at the Ohio Beef Expo this Saturday. The day after Ohio Senate candidates literally went toe-to-toe, Gov. Mike DeWine and challenger Joe Blystone had an exchange at the Ohio Beef Expo at the state fairgrounds in Columbus. Video released by the Blystone campaign shows the two gubernatorial candidates talking …

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Ohio Redistricting Maps Struck Down For Third Time

The Columbus Dispatch reports: The Ohio Supreme Court struck down the third set of state House and Senate maps late Wednesday, effectively ending any hope of a May 3rd primary with both legislative and statewide races. The decision marks the third time the Ohio Supreme Court has rejected legislative maps drawn by the Ohio Redistricting Commission. Once again, Chief Justice …

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GOP Ohio Gov Signs Permitless Concealed Carry Bill

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill into law Monday doing away with the permitting restrictions to carrying a concealed firearm in the state. Ohio law previously required eight hours of training, including live-fire practice, to obtain a concealed carry permit. A background check was required. The new law also eliminates the requirement that people inform …

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Cultist Protesters Shut Down Ohio GOP Meeting

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: An Ohio Republican Party Central Committee meeting ended abruptly Friday after raucous opponents of Gov. Mike DeWine in the audience refused to leave even after party officials brought in sheriff’s deputies. The decision to adjourn the meeting because of heckling and interruptions from the audience came after Ohio GOP Chair Bob Paduchik and other state …

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Dems Likely To Sue Over Lopsided OH Redistricting

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Republicans on the Ohio Redistricting Commission approved a four-year map for state House and Senate districts over the objections of Democrats shortly after Wednesday’s 11:59 p.m. deadline. The 5-2 vote along partisan lines came after hours of back-and-forth negotiations broke down. The final map gives Republicans a veto-proof majority. Republicans justified the maps by saying Ohioans …

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GOP Ohio Gov Condemns Pending Anti-Vaccine Bill

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Gov. Mike DeWine came out against a controversial bill that would weaken Ohio’s vaccination laws. On Thursday, DeWine said he opposes House Bill 248 and asked Ohioans to think of the impact vaccines have had on society. Hearings on House Bill 248 have drawn national attention as advocates have spread misinformation and conspiracies. Testimony from Dr. …

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Ohio Teen Wins First Full-Ride Vax Lottery Scholarship

ABC News reports: Joseph Costello, a high school freshman, will have his college education paid for thanks to getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Joseph, of Englewood, Ohio, was announced Wednesday as the winner of a full-ride, four-year scholarship – with room, board, tuition and books – in Ohio’s Vax-a-Million lottery. “It feels very good,” Joseph, 14, said Thursday on “Good Morning …

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Ohio Vax Rate Surges 28% After $1M Lottery Offer

I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised by this: Coronavirus vaccinations in Ohio jumped 28 percent in the days following the governor’s announcement of a lottery for residents who get the shots, state health officials said Thursday. After Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced the lottery on May 12, and vaccination rates increased 28 percent in the period of May 14-17, the …

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Ohio Launches Lottery For Vaccinated: Five Adults To Win $1 Million, Five Teens To Win College Scholarships

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Ohio will give away $1 million prizes to five adults, plus another five full-ride public college scholarships to teens who get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Wednesday during a statewide televised address. Calling it “Ohio Vax-a-Million,” DeWine said drawings will be held for five consecutive Wednesdays, starting May 26, to pick the $1 …

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Ohio Gov Signs Expanded “Stand Your Ground” Bill

CBS News reports: An individual’s duty to retreat before using force has been eliminated in Ohio under a gun rights bill signed by Ohio’s Republican governor on Monday. Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill despite his vocal concerns that GOP lawmakers were ignoring his own legislation proposed following the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton. The measure expands the so-called “stand …

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Signs Bill Requiring Women To Choose Burial Or Cremation For Aborted Fetal Tissue

Cleveland’s ABC News affiliate reports: With a swift signature, Gov. Mike DeWine made Senate Bill 27 into law Wednesday. It’s a law that requires any aborted fetal tissue to be buried or cremated. Any woman who is getting an abortion can choose what she wants to do with the remains, and if she doesn’t want to choose, then the clinic …

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REVENGE: Trump Calls For Unseating GOP Ohio Gov

Cleveland’s ABC News affiliate reports: The president weighed in on Ohio politics, speculating on Monday that the state’s 2022 election for governor “will be hotly contested.” President Donald Trump’s remarks on Twitter come several days after Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said that Joe Biden must be considered the president-elect after the Associated Press projected he received at least 290 …

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GOP Ohio Gov To Trump: Let Biden Transition Begin

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Sunday urged President Donald Trump to allow the normal transition of power to his successor, President-elect Joe Biden. “It’s clear that, certainly, based on what we know now, that Joe Biden is the president-elect. And that transition, for the country’s sake, it’s important for a normal transition to start through,” DeWine – …

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