Governor Mike DeWine

Ohio’s unvaccinated might be in as much danger now as they were in February. But state officials can’t directly track them

BY: - June 2, 2021

More than 5 million Ohioans have started getting vaccinated against the coronavirus — and a few lucky ones will win a million bucks or a free ride to college for doing so. That has overall disease, hospitalization and death numbers plummeting as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ends covid restrictions on Wednesday.  But the 64% of […]

For hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, the pandemic isn’t over. Is anybody thinking about them?

BY: - May 24, 2021

For hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, the pandemic isn't over. Is anybody thinking about them?

Consumer protection? New DeWine regulatory chief says most overcharges can’t be refunded

BY: - May 20, 2021

Consumer protection? New DeWine regulatory chief says most overcharges can't be refunded.

Turning the page: After 15 months Ohio starts to move on from pandemic

BY: - May 18, 2021

Turning the page: After 15 months Ohio starts to move on from pandemic

Without supporting data, Ohio to end federal unemployment supplement

BY: - May 14, 2021

Citing fears that a $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement was keeping Ohioans from returning to the workforce, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that he would end it.  However, the governor was unable to cite any data showing that businesses’ trouble finding workers was due to the supplement and not other dislocations caused by the coronavirus […]

Ohio AG: Clear death penalty roadblocks or get rid of it

BY: - April 6, 2021

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week used an annual report to draw attention to the fact that 140 people are languishing on death row because Ohio’s death penalty machinery “has grown increasingly time consuming, costly and lethargic.”  Yost, a former prosecutor, might be expected to call for ways to speed up executions. But in […]

Vaccine floods into Ohio but drop in new covid cases stalls 

BY: - March 26, 2021

Ohio got even more good news on the coronavirus vaccine Thursday. But even as doses are flooding into the state, what had been a steady drop in infections has turned into a plateau. Gov. Mike DeWine announced that next week — when all Ohio adults will be eligible to be vaccinated — the state will […]

Slow progress improving state vaccine website

BY: - March 24, 2021

Millions of additional Ohioans are becoming eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, but the state’s website intended to help you find a shot continues not to be very useful. That’s because many of the largest vaccine providers in Ohio — such as Kroger — still have not integrated their shot-scheduling systems into the state’s. You might […]

Advocates tout an “incredible opportunity” to tamp down gerrymandering

BY: - March 22, 2021

Despite all the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic, it delivered one wrinkle that some advocates believe is an unprecedented opportunity to mitigate “partisan gerrymandering.”  Ever wonder why Congress or the state legislature not only refuse to do things that have support of 70% of the public, they often turn around and do the exact opposite?  […]

State vaccine website should be more useful next week, officials say

BY: - March 17, 2021

Ohioans appear to be overjoyed that virtually everyone in the state will be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine after March 29. They’re less thrilled about the Get the Shot portal through which people are supposed to schedule vaccines. The problem is — in Columbus anyway — that you’re likely to log on only to be […]

Ohio dramatically expands vaccine eligibility while other numbers go up

BY: - March 16, 2021

Ohio dramatically expands vaccine eligibility while other numbers go up

Vaccine available to many more Ohioans amid signs of reluctance to get it

BY: - March 9, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday announced that he was again expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine as more and more doses flow into the state.  Starting Thursday, Ohioans over 50, those with type 2 diabetes and those with end-stage renal problems will be able to get one of the three vaccines so far approved […]