Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Coronavirus cases in Ohio, neighboring states might be inching back up

BY: - March 30, 2021

After a disastrous January, coronavirus cases in Ohio steadily marched downward. Then in recent weeks, they hit a plateau. Now, even as greater numbers of Ohioans get vaccinated, case numbers might be inching back up. Ohio might be part of a disturbing national trend. The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center published a set of […]

State to send vaccination criteria to schools, teachers union has concerns about rollout

BY: - January 8, 2021

Gov. Mike DeWine explained more of the planned roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations for schools on Thursday, and a state teachers union said the criteria involved has members concerned. DeWine said the plan as of now is to start vaccinating school personnel in the first week of February, with a goal for schools who receive vaccinations […]

Investigation of $460M in FirstEnergy charges back on, but why was it stopped in the first place?

BY: - January 5, 2021

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio has restarted an audit of $465 million that Akron-based FirstEnergy collected from ratepayers in 2017 and 2018, supposedly to modernize the utility grid. The state’s official watchdog, the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, wants to know whether any of the money was used in a $61 million bribery […]

60% of Ohio nursing home workers refuse vaccine

BY: - December 30, 2020

As the coronavirus vaccine dribbles out far more slowly than promised, many of the people who can get it are refusing to do so. Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday said that a whopping 60% of nursing home workers who have been offered the vaccine have refused it.  The news comes amid disappointing vaccination numbers across […]

Ohio coronavirus spike continues to alarm

BY: - October 28, 2020

OH coronavirus spike continues to alarm

Amid questions, Medicaid director has governor’s confidence

BY: - August 13, 2020

The performance of Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, but she retains the confidence of Gov. Mike Dewine. The governor appointed Corcoran to lead the $27 billion-a-year agency in January 2019, after it had experienced a series of controversies involving the pricing and acquisition of prescription drugs. They included […]

COVID-19 cases in children rise, educators still begging for financial back-to-school help

BY: - August 12, 2020

As data shows rising numbers of children contracting COVID-19, school districts are still begging for funding to keep students and staff safe. One of the state’s teacher’s unions said school districts can’t be expected to live up to the standard needed to prevent COVID-19 spread in schools if they don’t have the proper resources. “All […]

DeWine lays out K-12 reopening plans

BY: - July 3, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine laid out reopening guidelines for state K-12 schools on Thursday, including a mask requirement for teachers, but no such mandate for students. DeWine said it is “the state’s strong recommendation” that children from the third grade on wear face masks, but maintained that local control for school districts will be in […]