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DeWine condemns Trump’s riot incitement, praises his judges

BY: - January 8, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine condemned the riot Donald Trump incited at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. Yet he refused to withdraw his support from the president, for whom DeWine served as Ohio co-chair. Nor would DeWine say whether he thought Trump should run for another term in 2024.

5 Ohio congressmen object to Electoral College count in effort to overturn result

BY: - January 7, 2021

Five Republican members of Congress from Ohio voted Wednesday evening to reject an Electoral College certification, an action taken hours after a right-wing mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building in a violent show of support for overturning the presidential election results. Those objecting were U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan of Urbana, Bill Johnson of Marietta, Bob […]

Ohio officials not tracking rate of vaccine refusals

BY: - December 31, 2020

Ohio health officials on Thursday said there's no organized effort to track refusals among people they consider so critical that they've been given first crack at the scarce vaccines.

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 […]

Death sentences, executions continue to fade in 2020

BY: - December 30, 2020

The numbers of death sentences, executions and public support for the death penalty continued to fall in 2020. And ironically, as it killed so many, the coronavirus pandemic slowed the death penalty even more, according to the Death Penalty Information Center’s annual report. The center reported that the 17 executions carried out this year was […]

Just before Christmas, Columbus evictions proceed despite safety questions

BY: - December 24, 2020

It might be Christmas, but the cruelties of the coronavirus refuse to abate. In addition to all its other horrors, large numbers of central Ohioans are being ordered into an eviction court that appears to have little regard for the disease’s spread. A partial federal moratorium against putting people out of their homes will be […]

U.S. not using emergency powers to speed production of covid vaccine

BY: - December 19, 2020

It appears that the federal government is leaving it to drugmakers to figure out how to speed production of coronavirus vaccines.  U.S. Surgeon Jerome Adams on Saturday said that the federal government has invoked the Defense Production Act hundreds of times in the fight against coronavirus. But it is not using it to speed production […]

Ohio celebrates the start of covid vaccinations, but it could have had a lot more

BY: - December 15, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine called Monday “a great day” in the annals of the Buckeye State as the first doses of coronavirus vaccine were injected into the arms of medical workers deemed to be at high risk. He and his wife, Fran, were on the Ohio State campus Monday morning as the first staffers at Wexner […]

Ohio Electoral College casts ballots for Trump as Biden secures presidential win

BY: - December 15, 2020

Ohio officially cast its 18 electoral votes to President Trump yesterday with the 55th Electoral College meeting at the Ohio Statehouse. The Columbus proceedings were largely perfunctory and were part of a nationwide casting of electoral ballots on Monday, with presidential-elect Joe Biden receiving the most ballots as was expected. Ohio’s meeting was also drama-free […]

Ohio might have performed its last execution

BY: - December 10, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine’s latest statement on lethal injections could mean the Ohio death house has seen its last execution. The state hasn’t executed anybody since July 2018, when convicted killer Robert Van Hook wheezed and gasped as he died on a gurney at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility outside Lucasville. DeWine, who took office the […]

Trump lost, but DeWine won’t knock him for refusing to admit it

BY: - December 9, 2020

Democrat Joe Biden might have won the popular vote by 7 million and gotten 306 electoral votes. But Donald Trump is cajoling state and local officials in key states to throw out some of those ballots while he makes bogus claims that they were fraudulently cast. The numbers might seem clear, but only a tiny […]

Ohio coronavirus picture darkens rapidly

BY: - December 4, 2020

By many measures, the Ohio coronavirus pandemic is quickly worsening — and that’s before any of the effects of holiday travel and visiting are factored in. Thursday saw almost 9,000 new cases in the state, with almost 400 new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and 82 more dead, bringing the toll throughout the pandemic to 6,753. […]