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Controlling Board OKs $3.2M for Ohio National Guard protest responses

BY: - June 15, 2020

Gov. DeWine had deployed Ohio National Guard to Cleveland, Columbus, D.C. Taxpayers will foot the multi-million dollar bill for the Ohio National Guard’s response to recent protests in Cleveland and Columbus. The total cost as approved by the Ohio Controlling Board on Monday comes to $3.2 million for the deployments beginning on May 30.  Gov. […]

DeWine won’t ‘critique’ handling of D.C. protests, but has sent Ohio National Guardsmen there

BY: - June 5, 2020

Ohio earlier this week sent 100 members of the National Guard to serve under President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., where they’re likely to play a role in policing protests. But Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday said he “didn’t know all the facts” about a federal law-enforcement action there on Monday that has drawn international […]

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Yearning to breathe free, or just to breathe

BY: - June 2, 2020

Millions of Americans, it seems, feel as if they can no longer breathe. Through the first months of 2020, the novel coronavirus has choked the life from more than 100,000 of our countrymen and women. Disease-related shutdowns have choked 40 million more out of the workforce, changing the economic outlook for many — especially minorities […]

DeWine somewhat eases testing limits as Trump falsely claims states have unlimited testing

BY: - May 29, 2020

As he leads the state through a historic pandemic, Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine has an apparently unbreakable rule: Don’t cross Trump. In his press conference Thursday, DeWine again addressed the inadequacy of Ohio’s coronavirus testing program.  For example, he announced a fourth tier of Ohioans who are now eligible for state tests. People who have […]

Trump war on Obamacare front and center during COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - May 26, 2020

The coronavirus is a double whammy. Many are losing health coverage at the same time they’re threatened with a disease that often leads to hospital stays that can be ruinously expensive. So, amid spiraling job losses, millions are expected to buy individual health plans on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. […]

Ohio’s open for business, but its testing strategy is not

BY: - May 25, 2020

At some point, Ohioans will want frequent access to coronavirus tests and get quick results. That way, they can safely see loved ones who have for months been locked away in nursing homes, for example. But that point appears to be a long way off. By the end of Memorial Day weekend, Ohio’s economy almost […]

As Ohio reopens, top doc raises questions and public has concerns

BY: - May 13, 2020

Ohio and other states are easing coronavirus economic restrictions despite warnings from the nation’s top public health doctor and apparent reservations by the public at large. Retail businesses that hadn’t already opened were allowed to do so on Tuesday. Salons and barber shops and outdoor service at restaurants and bars will be allowed to begin […]

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With Trump as president, DeWine’s crisis approach requires the art of politics

BY: - March 31, 2020

The storyline, we’re told, goes like this. Gov. Mike DeWine wanted the Ohio company Battelle to be allowed to mass sterilize personal protective equipment. The problem? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration set a limitation on how many masks it could sterilize per day. So DeWine, feeling angry and backed into a corner, resorted to […]

Ohioans get vastly different COVID-19 messages from Ohio leaders, Trump

BY: - March 24, 2020

One offered sympathy, the other sarcasm.  Gov. Mike DeWine was sober and pensive as he addressed Ohioans about the state’s first COVID-19 death, a Toledo man who happened to be an old friend of his. The governor quoted scripture at length and offered condolences to the deceased’s family. At his presidential lectern a day later, […]

Here is what Ohio’s members of Congress said about impeaching Trump

BY: - December 20, 2019

Wednesday’s historic vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump was approved on a near-completely party line vote. Such was true for Ohio’s delegation of 16 representatives. All 12 Republicans voted against the two articles of impeachment, while the four Democrats voted in favor. Nine Ohio representatives from both sides spoke […]