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2 more Ohio executions delayed amid lack of lethal drugs

Oct. 30, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed two more executions, citing Ohio's continuing struggles to find supplies of lethal injection drugs. James Galen Hanna was scheduled to die Dec. 11 for the murder of his cellmate in 1997. DeWine, a Republican, on Wednesday moved his execution date to July...

Drug access means no more Ohio executions likely this year

Oct. 26, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor says it's "highly unlikely" the state's last execution scheduled for this year will be carried out because of problems finding lethal injection drugs. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday reiterated his concern that drugmakers might cut off supplies of medications to...

Governor: Ohio making plans to divide future opioid dollars

Oct. 24, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some 100 lawyers and government officials from across Ohio have made a "positive start" on deciding how millions of dollars that communities might receive through national opioid litigation settlements should be spent, said Gov. Mike DeWine. DeWine said a meeting he convened Wednesday...

Is Ohio in play? GOP tilt working against Democrats

Oct. 14, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Gagin says he hasn't changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were detrimental to the area's coal mining and fracking...

GOP Ohio governor's gun plan doesn't include 'red-flag' law

Oct. 7, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's new proposals to address Ohio gun violence in the wake of the Dayton mass shooting don't include background-check requirements for gun sales or a so-called red-flag law to restrict firearms for people perceived as threats, despite his earlier support of...