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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Every Tuesday for months, DeWine interrupts his remarks on pandemic stats and safety measures and pleads with fellow Republican lawmakers to act on his legislation addressing gun violence in the state. DeWine proposed the bill after a mass shooting in Dayton in 2019. A key element is boosting penalties for felons committing new crimes with guns. The governor says the need has only grown more dire since Dayton. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Ohio governor has been pleading for action on gun violence

Oct. 27, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Gov. Mike DeWine uses his twice-weekly bully pulpit to detail Ohio's fight against the coronavirus, the Republican chief executive has also continued his so-far unsuccessful crusade against gun violence. After laying out pandemic stats and and warnings about masks and social...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 26, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Akron’s police auditor can’t deliver transparency without more help Akron Beacon Journal Oct. 18 As the only city in Ohio with a police auditor, one might think Akron is on the cutting edge of providing citizens with...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, file photo, Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., speaks during an interview with an Associated Press reporter in his office at the Crandall Canyon Mine, in Huntington, Utah. Murray died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement as board chairman of a major U.S. coal operator. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Coal magnate Robert Murray dies; he long fought regulators

Oct. 26, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Robert Murray, the board chairman of the largest privately owned U.S. coal operator, who long fought federal regulations to reduce black lung disease, died at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement, a lawyer said. Michael Shaheen, an attorney who had...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine gives an update at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on the state's preparedness and education efforts to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus. On Friday, Oct. 23 DeWine and the leaders of the House and Senate announced $429 million in aid to individuals and businesses struggling from the economic strain of the coronavirus. The money includes grants to bars and restaurants, help for low-income renters, assistance for arts and nonprofit organizations, and aid for colleges and universities. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Ohio announces pandemic grants, governor denounces threats

Oct. 23, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Small businesses, bars and restaurants, low-income renters, arts groups, and colleges and universities are among those eligible for $429 million in federal pandemic dollars being released by the state next week, Gov. Mike DeWine and his fellow Republican legislative leaders announced...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, taken from video provided by the New Jersey Governor's Office, New Jerrsey Gov. Phil Murphy tells attendees at an event in Blackwood, N.J., that he must leave the event to quarantine after just finding out that he'd been in contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy said on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, that New Jersey's climbing number of COVID-19 cases are beginning to spread to northern counties around New York. Essex, Union, Hudson and Bergen counties reported more than 100 new cases overnight, Murphy said, eclipsing recent hot spots in Ocean and Monmouth counties. (New Jersey Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Murphy: COVID-19 cases are climbing in northern New Jersey

Oct. 22, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's climbing number of COVID-19 cases are beginning to spread to northern counties around New York, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. Murphy spoke during a remote news conference while he isolates at home after coming into contact with a COVID-19-positive staffer over the...

Medical Assistant Casey Garrison inputs patient information on a form at the drive-thru coronavirus testing at a respiratory clinic in Casper, Wyo., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Wyoming health officials reported the number of people hospitalized with the virus has increased to the highest since March.(Cayla Nimmo/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

Oct. 21, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospitals across the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff. New highs in cases have been reported in states big and small...

Ohio sets new record for virus cases, total hospitalizations

Oct. 21, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Virus cases in Ohio hit a new record again Wednesday as the state grapples with a concerning uptick in virus-related hospitalizations and deaths, a day after its largest school district announced it would stick to remote learning until mid-January. Daily reported cases of COVID-19...

State halts monthly inspections at troubled county jail

Oct. 21, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — State officials say they no longer need to conduct monthly inspections at a troubled county jail in Cleveland, citing significantly improved operations. Gov. Mike DeWine had ordered the inspections of the Cuyahoga County Jail in June 2019, following several inmate deaths and concerns about...

Military personnel enter the Sudima Hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. A number of fishing crew who flew into New Zealand on chartered planes have the coronavirus. The crew members have been in quarantine at the Christchurch hotel since they arrived, and tested positive during routine testing, officials said. The news could deal a blow to New Zealand’s efforts to restart its fishing industry, which has struggled to find local workers to crew fishing vessels.  (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

Oct. 20, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the difficulty New Zealand faces in trying to import needed workers while remaining virtually virus free. A total of 235 crew from Russia and Ukraine were...

Governor: spiking virus cases endanger in-person learning

Oct. 20, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's spiking coronavirus cases could endanger in-person learning for schoolchildren, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine warned Tuesday in his latest effort to encourage people to take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. At least 16 school districts have scaled back to either hybrid...