Latest Mike DeWine News

Official portrait unveiled of former Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Dec. 9, 2019 6:55 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The official portrait of former Ohio. Gov. John Kasich was unveiled Monday at a packed Statehouse event. The Republican governor held office from 2011 through 2018. The Capital Square Review and Advisory Board presented the portrait in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. ...

Ohio governor not happy with plan to cut minor league teams

Dec. 7, 2019 10:43 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor isn't a fan of of Major League Baseball's proposal to drop 42 minor league teams from their leagues after next season. Republican Mike DeWine, who along with his family owns a Class A team in North Carolina, said eliminating teams would take away affordable opportunities...

Ohio considering fund to protect opioid settlement money

Dec. 6, 2019 2:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General's Office is floating the idea of changing the state constitution to create a fund to ensure future settlement money from government lawsuits over the opioid epidemic is used to address that problem. A memo this week from a deputy to Republican Attorney General...

Ohio governor meets with proposed 'cracker' plant developer

Dec. 5, 2019 3:23 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor and lieutenant governor met Wednesday with officials from one of the companies proposing to build a multi-billion dollar ethane “cracker”plant in southeast Ohio. A spokesman for Gov. Mike DeWine said no “substantive update" would be provided...

Governor opposes state barring local bans on plastic bags

Dec. 5, 2019 3:02 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor wants state lawmakers to drop bills that would prohibit local governments from forbidding the use of plastic bags. Gov. Mike DeWine opposes a pair of bills offered by fellow Republicans that would forbid municipalities and counties from banning single-use...

Yost awards over $325K in body armor grants to local police

Dec. 4, 2019 1:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top law enforcer said he has sent more than $325,000 in grants for new body armor to local police departments over the past three months. The money went to some 60 police departments through the Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program, Republican Attorney General Dave Yost said...

Ohio governor to unveil simplified, speedier pardon process

Dec. 3, 2019 12:59 AM EST

Columbus, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is preparing to announce a pardon process for certain inmates that he promises will be simpler and faster. The office of the Republican governor says the Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project targets individuals with clemency requests who have...

Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 25, 2019 6:06 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: College trends should alarm us all Akron Beacon Journal Nov. 23 We’re becoming a country more to the liking of fictional Judge Elihu Smails. Smails, portrayed by the inimitable Ted Knight in the 1980 movie...

Correction: XGR-Gun Laws-Ohio story

Nov. 25, 2019 12:58 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Nov. 23 about so-called stand-your-ground gun legislation in Ohio, The Associated Press erroneously reported the first name of a state senator. His name is Sen. Terry Johnson, not Sen. Ron Johnson. A corrected version of the story is below: Ohio GOP lawmakers pursuing...

Virtual assessment to expand driver training in Ohio

Nov. 24, 2019 5:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will use over 400 virtual driving terminals placed at driver schools and examination locations to determine the skills that would-be drivers need to work on, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. The terminals will gather data that could help Ohio make changes to its...