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Meeting between Husted, neighbors over tweet is in flux

Apr. 09, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A meeting between Ohio's lieutenant governor and Asian American neighbors in his Columbus suburb who are concerned about a tweet they viewed as inflammatory will not take place Friday. Republican Lt. Gov. Jon Husted's office said that he and his...

Ohio GOP lieutenant governor faces political test over tweet

Apr. 08, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Warming up a crowd with a joke is a trick of the political trade. Republican Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted had, no doubt, used the technique successfully dozens of times before. But one day last September, it was going very badly. ...

Neighbors say Lt Gov Husted will meet them to discuss tweet

Apr. 05, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group representing Asian American neighbors of Ohio’s Republican lieutenant governor said Monday that he and his family have agreed to meet with them to discuss their concerns about his recent tweet that referred to the coronavirus as the “Wuhan virus.” ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Lt. Gov. Jon Husted covers himself in shame by not disavowing ‘Wuhan Virus’ tweet Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted is a savvy and reasonable man who clearly aims for higher office. So why is Husted so dead...

Ohio governor unsuccessfully sought changes to health bill

Mar. 26, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine unsuccessfully pushed a last-minute compromise with fellow Republican lawmakers over a bill restricting the state's ability to respond to public health emergencies like the pandemic, records show. The governor was open to...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Mar. 08, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Akron Beacon Journal. March 7, 2021. Editorial: A dead voter, errors require Summit County Board of Elections to clean up its mess In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Summit County is under the microscope. Donald Trump and...

Biden plan to distribute virus aid irks some governors

Mar. 04, 2021 10:59 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Biden administration's plan to funnel more coronavirus aid into states with greater unemployment has irked governors with lower jobless rates, even though many have economies that weren't hit as hard by the pandemic. The $1.9 trillion relief...

DeWine faces choppy political waters 1 year into pandemic

Mar. 03, 2021 17:55 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At the beginning of 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was working on plans to battle algae blooms in Lake Erie, crack down on distracted driving, and figure out a way to save an Ohio minor league baseball team. The largely popular first-term Republican...