This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. The Governor extended the COVID curfew, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. indefinitely. The curfew, which had been set to expire Saturday, went into effect on Nov. 19. Under it, retail businesses have to close by 10 p.m., and restaurants and bars have to…

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This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. At Tuesday’s press conference, Governor DeWine reported that there have been 7,981 new cases, 100 deaths, and 486 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours. Since vaccines arrived in the state in December, one of the areas of focus has been residents of nursing homes,…

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The 134th General Assembly has begun, and there are six new senators, all Republicans, joining the legislative body. Several of the freshmen senators are familiar with the statehouse as they most recently served as representatives for their districts in the house. We are excited to welcome these new senators to Ohio’s upper legislative chamber. George…

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  This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. At Tuesday’s press conference, Governor DeWine recapped Phases 1A and 1B of Ohio’s vaccine distribution plan. Because the availability of the vaccine remains limited in Ohio and across the country, Ohio is taking a phased approach that prioritizes the most vulnerable citizens, those…

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This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. At Tuesday’s press conference, Governor DeWine reported that there have been 8,755 new cases, 103 deaths, 614 hospitalizations, and 74 ICU admissions in the last 24 hours. Governor DeWine also announced today that shipments of vaccines began arriving at hospitals around the state.  Yesterday,…

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This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Monday and Thursday. Monday, Governor DeWine reported 9,273 new cases, 63 deaths, 336 hospitalizations, and 40 ICU admissions. Each metric is above their 21-day averages. The Governor indicated that the rate of increase in new cases appears to be slowing down, but that it is difficult to…

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The leaders of the 134th General Assembly have been announced, and there are some new faces joining the leadership teams along with several returnees. The Senate GOP has elected Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima) as the Senate President following the expiration of Senator Larry Obhof’s (R-Medina) Presidential term. Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) will serve as the…

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This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Monday and Thursday. Monday’s briefing featured many nurses talking about the current situation in hospitals and nursing homes. Following the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Governor indicated that for the first time since the start of the pandemic, there are more than 5,000 coronavirus-infected people admitted as inpatients to…

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This week, Governor DeWine held a press briefing on Tuesday. At Tuesday’s press conference, Governor DeWine announced that the October unemployment rate is down to 5.6%, an improvement over the previous month. Additionally, Governor DeWine has received reports that there is 90% mask wearing compliance in retail establishments across the state. Despite increasing rates of…

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This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. At Tuesday’s press conference, Governor DeWine reported 7,079 new COVID cases, 30 deaths, 368 hospitalizations, and 27 ICU admissions. Since October, Ohio has seen a dramatic rise in hospitalizations and ICU admissions. Governor DeWine also reported that all 88 of Ohio’s counties continue to…

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