This week, Governor DeWine held  press conferences on Monday and Thursday. Governor DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Health would issue a simplified health order that streamlines previous orders into a single order that underscores the most important tenants of infection prevention. He also announced that he has asked Ohio’s local health departments and…

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“Political Insight: The State of Ohio’s Political Parties,” will be one of three panels at the virtual 2021 Akron/Canton Regional Conference on April 23. We are excited to welcome Ohio’s new party leaders to share their observations and outlooks on their respective parties and discuss what’s next for the Ohio Democratic and Republican parties. This…

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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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If you missed any session at the 2020 Post Election Conference or want to see something again, you can do so thanks to The Ohio Channel, which combines Statehouse coverage with locally produced PBS programs to give a statewide perspective on issues that affect the lives of all Ohioans.  The Ohio Channel has made all…

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