Governor orders probe of medical board in Ohio State abuse

U.S. 05/20/19, 16:42

Gov. Mike DeWine declared the late Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss a monster Monday as he ordered a review of the state medical board's handling of his case decades ago and called for lawmakers to lift the statute of limitations on rape charges. The Republican governor signed an executive ...

Activist behind anti-abortion heartbeat bill not at signing

U.S. 04/16/19, 08:07

One of the nation's fiercest advocates for banning abortions at the first detectable heartbeat was missing when Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill into Ohio law.Legislative leaders, bill sponsors, pastors, pregnancy center operators and members of Ohio Right to Life — the state's leading anti-abortion group — attended Thursday's ...

Ohio governor signs ban on abortion after 1st heartbeat

U.S. 04/11/19, 16:50

A bill imposing one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation was signed into law in Ohio on Thursday, banning abortions after a detectable heartbeat in a long-sought victory for abortion opponents. In signing the heartbeat bill, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine broke with his predecessor, Republican John Kasich, who ...

Update: Ohio heartbeat abortion ban heads to governor

U.S. 04/10/19, 15:20

The Latest on an Ohio bill to ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A bill banning abortions in Ohio once a fetal heartbeat is detected is headed to Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who has said he plans to sign it. Opponents vow to sue. The bill ...

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK’d for dinner

Enviroment 03/19/19, 08:20

Fish in an Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in 1969 are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say.The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio was lauded Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as an important step toward ...

Ohio governor delays 3 more executions while drugs reviewed

U.S. 03/07/19, 10:35

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed three additional executions to give the state prison system time to develop a new lethal injection method.The Republican governor's order Thursday follows a federal judge's scathing critique in January of the first drug used in the current process, the sedative midazolam (mih-DAY'-zoh-lam).Federal Judge Michael ...

Ohio governor pushes gas tax hike, water quality in speech

Health 03/05/19, 15:13

Gov. Mike DeWine used his first State of the State speech Tuesday to push lawmakers to raise the Ohio gas tax by 18 cents to fix crumbling roads and dangerous bridges and to announce plans to focus on the state's deadly addictions epidemic and other health issues like infant mortality.The ...

Update: Ohio governor promises focus on health issues

Health 03/05/19, 13:01

The Latest on Gov. Mike DeWine's first State of the State speech (all times local):1:05 p.m.Gov. Mike DeWine has promised a new push to address health issues in Ohio including opioid overdose deaths and infant mortality.The Republican governor announced in Tuesday's State of the State speech the creation of a ...

Governor says ‘no executions’ without court-backed drugs

U.S. 02/26/19, 11:19

Recent statements and actions by Gov. Mike DeWine suggest Ohio could go years without executing another death row inmate.Last month, the Republican governor ordered the prison system to come up with a new lethal drug protocol after a federal judge's scathing critique of the first drug in Ohio's method.Last week, ...

Drugmakers seek sanctions over ’60 Minutes’ comments

U.S. 01/06/19, 14:08

Several drug manufacturers targeted in lawsuits over the opioid epidemic have asked a federal judge in Cleveland to sanction the man who is Ohio's attorney general and governor-elect, along with two other lawyers, for statements they made in recent television interviews.Friday's motion said statements by Republican Attorney General and Gov.-elect ...

Update: Family member of victims: ‘A lot to take in’

U.S. 11/14/18, 07:20

The Latest on arrests in the slayings of eight family members in Ohio (all times local):7:30 a.m.This undated images released by the Ohio Attorney General's office, shows George "Billy" Wagner III, one of four family members that has been arrested in the slayings of eight members of one family in ...

Update: GOP wins governor’s races in Arizona, NH, Ohio

Politics 11/07/18, 00:41

The Latest on Tuesday's elections for governor and other state offices (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Republicans have turned back Democratic challengers to keep control of the governors' offices in Arizona, New Hampshire and Ohio. In Ohio, Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine defeated Democrat Richard Cordray on Tuesday to lead a GOP sweep ...

In tight race, Ohio governor rivals hedging bets on Trump

Politics 10/30/18, 14:03

Locked in a tight race for governor in the perennial swing state of Ohio, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are using the final stretch to hedge their bets on Donald Trump. Even as Vice President Mike Pence plans a campaign stop for DeWine on Wednesday, the state attorney general ...

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