Following a week where 21 people across Ohio died by gun violence – including a police officer in Cleveland, Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, renewed calls for the state legislature to pass a slate of gun control measures.
After the mass shooting in 2019 in Dayton, DeWine pushed the General Assembly to pass several measures that would expand background checks and increase penalties on unlawful gun possession. Thus far, the Republican-controlled legislature has balked at taking up any of his proposals.
During his Tuesday coronavirus briefing, DeWine said his office tracked 40 shootings across Ohio from Sept. 1-7. Twenty-one of those victims died.
“I’m going to keep saying. We have to, in Ohio, get tougher on repeat violent offenders,” DeWine said. “We have to get tougher on those who are convicted felons who have absolutely no business owning a gun. We have to do this. We have pending in the state legislature a bill that would do that and I urge my friends in the general assembly to take that bill up.”
The 73-year-old governor was tested for the virus in anticipation of meeting President Trump for a jobs event at a Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio.
A second test for Covid-19 turned up negative.
“In a second COVID-19 test administered today in Columbus, Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19,” the governor’s Twitter account tweeted Thursday evening. “First Lady Fran DeWine and staff members have also all tested negative.”
The state of Ohio has reversed its ban on the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus just hours after announcing the move.
Outraged citizens pressured Republican Governor Mike DeWine to intervene and successfully shut down the ban.
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced the ban to go into effect on July 30, but DeWine stepped in and snuffed out the ban Thursday.
The political class and medical establishment led by NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci is trying to sully Hydroxychloroquine’s reputation after President Donald Trump touted the drug, which people credit with saving their lives.
Fauci has recently personally targeted DeWine’s state of Ohio with criticism about its Coronavirus response.
Cuyahoga County — which houses Cleveland, Ohio — has created a hotline so that people can tattle on their neighbors for not wearing masks. Ironically, the county executive claims that they “want people to [wear masks] voluntarily.”
Cuyahoga County has taken Ohio governor Mike DeWine’s mask order to the next level by establishing a hotline that allows people to report others for not wearing what is now considered proper attire in the new era of the Chinese coronavirus, according to a report by Cleveland.com.
The report added that the governor’s mask order will largely rely upon complaints filed by the public, rather than proactive policing.
“This is not intended to be going out and finding people not wearing masks,” insisted Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish in an announcement on Friday. “We want people to wear their masks — we want people to do it voluntarily.”
Reporter Millie Weaver interviews business owner Valter Veliu in Columbus, Ohio, outside his popular authentic German restaurant called “Valter’s at the Maennerchor” to discuss the impact Governor Mike DeWine’s Stay-At-Home Order is having on small business owners.
While large retail and grocery chains like Walmart, Giant Eagle, Target, and others hold a monopoly on the market during the Coronavirus shut downs, small business owners are being negatively impacted.
Business owners are raising important questions regarding the unfair practice of the government picking and choosing which businesses are considered “essential” or not.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Republican governor and Dayton’s Democratic mayor pledged Thursday they will work together in a bipartisan push for gun reforms as the city focuses on recovering from the nation’s latest mass shooting.
Mike DeWine and Nan Whaley announced their legislative plan while visiting the downtown entertainment district where a gunman killed nine people and injured dozens more early Sunday. They also publicly discussed a mental health initiative.
Whaley says she’s pleased with how the Dayton community is coming together in a nonpartisan way in wake of the tragedy. She’s urging people to donate to the victim recovery fund, lobby their legislators for gun control measures and spend money in the Oregon district.