By Laura A. Bischoff Jeremy P. Kelley, Columbus Bureau COLUMBUS — Mike DeWine took the oath to become governor just after midnight on Monday at his home in Cedarville.With his wife, Fran by his side, DeWine was sworn in by his son Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine. Judge Thomas Rose presided over the event. A public inauguration will be held at noon today at the Statehouse in Columbus, where DeWine will give his inaugural address. Hear Governor DeWine’s inaugural address, LIVE, on WHIO Radio. Immediately after being sworn in, DeWine signed six executive orders. One of the orders was to create a new anti-drug effort. Another order was to create a new office for children’s initiatives. The third order he signed was focused on employment for people with disabilities. The fourth order focused on foster care priorities. The fifth executive order focused on discrimination in state employment. DeWine is keeping in new language recently added … [Read more...] about Mike DeWine sworn in as Ohio governor; first from Dayton-area in nearly 100 years
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Their Views By ALBERT R. HUNT Bloomberg News via Tribune News Service | Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story An oft-used, if hackneyed, axiom is: Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Applied to politics, it means that if you lose a special election, don’t try again in the general. Danny O’Connor says he’s going to defy that conventional wisdom. Last month, the 32 year-old Democrat barely lost a come-from-behind race, by 1,700 votes, in a special election for a solidly Republican House seat in central Ohio. The race to serve out the term of Republican Pat Tiberi until the November elections was supposed to be the best and only shot for O’Connor and his party to pull off a huge upset. ADVERTISING Yet the November contest is one of the more competitive in the midterms because a couple extraneous factors may help O’Connor defeat the Republican who won the race to temporarily replace Tiberi. First, … [Read more...] about Democrats see a surprise opening in an Ohio House race
A Harry Potter actor will be in central Ohio this month to play a role in a low-budget movie that will be filmed in the Columbus area. James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley in the multibillion dollar franchise, will play a role in local filmmakers Cedric Gegel’s and Zach Throne’s feature-length fantasy movie “Cadia: The World Within.” Phelps joins a 22-member cast that includes Corbin Bernsen, who’s known for roles in the TV series “L.A. Law,” the “Major League” film series and the detective comedy television show “Psych.” But aside from the film’s biggest names, Gegel and Throne are proud of the fact that 75 percent of the cast and crew are from Ohio. That includes Carly, Keegan and Tanner Sells, a set of teenage triplets, who will star in the film. The Sells siblings have done some local stage and musical productions over the past few years. “We knew that we were going to have to bring recognizable names in … [Read more...] about Local filmmakers land pair of Hollywood actors for movie to be filmed in Columbus
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Gov. John Kasich's two paths: Will he challenge President Donald Trump in 2020? It doesn't matter Ohio Gov. John Kasich lost the 2016 Republican primary to now-President Donald Trump, he stills wants to be president and he's keeping the door open to run in 2020. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jessie Balmert, [email protected] Published 7:41 p.m. ET April 3, 2018 CLOSE Ohio Gov. John Kasich argues in his book "Two Paths: America Divided or United" that Donald Trump was able to win the nomination and the White House by tapping a long-term erosion in American culture. USA TODAY CONNECT … [Read more...] about Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s two paths: Will he challenge President Donald Trump in 2020?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Chance meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. forever changed members of college choir The biggest performance of the Prairie View A&M choir's members came in a smoke-filled room in the Lorraine Motel, where King would be assassinated days later. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Marc Perrusquia, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 11:44 a.m. ET March 29, 2018 | Updated 12:02 p.m. ET March 30, 2018 CLOSE Members of the Prairie View A&M choir share their experiences performing for Dr. Martin Luther King, … [Read more...] about Chance meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. forever changed members of college choir