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Mike DeWine Focuses On Ohio's "Sunrise" In Inauguration Address

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine set his sights on working for the future in his ceremonial inauguration today. 

DeWine told the crowd of family, friends and lawmakers he will be asking them to do things where the results will not be immediate but where they will be profound.

“Every government that has endured has kept its face toward the sunrise and not the sunset," DeWine said.

DeWine says he plans to take steps to stem opioid abuse, invest in early childhood interventions and improve mental health care. Those are at the heart of some executive orders he issued shortly after his officially sworn in at his Cedarville home at midnight.

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Gov. Mike DeWine takes the oath of office during his Inauguration Ceremony in the Statehouse Rotunda. The oath was administered by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine.
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Gov. Mike DeWine takes the oath of office during his Inauguration Ceremony in the Statehouse Rotunda. The oath was administered by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine.

Supporters watch Gov. Mike DeWine take the oath of office.
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Supporters watch Gov. Mike DeWine take the oath of office.

The DeWine's do a group hug after the oath of office.
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The DeWine's do a group hug after the oath of office.

Gov. Mike DeWine delivers inauguration address.
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Gov. Mike DeWine delivers inauguration address.

A packed Statehouse Rotunda watch Gov. Mike DeWine deliver his inauguration address.
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A packed Statehouse Rotunda watch Gov. Mike DeWine deliver his inauguration address.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Tina Husted wave to supporters.
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Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Tina Husted wave to supporters.

Former Ohio Governors John Kasich (R) and Ted Strickland (D) attend Gov. Mike DeWine's inauguration ceremony.
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Former Ohio Governors John Kasich (R) and Ted Strickland (D) attend Gov. Mike DeWine's inauguration ceremony.