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Lt. Governor Jon Husted

Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Ohio's nursing homes will be allowed to have outdoor visitors again, beginning July 20. It will be the first time in four months that many long-term care residents will be able to see family members in person.

Ohio's stay-at-home order is now less a command than a suggestion.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on Thursday announced a slew of openings for various industries that have been closed for nearly two months during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday unveiled dates and guidelines for reopening bars and restaurants, as well as barber shops, hair salons and other personal care businesses that have been closed for more than 50 days due to stay-at-home orders over the coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, Governor Mike DeWine, and Lt. Governor Jon Husted
The Ohio Channel

The thousands of Ohioans whose elective procedures were postponed as a result of the state’s coronavirus outbreak will soon be able to access the treatment they need. 

At his daily briefing Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine said first priority will be given to patients awaiting surgeries.

The state announced a halt to elective procedures March 17 in hopes of preserving scarce masks, gloves and other protective equipment known as PPE that are desperately needed for health-care workers, ICU beds and other critical medical resources. 

There are now three deaths related to coronavirus in Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine is opening the state's emergency operating center, shutting down centers serving people with disabilities and allowing bigger loads to be trucked to grocery stores and medical facilities.

From left to right: Fuyao Chairman Cho Tak Wong, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and China Consul General Huang Ping.
Ohio Governor's office

Chinese-owned Fuyao Glass America, on Monday, announced that it will add 100 new jobs in Moraine.  Company officials say the jobs are part of a major expansion that includes acquiring more of the former GM Assembly plant.

Monday’s announcement at Fuyao was made by officials, including Fuyao Chairman Cho Tak Wong, and China’s Consul General Huang Ping. Ohio Governor Mike Dewine, Lt. Governor John Husted and representatives from JobsOhio were also on hand.

wright-patterson air force base gates
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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s workforce is aging, with roughly half of workers currently eligible to retire soon. Now, Ohio jobs, education and military officials are teaming up to attract more young people to jobs at Wright-Patt, the state’s largest single-site employer.

Around 5,000 new jobs are expected to be added at the base over the next seven years, many of them requiring advanced degrees, science, technology, engineering and math skills.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said he’s tired of waiting for providers to come forward with ideas on how to expand broadband and high speed internet in Ohio. So he’s offering up some state-owned options to those companies to get them on board.

A non-profit group is currently building prosthetic arms and hands without a license, saying a state rule is hindering them from providing cheaper, effective devices to people who have a limb difference. 

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