Ohio Governor Mike Dewine sworn in at home, signs executive orders moments later

Ohio Governor Mike Dewine sworn in at home, signs executive orders moments later
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs his first executive action, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Cedarville, Ohio. The former U.S. senator took his oath in a private midnight ceremony at his Cedarville home ahead of a public inauguration planned Monday at the Statehouse. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool) (John Minchillo)

COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - Ohio’s Mike DeWine was sworn in as Governor with the help of family and friends from his home in Cedarville.

The short ceremony took place early Monday morning, ahead of his public inauguration at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Monday afternoon.

DeWine’s son and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine recited the oath while First Lady Fran DeWine held a stack of family Bibles.

Immediately following the ceremony, DeWine’s first order of business was signing 6 executive orders.

  • Executive Order 2019-01D, Creating the Governor’s RecoveryOhio Initiative
  • Executive Order 2019-02D, Creating the Governor’s Children’s Initiative
  • Executive Order 2019-03D, Establishing Ohio as a Disability Inclusion State and Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities
  • Executive Order 2019-04D, Elevating Foster Care Priorities in Ohio
  • Executive Order 2019-05D, Anti-Discrimination Policy in State Government
  • Executive Order 2019-06D, Elevating Prevention within the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Over the weekend, Lt. Governor Jon Husted took his oath of office from his home church in suburban Columbus.

He was sworn in by Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard), the State Senator from Ohio’s 16th District.

DeWine will be sworn in publicly alongside Lt. Gov. Jon Husted inside the Ohio Statehouse Monday at noon.

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