‘We’re almost there’: Gov. DeWine talks pandemic, what’s next for Ohio with City Club


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine spoke at the City Club of Cleveland’s Virtual Forum Friday.

He talked about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighted what’s next in Ohio’s road to recovery with retired Cleveland political journalist Tom Beres.

Some messages were familiar, like telling people to continue wearing masks and urging people to get vaccinated, but he also spoke about how his administration continues plans to get vaccines out to more residents.

“We are working very closely with mayors, country commissioners, non-profits,” DeWine assured during the interview. “They are the ones that have the power to penetrate into communities and make sure no one is left behind.”

DeWine was clear that he has plans to run for governor again and said he doesn’t take to heart what other politicians, including those from his own party, say about him.

During the interview, which can be viewed in full above, DeWine also addressed business, energy policy and his hope for the future.

“I look forward to a summer of county fairs, festivals,” he said. “I think we’re close. We’re almost there.”