Mike DeWine sworn in as Ohio governor at public inauguration following private ceremony

Mike DeWine sworn in as Ohio governor at public inauguration following private ceremony
Mike DeWine, center right, is sworn in as the 70th Governor of Ohio alongside his wife Fran, right, son and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick DeWine, left, and Judge Thomas Rose of the U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, center left, 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) (Source: John Minchillo)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Mike DeWine took the official oath of office to become Ohio’s 70th governor during a private ceremony just after midnight at his Cedarville farm, but was publically inaugurated at the Ohio statehouse on Monday.

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Monday, January 14, 2019

DeWine, 72, was sworn in by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Judge Pat Dewine, with a hand on a stack of family Bibles.

Immediately after becoming governor, DeWine signed six executive orders into law, primarily regarding anti-drug initiatives and foster care priorities.

Mike DeWine sworn in as Ohio governor at public inauguration following private ceremony

DeWine, who is the oldest Ohioan to become governor, previously served at the Ohio Attorney General dating back to January 2011.

The inauguration festivities conclude with a gala on Monday night.

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