Gov. DeWine is ready to lead Ohio

Gov. Mike DeWine, center, and his wife Fran, greet a supporter following Monday's public inaugural ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted also took his oath.
Staff Writer

Pledging to be a servant for "all the people," Mike DeWine officially took charge of the state government on Monday, as he was sworn in as the 70th governor.

DeWine took an oath just after midnight at his home in Cedarville, just outside Dayton. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted did the same at Riverside United Methodist Church in Columbus.

A large crowd of dignitaries then gathered at the Statehouse on Monday afternoon. Following the introduction of DeWine and Husted, the Rev. Thomas Hagan, OSFS (Oblate of St. Francis de Sales) gave the invocation.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by children and grandchildren of DeWine and Husted, which was followed...

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