Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will visit Cleveland on Wednesday in an effort to promote tourism in the state.
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In an effort to promote tourism across the state, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will make three tour stops across the state on Wednesday, including one in Cleveland.
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According to a release, DeWine’s tour on Ohio Tourism Day will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Findlay, where he’ll visit Dietsch Brothers chocolate and ice cream shop. At 1 p.m., he’ll then visit the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo.
At 4 p.m., DeWine will make his third and final stop, in Cleveland, where he’ll be visiting the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. His stop in Northeast Ohio will also include a press conference, which will occur inside of Kirtland Hall.
Joining DeWine on the tour will be his wife, Fran DeWine, and Ohio’s Development Services Agency Director Lydia Mihalik. As a part of the tour, it is likely that DeWine will also be promoting the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, as he has been doing at each of his weekly press briefings in recent months.
As of Tuesday, more than 40 percent of Ohio’s population has received at least its first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the state’s coronavirus vaccine dashboard. In recent weeks, DeWine has spoken of the importance of residents getting the vaccine in order for the state to reduce its COVID-19-related restrictions.
“Our ticket to freedom is the vaccine,” Gov. DeWine stated during a visit to Toledo last month. “Our ticket to a good summer is the vaccine, our ticket to a good spring is the vaccine– it’s our ticket out.”