Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit

(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks about his plans for the coming year during an interview at the Governor's Residence in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio's Republican governor was hailed as prophetic for his decisive steps to shut down schools and stop the state's presidential primary election early during the coronavirus outbreak. Since then, he's found navigating a path out of the state's pandemic shutdown to be a bumpy one.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s governor has tested positive for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s office said Thursday he took the test as part of standard protocol before meeting Trump at an airport in Cleveland.

He had planned to join the president on a visit to the Whirlpool Corp. plant in northwest Ohio.

His office said DeWine has no symptoms but is returning to Columbus. His office said he and his wife, Fran DeWine, will both be tested there.

DeWine then plans to quarantine at his home in Cedarville for 14 days. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted tested negative.?

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