Governor DeWine sworn-in to office during private ceremony at his Cedarville home


    Governor DeWine sworn-in to office during private ceremony at his Cedarville home (WKEF/WRGT)

    CEDARVILLE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Governor Mike DeWine wasted no time getting down to business on his first official day in office.

    WATCH: Gov. DeWine sworn-in at the Statehouse.

    Governor DeWine was sworn in at a private ceremony at his home in Cedarville at midnight Monday morning, surrounded by his friends and family. DeWine's son, Patrick, is a Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and swore his father into office.

    Later Monday morning, DeWine and his Lieutenant Governor, Jon Husted, will be publicly sworn-in in the Statehouse.

    Immediately after the private ceremony, DeWine issued six executive orders, saying "we said we were going to hit the ground running."

    The executive orders ranged from drug prevention to mental health and education. During his campaign, DeWine has talked about changes he wants to make the Ohio's education system, "When I look at education, it's all about the kids. And I think we have an obligation to reach those kids who are you know, growing up in very difficult circumstances, no matter where they live in the state of Ohio."

    DeWine has served Ohio for decades under various roles. Most recently he was Ohio Attorney General, but has also been a state lawmaker, congressman and lieutenant governor. The Republican is the oldest person to be elected Ohio governor, he turned 72 on January 5. According to DeWine's physician, he is in "very good" health.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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