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DeWine makes stop at Toledo's National Museum of the Great Lakes, touting Ohio tourism

The governor has three visits scheduled around the state for Ohio Tourism Day.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine made a visit to Toledo Wednesday as part of a three-stop trip around the state promoting tourism.

DeWine started his Ohio Tourism Day at the Dietsch Brothers chocolate and ice cream shop in Findlay at 10:30 a.m. From there, he traveled to Toledo and made remarks at the National Museum of the Great Lakes.

DeWine credited the museum as the place where the state truly launched H2Ohio, the state's data-driven water plan to reduce harmful algal blooms.

He detailed trips with his father to the Toledo Zoo and noted the world-renowned Toledo Museum of Art.

Lydia Mihalik, the director of the Ohio Development Services Agency and former Findlay mayor, laid out upcoming events and opportunities for Ohio travel as more Americans get their COVID-19 shot.

The Solheim Cup, for instance, will host the nation's best women golfers starting Aug. 31, with superstar Gwen Stefani headlining the event at Inverness Golf Club.

Plus, the state has a list of road trips for all types on its website, including tours for foodies, history buffs and those simply searching for a stop in Ohio's most charming towns.

DeWine is set to wrap up his day in Cleveland at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

The governor visited the University of Toledo just last month with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, during which he urged all Ohioans to get vaccinated. 

He fielded a few questions on the shot during Wednesday's briefing as well, noting that the state is preparing for the Pfizer vaccine to soon be approved for children as young as 12. DeWine said that his team is working with local health departments and schools to provide opportunities for parents who wish to have their kids vaccinated to do so.

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