MAUMEE, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine made a special stop in uptown Maumee today...
You may have seen the pictures on social media of the governor making sure we were social distancing, serving as a little reminder that he's always got his eyes on you.
DeWine's quiet tour of uptown Maumee was the work of a local photographer who was hoping to bring a little fun with a simple cardboard cutout and some creativity.
"Everyone is going through trying times. I wanted to be a little lighthearted about everything that's going on," said Eric Shanteau, the mastermind behind the project. "I thought I'd get a few laughs and it just kind of had a mind of its own and took off."
Shanteau's social media post featured his photos of two-dimensional DeWine framed by shrubbery, staring over cigarette butts and keeping a watchful set of eyes on residents.
The post quickly became a viral sensation, reaching over 22,000 shares the day before DeWine's statewide curfew goes into effect on Thursday at 10 p.m.