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DeWine’s company gets loan from federal virus aid program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A company partly owned by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is among those that received loans from a $600 billion-plus coronavirus aid program.

The data released Monday shows DeWine Seeds-Silver Dollar Baseball received a loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program for a range of $150,000 to $350,000.

The company owns the Asheville Tourists, a minor league baseball team in North Carolina, which was purchased by the governor’s family in 2010. DeWine’s son, Brian DeWine, currently serves as president of the baseball team.

DeWine, a Republican, was touted for his early, aggressive response to the virus, while also getting pushback for his actions’ effects on the economy.

An email seeking comment was sent to DeWine’s spokesman.

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