DeWine: ‘This is the worst situation Ohio has been in’ as Butler County remains Level 3 (Translation: Let people die, it is your fault, so be it… I am not planning on doing anything more than saying ‘it is what it is.’

DeWine said some of the increase can be blamed on social gatherings such as bonfires, weddings and funerals. He has heard that communities have larger events scheduled this fall and it’s time to rethink those plans in the “best interest” of the communities.

“We have the ability to control this,” he said.

The Red Alert counties in southwest Ohio included Butler, Hamilton and, for the first time, Warren. DeWine was asked whether he will shut down many businesses and activities in the state like he did earlier this year.

“We have to live with this virus,” he said, adding closing businesses would be “devastating.”

Source: DeWine: ‘This is the worst situation Ohio has been in’ as Butler County remains Level 3