Mike DeWine was officially sworn in as the Governor of Ohio, early this morning, during a brief midnight ceremony at his farm in Cedarville.

Governor DeWine was given the oath of office by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Justice R. Patrick DeWine, while long-time friend Thomas M. Rose, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, presided over the ceremony.

Governor DeWine took the oath with his hand atop nine family Bibles, held by First Lady Fran DeWine, during the ceremony.

Justice Judy French of the Ohio Supreme Court will administer Ohio’s Lt. Governor Husted’s oath during the ceremonial inauguration later today.