COVID-19 in Ohio in four charts

Ohio is in the thick of reopening its economy as the new coronavirus continues to leap from person to person, leaving a joint public health calamity and a devastated...

Ohio prisons chief says inmates getting ‘excellent’ health care; 63 dead, thousands infected

Ohio has decreased its prison population by less than 4% while some institutions have been virtually overrun by COVID-19. Four prison workers and 63 inmates have died since prison officials...

What you need to know about COVID-19 contact tracing in Ohio

The reopening of Ohio means more people are out in public, and the state’s department of health wants to keep those infected by COVID-19 away from others. To do that,...

Tax amnesty program passes Ohio House

 A bill to give temporary tax amnesty to delinquent payers was approved unanimously by the Ohio House Wednesday The amnesty program seeks to boost state revenues during the pandemic with...

Community learning centers will help school districts cope with COVID-19 disruption

Earlier this month, Gov. Mike DeWine announced $355 million in budget cuts for K-12 education for the last two months of this fiscal year. While these cuts are mitigated...

Ohio Senate votes against bill to limit state health director’s power

The Ohio Senate unanimously voted against an amended bill on Wednesday that would subject some orders from the state health director to a legislative review. Republicans in the Ohio House...

House Republicans vote down mask mandate for lawmakers and staff

Ohio House Republicans squashed a proposal from Democrats on Tuesday that would have required lawmakers and staff to wear face masks while conducting House business to slow the spread...

The day Ohio’s coronavirus orders became something less

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday downgraded many coronavirus orders to advisories, saying most compliance has been voluntary all along.

Ohio Senate committee discusses future of Ohio’s K-12 education

An Ohio Senate committee brought representatives from several education groups together to discuss what school districts will need to start the new school year in the fall.  The Senate Finance...

Ohio’s great social experiment

A week of pandemic can feel like a year. But it is hard to believe that just last month Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio’s public health director, was empowering us,...

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