Ohio Capital Journal Staff

Ohio Capital Journal Staff

Columbus Public Health Department is requiring COVID-19 vaccines for employees

By: - September 8, 2021

The city of Columbus’ public health department will require COVID-19 vaccination for all of its employees, the agency announced in a release Tuesday. Following the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Columbus Public Health will join all four central Ohio hospital systems and many other local and national employers in […]

Mansfield selected as U.S. Air Force’s preferred site for new cyber warfare wing

By: - August 27, 2021

The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday the Mansfield Air National Guard Base, home of the 179th Airlift Wing, has been selected as the preferred site for the Air National Guard’s first Cyber Warfare Wing. “This selection will build on the 179th Airlift Wing’s legacy of excellence to begin a new chapter in the cyber warfare […]

Biden touts rescue plan, tours Ohio State cancer facility in Columbus

By: - March 24, 2021

Reporting from pool reports President Joe Biden touted the recently passed COVID-19 rescue package during a visit to Columbus Tuesday evening, highlighting the child tax credit and earned income tax credit included in the American Rescue Plan. Biden said the U.S. will have, by the end of May, roughly 600 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, […]

Excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech

By: - January 20, 2021

Below are excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural address, following his swearing-in as the nation’s 46th president: We’ll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities. Much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain. Few […]

2020 Election: Ongoing live coverage in Ohio

By: - November 3, 2020

Follow along here as we update you throughout Election Day on what’s going on in Ohio. Polls are open today from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Unofficial results will start coming in after the polls close, though full results may not be known election night due to outstanding absentee and provisional ballots that will need […]

A voting location

Far-right operatives Wohl and Burkman indicted in Cuyahoga County on voter suppression charges

By: - October 27, 2020

Far-right conspiracy theorists and political operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been indicted in Cuyahoga County “for devising a robocall scam that attempted to suppress voting in local minority neighborhoods,” according to prosecutors. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley alleged in a news release that Burkman, 54, of Virginia, and Wohl, 22, of California, […]

AG Yost, law enforcement highlight success in latest effort to combat human trafficking

By: - October 26, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday joined federal, state and local law enforcement partners to announce the success of a statewide anti-human trafficking operation called Operation Autumn Hope. Yost reported that last week’s operation rescued 154 victims of human trafficking and resulted in the arrests of 179 men for illegally soliciting sex and other related […]

Ohio posts most COVID-19 cases for second time in a week

By: - October 14, 2020

The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,039 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, breaking the state’s previous single-day record of 1,840 reported Friday, Oct. 9. Data released Wednesday also show 1,041 Ohioans are currently hospitalized with the disease, just shy of the all-time high of 1,144, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project. 1,042 Ohioans are […]

Advocates urge at-risk tenants to apply for eviction moratorium

By: - September 24, 2020

Advocates from the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio are advising tenants facing eviction to act immediately to get protection under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new eviction moratorium. The CDC recently issued the first ever nationwide order temporarily banning the eviction of tenants who are unable to pay rent in order […]

Man fishing on Cuyahoga River with Cleveland in background

Cleveland now ranks as the poorest big city in the United States

By: - September 22, 2020

Cleveland had the highest poverty rate among large U.S. cities in 2019, overtaking Detroit, according to data released by the U.S. Census bureau last week. The data for the ranking is from 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated problems related to poverty in Ohio and around the country. The Cleveland-based Center for Community Solutions reported […]

Big Ten announces plan to begin college football season Oct. 23-24

By: - September 16, 2020

The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors announced Wednesday morning plans to start its college football season Oct. 23-24 after a unanimous vote, promising “significant medical protocols including daily antigen testing, enhanced cardiac screening and an enhanced data-driven approach when making decisions about practice/competition.” The decision was based on information presented by the Big […]

Report: FirstEnergy being investigated by federal securities and exchange commission

By: - September 15, 2020

The company at the center of what prosecutors are calling the biggest corruption scandal in Ohio political history is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, reported Tuesday afternoon: The examination became public in a lawsuit the company and a consulting firm filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland against a former […]