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Research from the CDC details how the new coronavirus ripped through a Georgia summer camp infecting 260 attendees in a matter of days. The account, released Friday, comes as school districts nationally agonize over balancing the threat of an infectious disease and myriad collateral damage in keeping children from schoolrooms. “This investigation adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that children...
A pair of bipartisan Ohio House representatives introduced legislation this week they say would bring Ohio campaign finance regulations in line with federal law. State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda, D-Forest Park, on Monday introduced House Bill 737, with Rep. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville. The bipartisan campaign finance reform legislation, they say, is the first step toward lifting the cloud of...
Legislation to formally repeal House Bill 6, the energy bailout bill at the center of racketeering charges against Speaker Larry Householder and four others, has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. Since Householder's arrest on July 21, there have been two simultaneous efforts led by both political parties to repeal the controversial energy bill that was signed into...
The first presidential debate of the season will now be held on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. In a Monday announcement, the Commission on Presidential Debates said the September 29 event will be moved from the University of Notre Dame's campus to the Health Education Campus. The event will be hosted by CWRU and the Cleveland Clinic. Notre Dame...
The Pickaway and Clinton county fairs are investigating separate COVID-19 outbreaks.  The Clinton County Health District is investigating a “cluster” of cases from people who attended the fair, which ran from July 11 to July 18.  A spokesman for the department said he’s aware of at least three cases, though the investigation is ongoing.  The Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday that 22 cases...
The faculty union for Columbus State Community College has asked for the resignation of a board member after he was charged in the federal investigation also charging Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. The executive Committee of the Columbus State Education Association announced in a Thursday statement the call for Matthew Borges' resignation from the college's Board of Trustees. Borges is...
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced a statewide public mask order set to go into effect Thursday evening at 6 p.m. https://twitter.com/GovMikeDeWine/status/1286001166086811648?s=20   DeWine said Wednesday that he needed to "bring Ohioans along" getting on board with wearing masks over the last few months, after first issuing a statewide mask order on April 27 and reversing it the next day. Earlier this month,...
Unionized fast-food, nursing home and janitorial workers in Toledo and Cleveland picketed Monday in solidarity with the Strike for Black Lives, a national day of action confronting systemic racism.  SEIU District 1199 — a union that represents workers in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio — was one of more than 50 major national labor organizations that participated in the 25-city strike,...
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine officially vetoed a bill Friday that included an amendment reducing the penalties for violating COVID-19 health orders. DeWine said he agreed with the original intent of the bill, to enhance drug trafficking laws around state rehabilitation centers, but couldn't sign the bill with the amendments to take away the chance of prison time and lower the...
The Pandemic Unemployment Compensation funding from the federal coronavirus economic recovery package is scheduled to expire July 25, with 429,638 Ohioans filing continued jobless claims last week. Without Congressional authorization to extend the funding, extra $600 weekly payments for the unemployed will come to an end. Ohioans filed 35,422 initial jobless claims last week, according to Ohio Department of Job...
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