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DeWine to close restaurants and bars; 37 confirmed COVID-19 cases in...

Taking what he called a “drastic” step, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Sunday the closure of all bars and restaurants in Ohio indefinitely except for...

U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; 40 Republicans dissent

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic and economic cratering, evictions continue in Ohio

On Sunday, after the publication of this story, the Franklin County Municipal Court suspended most hearings, including eviction proceedings, for three weeks. You wouldn’t know...

Statehouse staffers to work from home; sessions, committees pushed back 

The effects of COVID-19 have reached the Ohio Statehouse. Staff members of the Ohio General Assembly are being asked by leaders to work from home. The...

How Ohio’s homeless shelters are bracing for COVID-19

Care providers for Ohio’s homeless population, which faces unique risks of COVID-19 outbreak, are among those taking steps to prepare for the days ahead. Research...

The new normal

This is not the story you were supposed to read in this space. This being a news outlet devoted to Ohio Statehouse coverage, I was...

Ohioans can still vote early or mail-in: Here’s what you need...

Ohioans are urged to take advantage of early voting and mail-in voting — in the short time remaining that those options are still available.  The...

Bipartisan bill coming to make charter schools nonprofit, public

Two House members have come together with a bill looking to make charter schools more accountable to taxpayers. The “Community (Charter) School Operator Accountability Act”...

As coronavirus threat evolves, DeWine plans to force leagues to block...

Twenty-four hours prior, he was asking. On Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine was telling. Speaking at the latest of what has become a daily briefing of...

Bill prohibiting mandatory nurse overtime moves on to Senate

A bill prohibiting overtime as a condition of employment for nurses is headed to its second hurdle to passage. A Senate committee will now consider...
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