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Trying to avoid the fray, DeWine pleads for federal help for cities and states

BY: - August 14, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday tried to stay out of Washington's political battles while making an impassioned plea for federal assistance to state and local governments.

Seven months into pandemic, COVID-19 testing still falling short

BY: - August 10, 2020

After an initial scare from a COVID-19 rapid-response test in the morning, two diagnostic tests on Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative late Thursday evening. A follow-up test Saturday did as well.  For most Ohioans, however, testing scarcity — antigen, antibody and diagnostic (PCR) — has been and continues to be the norm as the […]

A brutal July leaves 535 Ohioans dead from COVID-19

BY: - August 4, 2020

At least 535 Ohioans died of COVID-19 and 35,500 residents contracted the disease in July, state data shows.  More than 2,400 Ohioans were admitted to the hospital in July, elevating the number of coronavirus patients in state hospitals to their highest levels of the pandemic.  About 1,000 are currently in the hospital as of Monday, […]

Eyeing COVID-19 surge, governor seeks to close bars at 10 p.m. nightly

BY: - July 31, 2020

Just a day after a Franklin County judge halted a Columbus ordinance closing bars nightly at 10 p.m., Gov. Mike DeWine said he’s trying to impose the idea statewide. Researchers, analysts, health departments and media reports have connected COVID-19 outbreaks to bars and restaurants. However, the Ohio Restaurant Association, along with an attorney representing bars […]

Current COVID-19 hospitalization levels reach record high

BY: - July 23, 2020

Hospital rolls of COVID-19 patients soared to a record high Wednesday as a month-long surge in new cases has spilled over into Ohio’s hospitalization counts.   On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health reported there are nearly 1,100 Ohioans currently in the hospital with COVID-19, the respiratory and vascular disease caused by the new coronavirus.   The […]

ODH projecting 1.5 million COVID-19 tests per month by November

BY: - July 15, 2020

After chronic testing shortages marred the first few months of its COVID-19 response, the Ohio Department of Health projects it will double its current testing capacity by November. ODH plans to complete diagnostic testing of more than 1 million Ohioans per month for the new coronavirus by November and conduct serologic (antibody) testing on another […]

GOP lawmakers push to reopen, Ohio’s budget, and Trump’s task force

BY: - April 14, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Pressure to reopen. Cleveland.com’s Andrew J. Tobias is reporting, “Gov. Mike DeWine facing increasing pressure from […]

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

BY: - March 15, 2020

Taking what he called a “drastic” step, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Sunday the closure of all bars and restaurants in Ohio indefinitely except for carry-out and delivery. The announcement marks the latest salvo in a series of escalating moves from the state to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio. State officials have closed schools […]

‘Loophole’ for failing charter schools blocked by state

BY: - January 13, 2020

Failing charters rejected. Cleveland.com’s Patrick O’Donnell is reporting, “The Ohio Department of Education has blocked a ‘loophole’ that would have given millions in tax dollars to charter schools with bad grades by using another. “The department on Friday announced the 63 charter schools that did qualify to share in the $30 million fund that Gov. Mike DeWine and the […]