Franklin County

Homelessness already a struggle, but curfew could add complications

BY: - November 26, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine emphasized the fact that a new curfew order seeking to stop the spread of COVID-19 would not be perfect. But advocates for the homeless say the order could complicate things for the unsheltered people without homes across the state. The order itself, signed by Ohio Department of Health director Stephanie McCloud […]

This time-lapse shows the alarming spread of COVID-19 throughout Ohio

BY: - November 20, 2020

The spread of coronavirus is evident all throughout Ohio as the state heads into the winter months. All 88 counties have “high incidence” of spread, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state’s Public Health Advisory System map, which labels the 88 counties by various spread indicators, shows an alarming trend […]

Despite glitches, 50K who received faulty ballots will have eligible votes counted, officials say

BY: - October 29, 2020

Despite glitches, 50K who received faulty ballots will be counted, officials say

Ohio AG, county prosecutors oppose ban on no-knock warrants, instead want to enhance standards

BY: - October 16, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and three county prosecutors acknowledged Thursday that no-knock warrants are very rare in the state, but say the tool shouldn’t be banned, just clarified. Yost and prosecutors from Franklin, Cuyahoga and Hamilton counties held a press conference Thursday announcing a push for changes to the statute regarding no-knock search warrants. […]

Small COVID-19 numbers reported in schools, with some spikes

BY: - October 2, 2020

Schools across the state have largely seen single-digit amounts of COVID-19 cases, but the state has not been without its spikes. In the most recent numbers, released Thursday by the state, cases came from preschools to high schools, private schools and public schools. Children aged 0-19 represent the fifth highest age group in terms of […]

COMMENTARY

Decarceration goals can and should be Ohio’s new normal

BY: - April 1, 2020

The United States has the largest incarceration rate in the world. If the average daily population of those held behind bars in the United States were a city, it would have a larger population than Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton combined.  While mass incarceration has always had devastating consequences for individuals, families, and communities, it […]

Dem House candidate takes ballot fight to state Supreme Court

BY: - January 30, 2020

A Franklin County Democrat is asking the state Supreme Court to override the Franklin County Board of Elections’ refusal to place her on the party’s primary ballot. To appear on the ballot for the 25th House District, Tiffany White needed 50 valid signatures on her nominating petition. She submitted 89 in December. The Franklin County […]

Teachers union funds books for Ohio schools, urges State to do the same

BY: - January 8, 2020

What would you do with your piece of a $50,000 grant to help bring back Ohio’s school libraries? Teachers in a Parma school hope to educate middle schoolers about dyslexia, to better understand the challenge some fellow students face. Teachers in Franklin County want to provide bilingual books and expose students to a more diverse […]