Lawmakers pass bill restricting pandemic shutdowns

BY: - November 17, 2021

State lawmakers passed legislation Tuesday that would block the governor from temporarily closing a business due to a pandemic or terrorism event so long as the business follows the safety precautions of still-operating businesses. The proposal comes in response to lockdowns ordered by governors and health departments around the U.S. in March of 2020 as […]

‘We’re just kind of drowning:’ Counties say they’re overwhelmed with new COVID-19 cases

BY: - November 11, 2020

In Clark County, more COVID-19 infections are coming in than the health department can contact trace. Health Commissioner Charles Patterson said in a news release they’re simply “overwhelmed” with cases, and those in the backlog will receive a packet of information about their diagnosis and educational materials. Kyle Trout, a department public information officer, said […]

Ice cream. Guns. Grocery bags. Ohio legislature gets to work

BY: - September 24, 2020

In what could be the last full legislative day before November elections, boozy ice cream, grocery bags and gun stores drove the Ohio General Assembly’s agenda. House Republicans, who generally do not wear masks and have skipped on COVID-19 social distancing accommodations in the chamber, passed legislation Wednesday to ban local governments from imposing any […]

Quarantine blues: Ohio musician livestreams self covering all 214 Beatles songs

BY: - March 31, 2020

Joe Peppercorn played through all 214 songs The Beatles ever recorded in a webstream Sunday after showing a video Paul McCartney recorded for him, wishing him luck with the music marathon. How’s your quarantine going? Covering the iconic band’s entire discography has been an annual tradition for Peppercorn, 39, since 2010. Usually the shows are […]