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Memorial Day, ICU beds, billionaires, and coronavirus in Africa: Catching Our Eye

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...

Ex-OSU prez Gordon Gee wants to ‘dance with the pandemic’ in college athletics

Former Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, who is now president of West Virginia University, wants to "dance with the pandemic rather than...

Ohio House Dem wants to eliminate cannabis prohibitions

State Representative Juanita Brent, D-Cleveland, announced legislation Friday that would repeal criminal prohibitions for possession and trafficking of cannabis, and vacate cannabis possession criminal...

Another 51,000 Ohioans filed jobless claims last week

Another 51,125 Ohioans filed jobless claims last week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced in a news release Thursday. That brings...

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance now available in Ohio

Ohioans can now apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a new federal program that covers many more categories of workers than the traditional unemployment...
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Senate returns money to general fund

The Ohio Senate is putting $1 million back in the general fund to offset state revenue shortfalls caused by coronavirus closures and prevention measures,...

Bill requires infectious disease data reporting within 14 days of emergency declaration

Two Ohio legislators introduced a bill to require the state’s Department of Health to publish infectious disease data online. House Bill 619 is cosponsored by...

Ohio jobless claims over last seven weeks more than the past three years combined

Ohio has seen more jobless claims filed over the last seven weeks than for the last three years combined, according to a release from...

Householder: No bills from House to combat spread of COVID-19

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, said Wednesday the majority caucus isn’t working up any bills designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.  He said...

Nearly $1 million in grants going to 48 domestic violence shelters across state

Nearly $1 million in grant funding is being distributed to domestic violence shelters and groups across the state of Ohio, Attorney General Dave Yost...
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