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Proponents Speak on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Proponents Speak on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

This article was originally published on Thursday, June 25, 2020. By Susan Tebben Sarina Herman’s mom was dying. It wasn’t just from the cancer she had, but from the chemo being used to treat it, and the language barrier her health care providers couldn’t surpass. “There have been times where they had to push her to […]

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Ohio Joins Other States in Recent COVID-19 Case Upswing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Joins Other States in Recent COVID-19 Case Upswing

By Jake Zuckerman The new coronavirus accelerated its spread over the last week in Ohio, an analysis of state data shows. On Monday, the Ohio Department of Health published data showing 729 Ohioans contracted COVID-19, the most new cases reported in a 24-hour span since May 21. The 10-day average of new cases has ticked upward […]

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Legislature Considers Reducing Amount of Training to Arm Teachers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Legislature Considers Reducing Amount of Training to Arm Teachers

By Susan Tebben A piece of legislation that would reduce the amount of training needed to arm teachers in schools has a long history of similar attempts and varied interpretations of Ohio law. Senate Bill 317 is currently sitting in the Government Oversight and Reform committee, the chair of which, state Sen. Bill Coley, is the […]

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Taxpayers to Foot Bill for Ohio National Guard Response

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Taxpayers to Foot Bill for Ohio National Guard Response

By Tyler Buchanan Gov. DeWine had deployed Ohio National Guard to Cleveland, Columbus, D.C. Taxpayers will foot the multi-million dollar bill for the Ohio National Guard’s response to recent protests in Cleveland and Columbus. The total cost as approved by the Ohio Controlling Board on Monday comes to $3.2 million for the deployments beginning on May 30.  Gov. […]

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Where Ohioans are Contracting COVID-19 Remains Unknown

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Where Ohioans are Contracting COVID-19 Remains Unknown

By Jake Zuckerman Everyone knows the numbers. About 40,000 Ohioans have contracted COVID-19, 2,500 have died. That’s a piece of the 2 million infected Americans, more than 114,000 of whom have died in the pandemic since January. The data are nearly ubiquitous, a click away. Absent from the Ohio Department of Health’s website, however, is comprehensive information on […]

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Large Support for Ohio Senate Declaration on Racism as Public Health Crisis

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Large Support for Ohio Senate Declaration on Racism as Public Health Crisis

By Susan Tebben A state Senate committee heard hours of testimony Tuesday supporting the declaration of racism as a public health crisis. Cosponsors Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland; and Sen. Hearcel Craig, D-Columbus, said declaring the public health crisis is a necessary first step in turning back the laws and policies that have pushed down people of […]

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House Considers Controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Considers Controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill

By Jake Zuckerman Legalized lynching. Citizens’ license to kill. Codification of black men’s deaths.   These were just a few of the characterizations people offered to the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee of a “stand your ground” proposal that lawmakers reviewed Tuesday. Starting in the afternoon and continuing well into the evening, a steady stream of citizens […]

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