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DeWine: “No Ohioan Should Have to Pay…Just to Cast a Ballot”

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine: “No Ohioan Should Have to Pay…Just to Cast a Ballot”

By Marty Schladen Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday said he did not agree with a decision by the legislature, which is controlled by his fellow Republicans, not to pay postage on mail-in ballots. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Ohioans are expected to rely heavily on mail-in voting as they did in the primary. But as officials prepare […]

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Dr. Acton’s Harassment May Hinder Search for New State Health Director

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Dr. Acton’s Harassment May Hinder Search for New State Health Director

By Tyler Buchanan Gov. Mike DeWine acknowledges that whoever takes over as state health director may face a torrent of criticism just as Dr. Amy Acton did earlier this year. That’s not a challenge unique to Ohio, the governor also said, vowing the state would continue searching for a permanent replacement to lead the department of […]

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State Reported Close to 7,000 COVID-19 Cases Last Week

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal State Reported Close to 7,000 COVID-19 Cases Last Week

By Jake Zuckerman The coronavirus’ spread slightly waned last week in Ohio as the seven-day moving average of newly reported cases dipped below 1,000. All told, 4,415 Ohioans have died from COVID-19. More than 14,300 have been hospitalized of the more than 137,000 residents who have been infected, according to Sunday data from the Ohio Department […]

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State Model Predicts 5,000 Ohioans Will Die from COVID-19 by October

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal State Model Predicts 5,000 Ohioans Will Die from COVID-19 by October

By Jake Zuckerman The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 5,000 Ohioans will be dead from COVID-19 by the end of the month, according to new modeling. The agency released national and state-by-state models that combine forecasts from 35 modeling groups, mostly universities, into an “ensemble” prediction. About 5,080 Ohioans will be dead from […]

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$300 Weekly Supplement Approved for Unemployed Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal $300 Weekly Supplement Approved for Unemployed Ohioans

By Marty Schladen The federal government has approved a $300-a-week supplement for unemployed Ohioans, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said on Tuesday. He added that people should start receiving the funds before the end of the month. Given the amount the state is receiving — $717 million — and assuming that about 500,000 Ohioans are eligible, that’s enough for […]

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Don’t Vote Twice, Ohio Secretary of State Office Says

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Don’t Vote Twice, Ohio Secretary of State Office Says

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio elections officials are urging voters to take advantage of absentee voting this fall, noting it is a safe option amid the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump has repeatedly spread misinformation about the practice of voting by mail, and this week has encouraged voters to potentially cast multiple ballots — an illegal practice that is a fourth-degree […]

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Senate Committee Approves School Firearms Legislation

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Senate Committee Approves School Firearms Legislation

By Susan Tebben A Senate committee approved legislation allowing school districts to enact firearms policies for personnel in only the third hearing on the bill, but the second consecutively that included hours of testimony opposing it. Senate Bill 317, according to sponsor Sen. Bill Coley, R-Liberty Twp, seeks to “fix an error” made by the 12th […]

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