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What to Know About Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal What to Know About Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

By Jake Zuckerman While several candidates press on with large scale clinical trials, Ohio submitted a plan to the federal government outlining how it will distribute a COVID-19 vaccine among 11.7 million state residents. The plan, dated Oct. 16, details who will get the vaccine first and how, given expected initial shortages. Its 54 pages leapfrog from logistical […]

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County Prosecutors, Ohio AG Oppose Ban on No-Knock Warrants, Propose Enhanced Standards

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal County Prosecutors, Ohio AG Oppose Ban on No-Knock Warrants, Propose Enhanced Standards

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. […]

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Biden, Pence Visit Ohio in Late Battleground Push

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Biden, Pence Visit Ohio in Late Battleground Push

By Tyler Buchanan Flanked by dump trucks and construction equipment, some adorned with flags and campaign signs, Vice President Mike Pence told hundreds of supporters about the need to “Make America Great Again, again.” Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also made his case to Buckeye State voters Monday in back-to-back events in Toledo and Cincinnati. […]

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CHOICES Announces Shelter Expansion, Fundraising Campaign During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CHOICES Announces Shelter Expansion, Fundraising Campaign During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Lutheran Social Services’ CHOICES domestic violence shelter and hotline has announced a $1.5 million, 24-bed expansion of the shelter that first opened at the top of 2019. The expansion of the shelter constitutes a “household” — six bedrooms, which is the equivalent of 24 beds, four full bathrooms, a sitting room and a laundry room […]

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Commentary: A Safe Experience at the Polls

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Commentary: A Safe Experience at the Polls

By Tyler Buchanan By the time I arrived at the Franklin County Board of Elections last Thursday afternoon, the long line waiting to vote I’d seen in photos had mostly dissipated. Once I made it past the gauntlet of enthusiastic partisans in the parking lot — Please take a quick glance at this giant stack of pamphlets, won’t […]

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Judges, Economy Justify Supporting Trump, says DeWine

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Judges, Economy Justify Supporting Trump, says DeWine

By Marty Schladen Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has resolutely refused to condemn President Donald Trump’s controversial words and actions — including some that have undermined DeWine’s own efforts to get people to protect themselves and others against coronavirus. On Thursday, the governor seemed to say that Trump’s nominations of conservative judges and his economic policies justify […]

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“People Aren’t Being Careful”: COVID-19 Worsens in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal “People Aren’t Being Careful”: COVID-19 Worsens in Ohio

By Jake Zuckerman State data released Thursday depicts an increasingly worsening COVID-19 situation in Ohio. There are “very high levels of exposure and spread” in 18 Ohio counties, up from 11 last week, per the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, based on several inputs like infection rates and hospital visits. The seven-day moving of average new […]

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