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Federal Judge Rules Abortions Can Continue, ODH Order Partly Held

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Federal Judge Rules Abortions Can Continue, ODH Order Partly Held

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. A federal judge has put a temporary hold on an order by the Ohio Department of Health to cease surgical abortions during the coronavirus pandemic and classify them as nonessential procedures in an effort to conserve scarce personal protective equipment and hospital […]

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How to Vote Absentee in the Primary Election

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman How to Vote Absentee in the Primary Election

Editor’s Note 4/3/2020: An earlier version of this article suggested calling the Franklin County Board of Elections would save you a stamp in the process of getting an absentee ballot. Calling will save you from having to print your application, not save you a stamp. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio General Assembly […]

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When Will Forthcoming Stimulus Relief Reach Ohioans?

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman When Will Forthcoming Stimulus Relief Reach Ohioans?

Editor’s note: This article has been updated as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act has now become law. On Friday, March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — also known as the CARES Act — to provide economic relief for workers, families and small […]

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Ohio Voting Rights Groups take Issue with Primary Postponement

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Voting Rights Groups take Issue with Primary Postponement

By Tyler Buchanan Days after the Ohio Primary Election was postponed, it is still unclear how (or when) voting will proceed. Despite that, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is not waiting on the courts or the legislature to decide. LaRose has announced a new June 2 voting date on his official government website.  Not only that, […]

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Update: Polls Are Closed Today After Order From Director of Health

Walker Evans Walker Evans Update: Polls Are Closed Today After Order From Director of Health

Update (3/17 9:45am) — This post has been updated multiple times to include the most current information as this story continues to develop. Polling locations are closed today for in-person primary voting after the state issued a public health order late last night signed by Dr. Amy Acton, the state’s Director of Health. “To avoid an […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Lack of Safety Net for Ohio Workers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Lack of Safety Net for Ohio Workers

By Joree Novotny According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3 in 10 American workers cannot take time off when they’re sick without losing wages or even their jobs. That number is much higher for workers in sectors like food service (4 in 5) and personal care/home health (3 in 4). Even fewer can take paid […]

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Map: Ohio Polling Locations Affected by Coronavirus

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Map: Ohio Polling Locations Affected by Coronavirus

By Tyler Buchanan Many Ohioans have been assigned a new polling location for the March 17 primary election, and voters are urged to use the state’s search tool to determine their correct polling place. The change to nearly 150 polling locations is due to recent coronavirus concerns. The locations are within nursing homes, and Secretary of […]

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