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Inmates, Staff Fear Prisons Could Become COVID-19 Hotspots

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Inmates, Staff Fear Prisons Could Become COVID-19 Hotspots

By Jake Zuckerman In the Toledo Correctional Institution, Rufus Bowman keeps his two rescue inhalers and hand sanitizer close. He has severe, chronic asthma, leaving him especially vulnerable to COVID-19. As the new coronavirus that causes the disease continues its steady penetration of Ohio’s prisons, Bowman’s wife is terrified. “This is a death sentence to these […]

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As Ohioans Stay Home, Telemedicine Soars

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal As Ohioans Stay Home, Telemedicine Soars

By Susan Tebben With Ohio’s stay-at-home order extended to May 1, more and more people are utilizing telemedicine as a way to get their care while reducing their risk of contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. That now includes those who have not yet seen a provider, but need to see someone […]

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Voter Rights Lawsuit Rejected, Primary to Continue As Is

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Voter Rights Lawsuit  Rejected, Primary to Continue As Is

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio voters have until later this month to mail in their absentee ballots. They must first apply to their county board of elections office in order to receive their ballot before mailing in the completed vote. The Capital Journal published a full explainer about the process, available here. The primary election was originally scheduled […]

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Dave Yost Continues Abortion Battle During Coronavirus Pandemic

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Dave Yost Continues Abortion Battle During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Susan Tebben The Ohio Attorney General’s Office filed an appeal on Thursday asking a court to release them from a restraining order allowing abortions to continue under a coronavirus health order until the appeal can be decided. A U.S. District Judge ruled partially in favor of Planned Parenthood and other clinics who perform abortions in […]

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Gun Sales Surging in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Gun Sales Surging in Ohio

By Jake Zuckerman Federal data shows Ohioans made a run on gun stores in March as COVID-19 caseloads in the state exponentially grew. It was Ohio’s second busiest month for gun sales for as long as data has been available since 1998. Sales hit their peak in Ohio in December 2015, after 14 people were killed […]

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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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