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Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Relief, Employment Program & Increased Hospitalizations

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Relief, Employment Program & Increased Hospitalizations

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Oct. 27, 25,183 cases and 489 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 34,526 cases and 668 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 202,740 cases and 5,239 deaths have been confirmed […]

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DeWine, State Legislative Leaders Announce $430M in Coronavirus Relief

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine, State Legislative Leaders Announce $430M in Coronavirus Relief

By Marty Schladen Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the state’s legislative leaders on Friday announced how they’d allocate almost half of what the state has left in federal coronavirus-relief dollars. The state has about $1 billion unexpended from its share of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act that Congress passed in March. At least until the feds change the […]

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Coronavirus Update: Case Demographics, CARES Funding & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Case Demographics, CARES Funding & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Sept. 22, 20,496 cases and 483 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 27,538 cases and 659 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 145,850 cases and 4,635 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Funding Requests from Advocates for Low-Income Ohioans Go Unheard

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Funding Requests from Advocates for Low-Income Ohioans Go Unheard

This article was originally published on August 24, 2020. By Marty Schladen When it meets on Monday, the Ohio Controlling Board won’t consider most of the funding requests by advocates who say hundreds of thousands of low-income Ohioans might face hunger and eviction in the coming weeks. The advocates say that with the expiration of federal unemployment supplements […]

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Child Welfare Analysis Shows Impact from Food Insecurity, Broadband Access Even Before Pandemic

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Child Welfare Analysis Shows Impact from Food Insecurity, Broadband Access Even Before Pandemic

By Susan Tebben Infant mortality, broadband connectivity, and racial disparities have been named as major impacts on child health and success, especially as the pandemic continues to create uncertainty educationally and economically throughout the state. A state child advocacy group released its analysis of child welfare before the pandemic, and said the data should be a guide for […]

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Columbus Foundation Announces Fund to Address Broadband Access

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Foundation Announces Fund to Address Broadband Access

Between more time spent at home and school, and work and methods of entertainment increasingly taking place online, the coronavirus pandemic has seen a renewed interest in the state of internet access in both urban and rural communities. With several Central Ohio school districts unveiling plans for fully remote or hybrid education models in the fall, […]

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City Officials from Across State Pressed for Federal Funding

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal City Officials from Across State Pressed for Federal Funding

By Susan Tebben City officials from across the state say federal funding is the only way their previously thriving municipalities can survive the pandemic and its accompanying recession. City mayors and city council members are trying to push U.S. Sen. Rob Portman to support funding through the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), […]

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