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Ohioans to go into Thanksgiving Holiday With Record COVID Numbers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohioans to go into Thanksgiving Holiday With Record COVID Numbers

By Jake Zuckerman If COVID-19 could devise a holiday to its liking, it’d be Thanksgiving. American families travel for a prolonged meal; congregate with extended family, neighbors and friends; and can’t wear masks when they eat and drink. In Ohio, the cold weather likely precludes any notion of eating outside, where the virus is less likely […]

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Columbus Organizations Return to Temporary Closures, Cancel In-Person Events

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Organizations Return to Temporary Closures, Cancel In-Person Events

Shadowbox Live has announced it will be suspending ticket sales for in-house audiences through the end of 2020, following guidance from public health officials, the theatre said on Friday, November 20 via social media. The theatre noted the advice of public health officials was both “necessary and life-saving” and added, “The show will go on.” […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

With the threat of protests and the coronavirus raging, what’s going to happen to Downtown Columbus? On the occasion of his recent retirement, we spoke with the former executive director of the two Downtown special improvement districts, Cleve Ricksecker, about the state of Downtown, why he retired, and why Columbus needs a screamer. Shownotes for […]

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Franklin County Becomes First to Reach Level 4 Public Health Advisory

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Becomes First to Reach Level 4 Public Health Advisory

For the past week, Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System indicated Franklin County was on the Level 4 health advisory watch list, which would signal severe virus exposure and spread. Now, Franklin County becomes the first in the state with the distinction. The change was announced Thursday, November 19 during one of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s […]

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Business Fairness Act Passes Ohio House to Prevent Future COVID-19 Shutdowns

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Business Fairness Act Passes Ohio House to Prevent Future COVID-19 Shutdowns

By Tyler Buchanan ‘All businesses are essential,’ lawmaker says A bill seeking to prevent any future COVID-19 business shutdowns as part of a pandemic response took a major step Wednesday toward reaching Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk. House Bill 621, nicknamed the Business Fairness Act, passed the Ohio House of Representatives with bipartisan support and now awaits […]

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Experts Critical of Ohio’s “Ineffective” COVID Curfew

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Experts Critical of Ohio’s “Ineffective” COVID Curfew

By Jake Zuckerman Starting Thursday, Ohioans will be breaking the law if they’re out past 10 p.m. unless they’re shopping for groceries, going to work, or meet other exemptions. The porous curfew, which Gov. Mike DeWine described Tuesday as an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, came after he walked back a plan that he […]

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Thanksgiving Travel Expected to be Down Nearly 60% at CMH

Susan Post Susan Post Thanksgiving Travel Expected to be Down Nearly 60% at CMH

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is sharing information about the volume of travelers expected this Thanksgiving holiday season. CMH is expecting about a 59% decrease in travelers for the 2020 Thanksgiving rush. An estimated 65,000 people will depart from the airport between now, Wednesday, November 18, through Monday, November 30, compared to 160,000 passengers during a […]

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