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CCS Won’t Use COTA for High School Transportation

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CCS Won’t Use COTA for High School Transportation

Columbus City Schools will not use COTA to transport high school students during the 2021-2022 school year. Transportation administrators spoke to the Columbus Board of Education in June and put forth the recommendation that high school students use COTA to get to and from school for the upcoming school year, with students K-8 continuing to […]

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Fatal Overdoses Leapt 22% in Ohio Last Year, According to New Data

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Fatal Overdoses Leapt 22% in Ohio Last Year, According to New Data

By Jake Zuckerman At least 5,215 Ohioans fatally overdosed on drugs last year according to new government data, a nearly 22% increase over 2019 numbers. The data, released Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics, shows the Ohio uptick was more modest than the national rate. More than 93,000 Americans fatally overdosed in 2020, a staggering […]

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Pandemic, Unemployment Impact Women on Many Levels, Say Advocates

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Pandemic, Unemployment Impact Women on Many Levels, Say Advocates

By Susan Tebben The loss of $300 in extra unemployment assistance has hampered recovery from the pandemic for many Ohioans, including women, advocates say. Leah Haenszel was a respiratory therapist before COVID caused her to leave her job to take care of her three kids, something she couldn’t afford to do, even with a full-time job. […]

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City Launches Own Vaccine Incentive Program With Urban League

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Launches Own Vaccine Incentive Program With Urban League

The City of Columbus will launch a vaccine program to combat vaccine hesitancy and incentivize Columbus residents that have not yet been vaccinated to get the shot. The $275,000 Vaccine Green program will be administered by the Columbus Urban League and will provide $100 to residents for getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine shot or $50 […]

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Shadowbox Live CEO Stacie Boord on Reopening, Lifted Health Orders & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Shadowbox Live CEO Stacie Boord on Reopening, Lifted Health Orders & More

Shadowbox Live returned to live audiences on Thursday, May 20. America’s largest resident ensemble theatre company will welcome fans back to live shows with performances of The Beatles tribute show The Legends of Liverpool, as well as the new original sketch comedy and rock ‘n’ roll show Let’s Get It On: Live Edition. In addition, Shadowbox Live will once again […]

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Ohio to End Unemployment Supplement Due to Discouraged Workers, Experts Say Issue is More Complex

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio to End Unemployment Supplement Due to Discouraged Workers, Experts Say Issue is More Complex

By Marty Schladen Citing fears that a $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement was keeping Ohioans from returning to the workforce, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that he would end it.  However, the governor was unable to cite any data showing that businesses’ trouble finding workers was due to the supplement and not other dislocations caused by […]

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Bipartisan Nurse Overtime Bill Returns as Pandemic Asks More of Nurses

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Bipartisan Nurse Overtime Bill Returns as Pandemic Asks More of Nurses

By Susan Tebben As medical professionals continue to work through the pandemic, now including mass vaccination efforts, a bipartisan bill that would bar mandatory overtime for nurses has returned to the Ohio legislature. The bill originated pre-pandemic, with its initial version (House Bill 144) passing the House with an 80-13 vote. The bill did not make it through […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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