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DeWine Thinks Law is Unconstitutional and Making Kids Sick, But Won’t Challenge It

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine Thinks Law is Unconstitutional and Making Kids Sick, But Won’t Challenge It

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN  Some are questioning Gov. Mike DeWine’s sincerity when he says he’s doing all he can to fight the spread of coronavirus among children. DeWine and the leaders of children’s hospitals are in a panic over the lack of masking in Ohio schools. Hospital admissions of children with covid are up 536% since July and the hospitals report […]

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Columbus to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Wednesday, Sept. 8 during a press conference that he would be issuing an executive order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. The executive order will be virtually the same as one issued last year, including enforcement. The order is in effect […]

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Masks Required at OSU Games, Columbus Concerts, City Buildings and More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Masks Required at OSU Games, Columbus Concerts, City Buildings and More

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control placed Franklin County in the high transmission category in its COVID-19 Integrated County data tracker. In response to the increased level of transmission and a rising number of cases attributed to the Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy, a number of Central Ohio institutions are requiring individuals to […]

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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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