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Columbus Gears Up for Armed Protests This Weekend

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Gears Up for Armed Protests This Weekend

Updated 01/15/2021: This article has been updated to include information on City of Columbus Downtown campus closures. Coming just over a week after the insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol, and the FBI warning of more armed, pro-Trump protests planned in all 50 states ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, local […]

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Governor Activates Ohio Guard Ahead of Planned Protests, Says He ‘Assumed’ a Peaceful Transition

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Governor Activates Ohio Guard Ahead of Planned Protests, Says He ‘Assumed’ a Peaceful Transition

By Marty Schladen As he called up the National Guard Tuesday to prepare for a possible attack on the Statehouse, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he didn’t anticipate President Donald Trump’s unprecedented attack on a peaceful transition of power. DeWine said he was activating 500 members of the Ohio Guard to protect the Statehouse […]

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GCAC Requests Removal of Ohio Arts Council Appointee for Hate Speech

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman GCAC Requests Removal of Ohio Arts Council Appointee for Hate Speech

Editor’s Note 01/08/2021, 2 p.m.: This article includes an update on the resignation of Block from the Ohio Arts Council. After the violent insurrection of pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, a board member of the Ohio Arts Council, appointed by Governor Mike DeWine, took to social media to air her grievances […]

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60% of Ohio Nursing Home Workers Have Refused Coronavirus Vaccine

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 60% of Ohio Nursing Home Workers Have Refused Coronavirus Vaccine

By Marty Schladen As the coronavirus vaccine dribbles out far more slowly than promised, many of the people who can get it are refusing to do so. Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday said that a whopping 60% of nursing home workers who have been offered the vaccine have refused it.  The news comes amid disappointing vaccination […]

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Republican Lawmaker Files Articles of Impeachment Against DeWine for COVID-19 Response

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Republican Lawmaker Files Articles of Impeachment Against DeWine for COVID-19 Response

By Tyler Buchanan When state Rep. John Becker’s summer plan to impeach Gov. Mike DeWine received quick endorsements from three legislative colleagues, he hoped the momentum would snowball throughout the end of 2020. That did not happen. In social media posts and Statehouse speeches, Republican lawmakers have criticized the governor’s handling of COVID-19. They’ve complained about […]

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Coronavirus Update: DeWine to Issue 21-Day Curfew

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: DeWine to Issue 21-Day Curfew

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 342 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Monday, Nov. 16. And as of Tuesday, Nov. 17, 33,242 total cases and 494 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, […]

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Coronavirus Update: Third Wave, New COVID Orders & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Third Wave, New COVID Orders & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Wednesday, Nov. 11, 29,760 cases and 489 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 41,276 cases and 669 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and […]

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