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Dr. Acton’s Harassment May Hinder Search for New State Health Director

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Dr. Acton’s Harassment May Hinder Search for New State Health Director

By Tyler Buchanan Gov. Mike DeWine acknowledges that whoever takes over as state health director may face a torrent of criticism just as Dr. Amy Acton did earlier this year. That’s not a challenge unique to Ohio, the governor also said, vowing the state would continue searching for a permanent replacement to lead the department of […]

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Coronavirus Update: Craft Brewers Legislation, Food Assistance & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Craft Brewers Legislation, Food Assistance & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Sept. 8, 18,287 cases and 456 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 24,758 cases and 619 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 131,992 cases and 4,298 deaths have been confirmed […]

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4 Republican Lawmakers Look to Impeach DeWine

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 4 Republican Lawmakers Look to Impeach DeWine

By Tyler Buchanan Bill Bader Jr. was fed up. A health order signed by Gov. Mike DeWine had forced his race track to close. Bader threatened to reopen without the state’s permission, which got him in some hot water. He felt frustrated and that nobody would listen. Enter state Rep. Paul Zeltwanger. The Republican lawmaker from […]

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Minority Strike Force Issues Final Recommendations in Report

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Minority Strike Force Issues Final Recommendations in Report

By Susan Tebben Ohio’s Minority Strike Force released their final report, which laid out how disproportionate the health care and economic lives of people of color are across the state, and laid out ways to deal with it.  The strike force was empaneled to collect information on COVID-19’s effect on African Americans and other minority populations, […]

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$300 Federal Unemployment Supplement Likely Coming, Governor’s Office Says

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal $300 Federal Unemployment Supplement Likely Coming, Governor’s Office Says

By Marty Schladen It appears likely that unemployed Ohioans will get a $300-a-week federal supplement to their benefits, but it’s unclear when it will start, Dan Tierney, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s press secretary, said Monday. The supplement was called for as part of a series of executive orders President Donald Trump signed Saturday.  “Part of the […]

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Gov. DeWine Tests Positive, Then Negative for Coronavirus

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Gov. DeWine Tests Positive, Then Negative for Coronavirus

By Marty Schladen After earlier testing positive for coronavirus, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s office Thursday night said he had tested negative for the novel coronavirus. DeWine, 73, received a routine test that morning before meeting President Donald Trump in Northern Ohio. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted tested negative, DeWine said, and accompanied Trump on a tour of […]

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Coronavirus Update: K-12 Mask Order, Dr. Acton Moves On & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: K-12 Mask Order, Dr. Acton Moves On & More

Update 7/5/2020: This article has been updated to include information regarding a lawsuit brought against Governor Mike DeWine and state liquor control. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Aug. 4, 13,625 cases and 399 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 18,293 cases and 534 deaths from […]

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