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Ohio Scrambles to Adjust to “Pause” of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Scrambles to Adjust to “Pause” of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

By Marty Schladen Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he was blindsided like everybody else when he learned that federal public health officials were advising that all states should “pause” administration of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. DeWine followed that advice and now vaccine providers are trying to pivot as quickly as they can […]

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Ohio Death Penalty Could Be Repealed in Renewed Effort

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Death Penalty Could Be Repealed in Renewed Effort

By Marty Schladen The biggest-ever bipartisan coalition on Thursday announced a renewed effort to repeal the death penalty in Ohio. State Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, and Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, hosted a virtual press conference to announce that they and three other Republican and four Democratic senators so far have said they will co-sponsor the […]

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Ohio Economists: Return to School Will Boost the Economy

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Economists: Return to School Will Boost the Economy

By Marty Schladen Gov. Mike DeWine is trying to get Ohio students back in the classroom by March and he plans to give adults who work in classroom settings priority access to scarce doses of the coronavirus vaccine to bring that about. Doing so will provide a substantial benefit to the Ohio economy both over the […]

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Ohio to Spend $50M on Rapid, At-Home Coronavirus Testing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio to Spend $50M on Rapid, At-Home Coronavirus Testing

By Marty Schladen As Ohio struggles with a painfully limited supply of coronavirus vaccine, it is spending $50 million on rapid, at-home tests in order to quickly detect hot spots as they emerge. Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced the deal to purchase 2 million of the BinaxNow tests manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. A digital health […]

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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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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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Bill in Ohio House Would Impose Harsh New Penalties on Protesters

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Bill in Ohio House Would Impose Harsh New Penalties on Protesters

By Marty Schladen In the wake of this summer’s massive civil-rights protests, two Republicans in the Ohio House have filed a bill that imposes harsh new penalties on certain protest-related activities. The bill even goes so far as to allow people to kill protesters if they feel threatened by them. The sponsors of the legislation say […]

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