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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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DeWine, State Legislative Leaders Announce $430M in Coronavirus Relief

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine, State Legislative Leaders Announce $430M in Coronavirus Relief

By Marty Schladen Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the state’s legislative leaders on Friday announced how they’d allocate almost half of what the state has left in federal coronavirus-relief dollars. The state has about $1 billion unexpended from its share of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act that Congress passed in March. At least until the feds change the […]

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$300 Weekly Supplement Approved for Unemployed Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal $300 Weekly Supplement Approved for Unemployed Ohioans

By Marty Schladen The federal government has approved a $300-a-week supplement for unemployed Ohioans, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said on Tuesday. He added that people should start receiving the funds before the end of the month. Given the amount the state is receiving — $717 million — and assuming that about 500,000 Ohioans are eligible, that’s enough for […]

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Funding Requests from Advocates for Low-Income Ohioans Go Unheard

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Funding Requests from Advocates for Low-Income Ohioans Go Unheard

This article was originally published on August 24, 2020. By Marty Schladen When it meets on Monday, the Ohio Controlling Board won’t consider most of the funding requests by advocates who say hundreds of thousands of low-income Ohioans might face hunger and eviction in the coming weeks. The advocates say that with the expiration of federal unemployment supplements […]

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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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