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Ohio to End Unemployment Supplement Due to Discouraged Workers, Experts Say Issue is More Complex

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio to End Unemployment Supplement Due to Discouraged Workers, Experts Say Issue is More Complex

By Marty Schladen Citing fears that a $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement was keeping Ohioans from returning to the workforce, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that he would end it.  However, the governor was unable to cite any data showing that businesses’ trouble finding workers was due to the supplement and not other dislocations caused by […]

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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Ohio Death Penalty Could Be Repealed in Renewed Effort

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Death Penalty Could Be Repealed in Renewed Effort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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DeWine: Too Early to Say When Most Ohioans Can Expect to Be Vaccinated

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine: Too Early to Say When Most Ohioans Can Expect to Be Vaccinated

By Marty Schladen The pace of coronavirus vaccinations is accelerating in Ohio, but Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday said it was still too early to say when non-priority Ohioans can expect to get a shot in the arm. There was good news on the vaccine front, DeWine said during one of his regular coronavirus press conferences. […]

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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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