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Ohio Private, Charter Schools Get Millions, While Public Schools Receive Cuts

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Private, Charter Schools Get Millions, While Public Schools Receive Cuts

By Susan Tebben & Tyler Buchanan Ohio educators were at home celebrating “Teacher Appreciation Week” in May when they learned cuts would be made at every public school district in the state. These cuts came just as hundreds of private and charter schools in Ohio were approved to receive millions of dollars from the federal government to […]

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Police Reform Bills Waiting for Ohio Legislature’s Return

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Police Reform Bills Waiting for Ohio Legislature’s Return

By Susan Tebben As protests continue around the state asking for changes to policing, several police reform bills will be waiting for the state legislature to return from its summer break. Some legislators have argued that the House should come back in session to address health and economy issues, along with police issues and a racism […]

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DeWine Issues Mask Order, But Not for Officials

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine Issues Mask Order, But Not for Officials

By Marty Schladen A spokesman for Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday said that even though the governor ordered people to wear masks inside Franklin County’s public spaces, that order won’t be enforced against some of the state’s most public people inside the state’s most public building. DeWine Press Secretary Dan Tierney said the order won’t be […]

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Revamped Ohio Checkbook Site Provides State Financial Data Transparency

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Revamped Ohio Checkbook Site Provides State Financial Data Transparency

By Tyler Buchanan A website dedicated to giving Ohioans a transparent look at the state’s finances was reintroduced this week. The revamp involved an effort to merge two similar websites together: OhioCheckbook.com, managed by the state treasurer’s office, and a separate interactive budget more closely associated with the governor. The new OhioCheckbook.gov offers a slate of financial records — […]

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Ohio Police Departments See Increase in Controversial Misconduct on Social Media

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Police Departments See Increase in Controversial Misconduct on Social Media

By Tyler Buchanan George Floyd had only been dead for a few days, and Mount Eaton police officer Jeff Lewis predicted the opinion he was about to share about Floyd would not be popular. “Here’s where I lose more ‘friends,’” Lewis posted to his Facebook page, alongside a photo of Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin with his […]

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Proponents Speak on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Proponents Speak on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

This article was originally published on Thursday, June 25, 2020. By Susan Tebben Sarina Herman’s mom was dying. It wasn’t just from the cancer she had, but from the chemo being used to treat it, and the language barrier her health care providers couldn’t surpass. “There have been times where they had to push her to […]

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Ohio Joins Other States in Recent COVID-19 Case Upswing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Joins Other States in Recent COVID-19 Case Upswing

By Jake Zuckerman The new coronavirus accelerated its spread over the last week in Ohio, an analysis of state data shows. On Monday, the Ohio Department of Health published data showing 729 Ohioans contracted COVID-19, the most new cases reported in a 24-hour span since May 21. The 10-day average of new cases has ticked upward […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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