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Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Them To Strike Down Health Orders, Setting up Clash With DeWine

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Them To Strike Down Health Orders, Setting up Clash With DeWine

By Tyler Buchanan The Ohio General Assembly approved a bill Wednesday to allow lawmakers to strike down health orders they disagree with, sending the legislation to a governor who has already vowed to veto it.  Republican leaders in the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate committed to holding votes to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto […]

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Coronavirus Update: CCS to Hold in-Person Graduations, Pelotonia Returns, & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: CCS to Hold in-Person Graduations, Pelotonia Returns, & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 134 cases of COVID-19 were reported for Wednesday, Feb. 17. As of Thursday, Feb. 18, 77,908 total cases and 852 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, 223 […]

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Judge Knocks ‘Incomprehensible’ COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Ohio Health Department

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Judge Knocks ‘Incomprehensible’ COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Ohio Health Department

By Jake Zuckerman A federal judge expressed tremendous skepticism of a lawsuit alleging “absolute tyranny” of the Ohio Department of Health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, deeming the plaintiff’s arguments nearly “incomprehensible.” U.S. District Judge James G. Carr didn’t rule on ODH’s motion to dismiss the suit, which was filed by a self-described citizens group called […]

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Ohio Hits Key Travel Advisory Threshold

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ohio Hits Key Travel Advisory Threshold

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Based on widely used state-level data from the COVID Tracking Project, Ohio’s positivity for COVID-19 has increased above 15% as of Wednesday, making this the first week since April the state has crossed that threshold. The Ohio Department of Health’s travel advisory […]

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Franklin County Becomes First to Reach Level 4 Public Health Advisory

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Becomes First to Reach Level 4 Public Health Advisory

For the past week, Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System indicated Franklin County was on the Level 4 health advisory watch list, which would signal severe virus exposure and spread. Now, Franklin County becomes the first in the state with the distinction. The change was announced Thursday, November 19 during one of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s […]

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Coronavirus Update: DeWine to Issue 21-Day Curfew

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: DeWine to Issue 21-Day Curfew

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 342 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Monday, Nov. 16. And as of Tuesday, Nov. 17, 33,242 total cases and 494 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, […]

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DeWine Names Health Director with Thin Public Health Background

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine Names Health Director with Thin Public Health Background

By Jake Zuckerman Gov. Mike DeWine hired an attorney to lead the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday, a position that has remained vacant for the past five months of the pandemic. Stephanie McCloud, who currently runs the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, will take over a position that has been filled on only an interim […]

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