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Columbus Gears Up for Armed Protests This Weekend

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Gears Up for Armed Protests This Weekend

Updated 01/15/2021: This article has been updated to include information on City of Columbus Downtown campus closures. Coming just over a week after the insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol, and the FBI warning of more armed, pro-Trump protests planned in all 50 states ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, local […]

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Ohio Bartender and Her ‘Militia’ Group Joined Capitol Breach

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Bartender and Her ‘Militia’ Group Joined Capitol Breach

By Jake Zuckerman A Champaign County bartender who runs a self-identified militia, joined by three others in her unit, drove to Washington D.C. last week to join what descended into a seditious mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol. Jessica Watkins, 38, a bartender, said she doesn’t consider herself as having committed a crime — she said […]

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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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Ohio SNAP Benefits Expansion Now Offers Grocery Deliveries

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio SNAP Benefits Expansion Now Offers Grocery Deliveries

By Tyler Buchanan Low-income Ohioans now have another option for using their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase groceries to be delivered to their homes. A new partnership between InstaCart and Aldi allows those living near one of the discount supermarkets to buy groceries online using their EBT card.  Aldi joins two other major […]

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No Arrests at Clashing Protests at Ohio Statehouse

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal No Arrests at Clashing Protests at Ohio Statehouse

By Jake Zuckerman A pugilistic day of political demonstrations that included two brawls between far-right demonstrators insisting the presidential election was stolen and Black Lives Matter activists ended with no arrests Wednesday. At least two rounds of fisticuffed rumbles with an array of participants broke out at different points through the afternoon along with some more […]

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Ohio Elected Officials Respond to Violent Situation in DC

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Elected Officials Respond to Violent Situation in DC

This afternoon, pro-Trump protestors marched toward the US Capitol Building in Washington DC following a planned rally event where President Donald Trump spoke to his supporters. Many of the protestors then decided to violently and illegally enter the Capitol building, fighting law enforcement officials and endangering the lives of many elected officials, government employees, journalists […]

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Ohio Minimum Wage Will Rise to $8.80 Per Hour This Year

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Minimum Wage Will Rise to $8.80 Per Hour This Year

By Tyler Buchanan The Ohio minimum wage will rise by 10 cents to $8.80 per hour in 2021. That will be the wage for non-tipped employees. Tipped workers will earn $4.35 per hour plus tips in 2021. Ohio workers under the age of 16 will make the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour. Ohio’s […]

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