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Efforts to Stop Signature Collection Firms, Bribe Collectors in Criminal Complaint Against Householder

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Efforts to Stop Signature Collection Firms, Bribe Collectors in Criminal Complaint Against Householder

By Susan Tebben The criminal complaint against Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four political operatives lays out alleged bribes made to signature collectors for a voter referendum on a nuclear bailout, along with a comprehensive campaign to hire signature collection companies, just so those companies couldn’t work against the bailout effort, House Bill 6. Householder […]

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Editorial: Ohioans Receive Mixed Messages About Re-Opening

Columbus Underground Editorial Columbus Underground Editorial Editorial: Ohioans Receive Mixed Messages About Re-Opening

TL;DR version: Parents should go back to work but no one can watch your kids, and stores can reopen but customers should stay home.

Many Americans have grown anxious about “getting back to normal” despite warnings that the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus could accelerate once again if social distancing and other guidelines are relaxed too quickly. Ohio was one of the states to lead the call for drastic safety precautions much earlier than many others across the nation. […]

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Senate Republican Pushes Bill to Protect Businesses from Coronavirus Lawsuits

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Senate Republican Pushes Bill to Protect Businesses from Coronavirus Lawsuits

By Jake Zuckerman A ranking Senate Republican is pushing legislation he says will block almost all lawsuits against businesses or health care providers as they relate to COVID-19. Senate Majority Leader Matt Huffman, R-Lima, pitched Senate Bill 308 to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. He said the bill would offer a shield for businesses against […]

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Some Ohio Lawmakers Eager to Reopen Economy, Others Remain Cautious

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Some Ohio Lawmakers Eager to Reopen Economy, Others Remain Cautious

By Tyler Buchanan It was only minutes after state legislators ended their Zoom conference meeting, with many urging a swift reopening of the economy, that the Ohio Department of Health announced a new slate of virus deaths and illnesses.  Fifteen more Ohioans had died in the prior 24 hours. An additional 363 people were confirmed to […]

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As Ohioans Stay Home, Telemedicine Soars

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal As Ohioans Stay Home, Telemedicine Soars

By Susan Tebben With Ohio’s stay-at-home order extended to May 1, more and more people are utilizing telemedicine as a way to get their care while reducing their risk of contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. That now includes those who have not yet seen a provider, but need to see someone […]

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Dave Yost Continues Abortion Battle During Coronavirus Pandemic

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Dave Yost Continues Abortion Battle During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Susan Tebben The Ohio Attorney General’s Office filed an appeal on Thursday asking a court to release them from a restraining order allowing abortions to continue under a coronavirus health order until the appeal can be decided. A U.S. District Judge ruled partially in favor of Planned Parenthood and other clinics who perform abortions in […]

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Gun Sales Surging in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Gun Sales Surging in Ohio

By Jake Zuckerman Federal data shows Ohioans made a run on gun stores in March as COVID-19 caseloads in the state exponentially grew. It was Ohio’s second busiest month for gun sales for as long as data has been available since 1998. Sales hit their peak in Ohio in December 2015, after 14 people were killed […]

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