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Business Fairness Act Passes Ohio House to Prevent Future COVID-19 Shutdowns

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Business Fairness Act Passes Ohio House to Prevent Future COVID-19 Shutdowns

By Tyler Buchanan ‘All businesses are essential,’ lawmaker says A bill seeking to prevent any future COVID-19 business shutdowns as part of a pandemic response took a major step Wednesday toward reaching Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk. House Bill 621, nicknamed the Business Fairness Act, passed the Ohio House of Representatives with bipartisan support and now awaits […]

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Understanding the Consequences of Ohio’s 2020 Election Results

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Understanding the Consequences of Ohio’s 2020 Election Results

By David C. DeWitt While the U.S. anxiously awaits the results of an extremely close presidential election, the results in Ohio are becoming far more clear. The long and short of it appears to be: President Donald Trump has won in Ohio (by an eight point margin, the same spread as 2016, and two points higher than his […]

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Key 2020 Ohio Statehouse Election Takeaways

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Key 2020 Ohio Statehouse Election Takeaways

By Tyler Buchanan By all indications, the Ohio Republican Party appears to have maintained its supermajorities in both state legislative chambers as they head into a new term next year. The results from Tuesday night are unofficial and several races are too close to call. But Republicans were able to net at least a few seats […]

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Keys to the 2020 Ohio Statehouse Legislative Races

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Keys to the 2020 Ohio Statehouse Legislative Races

By Tyler Buchanan Two years ago, Democrat Jessica Miranda won her state representative seat by just 56 votes — barely enough to fit in a row or two at Madeira High School’s football stadium in her 28th district. A few counties north, Republican J. Todd Smith won his 43rd District seat by 137 votes. Miranda is running for […]

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Ohio Statehouse Repairs Damage from Protests

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ohio Statehouse Repairs Damage from Protests

Repairs to the Ohio Statehouse and the Capitol Square grounds during protests over the last several weeks will cost the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board — the body responsible for maintaining the Statehouse and Capitol Square — $158,263.57, according to a press release sent to media by the board. The board noted this amount […]

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Christopher Columbus Statues Fall in Other Cities, Remain Intact in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Christopher Columbus Statues Fall in Other Cities, Remain Intact in Ohio

The darkest parts of America’s history are often glossed over in grade school — from the slave ownership of George Washington to the white terrorist massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma — and few historical icons stand taller in that regard than Christopher Columbus. Our city’s namesake was best known for “Discovering America” (he never actually set foot outside […]

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Coronavirus Update: Senate Bill, Giving Back & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Senate Bill, Giving Back & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. Ohio now has 704 cases of the coronavirus, 88 of which are in Franklin County alone. During a Wednesday, March 25 press conference, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton gave an estimated total of patients tested across the state. So […]

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