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Delaware police have identified the man whose body was found Sunday near the Olentangy River. 

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Columbus police and Ohio State University are now jointly enforcing bans on public gatherings near campus. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has asked the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation to send up to 1.6 billion dollars to employers, to ease the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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A guard at the Marion Correctional Institution had died of  complications from COVID-19.  

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Stonewall Columbus says this year's Pride Parade and Festival has been rescheduled for October 3 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

State officials say there are now more than five-thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, with 193 deaths and nearly 15-hundred hospitalizations.  

The deadline to vote in Ohio's primary election is quickly approaching.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority says a second bus driver has tested positive for the coronavirus.  

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says four more inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number to 14. 

Columbus police officials say officers shot and wounded a man last night while responding to reports of shots fired into homes on Creekside Drive on the southwest side. 

The Ohio Liquor Control Commission says it will allow restaurants to sell and deliver alcohol during the stay-at-home-order.  

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Giant Eagle and Kroger say they will cut in half the number of people in their stores at one time to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

The 15 Columbus City Schools that have distributed free meals for kids since mid-March will close temporarily following Thursday's lunch distribution, and will reopen Wednesday April 15th.  

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All Ohioans who receive food stamp benefits are now entitled to the maximum benefit allowed.  

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ohio is now over 47 hundred, with 167 deaths and more than a thousand hospitalizations. 417 patients are in intesive care. 

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A new study by the Brookings Institution shows Columbus relies more heavily on income tax revenue than most other American cities, which could make it the first to see an economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Ohio's coronavirus tracking website is now showing a breakdown of cases and deaths by race and ethnicity. 

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Columbus based research firm Battelle is hiring over two-thousand people to help decontaminate N 95 masks.  

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says school students will not have to repeat their current grade because of the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the closure of their schools. 

The Greater Columbus Convention Center is one of six sites identified by the state to handle COVID-19 patients in the case hospitals are overwhelmed by a surge.  

A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court in Cincinnati won’t get involved in a dispute over abortion and the state’s coronavirus  order regarding elective surgery – which keeps facilities that perform abortions open for now.

Governor Mike DeWine is sending Ohio National Guards members to the Elkton Federal Prison in eastern Ohio to help with the coronavirus medical crisis, following a formal request. 

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Hall-of-Famer and former Cleveland Browns running back Bobby Mitchell passed away Sunday at the age of 84. 

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Columbus police say shots were fired at several apartment complex security guards early Sunday, one of whom returned fire. 

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Monroe Mayor Jason Frentzel is pleading with operators of a megachurch to "reconsider" holding in-person services amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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A Hamilton County judge has ordered the organizer of a block party in Over-the-Rhine be held without bond.  

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The first Ohio prison inmate has tested positive for COVID-19. 

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The expanded stay-at-home order in Ohio includes new provisions for businesses and residents. 

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While states like New York  and California are being swamped by a tsunami of COVID-19 cases, Ohio continues to brace for the surge.  With 102 COVID-19 related deaths and over 3700 postive cases, Governor Mike DeWine warns it is coming.

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Leaders of Ohio’s foodbanks say they are overwhelmed by the demand on their services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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