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A conservative think tank has filed a lawsuit against the City of Columbus and the state of Ohio, claiming that its employees who live outside of Columbus shouldn’t have paid city income taxes while working during the state’s stay at home order.

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland this week announced that the live, in-person induction ceremony has been called off due to COVID-19 concerns.

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The state reported just under 1500 confirmed new coronavirus cases Friday, as mask mandates go into effect in 12 counties at 6pm.

A group trying to recall Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says it failed to collect enough valid peition signatures by the July 9th deadline to place the issue on the November ballot.  

State health officials Thursday reported over eleven-hundred new cases of COVID-19, bringing thestate's total to 61-thousand-331. 

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual forecast predicts the toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie will be  smaller this summer than last. 

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Stonewall Columbus says the local Pride Parade has been canceled. 

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A former Ohio State University student health director faces potential discipline from the state medical board for failing to report sexual misconduct complaints in the mid-1990s against a team doctor now accused of abusing young men for two decades. 

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Federal prosecutors have charged a former Ohio State University employee with using federal grant money to develop research that was funneled to China. 

The Fort Hayes-based Paragon Project releases new music Friday, hosting a virtual listening experience. Friday night's virtual release takes place at 7 on the group's social media channels and YouTube. 

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A total of 12 Ohio counties are now at a level three public health advisory, triggering the state's public health order mandating masks.  

Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has reinstituted the “work from home” policy his office had in place during the early days of the pandemic.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Licking County country club's appeal of orders that it sell back a lease to the state historical agency to provide public access to ancient burial mounds. 

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Ohio State University is halting voluntary on-campus workouts for seven sports after the latest COVID-19 test results.  

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The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for Delaware, Franklin, Fairfield and Licking Counties today. 

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Thirteen police brutality protestors have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Columbus claiming they were victims of officer abuse. 

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Muirfield Village will look the same, minus the grandstands and thousands of spectators spread across the course Jack Nicklaus built in Dublin. The challenge for the PGA Tour is to make it feel different to the players the next two weeks. For the first time in 63 years, two PGA Tour events are being held on the same golf course in consecutive weeks. First up is the Workday Charity Open, which begins Thursday. Then it's onto the Memorial next week.

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The leader of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus is the first state lawmaker known to be diagnosed with COVID-19. 

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One of three abortion clinics in Columbus will close this month after nearly 50 years of operation, leaving Ohio with eight clinics. 

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Former Ohio State University president Michael Drake has a new gig. 

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Bond is set at 1.5 million dollars for the Columbus man charged with setting fire at the Franklin County Alcohol, Drug , and Mental Health building on East Broad Street on May 30th. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for Delaware, Franklin Licking and Fairfield counties today. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has resisted calls to make masks mandatory in Ohio, but with the dramatic rise in cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks he has partially relented. 

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The state says an extra 20 weeks of unemployment benefits will be made available to eligible Ohioans once they have exhausted their other benefits. 

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The Pickerington Local School District is conducting a review of a staff member's social media post that has drawn complaints from parents. 

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Children's Hospital in Columbus has fired an employee after a video surfaced of that person using a racial slur. 

The Columbus Division of Police is not renewing its high school resource officer program with Columbus City Schools.  

The Ohio Department of Transportation says a new traffic pattern is in effect on Main Street and Parsons Avenue in downtown Columbus. 

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A company partly owned by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is among those that received loans under the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program. 

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State health officials Monday reported more than 800 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of confirmed and probable  cases to just under 58-thousand.  

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