French Exit

10 hours ago

It's Paris and Michelle Pfeiffer and a few laughs.

Music Journeys: Miir

Apr 9, 2021

Miracle Mathis, who performs as Miir, shares her story with Music Journeys.  The 28-year-old has a new six-track release, her third EP since 2017.

State health officials reported 2,742 new cases of COVID-19 in the past hours and 111 new admissions to hospitals. The number of people currently hospitalized with coronavirus has risen to nearly 12-hundred, the highest since the beginning of March.

Officials say the 2021 Ohio State Fair won't be open to the general public this summer due to public health concerns.

Columbus Division of Fire

An explosion and fire early this morning at the Yenkin-Majestic Paint facility on Leonard Avenue in Columbus has left several people injured. Authorities say one person initially unaccounted for has been found deceased. 

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Celebrity zookeeper and animal TV show host Jack Hanna has been diagnosed with dementia and will retire from public life, his family said.

In a news release Wednesday, his family added that it’s believed he now has Alzheimer’s disease that has quickly progressed in the last few months.

The alcohol-related hazing death last month of a Bowling Green State University student has been ruled an accident.

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For the second time this week, a new Ohio law requiring fetal tissue from abortions be buried or cremated was put on hold. Now, Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports Ohio’s new telemedicine abortion law will not go into effect on April 12th as planned.

Ohio is launching a new program aimed at coordinating care for kids with complex mental and behavioral health issues. It's part of a plan to keep families intact while seeking treatment. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Autopsies show a man and a woman found buried beneath concrete in the basement of a Columbus home were shot to death.

Jo Ingles

Separatist groups using the hag tag “White Lives Matter” are protesting throughout the nation this week. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports one such group plans to gather at the Ohio Statehouse.

The former state health director who became the face of Ohio's early pandemic response says she will not make a bid for a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat in the state.

All Ohioans over the age of 16 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and the state is now targeting the younger cohort.  

Andy Chow

More than 50 colleges and universities across Ohio are launching on-campus coronavirus vaccination clinics this week. As our Statehouse News Bureau’s Andy Chow reports, that includes all 14 public universities.

A judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of an Ohio law requiring fetal remains from surgical abortions to be cremated or buried.

Dan Konik

A state law that bans the use of telemedicine in medication abortions is set to go into effect on April 12th. But a lawsuit has been filed to prevent that from happening. 

Biscodini Organ Trio

The band members of Biscodini Organ Trio are well-established musicians who've been playing random gigs together for years. COVID-19 prevented that in 2020. But the pandemic brought together drummer Curt Bisquera, organist Scott Healy, and guitarist John Chiodini in an unexpected way - to record an album.

More than a dozen mass vaccination clinics around the state are open or about to open, and nearly 30 percent of the state's population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.  But the more easily transmissible variants are increasing dramatically. 92 cases of the variant were reported less than three weeks ago; the state health department reported 620 variant cases Thursday.  Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state "can't vaccinate fast enough." 

Dan Konik

The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Ohio is increasing this week. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports. 

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted is refusing to apologize for a tweet last week referencing "the Wuhan virus" that drew criticism for being tone-deaf during a time of rising violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  

Susan J. Barron

A powerful portrait series featuring Veterans and their struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder opens this weekend at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus.  

Columbus Zoo And Aquarium

Ohio’s top law enforcer placed one of the nation’s largest zoos under investigation Thursday after a newspaper reported misuse of assets by two top executives who later resigned.

Republican Attorney General Dave Yost placed his office’s Charitable Law Section in charge of the probe targeting the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in the Columbus suburb of Powell. Its animal population is ranked second largest among U.S. zoos.

Jo Ingles

Many Ohioans have security cameras inside their homes but Ohio law prohibits residents who live in assisted living or long-term care nursing facilities from having them. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports a bill has been proposed to change that.

City of Columbus

A summer of protests following the death of George Floyd was the catalyst for police reform that saw approval of Columbus' first Civilian Police Review Board in the fall.  The first slate of board members was announced Wednesday.

Ohio House Democrats

Nearly all of Ohio’s Democratic lawmakers in the Ohio Legislature have already received COVID-19 vaccines or plan to do so in the near future. And most of Ohio’s Republican legislators have or are doing the same. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

All Ohioans over 16 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.


Both of the announced Republican candidates in Ohio's U.S. Senate race are on the air with TV ads.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Columbus Division of Police today released an age-progression image of Brian Shaffer, who's been missing for 15 years.

An attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police Friday filed a grievance with the city, and requested a temporary restraining order that would delay six Columbus police officers from meeting with an independent investigator examining potential criminal misconduct during last summer's police brutality protests.  

Karen Kasler

Critics of the law that will allow state lawmakers to overturn Gov. Mike DeWine’s health orders say that could be costly when it comes to federal funding. Lawmakers overrode DeWine’s veto of that measure this week. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.