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No Elections In Ohio Today

The Ohio Department of Health has ordered the polls closed today, delaying the state's presidential primary until June 2nd. 

Governor Mike DeWine announced the decision late Monday after a Franklin County judge ruled against his request that in-person voting be delayed. The health director has ordered the polls closed as a health emergency. DeWine said people shouldn't have to choose between their health and their constitutional rights. The effort came amid a mandatory three-week closure of schools, and the indefinite closure of bars and restaurants. The current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio has reached 50.  Fourteen of the patients are hospitalized.  Cases have been confirmed in 12 counties, but nearly half are in Cuyahoga County. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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