Columbus City Council last night formally accepted 157 million dollars in federal CARES Act funding to help with economic and human service needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bars and restaurants that fail to observe safe distancing and other anti-coronavirus measures could lose their liquor license.  

Smart Columbus

Smart Columbus has ended its investigation of a self-driving shuttle in Linden that suddenly braked and caused a passenger to fall to the floor last February.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says an inmate at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville has tested positive for COVID-19.

State health officials said  Sunday Ohio has more than 26 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19 with nearly 49 hundred hospitalizations and 1472 deaths. 

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Ohio restaurants began carefully reopening outdoor patios Friday, the next step toward resuming normal business operations under Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s state reopening plan. 

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The economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had a large impact on traffic and transit.

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Many Democratic state lawmakers were upset Wednesday when they discovered an earlier seating plan that allowed social distancing in the Ohio House chamber had been scrapped in favor of one allowing all legislators inside.

The Catholic Diocese of Columbus says Sunday mass can begin in most parishes on May 31. 


A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has lost his latest attempt to overturn his conviction and death sentence. 


Child care facilities may reopen under strict new rules on May 31, a move that's considered essential for many workers to return to their jobs.

Columbus officials say the city has received 157 million dollar in federal funding through the CARES Act to help residents recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Hospital Association will distribute remdesivir, an unproven antiviral treatment for COVID-19. 

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Faced with uncertaintly about the upcoming school year, districts around the state are closing their books on fiscal year 2019-2020.

Racism has been declared a public health crisis in Franklin County.  

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The City of Beavercreek has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of the black man shot and killed by a white officer at a store in 2014. 


Some libraries throughout Ohio are announcing they will be reopening soon.

Dan Konik

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a law that changed how the state intervenes in repeatedly poor-performing school districts. 

More Ohio businesses will be allowed to reopen on Friday.

Former Ohio State University assistant football coach Bill Myles has passed away at the age 83.  

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Private funeral services were held yesterday for Former Deputy Franklin County Board of Elections Director Hilton Carter, who passed away on May 6th at the age of 91. 

Two Ohio Air National Guard wings are planning flyovers this afternoon in Columbus to salute front-line medical workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Ohio Channel

Ohio health director Amy Acton says at least five of Ohio's COVID-19 cases date back to January.

State health officials say there are now more than 25 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19. 


Families that are part of their school district's free or reduced-price meal programs will soon receive assistance to help buy food through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program, which just received federal approval.

Ohio elections officials say 318 voters in Butler County won’t have their ballots counted for the April 28 primary because of a U.S. Postal Service delivery delay. 

Ohio Public Radio

This morning brought long-awaited news for the self-employed, independent contractors and 1099 workers in Ohio – the system to pay them jobless benefits is live.

Gyms Sue ODH To Reopen

May 12, 2020

Thirty five independent gyms across the state have joined together in filing a lawsuit against the Ohio Health Department asking for the reopening of fitness centers. 

State data shows a flat overall death rate from all causes so far this year in Ohio. 

Office of Governor Mike DeWine

After saying last week that an announcement on reopening child care centers would be coming Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said today he wasn't ready to bring forward a date or plans on that quite yet.