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.  

Crawford Family

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.

Columbus Police and federal Homeland Security officials are investigating a suspicious package left at City Hall on Saturday.

Organizers of the Memorial Tournament say a Radio Identification Frequency Device will be installed in patron badges to keep track of social distancing practices during the event rescheduled for mid-July. 

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose says Ohio needs to take the application process for mail-in ballots online, agree to pay postage on return applications and ballots and make other voting-law changes to assure the November presidential election runs smoothly. 

Ohio now has more than 24 thousand COVID-19 cases and more than 1,340 deaths. 

Ohio State University

Starting Monday, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center will begin handing out thousands of community care kits in areas at greater risk for contracting the coronavirus.  

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Non-essential businesses that were closed during the past month due to COVID-19 are now starting to reopen. But as Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, some worry that’s happening too quickly without proper safeguards.

Ohio State University

Ohio State University has agreed to pay nearly $41 million into a fund for the sexual abuse victims of a now deceased team doctor. 

One of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest will not take place this year due to coronavirus concerns. 

Dan Konik

Ohio’s retail businesses that were shut down as non-essential are being allowed to open Tuesday. And by the end of next week, many restaurants, bars and hair salons will also reopen. 

Salons, barbershops and outdoor dining can begin to reopen May 15th, under guidelines being released today by Governor Mike DeWine, and restaurants and bars can fully reopen by May 21.  But he says  reopening Ohio carries a risk.