Nursing homes have been overwhelmed by the coronavirus. Residents account for more than a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths nationwide. The industry says that facilities have also been overwhelmed by costs, and they're asking for billions in aid from the federal government.

But recent studies suggest that for-profit ownership may have endangered residents by skimping on care, while funneling cash to owners and investors.

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State health officials Wednesday said Ohio hit the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single 24-hour period, with 2,366.

The state Monday reported an increase of more than 1,800 cases of COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours.

State health officials Sunday reported over 15-hundred new cases  of COVID-19 but no new deaths. 

The mandatory shutdown of Ohio bars at 10pm is getting pushback from owners, customers and elected officials.

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Ohio continues to break records no one wants, with a single day total of 2, 178 new COVID-19 cases.

The Pickerington Local School district is returning to four-days per week of in-person learning starting on November 16th.  

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Ohio health officials have added two states to the COVID-19 travel advisory

Ohio continues to mark more grim records with the highest daily count since the beginning of the pandemic - 2,039 in the past 24-hours.

A popular law put in place to help bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic has now been made permanent, thanks to a Tuesday signature by Governor Mike DeWine.  

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Governor Mike DeWine says - given the latest numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health - the rest of 2020 may be rough.

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Facebook said on Tuesday it will ban anti-vaccination ads, following widespread pressure on the social network to curb harmful content.

Under the new global policy, the company will no longer accept ads discouraging people from getting vaccines; ads that portray vaccines as unsafe or ineffective; or ads claiming the diseases vaccines prevent are harmless.

Columbus City Schools have pushed back students return to the classrooms by at least two weeks, according to a communique released this morning.


State health officials Sunday reported 1,291 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths. 

The state of Ohio updated its travel advisory of locations with a COVID-19 positivity rate of 15-percent or higher. 


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state's coronavirus testing capacity is about to expand dramatically.

President Donald Trump’s positive COVID test has stirred questions about what health orders were followed at Cleveland Clinic during the presidential debate. And while it's unknown whether Trump or his staff were infected at the time of the debate, there are pictures that show people in the debate hall were not wearing masks. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports. 

Ohio Department of Health

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Ohio continues a recent upward trend, with 1,327 new cases reported in the past 24-hours, and 13 deaths.

The annual Halloween block party at Ohio University has been canceled. 

Ohio Department of Health

State health officials Wednesday reported 1,080 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 new deaths. 

All 23 Columbus Metropolitan Library branches have reopened for in-person browsing.

State health officials Tuesday reported 993 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state's ban on alcohol sales after 10 p.m. is under review, citing the hardship on bars and restaurants.

State health officials Sunday reported 800 new cases of COIVD-19 and one new death. 

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Circleville City Schools are postponing tonight's football game with Teays Valley due to exposure to the coronavirus.

A Washington County woman was criminally charged Wednesday, after she was forcibly removed from a high school football game she attended without wearing a face mask.

Central Ohio officials are voicing their support for communities to hold trick-or-treat and Halloween events this year.

State health officials Thursday reported 991 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 new deaths.

The state is allowing retailers to once again sell buffet style and to-go self-serve food items. 

Ohio Department of Health

State health officials Wednesday reported 903 new cases of COVID-19 and 52 new deaths.