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A Republican state Senator and a doctor who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportionately contracting COVID-19 because of their hygiene is drawing new criticism after his appointment to lead the Senate Health Committee.

State health officals Thursday reported 72 hundred new cases of COVID-19 and 109 new deaths.  

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State health officials Sunday reported 5,247 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 new deaths.

Americans are being more careful to avoid catching and spreading the coronavirus but are still not being careful enough to slow the pandemic, especially with worrisome, apparently more contagious new variants looming.

That's the conclusion of the latest findings, released Friday, from the largest national survey tracking behavior during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ohio State University reports logging thousands of COVID-19 policy violations and issuing 446 formal reprimands during the fall semester.

The City of Columbus says it will install 125 more hand sanitizer stations at parks and playgrounds when the weather gets warmer.  

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State authorities have cited a Columbus bar for multiple health code and COVID-19 violations during Monday night's college football national championship game.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has vetoed another attempt to challenge the state's powers to issue public health orders during a pandemic.  

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio jumped significantly on Thursday, the first surge since the Christmas and New Year's holiday. 

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Twenty seven staffers at OSU East Hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Five states have been added to Ohio's COVID-19 Travel Advisory.

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A spokesperson for Ohio Attorney General David Yost says the Republican has tested positive for COVID-19.

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State health officials Tuesday reported 7,580 new cases of COVID-19 and 104 new deaths.

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4,856 Ohioans in nursing homes and long term care facilities have died of COVID-19, well over half of the state’s overall death total.

State health officials Sunday reported 6,808 new cases of COVID-19 and 59 new deaths.

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The statewide 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew slated to expire Saturday is being extended for another three weeks.  

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An Ohio death row inmate who survived an execution attempt died Monday, with COVID-19 as the suspected cause.

State health officials Monday reported 4,519 new cases of COVID-19 and 62 new deaths.

State health officals Sunday reported 5,857 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 new deaths.

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The Ohio Senate adjourned the lame duck session last night without overriding Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill restricting his ability to issue health orders to shut down businesses, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Ohio Departments of Aging and Health are mailing millions of masks to seniors.  

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Two more Ohio House Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19 as the virus continues to impact the lame duck session.

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The first COVID-19 vaccines for residents and staff at nursing homes and long-term care facilities are being shot into arms around Ohio today.

The Trump administration on Friday made public a trove of federal data on the pandemic that reveals a country awash in red alerts.

The data contain a wealth of previously undisclosed information, including counties the federal government considers "hotspots," forecasts for whether virus cases are likely to increase at a local level, and information on cases, deaths and tests by metro area.

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Another Ohio prison guard has died of COVID-19.  

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Columbus and Franklin County health officials are extending their Stay-At-Home advisories. 

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State health officials Wednesday reported 5,409 hundred new cases of COVID-19, but say that number may be low because of a technical issue with their website.  

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A video posted on Youtube threatens the release of defaming information against Akron City Council member Tara Mosely-Samples unless she resigns and council backs away from capacity regulations on private groups.

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Hilliard City Schools will return to a hybrid learning model today.

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Ohio's two U.S. Senators are among the congressional leaders calling for passage of a new COVID-19 economic relief package.

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