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Two of the men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan's governor took part in a discussions earlier this year with members of self-styled militia groups about potentially abducting Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, an FBI agent testified Tuesday.

The testimony came during a hearing Tuesday in federal court in Grand Rapids, Mich., as part of the Justice Department's case against six men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Updated at 7:06 p.m. ET

The FBI says it has thwarted a plot by militia members to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and six people are facing federal charges. In a coordinated move, Michigan is pursuing state felony charges against seven people with ties to a militia called the Wolverine Watchmen.

In a statement early Thursday, Whitmer said two militia groups "were preparing to kidnap and possibly kill me."

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The City of Dublin is offering a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in partnership with Franklin County Public Health.  

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Dublin City Manager Dana McDaniel has issued an executive order mandating the wearing of face coverings starting today. 

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The largest celebration of Irish-American culture in the United States is being postponed until next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Athens City Schools are closing for two weeks due to coronavirus concerns. 

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Ohio University opened a college of osteopathic medicine yesterday in Dublin with a class of 50 future primary-care doctors.

The city of Dublin is offering Wall Street giant JPMorgan Chase a 465 thousand dollar tax break to set up shot near the Tuttle Crossing mall, bringing 500 jobs to the city.

Dublin city officials say they have plans for some Scioto riverfront property.