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Lawmakers have introduced bills in the Ohio House and Senate that would ban transgender athletes from competing in high school or collegiate sports.  Backers of the Save Women’s Sports Act say the law is needed to prevent unfair advantages for trans athletes.  But those safeguards are already in place in Ohio.   For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports.

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Columbus City Schools have extended the suspension of all in-person athletic and extracurricular activities through at least January 23.

Columbus City Schools are returning to online-only learning Monday, as Franklin County goes under a stay-at-home advisory until December 18th. 

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

As high school sports programs began to plan their fall season, there are still a lot of details to work out. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is clearing the way for high school sports to return this fall.

Columbus City Schools today announced the suspension of all in-person interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The district says the suspension takes effect Friday, August 14. 

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A revised health order continues to state that contact sports teams cannot conduct games with other teams, and cannot allow spectators at their scrimmages.

High school sports came to a halt with the statewide closure of schools. At a press conference today, Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass acknowledged the possibility of canceling winter sports tournaments, but the indefinite postponement remains in place for now.