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Activating members of the Ohio National Guard for duty protecting the Statehouse and to provide security in Washington during the inauguration of President Biden ran around $1.2 million, the guard said Friday.

Jo Ingles

Pictures of National Guard members sleeping on the floor in parking garages in Washington D.C. have been flooding the internet lately.

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The Ohio National Guard has removed two soldiers from duty at today's Presidential Inauguration after the FBI vetted them for possible sympathies with far-right groups.  

Columbus and Franklin County officials are encouraging residents to avoid the downtown area this weekend and through President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration amid increased chatter about armed protests near the Ohio Statehouse.

Ohio Governor Mike Dewine says the Statehouse will be closed Sunday through Wednesday in anticipation of a threatened "armed march" on state capitols.  

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has activated 580 National Guard members in preparation for what the FBI identified as potential armed protests by President Trump's supporters in Columbus and every other state capital this weekend.  

Karen Kasler

State officials are not saying much about preparations for an “armed march” planned for the Ohio Statehouse and other state capitols this Sunday. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

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One of the nine students shot and wounded by Ohio National Guard troops during a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University in 1970 has died.

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State health officials reported over 83 hundred new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, and 16 new deaths.

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The Ohio National Guard will soon have to end its pandemic-related missions, including its first assignment in the coronavirus crisis – helping Ohio’s 12 food banks with the huge job of getting food to increasing numbers of people who need it.

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Six pop-up testing sites will open around Columbus on Friday, part of the state's effort to identify potential COVID-19 hotspots with more aggressive testing. 

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An unnamed member of the Ohio National Guard has been suspended from duty after the FBI alleged the soldier expressed "white supremacist ideology" online, according to Governor Mike DeWine.

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A Cincinnati police officer escaped injury when his helmet was struck by a bullet during a police brutality protest early Sunday while in Columbus a fire considered suspicious destroyed a nearly completed apartment building. 

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489 inmates and 184 staff in Ohio’s prisons have tested positive for COVID-19. More than 32,000 inmates in 20 of Ohio’s 28 prisons are under full quarantine. And now the head of the union representing those workers is too. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.  

Dan Konik

The Ohio National Guard’s Military Reserve soldiers have been helping out at food banks, but they are also collecting and distributing personal protective equipment to people who need it. 

Governor Mike DeWine is sending Ohio National Guards members to the Elkton Federal Prison in eastern Ohio to help with the coronavirus medical crisis, following a formal request. 

Karen Kasler

Leaders of Ohio’s foodbanks say they are overwhelmed by the demand on their services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Ohio National Guard is being deployed on Monday to help with the state’s coronavirus response. But the Guard’s leader wants to make it clear what they will not be doing.  Statehouse correspondent Karen Kalser explains.

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Nearly 500 people attended Kent State University ceremonies Saturday commemorating the four students killed and  nine wounded when Ohio National Guard troops opened fired during a Vietnam War protest in 1970.

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An attorney for white supremacist Richard Spencer has given Kent State University until the end of the day today to allow him to speak in May or face a lawsuit.  

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An attorney representing the campus tour organizer for white nationalist Richard Spencer says he'll sue Kent State University if it doesn't agree to rent space for a Spencer speech. 

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 Kent State University is denying a request to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus on the day marking the anniversary of the Ohio National Guard shootings. 

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The Ohio National Guard's Adjutant General says as many as 35 hundred Guard soldiers will be sent to Florida to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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Following years of legal battles, a military veteran from Coshocton County can now keep the pet ducks he says helped relieve his post traumatic stress disorder and depression.

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Funeral arrangements are pending for an Ohio National Guard soldier who died during training over the weekend. 

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Businesses, universities and governments are taking on a growing danger that is playing out through digital attacks.

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An appeals court has dismissed an appeal by a former Ohio National Guard Major from Marysville sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing his three adopted daughters.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says the National Guard is among the agencies helping to keep the election safe.

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A former Ohio National Guard Major from Marysville is appealing his conviction of sexually abusing three adopted daughters.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by a military veteran who sought to defy a local ordinance and keep pet ducks to help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

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