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Ohio Senate

The crowd in an Ohio Senate committee room drew criticism for not observing social distance and not wearing masks.

State health officials Sunday reported 4,481 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 new deaths.

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.

State health officials Sunday reported 6,088 new cases of COVID-19  and 28 new deaths.

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


Two Ohio bars were cited over the weekend for violating coronavirus health orders.

The Ohio Department of Health Sunday reported 9,266 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths.

The Columbus club that was cited for state COVID-19 violations over the weekend has been shut down. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the statewide curfew he called for last week is one of the ways to curb the surge of coronavirus cases, but some medical experts say curfews are not effective strategies.

An Ohio State University Medical Center survey shows the majority of Americans plan to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines during the holidays.

State health officials Sunday reported 4,541  new cases of COVID-19 and 11 new deaths.

State health officials Sunday reported 3,303 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths.

Columbus city and health officials today urged residents to recommit to the safety protocols recommended to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Thursday reported a new record number of COVID-19 cases, with 2,425 in the past 24-hours - surpassing the previous record set Wednesday.

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

Ohio Department of Health

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


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

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

Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state will allow indoor visiting at nursing homes as cold weather approaches after stopping the practice at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ohio State University has sent a letter to students warning them failing to adhere to social distancing and other coronavirus safety measures could mean disciplinary action. 


A local bar that was cited by state agents for violating Ohio's COVID-19  restrictions has been served with a 15-day liquor license suspension. 

Election officials around the state are trying to recruit 35,000 poll workers for Election Day in November.

A new effort is underway to expand access to support and resources for domestic violence survivors in Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ohio Liquor Control Commission adopted a rule banning restaurants and bars from serving alcohol after 10 p.m.

State health officials Wednesday reported 1,419 new cases of COVID-19  and 40 new deaths.

A Franklin County judge has issued a 14-day restraining order on a Columbus ordinance requiring bars and restaurants to close on-site service at 10 pm.  

Associated Press

Ohio has reported yet another one-day spike in COVID-19 cases as pandemic figures continue to rise day-by-day. 

Ohio Public Radio

While President Trump has suggested slowing down COVID-19 testing, Ohio Governor DeWine says increased testing is one way of slowing the increase of COVID-19 cases as the economy begins to reopen.

State officials said Sunday Ohio now has 33 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 6 thousand hospitalizations and 1944 deaths.