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Ohio COVID-19 Deaths Reach 1,000 as State Readies to Ease Restrictions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday asked for public confidence in his plan to ease restrictions on businesses as the state recorded its thousandth probable COVID-19 death Friday. At times seeming to address opponents of his gradual approach, DeWine said his administration sought to balance public safety with restarting economic activity. “We… Read More

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Retail Businesses Can Start Offering Curbside Pickup on Saturday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The order from Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton allows retail establishments to offer “curbside pickup, delivery or appointment-only” service beginning May 2. Customers must be limited to 10 at a time. Gordon Gough with the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants described what that might look like. “Order online,… Read More

Protestors marched at the Statehouse on April 20, many carrying signs saying businesses should be able to reopen.

As Some Business Openings Start, DeWine Warns Others Not to Go Early

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine has extended the stay-at-home order expiring May 1 to 11:59pm on May 29. But hospitals can start performing some non-emergency procedures Friday, and dentists and veterinarians can get back to work as well. But some businesses say they plan to open their doors as well. Gov. Mike DeWine… Read More

Dr. Amy Acton

DeWine Announces “Stay Safe Ohio” Order Through May 29

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UPDATE (2:15 p.m.) Gov. Mike DeWine said during his Friday press conference that the new order is a “Stay Safe Ohio” order, not a Stay-At-Home order. “Social distancing and face coverings are still very, very important,” DeWine said. “May 29th is the expiration date for the new order, but don’t read too much into that date…. Read More

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Dental Hygienists say they’re Worried About Work, but Dentists Say it’s Safe

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Dentists can resume office procedures on Friday, after being shut down last month to preserve personal protective equipment for health care workers fighting COVID-19. But some dental employees say they have serious reservations about whether there will be enough PPE to protect them as they see patients. Dentists and veterinarians are… Read More

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Four-Part Documentary “College Behind Bars” | Thursdays at 10 – Starting May 7


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COLLEGE BEHIND BARS  Four-Part Documentary Series by Lynn Novick Follows Prisoners Through Rigorous College Program; Explores How Education Transforms Lives and Impacts Criminal Justice   Alfred I. duPont-Columbia and Peabody-Award winning filmmaker Lynn Novick (THE VIETNAM WAR, PROHIBITION, FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, THE WAR) has directed and produced a documentary series, COLLEGE BEHIND BARS, that reveals… Read More