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Democratic Ohio House Members Are Furious About How COVID19 Issues Are Being Handled

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republican House Speaker Larry Householder’s office is reinstituting its work from home policy. This comes after at least one House employee was put on administrative following testing positive for COVID-19. And some Democratic members are furious, saying they’ve been kept in the dark. Ohio House Representative Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park)… Read More

The front of Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

Athens Restaurant Closes Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Casa Nueva and Cantina has closed temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, the restaurant announced on its Facebook page Wednesday. Grace Corbin, the marketing coordinator for Casa and one of its worker-owners, said the restaurant is working closely with the Athens City-County Health Department and having daily conference calls… Read More

Mike DeWine wearing mask

DeWine Issues Guidance For Colleges, Universities; Mask Mandate Extended To 12 Counties

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The number of counties where masks are required in indoor business spaces and public places has gone up to 12, with one county falling off the initial list and five more being added. Masks will be required starting Friday at 6pm in Clermont, Wood, Lorain, Summit, Pickaway and Fairfield Counties…. Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 90 COVID-19 Cases Since Start Of Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 90 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 11 additional cases were confirmed Thursday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 9. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. The health… Read More

Red paint used by protestors in a demonstration against police brutality in June took several days to remove.

Bill Would Allow Attorney General To Prosecute Those Who Damage State Buildings

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Recent vandalism to the Ohio Statehouse and other high- profile government buildings has prompted an outcry from some of the state’s top leaders. Now, Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow the Ohio Attorney General to go after those who damage public buildings. Republican Rep. Jeff LaRe… Read More

Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) holds a briefing with reporters after a House session in May. Householder has said he can't impose a mask mandate on other elected officeholders, even those in his GOP House caucus.

As Mask Mandate Goes Into Effect, Questions Are Raised About Enforcement

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine’s requirement that people in seven hot-spot counties wear masks inside businesses and in public places starting Wednesday night at 6 has raised the question of how it will be enforced. Butler County is one of those seven counties marked in red on the state’s alert map. Butler County… Read More