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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, and his wife Fran, walk into their residence after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Bexley, Ohio.

Did Ohio’s Curfew Work? Ohio’s Governor Thinks So.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The curfew that closed Ohio’s restaurants and bars in late evening hours since November has been lifted. But is there evidence that curfew actually prevented the spread of coronavirus? The governor thinks so. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says when you are inside a bar or restaurant, you are indoors without… Read More

Absentee voters can drop off their election ballots in this box on Court Street in uptown Athens.

Ohio Elections Chief Again Orders Limit On Ballot Drop Boxes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has reissued a contentious order limiting the number of ballot drop boxes to one per county for the May 4 primary. The directive, issued Friday, came after LaRose was asked to break a tie in Hamilton County over whether expanding drop boxes should be studied…. Read More

The Madison Co. Health Department’s Narcan mobile unit

Addiction In The Pandemic: The $350M Effort To Heal Communities In Opioid Crisis

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — The Madison County health department in Kentucky has kept its harm reduction program open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to continue its work against the other epidemic afflicting the region: the addiction crisis. Through the program, people can exchange needles, receive referrals for addiction treatment services, and get training to use… Read More

A person is vaccinated at a clinic in Ohio

DeWine Threatens To Stop School Staff Vaccines If Students Don’t Return To Classroom

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is sending a warning to any school district thinking about not honoring its commitment to return to some form of in-person learning by March 1. He said the state might withhold vaccines if they don’t bring kids back to the classroom. DeWine said a large… Read More