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Wildlife advocate Jack Hanna poses for a portrait with a serval cub on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 in New York

Jack Hanna, Former Columbus Zoo Director, Diagnosed With Dementia

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (WOSU) — Zoologist and former Columbus Zoo director Jack Hanna has been diagnosed with dementia and may have Alzheimer’s, his family announced Wednesday. In a letter shared on social media, Hanna’s family says that the 74-year-old’s condition progressed faster than they’d expected over the last few months. “While Dad’s health has deteriorated quickly, we… Read More

Gov. DeWine Activates Ohio National Guard, Columbus Placed Under Curfew

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Gov. Mike DeWine is calling the Ohio National Guard into service after three days of violent protests in downtown Columbus. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced a city-wide curfew from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. beginning Saturday. Anyone on the streets past then can be arrested, he said. Ginther said the curfew, which will remain… Read More

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Face Masks No Longer Mandatory for Reopening Businesses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Wearing masks or facial coverings won’t be mandatory when retail businesses reopen in May, Gov. Mike DeWine announced, marking a quick reversal from the state’s previous guidelines. DeWine originally announced Monday that face masks would be required for all consumers and employees in businesses that choose to reopen. But the next day, DeWine… Read More

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Urbana University Closing Campus After Spring Semester, Citing Pandemic Difficulties

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URBANA, Ohio (WOSU) — Urbana University, a private college in Ohio, announced Tuesday that it will close its physical campus and move classes online after the spring semester ends. It will also stop enrolling students at the end of the semester. The university will transition its academic offerings to Franklin University in Columbus, citing operational difficulties caused by… Read More