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Gov. Mike DeWine

Healthcare Workers Plead For Community Support; First County Goes Purple As COVID Surge Continues in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — For the first time since Ohio began utilizing a color-coded public health alert advisory system, a county has reached the highest level of risk. Franklin County is now at the purple level, with six of seven risk factors persisting for two straight weeks. Three other counties—Lake, Lorain and Montgomery are on the… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio COVID-19 Deaths Spike, State Launches Effort to Help Unemployed

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Cuyahoga County has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 12.9%. That statistic has led the state to pilot a new program there to help connect people to training and available jobs. Called Ohio to Work, the program has been developed by the state’s JobsOhio agency, which its director J.B…. Read More

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Ohio Approved for Additional Unemployment; Schools Must Report Positive COVID Cases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Ohioans who qualify for unemployment benefits will receive a federal extension of $300 a week. During the bi-weekly briefing on the coronavirus today, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted reported that Ohio’s application for $717 million federal funds to pay the benefit has been approved by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Husted say the… Read More