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Rob Portman tests positive for COVID-19

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — U.S. Senator Rob Portman said on Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement emailed this morning said the Republican took an at-home test before returning to Washington D.C. Portman said he’s asymptomatic and feeling fine. Portman also said he will work remotely this week before returning to the nation’s… Read More

Health officials urge the use of face masks in public to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Ohio Health Officials Recommend Masks In Schools This Fall

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Citing a sharp spike in cases linked to the delta coronavirus variant, the Ohio Department of Health is issuing new guidance that recommends unvaccinated staff and students wear masks when classes resume for the fall term. The department’s medical director Dr. Bruce Varderhoff said the recommendation is not a requirement. “While… Read More

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Columbus Blue Jackets play in an arena empty of fans during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio.

For The First Time In A Year, Columbus Blue Jackets Will Play In Front Of Fans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — For the first time in nearly a year, the Columbus Blue Jackets will play in front of at least some fans this week. The NHL team – along with the Columbus Crew, Clippers, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds – recently received permission from the state to have fans in the stands…. Read More

Ohio State Marching Band and Alumni Marching Band Members perform Script Ohio at an Ohio State football game

Big Ten Cancels Fall Football Season, But Could Still Play In Spring

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) —The Big Ten Conference has canceled the fall football season for the first time in its 125-year history, along with all other fall sports. But the conference may still pursue a season this spring. “As time progressed and after hours of discussion with our Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases… Read More

Jahsen Wint (left) and Amir Riep were booked into the Franklin County Jail Wednesday morning.

Ohio State Football Players Arrested for Rape, Kidnapping

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Two Ohio State University football players are jailed on kidnapping and rape charges for an alleged assault last week. Senior defensive back Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint were booked into the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday morning. According to an affidavit filed by Columbus Police with the Franklin County Municipal Court, Riep… Read More