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Ohio National Guard Will Help Provide Security For Presidential Debate In Cleveland

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Members of Ohio’s National Guard have been called in to help with the upcoming presidential debate in Cleveland Tuesday. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said 300 guard members are being deployed to help local law enforcement with security for the event. “Cleveland officials sent a formal request for us to make… Read More

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Ohio National Guard Is Continuing To Help The State’s Foodbanks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio National Guard members have been helping foodbanks out with distribution. The Guard was supposed end its mission this month, but there’s news it will continue to help in a reduced capacity. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks’ Joree Novotny says it’s been hard… Read More

An Ohio National Guard soldier watches a forklift move a load of personal protective equipment as part of a mission in April. This was one of several pandemic-related assignments the Guard has been deployed on since March.

DeWine Says Testing Will Continue At Nursing Homes Without National Guard Help

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Nearly three quarters of all confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Ohio have been in nursing homes. Ohio National Guard personnel have been helping with testing in long term care facilities, but the funding for them to continue that and other pandemic related missions runs out in a month. Guard personnel have been… Read More

The entrance to Continuing Health Care in Gahanna, where two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 tests, but no residents have.

Ohio National Guard Will Bring Testing to Nursing Homes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There have been at least 674 deaths from coronavirus at nursing homes in Ohio, which is 43% of the state’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths. After saying for weeks that nursing home residents who have symptoms are tested but limitations prevented mass testing, there’s a plan for more tests in long-term care facilities…. Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily press conference on coronavirus on March 22, 2020.

National Guard to Help at Elkton Federal Prison as Inmate Cases Rise

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Nearly 40 individuals in Ohio’s prison system have tested positive for COVID-19. Ten of them are inmates — five at Marion Correctional Institution and five at Pickaway Correctional Institution — and 27 are employees. Most of the employees are from Marion. Gov. Mike DeWine said the state’s only federal prison, Elkton… Read More

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National Guard to Assist Southeast Ohio Foodbank During Coronavirus Pandemic

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LOGAN, Ohio (WOUB) – Members of the Ohio National Guard are expected to arrive at the Southeast Ohio Foodbank on March 23 to help across the foodbank’s 10-county service area. People may see military personnel and military vehicles in the 10 counties that the Southeast Ohio Foodbank serves: Hocking, Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan,… Read More

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Ohio National Guard To Help Form New Cyber Protection Team

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A cyber protection team of soldiers from Army National Guard units in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan will be among the first of three such teams beginning work this fall to support the military’s cyber defense efforts. Ohio’s interim adjutant general said Wednesday that the team will consist of 39 soldiers. Maj. Gen. Mark Bartman says… Read More