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ODH is consolidating Ohio's COVID-19 health orders, DeWine says

ODH is consolidating Ohio's COVID-19 health orders, DeWine says

"The best safety measures are the ones people can understand, remember and apply faithfully in every day life," said Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, ODH chief medical officer.
Voter groups: Start Ohio map-making despite Census data lag

Voter groups: Start Ohio map-making despite Census data lag

Fair Districts Ohio sent a list of recommendations to Gov. Mike DeWine and other members of the state apportionment board as well as all 123 members of the Ohio General Assembly.
WEEKLY COVID-19 TRENDS | Ohio's spring surge is here

WEEKLY COVID-19 TRENDS | Ohio's spring surge is here

Last week, the state reported 9,342 new confirmed cases, up from 7,835 the week before and 7,019 three weeks ago. Last week, that average rose to 167.1. 
Planned Parenthood sues over Ohio telemedicine abortion ban

Planned Parenthood sues over Ohio telemedicine abortion ban

 The law is set to take effect April 12.
April Fools’ prank about active shooter lands plant worker in jail, Ohio sheriff says

April Fools’ prank about active shooter lands plant worker in jail, Ohio sheriff says

This wasn’t the only April Fools’ Day joke gone wrong.
ODH: Coronavirus variants causing cases to surge in northern Ohio

ODH: Coronavirus variants causing cases to surge in northern Ohio

"Ohio remains in a race against a virus that is now more contagious and is right back on our heels," said the state health department's Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff.
Online renewal of driver's licenses, IDs coming to Ohio

Online renewal of driver's licenses, IDs coming to Ohio

The change was included in the state's transportation budget, signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine.
Identity thieves filed a fraudulent unemployment claim using your name? Here's what you should do

Identity thieves filed a fraudulent unemployment claim using your name? Here's what you should do

You're not alone. More than a quarter of a million Ohioans have had fake unemployment claims made in their name in the past three months alone, mostly through the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
‘I just killed my son.’ Dad tells 911 he beat 5-year-old in Ohio with baseball bat

‘I just killed my son.’ Dad tells 911 he beat 5-year-old in Ohio with baseball bat

Monday, a judge ordered Matthew J. Ponomarenko to stay in jail without bond “due to the brutality of the crime,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.
GOP congressman gives shots to promote COVID-19 efforts

GOP congressman gives shots to promote COVID-19 efforts

U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup is among Republicans concerned about their voters not getting inoculated because of unfounded claims about the vaccines.