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WEEKLY COVID-19 TRENDS | Ohio's cases increase as officials warn of 'avoidable' surge

WEEKLY COVID-19 TRENDS | Ohio's cases increase as officials warn of 'avoidable' surge

With two weeks of rising cases, Ohio has gotten further away from its pandemic finish line.
Strong winds knock out power to thousands across Ohio

Strong winds knock out power to thousands across Ohio

Most of the state saw wind gusts of 50 mph.
Does Senate Bill 22 mean Ohio’s COVID-19 health orders are ending? Here’s what we know

Does Senate Bill 22 mean Ohio’s COVID-19 health orders are ending? Here’s what we know

The bill is designed to bring lawmakers into the decision-making process, supporters said. But will it make Ohioans safer?
Ohio auditor wants change in release of data on COVID-19 deaths

Ohio auditor wants change in release of data on COVID-19 deaths

Not making the distinction “may lead to confusion for the layperson as to whether an individual died by COVID-19 or died with COVID-19,” said the report from the office of Republican state Auditor Keith Faber.
Some states are seeking to loosen controls on guns. Here’s how

Some states are seeking to loosen controls on guns. Here’s how

In January, Gov. Mike DeWine signed a so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill that eliminates an individual's duty to retreat before using force.
Can a 16-year-old get a COVID-19 vaccine without parental consent?

Can a 16-year-old get a COVID-19 vaccine without parental consent?

Earlier this week, a 17-year-old Washington resident posed a question on Reddit: "Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if my parents won’t provide consent?"
What would Senate legislation mean for future of abortion in Ohio?

What would Senate legislation mean for future of abortion in Ohio?

"In the Ohio Statehouse, we have pro-life majorities in both chambers, and that has been a consistent feature of Ohio's political landscape for years now," Allie Frazier, director of communications for Ohio Right to Life, said. "It really goes to show that Ohioans prioritize life."
DeWine vetoes second GOP-backed effort to limit health orders

DeWine vetoes second GOP-backed effort to limit health orders

A Republican override vote could come as soon as Wednesday.
Ohio reporting 898 new COVID-19 cases; 60 new cases in the Valley

Ohio reporting 898 new COVID-19 cases; 60 new cases in the Valley

Statewide, there have been 18,388 confirmed and probable deaths, including 573 in Mahoning County; 448 in Trumbull; and 218 in Columbiana.
Lepore-Hagan and Rose Sweeney push for easier access to ballot drop boxes

Lepore-Hagan and Rose Sweeney push for easier access to ballot drop boxes

“Secure drop boxes will strengthen democracy in Ohio by making voting easier and increasing participation in our elections,” state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan said.