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Covid In OH…Now.

As virus cases and hospitalizations in Ohio begin to rise again, Gov., DeWine tells the media, he remains optimistic of the state goal to remove health orders by July, 4th. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by more than 20%…that’s according …

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Money Moves In Columbus

Governor, DeWine recommends to the General Assembly…that Ohio use a portion of the federal stimulus money, to pay off the state’s unemployment compensation loan. The debt from the unemployment payments the state has been making since the pandemic began currently stands at $1.4 billion dollars. The Ohio Chamber of Commerce …

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Nope…No Fair

The 2021 Ohio State Fair will not be open to the general public this summer…coronavirus. Instead, the Ohio Expositions Commission, which runs the annual event, says the fair will focus, this year, on agricultural and educational competitions for exhibitors and their families and friends. The fair, which opens to limited …

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OH Telemedicine Ban Spurs Debate

A judge has temporarily blocked an Ohio ban on the use of telemedicine for medication abortions…as a suit challenges the law’s constitutionality proceeds. The two-week restraining order was granted by a Hamilton County judge…in a case brought last week by Planned Parenthood against the Ohio Department of Health, the state …

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More On The Map

A coalition of voting rights groups in Ohio urge state officials and lawmakers to get moving now to lay the groundwork for redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative districts, despite a delay in the underlying Census data. Fair Districts Ohio sent a list of recommendations to Gov., DeWine and other …

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A New Way To Get Licensed

Many Ohioans will be able to renew their driver’s licenses or state IDs, online…instead of at state motor vehicle offices…under a measure in the state’s new transportation budget. Eligible for the new program?…people, 21 to 65…whose current licenses or IDs were issued in person. A July 2022 launch is planned. …

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Sheets Case Update

An Evansport man is sentenced 15 years to life behind bars after pleading guilty to rape. Prosecutors say James Sheets, 33, attacked a girl, under the age of 10. They add he raped another girl who was under 13, in 2019. Each of the incidents apparently happened at a home …

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Vandalism In Kendallville

Over the past few days, Kendallville Police has gotten several reports of vandalism at area properties. The department is now asking residents to check their place and notify police, if they know who may be responsible. Officials say…on Sunday, a homeowner saw someone painting on their garage door in Kendallville …

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Rider Injured In Crash

A woman suffers a lower leg injury after being thrown from her motorcycle in DeKalb County. Amanda Preston, 35 of Woodburn, was westbound, near State Road 8 when the gravel caused her to lose control. Preston was taken to an area hospital. No word on her condition. The investigation into …

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Acton Is Not Running

Dr. Amy Acton, the former state health director, whose entry into the U.S. Senate race in Ohio had been highly anticipated, says she will not run, after all. Acton, a Democrat, would have brought limited political experience to the race…but also strong name recognition, gained from appearing alongside Gov., DeWine …

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