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Hocking Hills State Park to close due to coronavirusHocking Hills State Park to close due to coronavirus

Hocking Hills State Park to close due to coronavirus

The popular park in southeastern Ohio is the first Ohio State Park to close to visitors

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Some return envelopes for absentee ballots in Franklin County have postage on backSome return envelopes for absentee ballots in Franklin County have postage on back

Some return envelopes for absentee ballots in Franklin County have postage on back

Some Franklin County voters casting absentee ballots might find the return envelope a little confusing.As the Franklin County Board of…

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Franklin County coroner reports 6 overdose deaths in 24 hoursFranklin County coroner reports 6 overdose deaths in 24 hours

Franklin County coroner reports 6 overdose deaths in 24 hours

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office said Friday that six people died from suspected drug overdoses within a 24-hour period.Dr. Anahi…

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Coroner’s office reports 6 overdose deaths in 24 hoursCoroner’s office reports 6 overdose deaths in 24 hours

Coroner’s office reports 6 overdose deaths in 24 hours

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office said Friday that six people died from suspected drug overdoses within a 24-hour period.Dr. Anahi…

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Pedestrian killed in Mifflin Township hit-skip crashPedestrian killed in Mifflin Township hit-skip crash

Pedestrian killed in Mifflin Township hit-skip crash

A Columbus man died Thursday night after being struck by a car while walking in Mifflin Township.The Franklin County sheriff’s…

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Ohio’s stay-at-home order will be extended until May 1, here’s what the new order includesOhio’s stay-at-home order will be extended until May 1, here’s what the new order includes

Ohio’s stay-at-home order will be extended until May 1, here’s what the new order includes

Read the order at the bottom of this file.Ohio's stay-at-home order will be extended until May 1, Gov. Mike DeWine…

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Ohio’s stay-at-home order extended until May 1, here’s what the new order includesOhio’s stay-at-home order extended until May 1, here’s what the new order includes

Ohio’s stay-at-home order extended until May 1, here’s what the new order includes

Read the order at the bottom of this file.Ohio's stay-at-home order will be extended until May 1, Gov. Mike DeWine…

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Candidates try new ways to fundraise, connect during Ohio’s coronavirus shutdownCandidates try new ways to fundraise, connect during Ohio’s coronavirus shutdown

Candidates try new ways to fundraise, connect during Ohio’s coronavirus shutdown

This is the sixth story in a Dispatch series, "Battle for the ’Burbs," about the political climate in the suburbs…

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Who can file for unemployment? Answers from Gov. DeWine’s coronavirus Twitter Q&AWho can file for unemployment? Answers from Gov. DeWine’s coronavirus Twitter Q&A

Who can file for unemployment? Answers from Gov. DeWine’s coronavirus Twitter Q&A

A question on all of our minds: When will things go back to normal?Gov. Mike DeWine answered the best way…

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Candidates try new ways to fundraise, connect during Ohio’s coronavirus shutdownCandidates try new ways to fundraise, connect during Ohio’s coronavirus shutdown

Candidates try new ways to fundraise, connect during Ohio’s coronavirus shutdown

This is the sixth story in a Dispatch series, “Battle for the ’Burbs,” about the political climate in the suburbs…

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Who can file for unemployment? Answers from Gov. DeWine’s coronavirus Twitter Q&AWho can file for unemployment? Answers from Gov. DeWine’s coronavirus Twitter Q&A

Who can file for unemployment? Answers from Gov. DeWine’s coronavirus Twitter Q&A

A question on all of our minds: When will things go back to normal?Gov. Mike DeWine answered the best way…

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Federal judge again rules to allow Ohio abortions despite state health orderFederal judge again rules to allow Ohio abortions despite state health order

Federal judge again rules to allow Ohio abortions despite state health order

A federal judge Thursday denied the state’s request to delay an earlier order that allows Ohio abortion clinics to keep…

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Coronavirus in Ohio: All Catholic Masses canceled through May 3Coronavirus in Ohio: All Catholic Masses canceled through May 3

Coronavirus in Ohio: All Catholic Masses canceled through May 3

The latest extension means Catholics will not be in church together for Easter services, which would have been April 12.

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Coronavirus: Ohio asks federal judge to dismiss lawsuit challenging ‘new’ primaryCoronavirus: Ohio asks federal judge to dismiss lawsuit challenging ‘new’ primary

Coronavirus: Ohio asks federal judge to dismiss lawsuit challenging ‘new’ primary

The state of Ohio asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit that voting-rights advocates filed this week over…

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State asks federal judge to dismiss lawsuit challenging ’new’ Ohio PrimaryState asks federal judge to dismiss lawsuit challenging ’new’ Ohio Primary

State asks federal judge to dismiss lawsuit challenging ’new’ Ohio Primary

The state of Ohio asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit voter advocates filed this week over a…

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Columbus police officer wounded in shooting identifiedColumbus police officer wounded in shooting identified

Columbus police officer wounded in shooting identified

Columbus police have identified the officer who was shot and wounded in a shooting Wednesday morning on the South Side…

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Coronavirus in Ohio: DeWine extends stay-at-home order until May 1 as deaths increase 25%Coronavirus in Ohio: DeWine extends stay-at-home order until May 1 as deaths increase 25%

Coronavirus in Ohio: DeWine extends stay-at-home order until May 1 as deaths increase 25%

The initial stay-at-home order bought Ohio time to medically prepare for the onslaught of predicted COVID-19 cases, Gov. Mike DeWine…

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Coronavirus: Columbus man charged with violating stay-at-home orderCoronavirus: Columbus man charged with violating stay-at-home order

Coronavirus: Columbus man charged with violating stay-at-home order

According to court records, 29-year-old Ahmed M. Ali is facing misdemeanor charges of inducing panic and violating a health order.

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Coronavirus: Ohio hospitals remain mum on bed and ventilator countsCoronavirus: Ohio hospitals remain mum on bed and ventilator counts

Coronavirus: Ohio hospitals remain mum on bed and ventilator counts

In a state with nearly 45,000 square miles, local information could tell citizens more about Ohio’s readiness to deal with…

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Coronavirus: 2020 census was to begin field operations April 1, but pandemic delaying countCoronavirus: 2020 census was to begin field operations April 1, but pandemic delaying count

Coronavirus: 2020 census was to begin field operations April 1, but pandemic delaying count

How will the novel coronavirus outbreak affect the 2020 census count, and how is the U.S. Census Bureau adjusting its…

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More Downtown highway ramps to close in coming weeks, including I-71 at Broad StreetMore Downtown highway ramps to close in coming weeks, including I-71 at Broad Street

More Downtown highway ramps to close in coming weeks, including I-71 at Broad Street

Highway ramps are closing down as the Ohio Department of Transportation is ramping up its plans to untangle Downtown freeways.ODOT…

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Video: DeWine says it’s “not Christian” to hold church during coronavirusVideo: DeWine says it’s “not Christian” to hold church during coronavirus

Video: DeWine says it’s “not Christian” to hold church during coronavirus

Holding church services this Sunday "is not a Christian thing to do" says Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. He was addressing…

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Columbus police officer stable, suspect critical, after South Side shootingColumbus police officer stable, suspect critical, after South Side shooting

Columbus police officer stable, suspect critical, after South Side shooting

A Columbus police officer is expected to recover and a suspect remains in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting early…

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Coronavirus: Protective supplies from feds fall short of Ohio’s needs, but state couldn’t say how muchCoronavirus: Protective supplies from feds fall short of Ohio’s needs, but state couldn’t say how much

Coronavirus: Protective supplies from feds fall short of Ohio’s needs, but state couldn’t say how much

"We know we have a real need to increase the numbers," Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday. "And we need to…

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