Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state of Ohio has been in an effective shutdown for 12 days. Governor DeWine and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton have, on several occasions, referred to an evolving series of slides depicting what they say are projections of the number…Read More
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) continues to lack transparency on who is helping the health department with its controversial coronavirus projection.Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday he will extended – both in duration and scope – Ohio’s “Stay-at-Home” Order until May 1. The original order was set to expire on Monday, April 6.. Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton signed the updated order on Thursday. The new stay-at-home measure…Read More
Unemployment numbers in Ohio continue to surge as the coronavirus pandemic causes another 272,117 people to claim unemployment benefits, according to Fox19. Last week, 196,297 people filed for unemployment benefits. This means that in the last two weeks 468,414 Ohioans have filed for government assistance, which is more than…Read More
A new epidemiological model cited by White House officials shows that Ohio hospitals have sufficient regular hospital bed and ICU hospital bed capacity for when the peak of the coronavirus hits the state in the upcoming weeks. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) model, Ohio…Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine claimed in a Friday press conference that projections based on a controversial model introduced earlier this month by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton show hospitals in Ohio will be hit hard by the coronavirus in the upcoming weeks. While the daily increase of confirmed…Read More
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday that his annual State of the State (SOS) will be postponed indefinitely due the coronavirus outbreak in the state.Read More
In the coronavirus press briefing Thursday, Ohio Health Director Amy Acton dismissed the Trump Administration’s plan for a county-level approach to identify hotspots throughout the country, and instead asserted that as many as 8,000 new cases per day would be diagnosed as early as May 1.Read More
Despite an Executive Order March 17 by Governor Mike DeWine directing health care professionals to postpone elective surgeries to combat the spread of the Chinese Virus and a letter two days later by Attorney General Dave Yost addressed to surgical abortion providers warning them to “immediately stop performing non-essential…Read More
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) for the first time in ten days announced the total number of tests the state has conducted.
“Total tested, this is a new number for us,” she said at Wednesday’s press conference. “We have been wrangling trying to see with so many testing sites between hospitals, private labs and the public ODH lab.”Read More
The Ohio Senate unanimously passed emergency legislation aimed at helping Ohioans deal with the coronavirus.
House Bill 197 dealt with a plethora of issues including the state’s primary voting, education, taxes and unemployment benefits.
The Ohio House of Representatives will vote on this bill later today.Read More
Tennessee’s cases of COVID-19 data shows Millennials, which represents people born between 1981 and 1996, have the most confirmed cases of the Chinese virus. As of Tuesday, the age group with the most positive cases were people between the ages of 21 and 30. This age range represents 29…Read More
Tennessee announced Tuesday that it has a total of 667 people diagnosed with the coronavirus. Even though the number of cases has increased, the percentage of people who have tested positive remains low.Read More
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost rejected a proposed marijuana-related constitutional amendment Monday that aimed to regulate marijuana like alcohol.
Yost halted the amendment proposal because it did not gather enough valid signatures.
“Because your submission did not contain the verified signatures of at least one thousand qualified electors, we must reject it,” Yost wrote in the letter to the petitioning committee. “Finally, because the petition failed to meet the signature threshold, I have not made any determination concerning the fairness and truthfulness of the proposed summary.”Read More
Ventilators across the world are in scarce supply as the number of coronavirus patients continues to rise, but a Detroit doctor has provided health care workers with an ingenious solution.
To make sure his hospital is prepared, Dr. Alain Gauthier, an anesthetist at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in Canada, rigged a single ventilator to treat up to as many as nine people at once.Read More
Ohio is one of only two states in the union that are refusing to cooperate with requests from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to provide accurate data on the total number of positive and negative tests of coronavirus tests conducted in the state. (Maryland is the other state,…Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine, during Friday’s press conference on the coronavirus, told business owners that if they don’t follow social distance rules and keep their employees safe there could be consequences.
“Let me make it very clear: I will err on the side of protecting people,” DeWine said at the press conference. “The bad behavior, the reckless behavior, must stop. The protection of life is the most important obligation that I have.”Read More
During the coronavirus pandemic, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton have taken a number of actions, some controversial, designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Just in the last ten days, DeWine has closed bars and schools, postponed primaries and banned mass gatherings.…Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine called in the Ohio National Guard Wednesday to help food banks distribute food during the state’s coronavirus relief efforts.
Three hundred personnel members will deploy to 12 food bank warehouses, which helps provide food to all 88 counties in the state. The National Guard members will help pack and sort food into boxes, distribute food through “no touch” methods, and assist with logistical needs to help protect the public, according to the Ohio Association of Food Banks (OAFB)’s press release.Read More
CNN has been critical of President Donald Trump for blaming the Chinese for the coronavirus; however, the network referenced the coronavirus as “The Chinese Coronavirus” on Twitter on January 21.Read More
The Ohio Health Department announced an order Tuesday that told hospitals in the state to postpone non-life threatening surgeries and procedures in order to safeguard personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.Read More
Ohio State University (OSU) announced Tuesday it has postponed its spring commencement ceremony amid coronavirus concerns.
“Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that no large events be scheduled over the next eight weeks, we have postponed our spring commencement,” Michael Drake, the president of the school said.
Drake said OSU’s preference is to reschedule the event later on in the spring, but a new date hasn’t been chosen.Read More
As a state, Tennessee has a total of 73 positive coronavirus cases, which is the 12th most in the country.Read More
President Donald Trump tested negative for the COVID-19 virus after taking the test Friday night.Read More
Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine and state health leaders announced Saturday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state had doubled in one day.Read More
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine took extra steps Thursday to prevent the Chinese coronavirus from spreading in the Buckeye state.Read More
As the coronavirus continues to spread in Ohio, many elderly Ohioans thinking of voting in the state’s presidential primaries next week may need to find a new polling location.Read More
In a special addresss from the Oval Office Wednesday night, President Donald Trump announced America is suspending travel to European Union nations for 30 days in an attempt to contain the coronavirus.Read More
Dayton law enforcement used riot gear to disperse a large crowd on the campus of the University of Dayton (UD) campus that formed Tuesday night after the school announced earlier that day it will temporarily suspend in-person classes.Read More
Ohio State University announced Tuesday that the school is suspending in-person classes on campus until March 30.Read More
An Ohio State House member introduced a bill Wednesday that would outlaw abortion if Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.Read More
A group of bipartisan state senators held a press conference Wednesday to announce they would soon put forward a piece of legislation to end the death penalty in Ohio.Read More
President Donald Trump visited Tennessee on Friday after the Volunteer State had a series of storms that produced tornadoes earlier this week that killed 25 people.
Air Force one landed to a contingent of officials and lawmakers. The president did not make a statement or take questions, instead opting to board Marine One for a 40-minute helicopter ride due east to Cookeville, which was one of the hardest-hit areas.Read More
The Ohio State Senate passed a bill Wednesday banning telemedicine abortion procedures.Read More
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined a bipartisan coalition this week that supports states’ rights to regulate prescription drug prices.Read More
Joe Biden won the Tennessee Presidential Primary on Tuesday night, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State. This victory was part of a huge night for Biden on Super Tuesday.Read More
An Ohio state Senator proposed a bill last week that would protect religious freedom of expression for athletes in the state.Read More
Americans for Limited Government (ALG) awarded Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) Congressman of the Year for 2019.Read More
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton held a press conference on Thursday to address Ohioans’ worries about the potential impact of the coronavirus.Read More
The Ohio Health Department (OHD) released numbers this week that shows the infant mortality rate in the Buckeye State is declining.Read More
Federal officials arrested Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard Tuesday for allegedly trying to sell her council vote for money. The councilwoman faces up to 50 years in prison if found guilty of these corruption charges.Read More
Two Ohio state representatives are set to introduce a bill this week that would prevent biological men from competing in women’s sports.
The Save Women’s Sports Act (SWSA), co-sponsored by Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) and Reggie Stoltzfus (R-Paris Twp.), will designate that sport teams be based on a person’s biological sex rather than how he or she feels.Read More
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill this week that aims to increase training opportunities for truck drivers as the state’s demand for them grows.Read More
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost approved the summary of a petition for a ballot initiative that seeks major changes to Ohio’s election laws.Read More
A group trying to alter the way term limits work in the Buckeye State filed petition paperwork with Attorney General Dave Yost Wednesday. A group called Ohioans for Legislative Term Limits (OLTL) wants to limit the number of years state elected officials can serve to 16. Currently, an amendment…Read More
Ohio conservative leaders announced the launch of the Ohio branch of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (CCATDP) at a press conference Tuesday. CCATDP is an organization that questions how its conservative values align with the death penalty.Read More
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose wants Kent State University (KSU) to “rescind” its speaking invitation for actress Jane Fonda at an event commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the KSU shooting where the Ohio National Guard killed four students and injured nine others who were protesting the on-going Vietnam War.Read More
An Ohio representative introduced a bill this week that would ban anyone under the age of 18 from participating in gay conversion therapy.Read More
The Trump administration on Thursday notified Congress it was using $3.8 billion in military funds to help build the border wall along the Mexico-US border. In its reasoning, the White House told Congress that this small percentage of the military budget was needed to support “high priority interests” along…Read More
The Ohio House passed a bill Wednesday that allows peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers who received post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from their jobs to be eligible for workers compensation and benefits.Read More