This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. The Governor extended the COVID curfew, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. indefinitely. The curfew, which had been set to expire Saturday, went into effect on Nov. 19. Under it, retail businesses have to close by 10 p.m., and restaurants and bars have to…

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This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. At Tuesday’s press conference, Governor DeWine reported that there have been 7,981 new cases, 100 deaths, and 486 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours. Since vaccines arrived in the state in December, one of the areas of focus has been residents of nursing homes,…

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The 134th General Assembly has begun, and there are six new senators, all Republicans, joining the legislative body. Several of the freshmen senators are familiar with the statehouse as they most recently served as representatives for their districts in the house. We are excited to welcome these new senators to Ohio’s upper legislative chamber. George…

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  This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. At Tuesday’s press conference, Governor DeWine recapped Phases 1A and 1B of Ohio’s vaccine distribution plan. Because the availability of the vaccine remains limited in Ohio and across the country, Ohio is taking a phased approach that prioritizes the most vulnerable citizens, those…

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The leaders of the 134th General Assembly have been announced, and there are some new faces joining the leadership teams along with several returnees. The Senate GOP has elected Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima) as the Senate President following the expiration of Senator Larry Obhof’s (R-Medina) Presidential term. Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) will serve as the…

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This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Monday and Thursday. Monday’s briefing featured many nurses talking about the current situation in hospitals and nursing homes. Following the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Governor indicated that for the first time since the start of the pandemic, there are more than 5,000 coronavirus-infected people admitted as inpatients to…

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In recognition of our panelists and speakers at the 2020 Post Election Conference, Impact Ohio makes a charitable donation in lieu of personal tokens of appreciation. This year’s donation is to Ohio YMCA Youth & Government. Ohio YMCA Youth & Government is a three-day learning conference in which students participate directly in a simulation of…

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This week, Governor DeWine gave an address on Wednesday and held a press briefing on Thursday. On Wednesday, Governor DeWine addressed Ohioans on the crucial stage of the pandemic the state is currently in. Ohio is experiencing a more intense surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions across the entire state. In September, Ohio averaged…

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Impact Ohio would like to give a special thank you to our sponsors for their generous support in making our virtual 2020 Post Election Conference a success. The 2020 Post Election Conference was made possible by: The Success Group, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Democratic Party, Ohio Republican Party, OhioHealth, Atria Client Services, AARP Ohio,…

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Although the 2020 Post Election Conference looked different this year due to its virtual nature, we were still able to hear from many influential Ohioans. The session on The State of Racism & Racial Equity in Ohio, with panelists Christie Angel (YWCA Columbus), Senator Hearcel Craig, Representative Stephanie Howse and Senator Dave Burke, provided a…

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