This week, Governor DeWine held  press conferences on Monday and Thursday. Governor DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Health would issue a simplified health order that streamlines previous orders into a single order that underscores the most important tenants of infection prevention. He also announced that he has asked Ohio’s local health departments and…

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“Political Insight: The State of Ohio’s Political Parties,” will be one of three panels at the virtual 2021 Akron/Canton Regional Conference on April 23. We are excited to welcome Ohio’s new party leaders to share their observations and outlooks on their respective parties and discuss what’s next for the Ohio Democratic and Republican parties. This…

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This week, Governor DeWine held a press conference on Thursday.  During the press conference, the Governor announced Ohio would start vaccinating college students on their campuses and employees at their places of work. The state will begin working with local colleges and universities to offer vaccination clinics on campuses across the state beginning the week…

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Impact Ohio is excited to announce that the first conference of 2021 will be the VIRTUAL Akron/Canton Regional Conference on Friday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. The 2021 Impact Ohio Akron/Canton Regional Conference will be a premier opportunity for key government officials, business leaders, and community members to learn more…

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This week, Governor DeWine held press conferences on Monday and Thursday. Governor DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud has signed the following orders: Director’s Amended Order to Permit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes, with Exceptions Director’s Amended Order to Permit Access to Ohio’s Residential Care Facilities, with Exceptions Director’s Amended Order…

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This week, Governor DeWine held a press conference on Tuesday. He announced expanded vaccine eligibility in Ohio beginning March 19, 2021, for phases 1E and 2C. Phase 1E includes those with cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, and obesity. Phase 2C extends eligibility to Ohioans who are 40 and older. Between…

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Governor DeWine held COVID press briefings on Monday and Thursday this week. On Monday, Governor DeWine announced that the individuals who are included in Phase 1D and Phase 2B of Ohio’s vaccination plan would be eligible for vaccines as of Thursday, March 11 due to an influx of vaccines into the state. Phase 1D includes…

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In the last couple of months, the Ohio Democratic Party and the Ohio Republican Party have both elected new chairs to lead the respective parties going forward. ODP elected its first Chairwoman, Elizabeth Walters, on January 14 after former Chairman David Pepper’s departure, and ORP elected Robert Paduchik on February 26 after former Chairman Jane…

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This week was the one year anniversary of Ohio’s cancellation of the Arnold Classic, which is seen by many as the start of Ohio’s response to COVID-19.  Governor DeWine held COVID press briefings on Monday and Thursday this week. The Ohio General Assembly is expected to introduce four companion bills to authorize $2.15 billion in…

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