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Coronavirus Updates January 29

January 29, 2021 |

This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. The Governor followed up on this extension of the statewide curfew in Tuesday’s briefing by laying out the benchmarks the state needs to hit for his administration to adjust or eliminate the current 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. If the state records seven-consecutive…

Coronavirus Updates January 22

January 22, 2021 |

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…

Welcome Freshmen Representatives!

January 21, 2021 |

The 134th General Assembly has begun, and there are 19 new Republicans and four new Democrats joining the legislative body. We are excited to welcome these representatives to the Ohio House of Representatives. Marilyn John (R), representing the 2nd House District (Richland County), won this seat after former Representative Mark Romanchuk (R) left to successfully…

Coronavirus Updates January 15

January 15, 2021 |

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,…

Welcome Freshmen Senators!

January 14, 2021 |

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…

Coronavirus Updates January 8

January 8, 2021 |

  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…

Coronavirus Updates December 18

December 18, 2020 |

This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. At Tuesday’s press conference, Governor DeWine reported that there have been 8,755 new cases, 103 deaths, 614 hospitalizations, and 74 ICU admissions in the last 24 hours. Governor DeWine also announced today that shipments of vaccines began arriving at hospitals around the state.  Yesterday,…

Coronavirus Updates December 11

December 11, 2020 |

This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Monday and Thursday. Monday, Governor DeWine reported 9,273 new cases, 63 deaths, 336 hospitalizations, and 40 ICU admissions. Each metric is above their 21-day averages. The Governor indicated that the rate of increase in new cases appears to be slowing down, but that it is difficult to…

The Legislative Leaders of Ohio’s 134th General Assembly

December 9, 2020 |

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…