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Coronavirus Updates June 2021

June 30, 2021 |

This month, Ohio took more steps toward returning to a pre-pandemic world. Ohio’s Mass Vaccination Clinic in Cleveland that was open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week from mid-March, ceased operations on June 7. Governor DeWine’s state of emergency in Ohio caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lifted on Friday, June 18.  Also on…

Save the Date for 2021 Impact Ohio Regional Conferences

June 25, 2021 |

Impact Ohio Regional Conferences are a way for communities across Ohio to focus on issues important to their community.  Plans are underway to resume in-person events this fall. Please save the date for our upcoming 2021 conferences. Toledo Regional Conference, Sept. 17 Youngstown-Warren Regional Conference, Oct. 1 Dayton Regional Conference, Oct. 22 Southeast Ohio Regional…

Ohio’s Controlling Board: What is it Really?

June 16, 2021 |

What is the Controlling Board? The Controlling Board is a mechanism for handling necessary adjustments to the state budget.  Established in 1917, the Controlling Board is an instrument that provides supervision and authority over the transfers of capital and operating appropriations, or alterations to the state budget. It specifically decides on matters of the purchase…

Ohio to Hold Special Elections for the 11th and 15th Congressional Districts

May 30, 2021 |

With the resignations of former Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-Cleveland) and former Congressman Steve Stivers (R-Upper Arlington), many Ohioans will have special elections this August and November to elect the next members of Congress for Ohio’s 11th and 15th Congressional Districts.  For both seats, the primary is set for August 3, and the general election will…

Coronavirus Updates May 2021

May 28, 2021 |

This month, Ohio began to take steps toward removing some COVID-19 health orders, and the state started a vaccine incentive program that has received national attention. The Governor held a statewide evening address, on May 12, announcing that most COVID-19 health orders would be removed on June 2. He also announced a series of statewide…

Ohio to Receive Nearly $5.37 Billion in Federal Coronavirus Aid

May 13, 2021 |

On May 10, the U.S. Treasury Department released details on how $350 billion in federal aid through the American Rescue Plan Act can be spent across the nation. Ohio will receive around $5.37 billion of the total $195.3 billion allocated to states. As Ohio’s unemployment rate has not experienced a net increase of 2% or…

Coronavirus Updates April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021 |

This week, Governor DeWine held  a press conference on Tuesday.  Governor DeWine announced that any Ohioan who has been fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19. This health order applies to all adults, except those who are in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other congregate…

Thank you 2021 Akron-Canton Sponsors

April 26, 2021 |

The Impact Ohio Akron-Canton Regional Conference would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you, to the following sponsors: The Ohio Democratic Party The Ohio Republican Party The Success Group, Presenting Sponsor The University of Akron Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, Lead Sponsor The Greater Akron Chamber, Lead…

2021 Akron-Canton Conference Recap

April 25, 2021 |

The 2021 Impact Ohio Akron-Canton Regional Conference was held virtually on Friday, April 23 with more than 130 attendees. The conference began with an analysis of Ohio’s unemployment and election capabilities by Secretary of State Frank LaRose which was followed by an in-depth discussion among Ohio Legislators about the 2022-2023 state budget that is currently…