Spectators watch Santa's sleigh roll down High Street in the Lazarus Holiday Parade.
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Curious Cbus: What Happened To Columbus' Thanksgiving Parade?

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is celebrating its 94th year, and though pandemic precautions mean that it will go forward in a slightly diminished capacity, it’s expected to garner as many as 50 million viewers on television and online. For generations Columbus had its own festive holiday parade, but that tradition faded decades ago.

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Two people walk past a sign for COVID-19 testing at the Cleveland Clinic, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Coronavirus In Ohio: Live Coverage

WOSU is providing updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Ohio. Find the most recent news and information below.

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Spectators watch Santa's sleigh roll down High Street in the Lazarus Holiday Parade.
Herb Topy / Columbus Metropolitan Library

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is celebrating its 94th year, and though pandemic precautions mean that it will go forward in a slightly diminished capacity, it’s expected to garner as many as 50 million viewers on television and online.

For generations Columbus had its own festive holiday parade, but that tradition faded decades ago.

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Lake Erie is scheduled to shut down in 2020.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

FirstEnergy's credit rating has hit below investment grade or "junk" status by the three big rating agencies; Fitch, Moody's and S&P. It's another blow to the company that has experienced a tumultuous year after being linked to a $61 million alleged racketeering scheme.

More travelers are expected at John Glenn International Airport this week than in recent months. The airport has social distancing precautions in place.
John Glenn International Airport / Facebook

Fewer people are traveling this year for Thanksgiving, but even with that reduction, there will still be thousands on the move in Central Ohio.

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Drug Addiction Services Director Lori Criss, speaking about her selection by Gov. Mike DeWine (right) to lead that agency in January 2019.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

As the coronavirus continues to spread widely and rapidly through Ohio, the head of the state’s mental health and drug addiction agency has tested positive for COVID-19.

In this March 24, 2020, file photo, members of The Ohio National Guard assist in repackaging emergency food boxes for food distribution at the Cleveland Food Bank in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Officials with Ohio’s foodbanks say they experienced long lines in the spring when the pandemic first hit but those lines subsided a bit through the summer as more financial assistance became available for families. But now, the lines are back.

Ohio’s Hospital Capacity Data In 10 Charts

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A nurse pulls a ventilator into an exam room where a patient with COVID-19 went into cardiac arrest at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y on April 20, 2020.
John Minchillo / AP

Ohio’s COVID-19 cases are surging for the third time, and social media channels have exploded with anecdotes describing how much space there is available at area hospitals.

Some “undercover” videos show patients roaming empty wards. Other posts tell tearful stories by doctors and nurses exhausted from overwhelming demand.

WOSU's Letters from Home collects stories about our day-to-day lives during the era of COVID-19. This week, Ohioans share how they're planning to celebrate the holidays in light of the pandemic, which has officials and public health experts urging people to avoid travel and large gatherings.

Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell, right, dribbles the basketball while being defended by Maryland guard Kaila Charles during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Big Ten conference tournament on March 4, 2018.
R Brent Smith / Associated Press

Ohio State’s Athletics Department has cancelled a women's basketball game scheduled for Wednesday evening due to COVID-19 results from their planned opponents.

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Music fans in Columbus rejoiced over the weekend when the radio station formerly known as CD102.5 announced it was coming back to the airwaves.

As record-breaking numbers of coronavirus cases continue to be reported across the U.S., Ohio and other states have invoked curfew orders to try to stem the surge.

But some medical and public health experts are puzzled by curfew orders, saying there is not much scientific evidence that curfews will do much to slow the spread of the virus.

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