Bartender Billy Search is behind the bar at The Little Bar while wearing a mask.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Ohio State Tries To Restrict Game Day Parties As Bars Await Fans

Ohio State will kickoff its football season after a nearly two month delay on Saturday and while the university is asking fans to avoid gathering together to watch the game, local bars are hoping to see an influx of business.

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Ohio Voting Guide

Ohio Voting Guide: What To Know About The 2020 Election

Early voting has started around the state, and absentee ballots are now arriving through the mail. Read WOSU's guide to voting in Ohio.

A social distancing sign rests on the floor as people participate during early voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 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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GOP political consultant Karl Rove speaks at the LBJ Presidential Library and the Texas Book Festival on December 1, 2015.
Jay Godwin / LBJ Library via Flickr Creative Commons

Influential Republican strategist Karl Rove is soliciting donations for an Ohio Supreme Court justice's reelection bid, signaling the stakes involved in controlling the battleground state’s high court when congressional maps are redrawn next year.

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 hit a new record of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, topping the high numbers of hospitalizations set in July.

Doctor working in hospital hallway

Now that summer is over and temperatures are dipping across the Midwest, people are headed indoors, some experts fear the already striking rise in cases is the beginning of another wave of COVID-19.

An apprenticeship program that matches employers with community colleges has launched graduates into middle class careers and could be a way to address the flagging fortunes of Americans lacking four-year degrees, according to a study published Monday.

The number of coronavirus cases continues to surge in Ohio, with 1,800 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. 

Ohio’s cases have doubled over the past two weeks, Gov. Mike DeWine said during a visit to Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland Monday, and he is surprised by how quickly the cases are spreading in the state.

The owners of The Petting Zoo at 3578 W. Broad St. were found guilty of 20 county of animal cruelty.
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A jury has found a Grove City couple guilty of 20 counts of animal cruelty. The Columbus City Attorney announced the verdict on Monday.

About 75 people wearing masks and carrying signs protest outside the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Federal authorities have charged more than a dozen men with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the government. Authorities say that group did some of its planning this summer in Ohio, where extremist groups have been active since at least 1994.

Gahanna-Jefferson teachers picket on Tuesday morning.
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

A teachers' strike in Gahanna is over after the union and the school board on Sunday approved a new contract.

Columbus Board of Education building on April 15, 2020.
David Holm / WOSU

Columbus City Schools begins a phased approach to bringing students back to the classroom for in-person learning Monday.

A line of people at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections during the 2020 spring primary.
Gabriel Kramer / ideastream

With many people concerned about the possibility of protests and voter intimidation at polling places, some voting rights advocates in Ohio are organizing a “peacekeeping team” to help calm tensions.



Snollygoster is WOSU's new politics podcast. Every week, we'll take an in-depth and seriously irreverent look at Ohio politics, plus talk to the people behind the news.
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