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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine stopped in Cleveland late Wednesday morning, answering questions about the new curfew and reiterating that a "bridge" is needed before a coronavirus vaccine distribution begins next month.

On Tuesday, DeWine announced curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in Ohio starting Thursday night and running for three weeks.

Updated: 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

Akron City Council passed legislation Monday night temporarily limiting the size of private gatherings in the city and mandating face coverings at those gatherings for 30 the next days, a proposal introduced earlier in the day by Mayor Dan Horrigan.

The measure passed 9-3, with one abstention.

A report from The New York Times says the U.S. Justice Department has effectively shut down the investigation into the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was killed by Cleveland police near the Cuddell Recreation Center in 2014. The Times further reports the department has not officially closed the case, adding further confusion.

New York Times reporter Katie Benner helped break the story and she joined host Glenn Forbes on All Things Considered Friday.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took aim at President Donald Trump's values and economic policy during a drive-in style rally at a United Auto Workers Hall in Toledo Monday.

“I don't respect people based on whether they own a mansion,” Biden said “I don't judge them based on whether they belong to a country club. You and I measure people by the strength of their character.”

A second ballot drop-off location will be available for Cuyahoga County voters as of Tuesday morning.

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections staff will be available to accept completed ballots starting at 8 a.m. at the Campus International High School on Chester Avenue. The parking lot for the school is directly across E. 30th Street from the back of the board of election main building and the main drop box.

Updated: 4:44 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine began his Thursday COVID-19 press conference discussing Tuesday's presidential debate in Cleveland, saying it was not America's finest hour.

“I hope that the next debate will focus on the future, vital issues on the decisions that the next President of the United States will have to make, on the substantive issues that this country faces,” he said. “The name calling by both candidates is simply not helpful. The name calling by both candidates is not productive.”

Updated: 5:35 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

Summit County has dropped from coronavirus alert Level 3, or red, down two levels to Level 1, or yellow, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday during his regular virus briefing.

But more counties are moving up from Level 1 to Level 2, and in the case of Portage County, the increase in COVID-19 cases has taken the county up from Level 2 to Level 3.

Updated: 5:36 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24, 2020

For the first time in more than a century, Ohio lawmakers have filed articles of impeachment against a sitting governor.

State Rep. John Becker (R-Union Township) is putting the matter forward over fellow Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s response to the coronavirus.

A Cuyahoga County grand jury on Wednesday handed down 10 indictments related to the rioting in Downtown Cleveland on May 30.

The 10 people indicted range in age from 18 to 38, with aggravated riot, theft and vandalism the most frequent charges.

Updated: 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and leaders from the state’s top children’s hospitals on Tuesday offered advice on how children can return to school in a safe manner and offered statistics on the impact of COVID-19 on kids.

Updated: 4:41 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine got a call from President Trump Friday afternoon after missing out on a meeting with the president Thursday.

“I appreciated that very much,” DeWine said. “He wanted to see how I was doing and he said he had been told last night by the Secret Service that I actually tested negative. So, he was just calling to see how I was getting along. We had a good, good conversation.”

Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed Thursday's coronavirus briefing due to President Donald Trump's trip to Northern Ohio, which includes a tour of the Whirlpool manufacturing plant in Clyde and a speech before heading to a high-dollar fundraiser in Bratenahl.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday added another statewide health order requiring all children in grades K-12 to wear masks while in school, with certain exceptions.

The previous order was for third graders and older. DeWine said the aim is providing safe schools for students and employees when schools return to in-person classes.

Major League Baseball (MLB) will release the 60 game schedule Monday night, but some teams are unable to practice due to delays in COVID-19 testing.

ESPN reported the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros canceled workouts scheduled for Monday as they await results of Friday coronavirus testing. Extended testing delays also have prevented the Oakland Athletics from starting full squad workouts.

Protesters in front of the Ohio Statehouse in honor of George Floyd, on June 2, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

An Ohio Senate committee on Wednesday continued to hear testimony on a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis, hearing from nearly a dozen witnesses. State Rep. Dave Burke (R-Marysville), chair of the Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee, plans to hold a third hearing before a vote that would take the resolution to the full Senate. 

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