Jennifer Merritt

WVXU Digital Editor

Cincinnati's annual St. Patrick's Day parade has been canceled for a second consecutive year due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Wednesday. 

Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said the state will keep its roster of people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine at age 65 and older for the foreseeable future in order to make sure "the most vulnerable in the state of Ohio" are vaccinated before moving on to another group. DeWine declined to give a date of when he would announce the next group in line to receive the vaccine.

Some patients at five nursing homes in Northeast Ohio will have to repeat their COVID-19 vaccinations after Walgreens informed the state that some doses weren't stored at the right temperature, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday.

Gov. Mike DeWine and his wife, first lady Fran DeWine, received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Tuesday at the Kettering Health Network Rural Health Center in Jamestown. At age 74 and 73, respectively, both are eligible for the shot, according to the state's vaccination rollout plan. Currently, those age 70 and older can sign up to get inoculated.

People with guns, bats and bullhorns gathered at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Sunday as part of a nationwide armed march planned at statehouses across the country. Ohio was the only one in the Tri-State to see people gather in an effort the FBI had warned was being organized by far-right extremist groups. 

Ohio hasn't seen a "dramatic surge" in new COVID-19 cases related to the holidays, according to the governor. But Mike DeWine says there has been an upswing. Hamilton County is now at "purple," the highest level on the state's color coded map tracking several different benchmarks. 

At 8 a.m. Friday, Ohioans can go to Coronavirus.Ohio.gov and search by county or zip code to find a location that is offering the vaccine for COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a Thursday briefing.

As members of Congress gathered at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to tally Electoral College votes to formally name Joe Biden as president of the United States, violent supporters of President Trump breached the building leading Capitol Police to lock it down. 

As we dug into the data to see which stories resonated with you most in 2020, two topics dominated, not at all unsurprisingly.

Many feared Ohio's cases of coronavirus would "surge" post-Thanksgiving if families gathered as normal, but data show many in fact heeded the call, leading Gov. Mike DeWine to again urge Ohioans to hunker down for the upcoming Christmas holiday.

Nine candidates filed petitions by Thursday's deadline for the May 4 Cincinnati mayoral primary.

If they all qualify for the primary ballot, it will be a record number of candidates since Cincinnati went to the direct election of the mayor in 2001. The previous record was seven in 2005.  

Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld on Monday announced he is "temporarily" stepping down as he fights federal charges of bribery. Last month, Sittenfeld became the third City Council member arrested on bribery charges in less than a year. 

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday detailed when and how many COVID-19 vaccines the state will receive, as well as the groups who will initially receive these first shipments, which are slated to begin Dec. 15.

A volunteer receives an injection in Soweto, Johannesburg, as part of Africa's first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial developed at the University of Oxford on June 24, 2020.
Siphiwe Sibeko / Pool via AP

First responders such as doctors and EMS workers, and staff and residents at congregate living facilities are at the front of the line for the coronavirus vaccine in Ohio, under a distribution plan announced Friday by Gov. Mike DeWine.

Updated: 1:58 p.m.

Cincinnati City Council Member and 2021 mayoral candidate P.G. Sittenfeld is saying he's not guilty of federal charges he accepted $40,000 in bribes from developers in exchange for council votes during 2018 and 2019. 

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