Nick Houser

Chief Content Director - Digital Media

Nick Houser leads the digital media team and oversees all things digital, including,, digital content, the WOSU Public Media Mobile App, social media, enewsletters, podcasts and on-demand video.

Nick has extensive experience in the journalism, digital and communications fields. He came from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business where he served as web content manager and before that he was the college’s public relations coordinator.

Prior to joining Ohio State, he was an Associated Press Society of Ohio award-winning journalist at the Xenia Daily Gazette, The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria and the Delaware Gazette. Nick holds a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

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An ODOT sign in Columbus tells drivers to "stay home."
David Holm / WOSU

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

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks as Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton (left) and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted look on.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

A stay-at-home order has been issued for Ohio residents, which will go into effect on Monday at 11:59 p.m. As part of the new directive, all non-essential businesses have been ordered to close. 

A bowl of stickers for those taking advantage of early voting, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Steubenville, Ohio.
Gene Puskar / Associated Press

Update: Tuesday, March 17, 6:51 a.m.

Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio’s primary election Tuesday will not take place after all. 

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily COVID-19 press conference at the Ohio Statehouse on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Gov. Mike DeWine has closed all the state's bars and dine-in restaurants until further notice, starting at 9 p.m. Sunday. Restaurants will still be allowed to stay open for carry out and delivery.

The laboratory test kit used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Franklin County. The cases were confirmed by Franklin County Public Health on Sunday morning.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily COVID-19 press conference at the Ohio Statehouse on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio has eight new confirmed cases of the coronavirus according to the Ohio Department of Public Health on Friday. The Cleveland Clinic and UC Health's West Chester Hospital near Cincinnati each have confirmed four cases of COVID-19.

The Franklinton of the Columbus Metropolitian Library
Columbus Metropolitian Library

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is closing all of its locations at 6 p.m. Friday due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The closures are scheduled at least through April 6.

Ohio State Marching Band and Alumni Marching Band Members perform Script Ohio at an Ohio State football game
Thomas Bradley / WOSU News

Ohio State has canceled its annual spring football game, which was set for April 11 at Ohio Stadium, due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Gov. Mike DeWine at his daily coronavirus press conference on Sunday, March 23, 2020.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

WOSU is providing updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Ohio. 

This is an archived post. You can read the latest updates here.

Aerial view of The Oval on Ohio State University's campus
Ohio State University

Ohio State University has suspended all in-person classes through at least March 30 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and put a stop to all university-sponsored international travel.

Ohio Supreme Court chambers.
Dan Konik / Ohio Public Radio

The window has closed for parties to file in the Ohio Supreme Court case over whether the new energy law, HB6, can be subject to a citizen referendum.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said he was denied Migrant children being housed at the Border Patrol facility near El Paso.
Cedar Attanasio / AP

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he was denied access to a Customs and Border Control detention facility along the border that houses children over the weekend. 

Zahn's Middle School in Piketon was closed amid concerns about radioactive contaminants.
Nick Evans / WOSU

U.S. Department of Energy officials spent last weekend at the Piketon middle school that was shuttered this month over radiation concerns.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
John Minchillo / Associated Press

It's election day, as voters in Ohio's 12th District decide the final congressional contest before November's national midterms.

payday lending sign
Tony Webster / Flickr

Gov. John Kasich has signed into law a proposal cracking down on Ohio's short-term lending industry.