Sarah Taylor

A Northeast Ohio native, Sarah Taylor graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she worked at her first NPR station, WMUB. She began her professional career at WCKY-AM in Cincinnati and spent two decades in television news, the bulk of them at WKBN in Youngstown (as Sarah Eisler). For the past three years, Sarah has taught a variety of courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State, where she is also pursuing a Master’s degree. Sarah and her husband Scott, have two children. They live in Tallmadge.

A man cleans the sidewalk in front of the Grandview Theater on May 14, 2020.
David Holm / WOSU

With hints of spring in the air, Gov. Mike DeWine tantalized Ohioans with prospects of the end of pandemic restrictions and a gradual return to life as we once knew it.

Goodyear Eagle tires are shown during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020.
Paul Sancya / AP

Two of the biggest remaining American-owned and based tire manufacturers are joining forces. Akron-based Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. is acquiring Findlay, Ohio-based Cooper Tire in a deal with an equity value of $2.8 billion that will combine the two century-old companies.

Gov. Mike DeWine with his dog, Dolly, at a coronavirus briefing in September 2020.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio’s effort to vaccinate citizens against COVID-19 have been hampered by a lack of supply. Gov. Mike DeWine said there is hope the state will begin receiving more doses soon from both Pfizer and Moderna, the two companies whose vaccines have been approved for use so far.

Cecelia Brockett, left, and Courtney Barefoot enjoy a lunch at the Winking Lizard Tavern, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Beachwood, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Ohio's public health departments are getting something Gov. Mike DeWine says they've wanted for a long time: rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests. DeWine on Thursday announced a partnership with Abbott Labs and digital health care company eMed to administer the rapid antigen tests.

Gov. Mike DeWine signs SB263 into law on Jan. 6, 2021.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

As Ohio continues to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday outlined plans to expand to new groups of recipients in the coming weeks.

Alan Canfora protesting the Vietnam War on the Kent State campus in May 1970.
Alan Canfora

Alan Canfora, who protested the Vietnam War during demonstrations on the Kent State University campus in May 1970, and was shot in the wrist when National Guardsmen opened fired on students, has died. He was 71.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, comments on the final statement of House Democratic impeachment manager House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Jan. 24, 2020.
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Congress appears to be close to approving another round of aid to help individuals and businesses deal with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The $900 billion package includes additional unemployment benefits, more aid for businesses and another direct payment to Americans.

In this March 6, 2020, photo, tissues, gloves, and masks greet visitors at the South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, in Rockland, Mass.
David Goldman / Associated Press

Gov. Mike DeWine says residents and workers at nursing homes, where 61% of Ohio's confirmed coronavirus deaths have occurred, will begin to receive the new COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

Gov. Mike DeWine tweeted out this photo of him signing a bill on addiction treatment drugs. His office didn't share a photo of him signing HB 272, which he signed the same day.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

As expected, Gov. Mike DeWine has announced he will extend Ohio's nightly curfew until after New Year's.

A health worker draws blood from a patient for a COVID-19 antibody test at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in DeLand, Fla.

Health care professionals made a plea for help during Gov. Mike DeWine's coronavirus briefing Thursday, saying the surge of COVID-19 cases has them strapped for staff and space.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks before the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a rally at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Cleveland
Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

Almost a week after Joe Biden was declared the winner, the Trump administration has still refused to admit defeat. Despite that, President-elect Biden is moving forward with plans to take office in January, and he's getting support and assistance from Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Lake Erie.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

Akron-based FirstEnergy is at the center of a bribery scandal that has rocked Ohio politics as well as the company’s front office.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, right, overseeing the Election Night Reporting Center in Columbus, Ohio, watches early returns in the Ohio primary election from the Election Night Command Center, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
Gene Puskar / Associated Press

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says a record 56,789 people are trained and ready to be poll workers this year.

Gov. Mike DeWine holds a coronavirus press conference on September 15, 2020.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

The number of Ohio counties now on red alert for rapid spread of COVID-19 jumped this week to its highest level since late July. And the number of counties on a level two "orange" alert under Ohio's Public Health Advisory System has gone up to 58, the highest ever.

In this April 28, 2020 file photo, Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Thursday that he will abide by a final court ruling or action by the legislature on ballot drop boxes, but insisted that making any more changes this close to the start of early voting will be confusing.