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It appears area contractors are making an effort to protect construction workers at job sites but are those extra measures enough to prevent COVID-19?

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The deadline has passed for communities throughout the state to submit their requests for Ohio’s capital budget, which is expected sometime near the end of March, when Gov. Mike DeWine will deliver his State of the State speech.

Gov. Mike DeWine talks to farmer Kris Swartz in Perrysburg on June 19, 2019.
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It looks like 2019 could be the first year in a decade where Ohio loses jobs. Will 2020 provide better job prospects in the state?

Updated: Tuesday, 11:40 a.m.

Firefighters on Tuesday recovered a construction worker's body from a building that had collapsed Monday at the corner of Fourth and Race streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Wednesday morning, the coroner's office identified him as Preston Todd Delph, 58, of Hebron, Ky. It took the search and recovery team more than a day to locate the body. 

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A split Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law that invalidates a Cleveland ordinance requiring public works construction projects to hire city residents for 20% of the work. If the construction projects didn’t meet that threshold, the city could cut their contract price by 2.5%. 

Austin Place development just west of the Hilltop. Columbus is struggling to build enough housing to accomodate its rapidly growing population.
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Under the 90-degree sun, two men in hard hats install air conditioners in the backs of apartments. A second pair climbs ladders to install windows, while another drills screws into white-painted doors.

Miguel Tucker gives a speech to graduating Building Futures class.
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Miguel Tucker, 30, grew up in Columbus. As a kid, he says, he spent a lot of time around negative influences.

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State transportation officials say a tanker crash that shut down a busy ramp on the city's Northwest side this week is among more than three dozen crashes on that ramp since it opened in late 2016. It’s also the ramp’s second tanker rollover.

An artistic rendering of the planned Upper Arlington High School. A historic African-American cemetery sits below the parking lot.
Upper Arlington School District

Construction on the new Upper Arlington High School was set to start in April, but concerns over an African-American cemetery buried beneath the campus have the school district confronting the community's past.

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Two Republican state representatives are introducing the latest legislation seeking to weaken Ohio’s prevailing wage law.

Construction on Cannon Drive on Ohio State University's campus.
Ohio State University Office of Administration and Planning

The exit ramp at Medical Center Drive and King Avenue reopened on Wednesday, a relief for frequent travelers on state Route 315.

Jamie Richardson
Nick Evans

White Castle and city leaders broke ground Thursday on a new, $65 million Columbus headquarters. Flanked by a "town cryer" in period costume, a line of dignitaries dug shovel-sized spatulas into the ground next to the burger chain's current home office near Grandview. 

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Demolition is starting at the old site of Columbus Castings, a complex with 44 acres under roof and several more acres of area grounds. 

Kai Yee on a Cleveland construction site in winter
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For people who work indoors, snow, ice, and subfreezing temperatures are often nothing more than an inconvenience. But for construction companies and their employees, harsh winter weather can be something more—a financial and physical hazard.

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Construction was among the industries that saw the most job growth in Ohio last year, according to state employment data published Wednesday by the U.S. Labor Department.

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