fitness centers

Jeph Lawson at Powerhouse Gym.
Nick Evans / WOSU

State officials cleared gyms to reopen around Ohio on Tuesday. Many are still working out how to do so safely, but at least one facility in downtown Columbus already began welcoming members back.

Tim Cassell, co-owner Pinnacle Performance Ohio in Franklinton.
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

Tim Cassell, co-owner of Pinnacle Performance Ohio, reopened his gym near downtown Columbus after a Lakewood judge sided with local fitness centers challenging the state's closures.

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Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss one court ruling that will allow the electronic collection of voter signatures for ballot issues, and another that lets gyms and fitness centers open up ahread of the state's schedule.

A jug of hand sanitizer is near exercise machines at Columbus Sports Connection in Clintonville.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Lake County Common Pleas Judge Eugene Lucci has issued a preliminary injunction against the state's public health order closing gyms and fitness centers. The attorneys representing gyms say this ruling has wider implications.

Debbie Holmes

Revenue losses for the YMCA of Central Ohio have led to the layoff of nearly 2,000 workers. Most locations closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on Thursday announced a slew of openings for various industries that have been closed for nearly two months during the coronavirus pandemic.

A basketball hoop blocked off at Kobacker Park in Columbus.
David Holm / WOSU

A group of 35 independent gyms and fitness centers is suing the state, saying they could reopen for business safely but they’re not being allowed to.