John Harris Jr.

In this March 24, 2020, file photo, members of The Ohio National Guard assist in repackaging emergency food boxes for food distribution at the Cleveland Food Bank in Cleveland.
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The Ohio National Guard will soon have to end its pandemic-related missions, including its first assignment in the coronavirus crisis, helping 12 Ohio food banks with the huge job of getting food to increasing numbers of people who need it.

The Ohio National Guard is returning to the state after being called to Washington, DC to secure demonstrations in the District. However, members of the guard are still in some Ohio cities as protesters continue to demonstrate against the deaths of George Floyd and other black people killed by police.

The National Guard stands guard outside the Justice Center, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Cleveland.
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The Ohio National Guard has sent 100 of its members to Washington, D.C. to assist the district during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minnesota Police officer.

Columbus Police with riot gear block off Main Street in downtown Columbus on May 31, 2020.
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Gov. Mike DeWine dedicated most of his coronavirus press conference Tuesday to discussing racism in the state.

In this March 24, 2020, file photo, members of The Ohio National Guard assist in repackaging emergency food boxes for food distribution at the Cleveland Food Bank in Cleveland.
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Ohio National Guard members have been performing a variety of duties during the COVID19 pandemic. But the roles of members are changing a bit as time progresses.

The Ohio National Guard helped out with recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in October 2017.
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The Ohio National Guard is being deployed to help with the state’s coronavirus response. But the guard’s leader wants to make it clear what they will not be doing.