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Ohio to remove mask requirement for those with vaccinations

May. 14, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is removing a mask requirement immediately for people who are fully vaccinated, in keeping with new guidance from the federal government, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine announced Friday. DeWine said in a statement that unvaccinated people should...

'Fetal heartbeat' in abortion laws taps emotion, not science

May. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dr. Michael Cackovic has treated his share of pregnant women. So when Republican lawmakers across the U.S. began passing bans on abortion at what they term “the first detectable fetal heartbeat,” he was exasperated. That's because at the...

The Latest: Pirates lift mask rule for fully vaccinated fans

May. 14, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Pittsburgh Pirates said on Friday that they will no longer require fans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a facemask while at PNC Park. ...

EXPLAINER: Ohio offers $1M weekly prize as vaccine incentive

May. 13, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has made many newsworthy statements in his long political career, but perhaps none has generated such an immediate and intense response as announcing a weekly $1 million prize and full-ride college scholarships to entice more Ohioans to get the...

Ohio governor ending $300 weekly federal coronavirus payment

May. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The weekly $300 federal unemployment payment for Ohioans to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will end next month, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday. The governor said the payment, which came on top of state unemployment benefits,...

Auditor: Officials delayed disclosure of unemployment fraud

May. 13, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The department responsible for unemployment benefits delayed disclosing the number of fraudulent claims it was receiving for months during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Ohio's state auditor. State Auditor Keith Faber told cleveland.com...

Ohio's million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations

May. 12, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled a lottery system Wednesday to entice people to get COVID-19 shots, offering a weekly $1 million prize and full-ride college scholarships in a creative bid to overcome the vaccine hesitancy that remains a stubborn problem across the...

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine: Mask mandate, all Ohio virus orders except those for long-term care facilities end June 2

May. 12, 2021 18:12 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine: Mask mandate, all Ohio virus orders except those for long-term care facilities end June 2.

Treasury sends $12B in COVID-19 relief to Ohio governments

May. 11, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Treasury Department on Monday said Ohio will receive nearly $5.4 billion in aid as part of Democratic President Joe Biden's larger $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with another nearly $6.6 billion going directly to counties, cities and townships. ...

Biden announces Uber, Lyft rides amid July 4 vaccine push

May. 11, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is highlighting new efforts to encourage Americans to get COVID-19 shots, including free rides to and from vaccination sites from ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, as the pace of shots nationally declines and he looks to meet his July Fourth...