Max Filby, The Columbus Dispatch

Max Filby

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Max:

Capital University restarts mask mandate after COVID-19 rise on campus

Capital University sees rise in COVID cases and asks students and faculty to wear masks again. → Read More

COVID rising in Ohio: What you need to know about the state of the pandemic

COVID-19 cases are up more than 50% from three weeks ago in Ohio. Here's what Ohioans need to know for the next wave of the virus. → Read More

Ohioans brave rain, sleet and wind to protest House Bill 616 outside Statehouse

Protesters rallied Saturday against House Bill 616 outside the Statehouse, saying it's especially important to stand up for younger LGBTQ+ Ohioans. → Read More

COVID may be declining, but antivirals may be key to stemming next wave, experts say

The Dispatch answers your questions on who is eligible for COVID-19 antiviral treatments in Ohio. and how they can get them. → Read More

Two years after COVID-19 pandemic began, Dr. Amy Acton reflects on her place in history

Dr. Amy Acton, former director of the Ohio Department of Health, reflects on the early days of the COVID pandemic. → Read More

At 91, Ohioan has volunteered with 4-H for 75 years and wants to keep going

The statewide 4-H conference honored a 91-year-old woman for her 75-plus years of service Saturday in Columbus. → Read More

Columbus man charged with attempted murder for shooting at cars on I-71

A man has been charged in Delaware County for shooting at cars on Interstate 71 near Columbus on Friday. → Read More

Ohio marks second anniversary of first confirmed COVID cases

It's been two years since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ohio. → Read More

Could scoliosis cases rise? What parents should watch for in a child's spine

More severe cases of scoliosis could rebound as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, doctors warn. Here's what parents need to know about the spine condition. → Read More

Nationwide Children's takes control of Mercy Children's in Toledo

Nationwide Children's announced in 2020 that it would buy the Toledo-based hospital. The transition was complete by March 1. → Read More

Columbus mask mandate may be removed by March 7

Columbus Public Health is recommending a mask mandate in the city be removed in one week. Worthington may also ditch its mask mandate. → Read More

For Columbus airman, helping hospital workers during COVID-19 is bittersweet honor

Hospitals bring up some rough memories for Raymond Johnson. But that didn't deter him from helping frontline workers in the latest COVID surge. → Read More

Going out in the snow? Here are 3 tips for staying safe, healthy in Winter Storm Landon

As Winter Storm Landon approaches, here are three things to keep in mind as temperatures drop and snow piles up. → Read More

What happened to Scott Federer? Missing man last seen at COTA bus stop two weeks ago

Scott Federer was last seen sitting at a bus stop along West Broad Street in Columbus. → Read More

One killed in Sunday crash in Licking County

A West Virginia man died following a crash along state Route 657 and U.S. 62 on Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Another couple inches of snow expected Monday in Columbus area

Sunday snowfall led to a Level 1 snow emergency in Delaware County. → Read More

More Ohio children infected with COVID in December than any month since pandemic began

More than 50,000 Ohio children tested positive for COVID-19 in December as the virus surged around the state. → Read More

Having trouble finding a COVID test before Christmas? Here's why.

Testing kits and appointments for COVID-19 appear to be in high demand ahead of the holidays. Finding a test may be difficult until after Christmas though. → Read More

Ohioans face a 'coming crisis' with COVID surging across the state, doctors and nurses say

Columbus area doctors and nurses warn of the infectious omicron variant and the need for more vaccinations to head off a deadly pandemic winter. → Read More

Columbus area hospitals delay elective surgeries with COVID on the rise again

Columbus-area health systems are considering delaying procedures again due to a recent rise in COVID cases and near record highs in hospitalizations. → Read More