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Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Groceries, not guns: Guard challenge includes misinformation

As members of the Ohio National Guard headed into the field this spring to help fight the coronavirus epidemic, guard members faced another battle: misinformation. → Read More

‘Master Thief’ burglar hopes to catch break on sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A self-described “master thief” career criminal is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing → Read More

About 1.3 million Ohioans file jobless claims over 10 weeks

The numbers announced Thursday pushed total unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic to 1.25 million, above the total number of claims over the past three years. → Read More

Michigan man seriously hurt when small plane crashes in eastern Ohio

A Michigan man was seriously injured when the small plane he was piloting crashed in eastern Ohio, authorities said. → Read More

‘Master Thief’ burglar in Columbus hopes to catch break on sentence

Murphy’s January 2009 burglary of a Brink’s warehouse on the north side of Columbus could have been his biggest score ever, and one of the biggest robberies in U.S. history. → Read More

Ohio prison system reopens

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has lost more inmates to COVID-19 than any other state, but its prisons nonetheless must begin reopening to accommodate a → Read More

Ohio prison system tops in virus deaths, starts reopening anyway

Ohio has lost more inmates to COVID-19 than any other state, but its prisons nonetheless must begin reopening to accommodate a slow return to business — and to crime, the prisons director said. → Read More

Ohio unemployment rate hits 16.8%, highest in 44 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s unemployment rate hit 16.8% on Friday, the highest since the state’s current record-keeping system was devel → Read More

Nursing home deaths nearly 70% of Ohio's overall total

As of Wednesday, 1,246 residents of Ohio’s long-term care facilities have died from the virus. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he’s working on a plan to ramp up testing for the coronavirus at nursing homes. → Read More

Nursing home deaths nearly 70% of Ohio’s overall total

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nursing home residents continue to make up the vast majority of coronavirus-related deaths in Ohio, according to new Department → Read More

Judge: Ohio health director order closing gyms ‘arbitrary, unreasonable and oppressive’

Ohio’s decision to shut down gyms and fitness centers was “arbitrary, unreasonable and oppressive,” a judge ruled Wednesday in a largely symbolic finding that nevertheless underscored an ongoing debate over the state’s response to the pandemic. → Read More

Judge: Ohio health director order closing gyms ‘oppressive’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s decision to shut down gyms and fitness centers was “arbitrary, unreasonable and oppressive,” a judge r → Read More

Ohio governor calls on national guard to help nursing homes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio National Guard units will be going to nursing homes this week to test for the coronavirus as the death toll continues to c → Read More

Ohio nears 1.2M jobless claims over 8 weeks during virus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 1. 2 million people filed unemployment claims in the past eight weeks as Ohio's stay-at-home order depressed the economy and led to widespread layoffs, the state reported Thursday. For the week ending May 9, just over 51,000 people filed jobless claims, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. That's down from the approximately 61,000 claims filed… → Read More

Multiple Ohio prison deaths include inmate arguing innocence

Records show at least 41 Ohio prison inmates have died of COVID-19, 25 of them housed in Pickaway Correctional Institution, which includes a medical center. → Read More

Multiple Ohio prison deaths include inmate arguing innocence

Records show at least 41 Ohio prison inmates have died of COVID-19, 25 of them housed in Pickaway Correctional Institution in central Ohio, which includes a medical center → Read More

Multiple Ohio prison deaths include inmate arguing innocence

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio prison inmate Carlos Ridley, four decades into a life sentence for a triple slaying, was awaiting a court ruling this month he h... → Read More

DeWine delays announcing reopening of child care centers

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he isn't ready just yet to say when the rest of the state’s child care centers can reopen. The governor had been expected to release those details Monday. But he... → Read More

Man linked to 1981 Lima murders among prison deaths from COVID-19

COLUMBUS — Ohio prison inmate Carlos Ridley, four decades into a life sentence for a triple slaying, was awaiting a court ruling this month he hoped → Read More

Ohio Governor DeWine: Restaurants, bars to fully reopen on May 21

COLUMBUS — Ohio bars and restaurants can fully reopen in two weeks, on May 21, with outside dining allowed a few days earlier, on May 15, Gov. Mike DeWine announced → Read More