Jessie Balmert, Enquirer

Jessie Balmert


Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Jessie:

$4 million for FC Cincinnati stadium in limbo at Ohio Statehouse

About $4 million approved by Ohio lawmakers for FC Cincinnati's stadium project is now in limbo. → Read More

Ohio House passes bill to legalize sports betting but key hurdle remains

Ohio is taking a major step toward legalizing sports betting Thursday, but a key hurdle remains. → Read More

Ohio lawmaker refuses temperature check, calling it an invasion of privacy

Butler County Rep. Candice Keller refused to have her temperature taken at work this week, calling the practice an invasion of her privacy. → Read More

'This is unacceptable': Ohio's unemployment system overwhelmed by COVID-19 closures

Since mid-March, Ohio has spent $37 million to fix Ohio's current unemployment insurance system and set-up a new system for self-employed workers. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Gov. DeWine to ramp up COVID-19 testing at nursing homes

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine plans to test all staff and more residents at Ohio's nursing homes for the novel coronavirus. → Read More

Ohio BMV is open: How to find locations and hours, how to avoid the line

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices have officially reopened as of Tuesday, but things will be different, so expect longer lines than usual. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Self-employed, part-time workers can now apply for unemployment

After weeks of waiting, self-employed workers can apply for unemployment approved by the federal stimulus package. → Read More

Ohio abortion opponents are concerned about GOP move to limit Health Director Amy Acton's authority

While Republicans work to curb the Ohio Department of Health's power to issue orders, one conservative group is urging lawmakers to pump the brakes. → Read More

More than 300 Butler County ballots delivered late won't count in Ohio primary

More than 300 Butler County residents won't have their votes counted because the U.S. Postal Service delivered their ballots too late. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Massage parlors, tattoo parlors to re-open Friday

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will give an update on how the novel coronavirus has infected residents of the state's nursing homes at 2 p.m. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: When will child care centers reopen? DeWine won't say today

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine promised details Monday on how the state's more than 4,000 licensed child care centers could reopen. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: When will restaurants, bars, hair salons and child care facilities reopen?

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to detail when child care centers, restaurants, bars, hair salons, barbershops can reopen fully. → Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine: One option for schools in the fall is two days in-person

When students return to the classroom this fall, school could look very different. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: State asks employers to report employees who don't return to work

As Ohio reopens some businesses, employees who don't return to work could lose unemployment benefits. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Gov. Mike DeWine faces a looming budget problem

The novel coronavirus has decimated the budgets of cities, colleges and Ohioans. The state's budget is no exception. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Ohio to launch antibody testing to get truer picture of COVID-19's spread

Ohio could soon have its first glimpse into how many people were infected with the novel coronavirus. → Read More

Ohio stay-at-home order allows retail to offer pickup, delivery, small appointments starting Saturday

Clothing stores and other retail establishments can reopen Saturday by appointment only if there are fewer than 10 customers in the store. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Gov. Mike DeWine to provide update on COVID-19 in prisons at 2 p.m.

Nearly one-in-four of Ohio's confirmed COVID-19 cases is a person incarcerated in the state's prisons. Gov. Mike DeWine will offer an update on conditions there. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Gov. Mike DeWine gives update on state's COVID-19 response at 2 p.m.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine gives an update on state's COVID-19 response at 2 p.m. → Read More

Ohio primary election: George Lang defeats Candice Keller in GOP race for senate seat

In many districts, these primaries determine who will represent you in Columbus. → Read More