Marty Schladen, The Columbus Dispatch

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The Columbus Dispatch

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Past articles by Marty:

Coronavirus: Ohio Democrats question GOP moves to reopen the state so quickly

Some Ohio Democratic leaders are questioning how - and how fast - Gov. Mike DeWine wants to reopen the Ohio economy.“House Democrats are eager to discuss the important issue of economic recovery, but not at the expense of the public’s health,” said Rep. Terrence Upchurch, D-Cleveland.Ohio Democratic Chairman David Pepper replied to a DeWine tweet about reopening Ohio by saying, “Let’s get a lot… → Read More

DeWine delays three more executions, include survivor of botched 2009 attempt

Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday delayed three more executions, again citing the state’s difficulty in obtaining execution drugs. The governor already → Read More

Portman: States, individuals key in deciding when to reopen economy amid coronavirus

President Donald Trump declared on Monday that his authority as president is “total” in deciding whether to ease business closures and social-distancing orders imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But a senator in his party offered mild disagreement Tuesday.Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said he didn’t see the part of Trump’s coronavirus briefing in which the president claimed “ultimate”… → Read More

Ohio Supreme Court overturns state ballot board’s four-way split of voting measure

The Republican-controlled Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the GOP-controlled state ballot board on a matter concerning rights for disabled and → Read More

Portman: States, individuals key in deciding when to reopen economy amid coronavirus

President Donald Trump declared on Monday that his authority as president is “total” in deciding whether to ease business closures and social-distancing orders imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But a senator in his party offered mild disagreement Tuesday.Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said he didn’t see the part of Trump’s coronavirus briefing in which the president claimed “ultimate”… → Read More

Portman: States, individuals key in deciding when to reopen economy amid coronavirus

President Donald Trump on Monday declared his authority as president is “total” in deciding whether to ease business closures and social-distancing orders due to the coronavirus outbreak. But a senator in his own party offered mild disagreement Tuesday.Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said he he didn’t see the part of Trump’s coronavirus briefing in which the president claimed “ultimate” authority over… → Read More

Countering Donald Trump, Ohio’s secretary of state says vote-by-mail is safe

Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose continues to defend the integrity of voting by mail despite President Donald Trump’s attacks on the process.On the eve of Ohio’s scheduled March 17 primary Election Day, Gov. Mike DeWine and state health officials ordered polls not to open as cases of the new coronavirus in the state were climbing. The General Assembly subsequently moved the… → Read More

Countering Donald Trump, Ohio’s secretary of state says vote-by-mail is safe

Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose continues to defend the integrity of voting by mail despite President Donald Trump’s attacks → Read More

UnitedHealthcare working to re-make care model at Ohio’s community pharmacies amid coronavirus

The partnership between UnitedHealth and Ohio’s community pharmacists opens a new chapter. The pharmacists association had been battling → Read More

Former political foe OK with “Coingate” inmate Tom Noe’s release in light of coronavirus

Tom Noe perpetrated “Coingate,” one of biggest political scandals in modern Ohio history. He was convicted in 2006 after more than $13 million → Read More

Portman: Federal measures against coronavirus should help Ohioans keep health insurance

Unprecedented numbers of Ohioans are out of work, but Portman said several measures in the coronavirus legislation passed so far would allow some to keep → Read More

Coronavirus: What happens to Ohioans without insurance?

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials don’t want people avoiding the health system because of financial worries. But the potential for → Read More

’I’m never getting out of here.’ Prisoners, loved ones worry about coronavirus in prisons, jails

Advocates are calling for quick reductions in populations of overcrowded facilities to allow spacing. → Read More

’I’m never getting out of here.’ Prisoners, loved ones worry about coronavirus in prisons, jails

Ohio’s prisons are packed and many inmates and their loved ones worry that once coronavirus makes its way into state lockups, it will rampage → Read More

Ohio youth services contractor tests positive for coronavirus

A contractor for the Ohio Department of Youth Services has tested positive for coronavirus, the department announced Monday evening.The part-time → Read More

First coronavirus case found in Ohio prisons

Hours after Gov. Mike DeWine declared inmates may be safer inside Ohio prisons than outside, the state Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced Sunday night a staff member at Marion Correctional Institution had tested positive for coronavirus.The facility housed more than 2,500 inmates as of last July, according to the prison system’s website.Loved ones of staff and inmates at… → Read More

FDA lifts restrictions on Ohio-based Battelle's mask-sterilizing technology amid coronavirus shortages

Officials are scrambling for N95 masks and other protective equipment for health care workers as the number of COVID-19 cases is expected to spike. → Read More

Coronavirus: FDA provides full OK for Battelle mask-sterilizing technology

By Sunday night, DeWine said federal officials had all-but promised to ease restrictions on a technology to clean and reuse the masks deemed the safest → Read More

Coronavirus: DeWine hopeful of FDA’s full OK for Battelle mask-sterilizing technology

By Sunday night, DeWine said federal officials had all-but promised to ease restrictions on a technology to clean and reuse the masks deemed the safest → Read More

Coronavirus: FDA gives only limited OK to Battelle’s mask-sterilizing technology

By Sunday afternoon, DeWine said federal officials had promised to ease restrictions on a technology to clean and reuse the masks deemed the safest for → Read More