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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Randy:

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine expects two things in 2022: A GOP primary and a win

Governor also arranging State of the State address after skipping last year. → Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine fears increasing COVID-19 numbers signal potential surge in Ohio

Governor also has instructed his legal team to dissect Senate Bill 22 for possible lawsuit to invalidate pending health orders law. → Read More

President Joe Biden in Ohio: COVID-19 stimulus boosts health care for Americans

President Joe Biden toured the James Cancer Center at Ohio State University on Wednesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. → Read More

Many state employees in Ohio would get largest raise in more than decade under new contract

Tentative contract agreement calls for 9% raise over three years for 27,000 union employees. → Read More

President Joe Biden to focus on health care in Ohio State University visit Tuesday

Tuesday's visit marks President Joe Biden's first to Ohio as president. → Read More

After months of decline, Ohio COVID-19 cases not dropping this week

This week's Ohio coronavirus numbers are nearly identical to last week. → Read More

Ohio Supreme Court chief justice asks lawmakers to investigate state prison abuse claims

Two inmates at Madison Correctional Institution claim physical and other abuse at hands of corrections officers. → Read More

President Joe Biden to visit Ohio on tour backing American Rescue Plan

Joe Biden will make his first visit to Ohio as president early next week. → Read More

Sunshine Week: Public records allow Ohioans to ferret out fact, call out fiction

Sunday marks the annual observance of the News Leaders Association's Sunshine Week, underscoring the vital value of open government and access to public records and meetings. → Read More

'It's a constant tension:' Gov. Mike DeWine explains why he broadened Ohio's COVID-19 vaccine pool to 50+

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wasn't planning to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on Monday until health commissioners suggested it. → Read More

Ohio won't soon follow Texas, Mississippi in lifting mask mandate, COVID-19 business restrictions

Gov. Mike DeWine believes masks, business restrictions can help prevent another coronavirus surge. → Read More

Ohio changes COVID-19 death reporting, will result in delayed but more accurate death count

The change in systems will delay reporting of deaths, which will be disclosed to public only twice a week. → Read More

DeWine seeks budget money for 'more compassionate' foster care, adoption services for children

The governor again is seeking a major increase in state spending on children services. → Read More

Ohio officials: More-contagious COVID-19 variant could be cropping up in every county

DeWine warns providers to be ready for 90,000 possible Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses late next week. → Read More

Ohio will relax COVID-19 crowd limits on indoor, outdoor events with spring nearing

Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval would mean 91,000 first-week shots for Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine says. → Read More

New $1 billion-plus Columbus Innovation District to pursue gene, cell therapies, other research

Ohio State University, Nationwide Children's Hospital and JobsOhio band together for research. → Read More

Ohio's online COVID-19 vaccination appointment site still remains weeks away

Gov. Mike DeWine originally had talked of hopes the state online appointment portal would be on line by Sunday. → Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine turns to Ohio budget in bid to toughen prison sentences for felons with guns

DeWine also wants warrants entered more quickly into police databases and the power to seal records for those granted unconditional pardons. → Read More

'I wish Republican members would show some spine': Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown says GOP colleagues fear Trump, his base

"I wish Republican members would show some spine and vote what they know and see," says Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. → Read More

CVS website wrongly blocks Ohioans ages 65 to 69 from making COVID-19 vaccination appointments

The Ohio Department of Health notified CVS to fix the problem. → Read More