Randy Ludlow, The Columbus Dispatch

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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Randy:

Ohio won’t meet testing required to spot possible coronavirus recurrences

Ohio does not anticipate a dramatic increase in coronavirus testing this month even as the state is on alert for spikes in infections after largely → Read More

Ohio falls short of testing hopes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio does not anticipate a dramatic increase in coronavirus testing this month even as the state is on alert for spikes in infection → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: DeWine ’fully intends’ to reopen schools this year

Gov. Mike DeWine indicates Ohio museums and zoos will get the go-ahead to reopen. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: DeWine ’fully intends’ to reopen schools this year

Gov. Mike DeWine indicates Ohio museums and zoos will get the go-ahead to reopen. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: DeWine ’fully intends’ to reopen schools this year

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday state officials "fully intend to have school in the fall," but stopped short of announcing that schools will → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: DeWine ’fully intends’ to reopen schools later this year

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday state officials "fully intend to have school in the fall," but stopped short of annoucing schools will reopen to students late this summer as coronavirus remains a risk."Our goal is to have kids in the classroom," he said, adding if that classrooms are opened, the starting dates are up to local school officials. Coronavirus guidelines for classrooms are being… → Read More

Union leaders: Rather than cut state workers’ pay, how about that rainy day fund?

Gov. Mike DeWine is entertaining the notion of dramatically drawing down, if not draining, the $2.7 billion rainy day fund to offset a huge hole in the → Read More

Coronavirus: Ohio cutting pay for supervisors, seeking trims for union workers, too

The state is imposing salary reductions on non-union employees and asking bargaining units for union workers to consider pay cuts or a freeze to deal with → Read More

Ohio cutting pay for supervisors, seeking trims for union workers

The state is imposing salary reductions on nonunion employees and asking bargaining units for union workers to consider pay cuts or a freeze to deal with a → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: New cases remain steady as state badly misses testing goal

Ohio’s pace of coronavirus testing -- billed by Gov. Mike DeWine as a “key to protecting Ohioans” amid the reopening of the virus-shattered economy -- remains dramatically short of the state’s goal.On April 24, DeWine announced a “breakthrough” -- the increased availability of Ohio-produced swabs and reagent solution to analyze samples -- would permit up to 22,000 tests a day by late May.While… → Read More

Coronavirus: Gov. DeWine address high minority illness rate

Bowling alleys, banquet halls and others get reopening dates. → Read More

Coronavirus: Gov. DeWine address high minority illness rate

Bowling alleys, banquet halls and others get reopening dates. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Daily cases jump markedly as bowling alleys, banquet halls get OK to reopen

Gov. Mike DeWine also pledged to address the virus’ disproportionate impact on African Americans. Blacks account for 26% of statewide virus → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Daily cases jump markedly as businesses continue to come on line

With Ohio’s halting steps toward normalcy advancing amid an untamed pandemic, state health officials reported a higher-than-usual 731 coronavirus infections and an additional 55 deaths on Thursday.The additions boosted Ohio’s total confirmed and probable virus cases to 30,167 and escalated the COVID-19 death toll to 1,836 as the state resuscitates its virus-racked economy.The 731 new cases were… → Read More

Read Dr. Amy Acton’s advisory lifting stay-at-home restrictions — with plea to save lives

State Health Director Dr. Amy Acton signed a measure Wednesday evening pleading with Ohioans to help save the lives of loved ones -- and strangers -- as → Read More

Read Dr. Amy Acton’s advisory lifting stay-at-home restrictions — with plea to save lives

State Health Director Dr. Amy Acton signed a measure Wednesday evening pleading with Ohioans to help save the lives of loved ones -- and strangers -- as → Read More

Sherrod Brown: GOP favoring corporations over worker health during coronavirus

Democrat U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown accuses ruling Republicans of placing an economic rebound and corporate profits above employee safety as millions return → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Number of cases remain steady; data breach afflicts unemployment system

Ohio’s slammed and outdated unemployment compensation system has a new problem -- exposure of the Social Security numbers of some individuals who → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Number of cases remain steady as reopening advances

State health officials reported 484 new coronavirus cases and 61 more deaths Wednesday as the pandemic in Ohio has edged past the 10-week mark and the → Read More

Social Security numbers exposed in Ohio’s new unemployment system

The Social Security numbers of individuals who filed for federal supplemental unemployment compensation through a new state system were exposed late last → Read More