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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative for COVID-19 on second test

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for the Coronavirus only hours after he announced that he tested positive. DeWine announced the negative test results on social media yesterday evening. According to his official Twitter account, DeWine was administered a Polymerase chain reaction test. The rapid test looks for genetic material specific to the virus that caused COVID-19. DeWine says the tests are extremely sensitive. The tests for Gov. DeWine, the First Lady Fran DeWine and members of the staff were run twice, both times coming back negative. PCR testing has been used more than 1.6 million times in...

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Fugitive arrested in Scio as suspect in fatal Akron shooting

The U.S. Marshal Service tracked a wanted fugitive to Scio on Monday and were able to make an arrest. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office assisted in serving a warrant at 302 West Main Street for 24-year-old Charles Deel. Deel was wanted as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Akron. According to Sheriff Joe Myers, Deel threatened his own life as the fugitive task force entered the home, but after a 30-minute negotiation, he came out of the house. Neighboring residents were evacuated during the standoff, and main street was...

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Masks mandated in Ohio for all K-12 students in the classroom this fall

All students in Ohio’s classrooms are mandated to wear masks this fall, Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday. DeWine said he will be signing the Ohio Department of Health the order mandating mask wearing for students in K-12 under the guidance of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association and Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ohio’s mask mandate had previously only applied to children 10 years of age and older. Exceptions to the mask mandate include: children under the age of 2children who cannot remove a face covering without assistancechildren with significant behavioral/psychological issue undergoing treatment that is exacerbated...

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