ONN Daily

From the award-winning newsroom of the Ohio News Network, ONN Daily is a digest of the top headlines from around the State of Ohio. Hear the latest news and sports from around Ohio as told by our news team and our 80+ affiliates in every corner of the state.


ONN Daily: Monday, Sept. 28, 2020

Ohio House Republican whose articles of impeachment against Gov. Mike Dewine failed to gain traction is trying to criminally charge the governor in Clermont County; bombshell report about President Donald Trump’s lack of federal tax payments hits

ONN Daily: Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

Ohio’s elections chief says careful absentee ballot procedures will be more important now than ever before, during this year’s general election; Gov. Mike Dewine says indoor visitation can resume in mid-October at Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted

ONN Daily: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Ohioans joined nationwide protests against a grand jury’s decision in Kentucky that did not charge police officers for the murder of Breonna Taylor; Ohio Senate passes bill that would muzzle Ohio Department of Health regarding statewide pandemic

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Ohio’s attorney general files a lawsuit to block payments tied to the nuclear plant bailout legislation at the center of the state’s largest-ever bribery scandal; Westerville authorities say a body found last week is believed to be

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

President Donald Trump warns that Joe Biden is associated with the “radical left” and downplays 200,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 at campaign stop in Toledo; Gov. Mike Dewine encourages Ohio communities to rethink Halloween celebrations, while municipal

ONN Daily: Monday, Sept. 21, 2020

President Donald Trump holds campaign rallies at airports in Dayton, Toledo on Monday, highlighting Ohio’s importance in upcoming presidential election; Ohio-native who is a producer at C-SPAN reflects on the life of the late Supreme Court Justice

ONN Daily: Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

Return of NFL, college football raises concerns about the spread of COVID-19 connected to the watching of games at bars, at parties; Buckeyes QB Justin Fields says he and his teammates will do whatever it takes to

ONN Daily: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

Fans won’t be allowed at Big Ten football games, at least for now, as part of reinstated season; Ohio State’s marching band will be playing during home games at Ohio Stadium with a number of safety measures

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

Big Ten Board of Commissioners vote to hold eight-game football season this fall, beginning in late October; Ohio State officials say the conference has many more tools in place to keep players safe now than they did

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

Report issued about police misconduct investigation surrounding protests in downtown Columbus, results controversial in large part because officers didn’t cooperate or document incidents; uncertainty surrounding Big Ten fall seasons causes some football players to go pro early;

ONN Daily: Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

Ohio State players, fans anxiously await a vote after the Big Ten Conference met on a possible reinstatement on Sunday; another OSU football player declares for NFL draft as fall football season remains uncertain; six men cited

ONN Daily: Friday, Sept. 11, 2020

New director of Ohio Department of Health announced Thursday, only to have top candidate turn down job hours later; lawmakers introduce proposals to repeal contentious nuclear bailout law tied to bribery scheme; Gov. Mike Dewine says mask

ONN Daily: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine names Dr. Joan Duwve as new director of the Ohio Department of Health; body of missing 3-year-old boy in Toledo found in swimming pool that had already been swept, raising suspicions; Ohio’s attorney

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

Three teenagers charged in connection with shooting death of longtime Cleveland Police officer meeting with informant; lawmakers from six Big Ten states send letter to conference commissioner urging him to reconsider postponement of season; Gov. Mike Dewine

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

Severe storms sweep through central Ohio, downing trees and power lines and leaving thousands without power; Columbus tallies its 100th homicide of the year, leaving the capital city on-track to have a record-worst year; search teams continue

ONN Daily: Monday, Sept. 7, 2020

State health officials urge young adults to celebrate Labor Day Weekend responsibly; northeast Ohio authorities offer growing reward in exchange for information tied to slaying of 25-year police officer in Cleveland; tickets for speeding infractions up 60

ONN Daily: Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

Three arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of veteran Cleveland Police detective, alleged informant; Ohio health officials warn people not to let their guard down over the Labor Day weekend, when it comes to COVID-19 safety;

ONN Daily: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020

University of Dayton tries to wrangle the largest COVID-19 outbreak of any college in the state; Ohio State and Miami University of Ohio also reporting sharp increase in positive coronavirus tests; committee formed to repeal and replace

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020

Lawmakers reconvene at the Ohio Statehouse to begin hearings on nuclear bailout law that most have vowed to repeal and replace; former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder returns as rank-and-file member, draws criticism for not resigning his

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020

Latest data from Ohio Department of Health shows that COVID-19 cases are at their highest since the end of July, largely tied to return to school; Columbus Police say Buckeyes football player was shot in the face

ONN Daily: Monday, August 31, 2020

OSU Defensive End Haskell Garrett shot in the face during weekend altercation, but is expected to make a full recovery; Ohio State’s COVID-19 test positivity rate has jumped from around 1% to nearly 6% in less than

ONN Daily: Friday, August 28, 2020

Ohio’s public health advisory map is increasingly yellow and orange – levels 1 and 2 – and less red – level 3 – as mask mandates and other health orders begin to take effect; Gov. Mike Dewine

ONN Daily: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Hundreds of Ohioans travel to Texas, Louisiana and other locations impacted by the landfall of Hurricane Laura to offer their help; athletes in the NBA, MLB and other organizations refuse to play as a protest to police

ONN Daily: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine personally responds to impeachment effort against him, saying “have at it”; Ohio State University says 92 students and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 1; amid Ohio’s largest-ever bribery scandal, counties that

ONN Daily: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Comments by Ohio House Speaker indicate articles of impeachment introduced by GOP lawmaker against Gov. Mike Dewine unlikey to see a vote; live performances at theatres allowed to go forward with health and safety guidelines; more than

ONN Daily: Monday, August 24, 2020

Three Ohio Republicans introduce articles of impeachment against Gov. Mike Dewine, saying his response to the COVID-19 pandemic violates the U.S. and Ohio constitutions; Dewine spokesman says the governor is focused on saving lives, while the top

ONN Daily: Friday, August 21, 2020

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted implores parents and students to follow health and safety guidelines if they want to fall sports season to go forward, as planned; Ohio Sen. Rob Portman part of the Senate panel questioning U.S.

ONN Daily: Thursday, August 20, 2020

Dewine Administration releases guidelines for limiting the number of spectators at student sporting events, this fall; OHSAA says it anticipates COVID-19 outbreaks related to athletic activities, this fall, but they expect each school to enforce policies to

ONN Daily: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine says that school athletics can proceed with certain health guidelines in the fall; OHSAA praises Dewine’s decision, outline what modified regular season will look like; COVID-19 cases trending down in urban areas, hotspots appearing

ONN Daily: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine laid out health guidelines to allow fall sports to continue with limited spectators; top 10 counties with highest per-capita COVID-19 infection rates are now in rural Ohio; former Ohio Gov. John Kasich calls Americans

ONN Daily: Monday, August 17, 2020

At least 24 people shot, four fatally, in a string of violent incidents in Cincinnati, over the weekend; Ohio Department of Health say face shields are not an adequate substitute for masks, especially where K-12 schools are

ONN Daily: Friday, August 14, 2020

Columbus superintendent says there are too many unknowns to have extracurricular activities, including sports, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic; Chillicothe Schools in southern Ohio report first coronavirus case just four days after classes reconvened; Gov. Mike Dewine set

ONN Daily: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Buckeyes Head Football Coach Ryan Day says he is doing everything to make sure his “once-in-a-lifetime,” championship-caliber team gets a chance to play some form of football season; Columbus City Schools says it will suspend athletics and

ONN Daily: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Top brass of Ohio State Buckeyes says they’re disappointed the Big Ten Conference decided to postpone fall sports season, but will work to make sure they play in the fall; Gov. Mike Dewine gives clearer picture of

ONN Daily: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Big Ten Conference announces cancellation of fall sports season, entertains notion of holding season in the spring; Ohio House Democrats enter formal protest of passage of House Bill 6, the controversial law at the center of the

ONN Daily: Monday, August 10, 2020

Big Ten Conference expected to announce cancellation of fall sports on Tuesday after anonymous sources say Board of Presidents voted 12-2 to cancel over COVID-19 fears; rollercoaster day of positive and then negative COVID-19 tests for Gov.

ONN Daily: Friday, August 7, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine tests negative for COVID-19 in a follow-up test after receiving a false positive yesterday morning; critics of Dewine’s public health orders use opportunity to bash mask mandates, testing technology; new public health alert maps

ONN Daily: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine tests positive for COVID-19 but is asymptomatic; President Donald Trump pays Ohio a visit for the 16th time, cementing importance of battleground state in November; first court appearance delayed as ousted House Speaker Larry

ONN Daily: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Judge upholds Gov. Mike Dewine’s coronavirus-related health order restricting the sale of alcohol at bars and restaurants after 10 p.m.; gun safety bill introduced in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton in August 2019 has

ONN Daily: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Today marks one year since a gunman killed nine people in Dayton’s entertainment district before being fatally shot by police officers; Gov. Mike Dewine calls on the Ohio General Assembly to finally act on gun safety measures

ONN Daily: Monday, August 3, 2020

Ohio lawmakers wade through murky issue of how – or if – they should repeal and replace a nuclear plant bailout law at the center of the state’s $60 million bribery scandal; outbreak of the coronavirus reported

ONN Daily: Friday, July 31, 2020

Former Ohio Supreme Court justice, four-term State Rep. Bob Cupp selected to be the next Speaker of the Ohio House, following Larry Householder’s ouster on Thursday; Ohio Liquor Control Commission acts on Gov. Mike Dewine’s request to

ONN Daily: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Ohio House votes unanimously to remove Larry Householder from speaker role, vote hours later to install former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bob Cupp as the new speaker; Gov. Mike Dewine pushes to limit liquor sales after 10

ONN Daily: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

House Republicans informally vote to remove Speaker Larry Householder from leadership role, set official vote for Thursday; opinion issued by Ohio’s attorney general could derail efforts to remove Householder from position; Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that Ohio

ONN Daily: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine issues health order that would limits this year’s county fairs to junior fair events only; legislation to put an end to dark money political contributions gains steam as Ohio House Republicans debate ousting Speaker

ONN Daily: Monday, July 27, 2020

Possible replacements for Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder are being named, but Householder still says he will not resign; steps being taken today to repeal House Bill 6, the legislation at the center of the state’s largest-ever

ONN Daily: Friday, July 24, 2020

CEO of First Energy Corp. responds to news that it played a central role in the largest-ever bribery scandal in Ohio’s history; Gov. Mike Dewine reverses course on controversial House Bill 6, calls on Ohio General Assembly

ONN Daily: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Twenty-three Ohio counties now at a Level 3 public health alert related to COVID-19, up from 19 last week; statewide mask mandate goes into effect at 6 p.m.; lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling

ONN Daily: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine issues statewide mask mandate that will go into effect at 6 p.m. on Thursday, says it’s the best way to stem the spread of COVID-19; Ohio House Democrats to introduce House Bill 6, the

ONN Daily: Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and a number of his associates have been charged in connection with a $61 million bribery scheme that sought to ensure the passage of a bailout of Ohio’s nuclear power plants; his

ONN Daily: Monday, July 20, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine appears on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to discuss the possibility of a mask mandate being put into place, statewide; some friction between protestors at the Ohio Statehouse over the weekend; nursing homes allow outdoor

ONN Daily: Friday, July 17, 2020

Nineteen Ohio counties now under a Level 3 public health advisory, meaning more than 60 percent of Ohioans are now required to wear a mask in public; Gov. Mike Dewine vetoes legislation passed by lawmakers in his

ONN Daily: Thursday, July 16, 2020

Nineteen Ohio counties now at a Level 3 – or red – public health alert, but no counties have been elevated to a COVID-19 health emergency; Gov. Mike Dewine’s rare evening address on Wednesday night amounted to

ONN Daily: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

In atypical evening address, Gov. Mike Dewine does not issue new health orders, but warns Ohioans not to relax measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic; extremely hot days dominating the forecast in Ohio, with more 90-degree-plus stays

ONN Daily: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Rumors of abuse by a former Chillicothe Boy Scout troop leader confirmed by the suspect in question, but Ohio’s attorney general says the statute of limitations may have passed; Ohio’s teacher unions blast Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

ONN Daily: Monday, July 13, 2020

Columbus recorded another violent weekend, with teenagers and other young people among the victims; northern Ohio army veteran dies at age 37 from COVID-19 and his friends say young people should see his death as a warning;

ONN Daily: Friday, July 10, 2020

Expanded public mask mandates may be difficult to enforce; in southwest Ohio, the sheriff of Butler County says he won’t enforce mask mandate; athletics officials speculate about what the fall Big Ten schedule will look like, now

ONN Daily: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Twelve Ohio counties now under a Level 3 health alert as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase in the state, three nearing a Level 4 emergency; Ohio State and Ohio University say student athletes have tested positive for