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: Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine says it’s possible Ohio could receive as many as 660,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before the end of December; Dewine on Thursday vetoed legislation that would muzzle the Ohio Department of Health –

ONN Daily: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Number of Level 4 (Purple) counties in Ohio doubles, all but eight counties in the Red as COVID-19 runs rampant through the state; OSU chief says hospitals all over the state are struggling to keep up with

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020

Hospitals already stressed by COVID-19 surge all over the state, but especially in rural hospitals, where an average of one-out-of-two patients is suffering from virus symptoms; Gov. Mike Dewine and his administration prepare for receiving and distributing

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

November accounted for more than 50 percent of the COVID-19 cases reported since the pandemic began, but December may prove to be far deadlier; nurse tells Ohioans “this is no joke” and that hospital workers are being

ONN Daily: Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

Over the weekend, Ohio surpassed grim milestone of 400,000 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic; health systems in northeast, southwest Ohio say they will suspend some elective procedures to cope with surge in virus cases;

ONN Daily: Friday, Nov. 27, 2020

Ohio’s elections chief certifies result of November election, saying vote tallies were safe and accurate; former Health Dept. director Dr. Amy Acton says compassion is more important than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic surges; health officials and

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

Ohio records highest-ever single-day number of deaths on Wednesday, contributing to what has already been the deadliest month of the pandemic, so far; Gov. Mike Dewine says a limited number of vaccines is expected to be released

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

Health system leaders around the state “sound the alarm” about the strain hospitals are already feeling during the COVID-19 surge; those same leaders say elective procedures will likely cease, overflow medical sites will likely not be possible

ONN Daily: Monday, Nov. 23, 2020

Ohio shatters single-day record for new COVID-19 cases with nearly 12,000 reported on Monday; health officials overseeing regional coronavirus hospitalization say the “cannot sound the alarm loudly enough” about what the surge will do to health systems

ONN Daily: Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

Ohio set new daily record of COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 8,808 cases tallied in the previous 24 hours; statewide 10 p.m. curfew was signed into effect on Thursday night, but experts question whether a curfew will

ONN Daily: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

Franklin County becomes the first of Ohio’s 88 counties to be elevated to Level 4 – or purple – on the COVID-19 Public Health Advisory System; at least five major Ohio cities issue stay-at-home advisories as COVID-19

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine says his curfew order is an attempt to institute a slowdown in place of a lockdown, restaurant industry applauds the move; Dewine says number of hospitalizations has quadrupled, number of ICU admissions has tripled

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine announces a 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. curfew that will be put into place for three weeks, beginning on Thursday, to slow spread of COVID-19; Governor’s order is leading to new shortages of toilet

ONN Daily: Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

FBI executes search warrant believed to be tied to energy bill bribery scandal at the home of Ohio’s public utilities chairman; new health order limits gathering at banquets hall to slow the spread of COVID-19 as mass

ONN Daily: Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

Ohio sets startling record high of more-than 8,000 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, beating record of around 7,100 set just yesterday; Gov. Mike Dewine says about 15,000 front-line workers will be the first to receive

ONN Daily: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020

More than three-quarters of Ohio’s 88 counties are at a Level 3 – or Red – on the Public Health Alert System and all of Ohio is considered high-incidence for transmission of the virus; Gov. Mike Dewine

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

Ohio tallies its second-highest record for new cases in a single day on the same day as a primetime address by Gov. Mike Dewine, aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19; hospitals and local governments alike say

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine plans primetime address to all Ohioans as state health department announces a record-setting 6,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day; physicians around the state say hospital resources are being stretched ever-thinner as coronavirus

ONN Daily: Monday, Nov. 9, 2020

Ohio set a new record for COVID-19 cases (around 5,500) on Saturday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to more than 250,000; federal and local officials working to plan for a vaccine say they’re worried not

ONN Daily: Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

More than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, setting yet another daily record for most new cases; Gov. Mike Dewine names new team to lead the Ohio Department of Health in the midst of the pandemic;

ONN Daily: Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

Ohio reports nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as all of the state’s cases are now deemed “high-incidence” areas; Gov. Mike Dewine names new leadership team at Ohio Department of Health, including new director and chief

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

President Donald Trump wins Ohio by an 8-point margin on Tuesday night, but results of nationwide election still too close to call; more than 5.8 million voters casts ballots in the general election, setting a new record

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

Bellwether Ohio seems to be leaning toward Democratic challenger Joe Biden in final poll of the campaign season by Quinnipiac University; voter turnout expected to exceed 75 percent in 2020, topping the 2016 election’s turnout of around

ONN Daily: Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine issues an open letter to Ohio voters, urging them to remember those things that unite us, not the things that divide us; if you still have to return an absentee ballot, election officials urge

ONN Daily: Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine calls on each county to appoint a COVID-19 Prevention Task Force, tells Ohioans that only they can take the measures necessary to correct a spike in coronavirus cases; state’s largest school district and its

ONN Daily: Thursday, October 29, 2020

No Ohio counties elevated to Level 4 – or “purple” – status on Public Health Advisory System, the state reports a record-high for new COVID-19 cases surpassing 3,500; Gov. Mike Dewine asks Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation

ONN Daily: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

With the number of new COVID-19 cases sharply rising, Gov. Mike Dewine warns that Ohioans must take personal responsibility to stop the spread and avoid another shutdown; Ohio’s election chief says boards of elections are following stringent

ONN Daily: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Medical experts express concerns with rising ICU admissions as new COVID-19 cases sharply increase across Ohio; leaders in Cincinnati, Columbus sue the State of Ohio to repeal nuclear plant bailout bill at the center of the state’s

ONN Daily: Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

New COVID-19 cases climbed, over the weekend, by more than 4,000 new individuals – with ICU admissions mounting, as well; Ohio’s U.S. senators sharply dividing over the expected confirmation of Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee; more than

ONN Daily: Friday, October 23, 2020

President Donald Trump, Democratic challenger Joe Biden had relatively civil debate last night – a sharp contrast to the first debate in Cleveland; Trump, Democratic VP pick Sen. Kamala Harris will both stump in Ohio on Saturday,

ONN Daily: Thursday, October 22, 2020

New COVID-19 cases continue to rise sharply in Ohio as hospitals nationwide express concern over being able to handle influx of cases; Ohio has submitted a plan to the CDC on how COVID-19 vaccines would be distributed

ONN Daily: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine warns Ohioans that increasing number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations is beginning to put a strain on medical infrastructure; Ohio Sen. Rob Portman echoes Dewine’s concerns, warning that an increase in cases could jeopardize the

ONN Daily: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine says, as new COVID-19 case numbers skyrocket in Ohio, people need to continue taking basic steps to contain the spread; Dewine says coronavirus vaccine will be distributed evenly across the state, when it arrives;

ONN Daily: Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

Ohio hit an all-time high of more than 2,200 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, mirroring the national high of new cases on the same day; the strike is over for the Central Ohio school district whose teachers

ONN Daily: Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine warns Ohioans not to become lax on health guidelines meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 as new virus cases sharply climb; Ohio Senate introduces bill to remove 10 p.m. alcohol curfew for bars

ONN Daily: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

Ohio now has 29 counties at a Level 3 (red) alert on the Public Health Advisory System, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic; state health department says Ohio sets record for most new COVID-19 cases

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

Ohio State announces second settlement totaling $5.8 million for some students who survived sexual abuse by long-time university Dr. Richard Strauss; survivors of Strauss’ abuse say the scandal is the largest in NCAA history, but doesn’t receive

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

Ohio State announces a second settlement worth $5.8 million to be paid to victims of former university physician Richard Strauss; Ohio surpassed 5,000 deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday, making the virus the seventh-most-likely cause of death

ONN Daily: Monday, Oct. 12, 2020

Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Vice President Mike Pence both make stops in the Buckeye State on Monday as the race for the political bellwether tightens; a 23-year-old OSU student was fatally shot over the weekend during an

ONN Daily: Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine condemns plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor, which FBI officials say was hatched during a meeting in Central Ohio; Franklin County elections officials say nearly 50,000 people received incorrect absentee ballots; federal judge says boards

ONN Daily: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

FBI says plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer involving at least 12 people may have been hatched at a meeting in Dublin in Central Ohio, earlier this year; Ohio Supreme Court election races may not get

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine says he plans to outline next week a plan to provide financial aid to ailing businesses and families hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic; Ohio Democrats blast Secretary of State Frank Larose for refusing to

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

Early voting begins in Ohio and is met with long lines for those hoping to cast their vote in-person; safety measures put in place at local boards of election to help stem the spread of COVID-19; one

ONN Daily: Monday, Oct. 5, 2020

Despite court ruling that would allow him to do so, Ohio’s elections chief directs boards of elections not to place multiple absentee ballot boxes around individual counties; Monday marks deadline to register to vote in the November

ONN Daily: Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

At least two prominent Ohio lawmakers who met with President Donald Trump this week are taking precautions, following his positive COVID-19 test; number of counties at Level 3 on the state’s Public Health Alert system increases for

ONN Daily: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

President Donald Trump, Joe Biden continued their debate-stage sniping as they hit the campaign trail on Wednesday; Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says Trump should release his tax returns, if the New York Times story isn’t

ONN Daily: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020

First debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was largely marked by interruptions and name-calling; protestors gathered outside of the debate venue in Cleveland, remaining largely peaceful; Gov. Mike Dewine voiced his support for

ONN Daily: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020

First presidential debate pitting Donald Trump against Joe Biden to be held in Cleveland, tonight; new safety protocols put in place to make debate safer for candidates, presenter; southwest Ohio lawmakers who failed to get Gov. Mike

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