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Idaho march brings college athletes, officers together

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Tommy Togiai could hear the emotion in his teammates' voices, see it in their eyes, even on a computer screen. The Ohio State defensive tackle felt it, too, in the days after George Floyd's death while in the custody of Minneapolis police.
The Buckeyes were planning a protest march. At home in Pocatello, Idaho, Togiai could not ... (full story)

Gov: New color-coded alert system can help Ohio fight virus

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio is using a new color-coded, county-by-county coronavirus alert and advisory system to assess which areas may be seeing flare-ups of cases and should take additional precautions, Gov. Mike DeWine said as he also announced much-awaited guidance for reopening schools.
The alert system, begun Thursday, Jul ... (full story)

New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000

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COLUMBUS (AP) — The number of prison inmates testing positive for the coronavirus soared well past the 50,000 mark last month, as recent outbreaks threatened to undo control measures put in place earlier in the pandemic.
At the end of June, the total number of coronavirus cases among prisoners had reached at least 52,649, ... (full story)

OSU engineer says smartphones would help in COVID tracking

The typical smartphone in the pocket or bag of any central Ohioan could prove instrumental in the tracking of the coronavirus as the Buckeye State experiences an increase in the number of reported cases in recent weeks.
According to Ohio State University computer science and engineering professor Dong Xuan, the signals sent to a ... (full story)

LGBTQ+ rights in Ohio: A changing landscape in the workplace

Since the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage, lawmakers and advocacy groups have continued to focus on issues of LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace and other venues. This led to the June 15, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision in three consolidated sexual orientation and gend ... (full story)