K-12

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WBNS-TV, Columbus

There are now more than a dozen COVID-19 cases confirmed in the state, including one in Summit County.  That's eight more than Thursday, and 159 Ohions are being tested. 

At a press conference Friday, Gov. Mike DeWine confirmed four cases have been diagnosed at the Cleveland Clinic, and four others at UC Health in the Cincinnati area. 

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton said the age range is from 34 to 66 years old. The median age of those affected is 48 years old.  

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SHUTTERSTOCK

Updated Friday, March 13 at 5:38 a.m. 

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DAN KONIK / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ahead of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s first State of the State speech, a progressive-leaning coalition of health and human service organizations and labor unions said Ohio is falling behind the rest of the nation in some key areas. The One Ohio Now report said the state has not invested enough in schools, health and community safety. 

AMANDA RABINOWITZ / WKSU public radio

For the second time in the last two years, a bill in the Ohio Legislature would push back the start date for K-12 schools until after Labor Day. A new survey, funded by the Ohio Travel Association, shows voters support that plan.