Ohio COVID, Vaccine News

Ohio AG Announces Plan To Challenge Biden Vax Mandate

Ohio's attorney general says he will sue President Joe Biden over the federal vaccine mandate.

AG Dave Yost is joining the attorneys general in Kentucky and Tennessee in planning a lawsuit over the government requirement that businesses with 100 or more workers require employees to either get vaccinated or test weekly for COVID.

The Republican took to Twitter to announce he plans to challenge the mandate in court.

DeWine Holds COVID-19 News Briefing

Governor Mike DeWine gave an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio.

Yesterday's briefing was his first since he and his wife Fran were exposed to the virus by staff members. Both have since tested negative.

DeWine says now that the FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children between the ages of five and eleven, the younger age group will be eligible for Ohio's Vax-A-Million incentive program.

Latest COVID Figures In Ohio

More than 4,400 new COVID-19 cases were reported across Ohio Thursday. That brings the statewide total since the pandemic began to 1,560,695. The death toll remains at 24,763, after 236 new cases were reported Tuesday. Nearly 6,500,000 Ohioans have had at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.

Funeral Tomorrow For Franklin Co. Deputy Who Died Of COVID

A Franklin County deputy who died from COVID-19 will be laid to rest today.

Funeral services for Deputy Billy Ihrig are set for 11 a.m. at Union Cemetery in Columbus. He passed away last week at the age of 52.

Ihrig joined the Sheriff's Department in 2004, following a 13-year stint with the U.S. Marine Corps.

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