Mask mandate, church and employment

Good morning, Ohio. Here’s what you need to know today.

Your Weather Planner

The chilly may be a bit of a shock as you head out the door this morning after our warm weekend. Expect temperatures to be hovering in the lower 30s early today and reach only into the middle to upper 40s this afternoon. There will be a little sunshine at times, but generally, there will be more clouds than sun through the day.


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Around Ohio

1. Columbus officially ends its COVID-19 mask mandate

Columbus City Council repealed an ordinance requiring face coverings Monday and Mayor Andrew Ginther gave his signature, bringing an end to the last mask mandate from a major Ohio city.

2. Cleveland church celebrates 10th anniversary of ‘miracle’ reopening

The St. Casimir church was built by Polish immigrants and first opened its doors in 1918. When the Cleveland Diocese ordered its doors closed in 2009, the one thing parishioners could do was pray. 

3. New organization gives hope to their community 

With many job openings right now, one may think that people would be jumping on those opportunities. But it’s been a challenge for those who don’t have the resources or means to get the job they want.   

Around the Nation

1. Study: ‘Strong evidence’ even mild COVID-19 has lasting impact on the brain

2. Americans can now order another round of free COVID tests

3. VP Harris announces Biden admin. actions to make public transit, school bus fleets greener

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Ohio Fun Fact

The statewide snowstorm of 2008 was a record setting event that occurred on Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8, 2008. While the event has been called the Blizzard of 2008, technically the storm did not have sustained winds of at least 35 miles per hour, a requirement of a blizzard. Columbus had a total snow accumulation of 20.4 inches, surpassing the city’s earlier snow record of 15.3 inches, which was set in February 1910. Cleveland and Cincinnati received approximately 12 inches of snow.

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