Leila Goldstein

Leila Goldstein is a reporter and producer for WYSO. Before coming to WYSO she interned with Marketplace where her reporting focused on business and technology, from financial tech tools for domestic workers to the hidden world of online returns. She has also interned with New Hampshire Public Radio, and has produced pieces for NPR, Wyoming Public Media, Wondery, and the Coney Island History Project.

Prior to her work in radio she taught ESOL in New York City and Banda Aceh, Indonesia. She’s a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and Oberlin College. Leila grew up in Northern Virginia and has family roots in Dayton.


Ohio has lifted its statewide curfew because the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has stayed below 2,500 for seven consecutive days, Gov. Mike DeWine announced at his coronavirus briefing Thursday. He said a curfew may be reinstated in the future, in particular if cases climb due to more contagious variants of the virus.

“It’s very important for us to continue to do what we've been doing,” he said. “Let's get the vaccine in our arms as quick as we can. But at the same time, we've got to continue to wear a mask. We've got to continue to keep the distancing.”

Ohio’s 10 p.m. curfew could be shifted to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced at his Tuesday coronavirus briefing. The state will follow a new metric for determining the statewide curfew based on hospitalization rates, he said.

Gov. Mike DeWine issued a 21-day curfew in Ohio during his Tuesday coronavirus briefing. The curfew will begin on Thursday, and is in effect nightly from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Retail establishments need to be closed and people need to be at home during the curfew period, the governor said.

“The bad news is that our situation in Ohio is deteriorating,” DeWine said. “We see more and more cases, more and more people in the hospital. We've got to turn this thing around.”

The Ohio Department of Health reported 685 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest number of cases reported since Sept. 8. The state’s 21-day average continues to stay around 1,000 cases, with a slight downward trend.

On Tuesday Ohio reported 145,850 total COVID-19 cases and 4,635 deaths. The state has had 14,899 hospitalizations and 3,210 ICU admissions.

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Ohio's adult day care and senior centers may begin reopening Sept. 21 at a reduced capacity, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. Those facilities have been closed since March 23.

Doctors from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center say that Latina and Black pregnant women in their hospitals are testing positive for COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates. They looked at cases from the 14 hospitals covered by the medical center’s neonatology division, stretching from the Dayton area to Northern Kentucky. 

A peaceful protest turned into a skirmish with police officers in downtown Dayton, as hundreds gathered to protest the death of George Floyd.

Around 400 people gathered midday Saturday to protest police violence against Black people. Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd down with his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.