Ohio National Guard

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a member of the Ohio National Guard after federal officials, Gov. Mike DeWine says, revealed information they say indicates the guard member expressed white supremacist ideology online before being deployed to assist with protest security in Washington, D.C.

In his regular coronavirus briefing Friday, DeWine told reporters the unidentified guard member is suspended from all missions as the investigation continues.

Gov. Mike DeWine is calling the Ohio National Guard into service after three days of violent protests in downtown Columbus.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced a city-wide curfew from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. beginning Saturday. Anyone on the streets past then can be arrested, he said. 

Gov. Mike DeWine has called the Ohio National Guard in to help with protests in Columbus. And the city's mayor, Andrew Ginther, has imposed a curfew beginning at 10 p.m. that will last until 6 a.m., which he says could be extended if warranted.

Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker / 180th Fighter Wing Ohio National Guard

Updated May 6, 2020 10:25 a.m.

The Ohio Air National Guard is following its peers in Indiana and Kentucky by scheduling a series of flyovers across the state this week. The "flybys" are similar to those occurring in cities like New York and Washington D.C. by the famed Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration teams.

freestore foodbank distribution
Courtesy of Kurt Reiber, CEO Freestore Foodbank

Tens of thousands of hungry families feeling the strain of unemployment due to the coronavirus are turning to food banks for help. The Freestore Foodbank, one of the largest emergency food providers in the Tri-State area, says their organization is working hard to keep up with the demand. The organization says it is spending five times what it normally spends on food distribution.

Courtesy of the / City of Cincinnati

Updated 4/2/2020 at 5:00 pm: The Ohio National Guard will begin work soon to temporarily convert part of the Duke Energy Convention Center into a hospital as part of the coronavirus pandemic.

Provided / Freestore Foodbank

Ohio National Guard members are working at three Southwest Ohio food banks, stepping into the roles normally filled by volunteers. Governor Mike DeWine activated the Guard last week in light of the coronavirus pandemic.