Press "Enter" to skip to content

1 in 6 Ohio districts ask to add extra seating for sports

Wilmington News-Journal – Associated Press |

About one in six Ohio school districts asked the state for permission to add additional spectators for fall sporting events, exceeding the limits set by Gov. Mike DeWine in last month’s sports order, records show.

The Health Department approved all requests quickly, often the same day it received them, although some local departments reduced districts’ requests before they went to the state for approval, according to district requests and the state’s responses, obtained by The Associated Press through the open records law.