Top Leaders In Ohio Senate Under Quarantine After Positive COVID-19 Test Among Their Ranks

(from left to right) Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) and Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina), February 2019
(from left to right) Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) and Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina), in February 2019. [Andy Chow/ Statehouse News Bureau]
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State Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House), the Ohio Senate President Pro Tempore, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Peterson, along with Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) have placed themselves under quarantine.

A spokesperson for the Senate Majority Caucus said Peterson is doing "OK." Peterson even participated in Monday's virtual meeting of the Ohio Controlling Board, which ultimately denied a request from Secretary of State Frank LaRose to pay the postage on Ohio’s mail-in ballots.

Obhof put himself under quarantine because he had a brief interaction with Peterson during an outdoor event last week. A spokesperson said Obhof's quarantine is out of an abundance of caution.

State Sens. Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) and Frank Hoagland (R-Mingo Junction) have also tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year.

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