Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The Centers for Disease Control reports Ohio has the lowest rate of vaccinating children against measles in the country.
Federal officials say Ohio had more than 300 reported measles cases last year – more than any other state.
Health officials say the Ohio outbreak that helped push the number of U.S. measles cases to a two-decade high appears to have ended.
The Ohio Department of Health is urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year.
In a handful of counties northeast of Columbus public health officials are traveling back roads and setting up clinics in churches and town halls. Theyâ€™re trying to contain a measles outbreak among the mostly unvaccinated Amish community.