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COVID headlines across the United States have been pretty consistent over the last few weeks, as hospitals are becoming overwhelmed with patients, with the delta variant tearing through the country. Here locally, it’s much of the same, as Lima Memorial Health System says that about half of t… More >>

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Latta was vaccinated against the virus and is not showing any symptoms. He announced that he contracted the virus after he was exposed to someone who also tested positive. He said that he will quarantine and follow CDC guidelines.  Latta's tweet about him being positive came shortly after Co… More >>

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Everyone over the age of 2 years old is advised to wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status, when in indoor public places or outdoors in crowded settings. The health organization says that universal masking in schools, businesses, and social settings will help slow the spread of COVID-19. More >>

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Several months ago, the Lima Public Library agreed to be part of a statewide initiative for libraries to provide free rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits. There wasn't a high demand for the tests at first but as of late, they've had problems keeping up with the community's need for the kits. Th… More >>

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The blood shortage that started before the pandemic continues and the Red Cross is looking for a few volunteers to lend an arm to save a life. In recent weeks, the organization has seen blood donor turnout drop ten percent while hospital demand continues to be larger than the donations comin… More >>

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Allen County Health Commissioner Kathy Luhn adds, “People need to understand that our recommendations are flowing off of what we are experiencing. I know it can be confusing for people, first we were saying “if you are fully vaccinated you didn’t need to wear a mask”. Right now, regardless o… More >>

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Findlay's mayor says that the city is keeping a close eye on the COVID situation in Hancock County. Mayor Christina Muryn says that they have been in constant communication with the Blanchard Valley Health System to get updates.  More >>

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A bill introduced by Ohio Republican Senator Andrew Brenner would prohibit state boards of education, the Ministry of Education, or school districts from requiring students, teachers, or other employees to wear face covers in public education. This includes face-to-face instruction or extrac… More >>

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Every county in the state is considered high incidence, that is because of the rise of the Delta Variant. On August 18th there were 3,303 new cases which is the highest one-day increase since February of this year. This increase is not just affecting large urban areas, but smaller rural area… More >>

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Mercy Health St. Rita's and Lima Memorial Hospital have both reported increasing numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past few weeks. The delta variant is one cause of the increase, according to both health systems. Both hospitals are recommending that everyone stay safe by following … More >>

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In his first coronavirus briefing in six weeks, DeWine laid out what Ohio looks like with the emergence of the Delta variant. The most recent data on coronavirus testing says that 86% of all samples were the delta variant. Officials say there are two Ohio's, the one that is vaccinated and th… More >>

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Although last week's one million dollar winner is from Findlay, this week's winner is Esperanza Diaz who is from Cincinnati. Taking home the fifth full-ride scholarship is Sydney Daum from Brecksville in Cuyahoga County. After five weeks of drawings, more than three million people around the… More >>

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As of this afternoon, just over 5 and a half million Ohioans have gotten at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Mike DeWine announced the vaccine lottery on May 12th and there was a spike in vaccinations for a few days but that has leveled out. Locally at Allen County Public H… More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine said he will not require anyone to be vaccinated, but he is pushing students, both athletes and not, to get vaccinated so they can enjoy the entire season of their sports and the entire school year. According to Ohio's vaccine dashboard, 12% of kids under 19 years old ha… More >>

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With Thursday's announcement, the state regulations regarding visitation to nursing homes and assisted living facilities are also lifted beginning June 18th. You will no longer need to schedule visits. It will no longer be a state requirement nor will be a state requirement that you can only… More >>

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Wednesday evening was the fourth drawing of the Vax-A-Million giveaway, a public outreach campaign meant to incentivize people to get out and get the COVID vaccine. The winner of a million dollars was Suzanne Ward of Findlay. The winner of a full ride 4-year scholarship to an Ohio public uni… More >>

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The Delta variant was first seen in India in late 2020. It is considered to be more contagious than the original strain, but it is not any more severe. According to the Center for Disease Control, the new variant makes up about 6% of the infections in the United States, one month ago that nu… More >>

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Allen County Commissioners holding their 1st “open” agenda meeting with many still attending by “virtual” means. There is legislation that had been passed by the Ohio legislature allowing “virtual” means to be used to continue operations of state and local government due to the pandemic. All… More >>

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The proposed house bill would block employers from mandating vaccinations and allow any Ohioans to skip vaccinations if they declare they don't want the shot. Plus, it would repeal requirements for college students to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B and Meningitis before they live in a dor… More >>