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The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and others in their re… More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine speaks with members of the Ohio Hospital Association to get an update on COVID-19 hospitalizations throughout the state. More than 4,100 people are currently in the hospital with coronavirus-related symptoms, including more than one thousand on intensive care units and m… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, there were nearly 12,000 new cases reported today, but Governor DeWine says that number is misleading because two health systems in the state couldn't report their numbers for two days and they were added into today's total. The department of health also says there … More >>

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Even though the coronavirus numbers have spiked in recent weeks, Ohio’s unemployment numbers have fallen. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services the statewide October unemployment rates are at 5.6%, which is down from the 8.3% in September and the 17.3% in April at the s… More >>

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There has been a lot of promising news in the last couple of weeks about having a vaccine that could protect against COVID-19.  Drug company, Pfizer, applied for emergency approval of their vaccine with the United States’ Food and Drug Administration.   The company says that their studies sh… More >>

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Senate Bill 311 inches closer to becoming a law after passing the Ohio House on Thursday. The bill narrowly passed through the Senate in September.State Sen. Rob McColley introduced the bill after Stay-at-Home orders were issued at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ohio health dire… More >>

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As the curfew is will go into effect, it will affect local musicians who receive income from performing at local bars and restaurants. One local musician Chris Brokamp had an upcoming performance at Zinum 12, which has been canceled as the bar has canceled all upcoming performances during th… More >>

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Since March, the affects of the pandemic have weighed down on people,  many feeling isolated from loved ones. One time of year that people may be feeling that the most is throughout the holiday season, as people may not be meeting in the same way as they usually do because of COVID-19. More >>

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Gov. DeWine is hopeful with the news of vaccines on the way, but to bridge the gap of getting to that point, he says he has to take action.DeWine has put a curfew in place beginning Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. It will go on for 21 days. DeWine's reasoning is that while masks and distanci… More >>

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While the "wait-and-see" travel trend continues, AAA says we can expect a decrease in people traveling for thanksgiving this year.AAA is projecting a 9 percent drop in people traveling, down from the 2.3 million that traveled in 2019. Although a decrease in travel, there still will be many p… More >>

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The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be moving to remote learning until the middle of January. Starting November 16, Marimor school will be doing all their classes through zoom until January 19th.  School employees will be also doing home visits to assist families, dropp… More >>

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Ohio's Department of Job and Family Services says initial claims for unemployment compensation continue to rise along with the state's number of coronavirus cases.  For the week ending November 7th, there were 21,868 Ohioans filed claims for unemployment.   That is a 3% from the previous wee… More >>

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center remains committed to the health and safety of our patients, associates and community. As we continue to focus on the safety of those we serve and who serve our ministry, the medical center has updated our restrictions to allow limited visitors on site.  More >>

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The Lima City Schools Food Service Department recently got a “No Hungry Kid School Nutrition” grant from the Children’s Hunger Alliance. The $24,000 grant was used toward creating a more cautious lunchtime at Heritage Elementary School and North Middle School. Additional lunch tables were pu… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, there were 35 new deaths and a record 7,100 new cases. 286 people were hospitalized and 21 patients were placed in the ICU. The department of health says there were 195,000 people presumed recovered from the coronavirus. More >>

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The American Legion Post 96 welcomed area veterans to celebrate and remember the men and women who have served in the armed forces. One of the vice commanders of the post says what's different this year is the loss of a few veterans to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their memory is what he says he's… More >>

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As for our statewide numbers, there were 76 new deaths and nearly 5,900 new cases today, which is the second-highest number of new daily cases since setting the record yesterday with 6,500. There were 253 people hospitalized and 36 patients were placed in the ICU. The department of health sa… More >>

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"I’m just impressed because our students do this whole thing," Will Snyder said, principal of the school. "They put it together. They build it from the ground up. And to have to do something new is—I’m just really impressed with what they’re doing and really proud to be a redskin." More >>

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The generators are now placed in 15 different buildings in Allen County, and while they are helping with the sanitizing, those with the county stress that the generators are not replacing CDC guidelines and practices that are already in effect. The idea behind having the generators inside is… More >>

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DeWine did not hold a coronavirus briefing Tuesday. Instead, he will wait until Wednesday to talk about the critical stage Ohio is in battling COVID-19. The state's 13 highest numbers for new daily cases have occurred in the last 13 days, with Ohio setting their new record on November 10th w… More >>

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As for the statewide numbers, there were 23 new deaths reported and there were over 6500 cases. Ohio set another record with hospitalizations with 386 today and there were 39 patients who were admitted to the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health is reporting nearly 190,000 people recovered fro… More >>

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An inmate tested positive for the virus last week. The protocols established had the inmate placed in isolation in the infirmary unit. A sheriff's office representative says while there, that inmate is still having his necessities met. The inmate has been in jail for some time and was not ne… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, there were seven new deaths reported today and 4,700 cases. 154 people were hospitalized and 34 patents were placed in the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says there are 186,000 people presumed recovered from the coronavirus. More >>

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Lima Memorial says given the high exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the area, they will have new restrictions on visitors starting Friday night at 7P.M.. There will be no visitors for hospitalized patients, and they are also prohibited in the emergency center including the lobby area. More >>

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Auglaize County reported at the beginning of last month they had around 700 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Now, they are seeing nearly 1,500 cases. Because of the influx, the health department is using everyone necessary for the COVID response, however, it has been difficult… More >>

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As for statewide numbers, Ohio sets another new record for new cases with 5,008, plus there were 33 new deaths. There are 231 people hospitalized and 22 patients admitted to the ICU. Nearly 181,000 people are presumed recovered from the coronavirus. More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine says much of the rise in cases can be attributed to community spread. Mostly family members in a household affecting each other and people catching it at social gatherings. With the holidays fast approaching DeWine says his office will be releasing some recommendations f… More >>

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All of Ohio’s 88 counties are now considered high incident with the number of cases seen in the state, and of those 88 counties, 56 are at level red. Allen, Auglaize, Putnam, Mercer, and Hardin counties are still the only red counties in our area. DeWine also says that Ohio has nearly 2,100 … More >>

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As for statewide numbers, there were nearly 5,000 new cases, plus 33 new deaths reported today. We hit another record for new hospitalizations with 214 and 23 patients were placed in the ICU. The Ohio Department of Health says 179,000 people that are presumed recovered from the coronavirus. More >>

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As for our statewide numbers, there were 55 new deaths and this is the second day in a row that the new daily cases have topped 4,000. There were 186 people admitted to the hospital and 22 patients were admitted to the ICU. There were more than 176,000 people presumed recovered from the coronavirus. More >>

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The Ohio Department of Health says there are 4,229 new cases reported and 33 new deaths. There are 213 people who have been hospitalized and 25 patients were placed in the ICU. More than 174,000 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the coronavirus. More >>

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It's a message that several schools have started to send out to students and their families - complete in-person classes are on hold as the school adjusts to a hybrid or completely virtual model due to COVID-19. More >>