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Ohio’s Stay Home Order Extended to May 1, Coronavirus Deaths Increase 25%

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click to enlarge Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday that the state’s Stay Home order — Ohio’s version of “Shelter in Place” — will be extended to May 1. It’s an action, the Governor said, that is necessary to save lives. Authorized by executive order, the extension will go into......
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Cuyahoga County Jail Warden Resigns After Inspector General Report Finds He Retaliated Against Employees Who Complained About His Management

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FlickrCC The Cuyahoga County Jail. So much has changed in nearly every facet of life in the past month that it’s hard to find solid mooring no matter how hard we look. There are, these days, so very few things in whose consistency and reliability we can take solace amid......
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Cleveland Ticket Holders Entitled to Refunds From Stubhub For Cancelled or Postponed Events

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click to enlarge Missing out on concerts or sporting events because of the coronavirus shutdowns may have been the first cut, but possibly being out the cost of the tickets on the secondary market may be a deeper wound. As of last week, Stubhub, which cut its staff by two......
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Samuel Adams ‘Restaurant Strong’ Fund Will Give $1,000 Grants to Ohio Service Industry Workers Affected by Shutdowns

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Samuel Adams, the Boston-based brewery, is expanding its Restaurant Strong fund to 19 states across the country, including Ohio, to help restaurant workers impacted by closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic with $1,000 grants. The fund, which started in Massachusetts in March, has already given away over $500,000 to service......
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Elkton Federal Prison, Where Jimmy DiMora is Serving Time, Overrun with COVID-19

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click to enlarge Federal Bureau of Prisons Elkton Federal Correctional Institution The Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in Columbiana County appears to be overrun with the Coronavirus. 3News’ Rachel Polansky has reported that three inmates tested positive for the virus but as many as 80 are exhibiting symptoms. While prison staff......
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Cleveland Metroparks Closes Busy Roads to Cars to Allow More Room for Pedestrians and Bicyclists to Practice Social Distancing

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click to enlarge In order to keep up with social distancing mandates and recommendations made by the state of Ohio, the Cleveland Metroparks announced closures of some of their most popular destinations and assorted road restrictions to allow more room for pedestrians and bicyclists. DeWine had recently been asked at......
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Buckeye Vodka Hosting Virtual Bartending Contest with Cash Prizes for Ohio Mixologists Laid-Off Because of COVID-19

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click to enlarge Among other establishments facing temporary closure, the country’s restaurants and bars — and their bartenders and waitstaff — have taken one of the hardest hits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No longer able to work, many people in the service industry are facing reduced hours and layoffs.......
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The Classic George Forbes vs. Carl Monday Showdown is Now a Meme About Paying Rent During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 The Classic George Forbes vs. Carl Monday Showdown is Now a Meme About Paying Rent During the Coronavirus Pandemic Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 11:37 AM click to enlarge One of the most important and treasured bits of Cleveland history......
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More Ohio Unemployment Claims Filed in Last Two Weeks Than in All of 2019

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click to enlarge Ohio again saw a massive increase in unemployment claims last week, according to numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. More than 272,000 people in the state filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending last Saturday — up from the previous week’s......
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Slumps, Tigers and Uncertainties — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 Slumps, Tigers and Uncertainties — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 9:46 AM Andre and Zac are back with another quarantine edition of the podcast. What are baseball’s contingency plans?......
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Does Your Community Have Enough ICU Beds and Ventilators? Ohio Department of Health Doesn’t Release Numbers to Public

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click to enlarge The Ohio Department of Health gets daily updates on the total number of beds and ventilators that could be available for COVID-19 patients at hospitals throughout the state. But so far the agency hasn’t provided any hospital-by-hospital breakdown, and the agencies that collect capacity information on the......
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Two More Officers Test Positive for COVID-19 at Ohio’s Marion Correctional Institution

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click to enlarge ODRC Marion Correctional Institution The Warden of Marion Correctional Institution, Lyneal Wainwright, informed inmates in an email Wednesday that two additional officers at the Ohio prison had tested positive for COVID-19. The news arrived in inmates’ JPay inboxes less than three days after they’d learned that one......
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Mahoning County Leads Ohio in Total COVID-19 Deaths and Per-Capita Cases

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click to enlarge Mapbox / nytimes Mahoning County (in green box), leads Ohio in total deaths and cases and hospitalizations per capita. With one additional COVID-19 death in the past 24 hours, Mahoning County now has a total of 10, the most among Ohio’s 88 counties. Mahoning County is home to......
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Mike DeWine Dispatching National Guard to Cleveland, Columbus Cincinnati to Prepare for COVID-19 Surge

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click to enlarge Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that he has deployed the National Guard to Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati to help prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases, expected by medical experts to hit Ohio near the end of April or beginning of May. To prepare for anywhere from......
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Hello Please Enjoy This Brilliant and Accurate Emoji Map of the State of Ohio

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Hello Please Enjoy This Brilliant and Accurate Emoji Map of the State of Ohio Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 2:08 PM All hail Reddit user Xtratimesoccer, a digital-cartographer whose deep knowledge of the Buckeye state led to this — the......
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Ohio Restaurants Lost $700 Million in Sales in March Due to Coronavirus, 10% Foresee Closing Permanently in April

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click to enlarge The numbers are somehow even more grisly than one might expect. In just the first three weeks of March, Ohio restaurants lost $698 million in sales and laid off more than 100,000 employees, according to a report from the Ohio Restaurant Association in conjunction with the National......
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ESPN’s Airing Games 5 and 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals Tonight

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click to enlarge We all need some distraction and joy during the COVID-19 pandemic, including any and all sports we can get our hands on, whether live or not. And there’s good news on that front tonight as ESPN will be re-broadcasting games 5 and 7 from the 2016 NBA......
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Cleveland Councilman Wants to Reallocate Sherwin-Williams Incentives as Small Business Loans

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click to enlarge Courtesy City of Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek In a letter to his colleagues Tuesday, Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek proposed repealing portions of the city’s incentive package for Sherwin-Williams and reallocating nearly $25 million in city dollars for zero-interest small business loans. Polensek was the lone Nay......
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Cleveland APL Suspending Pet Adoptions at its Facility Until Further Notice Due to Coronavirus Mandates

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click to enlarge Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and following the mandates of the state of Ohio, the Animal Protective League (APL) announced early Wednesday that they are temporarily suspending adoptions from their facility. The facility has been closed for a couple of weeks already, but it was......
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Fearful Cleveland Clinic Nurse On Hospital’s PPE Policies: “The Clinic Should Be Creating the Standard of Care, Not Lowering It”

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click to enlarge Wikipedia The Cleveland Clinic As the calendar turns to April and, as Dr. Amy Acton has said, we exist in the “calm before the storm” of impending surges of coronavirus cases, Ohio’s hospital systems are struggling with shortages of personal protective equipment, including N95 masks. That’s factoring......

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