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COVID-19

DeWine: Wear masks to stop COVID-19 surge

If only people would don the mask, avoid gatherings and keep their distance from one another — even their loved ones — a surge that elevated the spread of the coronavirus in most of the state might dissipate, said Gov. Mike DeWine. “Whatever you like to do, whatever is important to you, ...

Cases stay at 2K-plus

New statewide coronavirus cases remained high Friday, but did not break the record high number of new cases reported Thursday, according to Ohio Department of Health data. The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,148 new cases Friday, 30 cases short of the 2,178 record set Thursday. The ...

Poland village looks for ways to spend virus funds

POLAND — Village council is talking about things that could be done with the $85,693 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds it will be receiving. Councilman Sam Moffie recently suggested holding a food giveaway. He said the funds could purchase food and local churches ...

Boardman PD upgrades its electronics

BOARDMAN — The Boardman Police Department will move forward with purchases to update electronics. During the township trustees special meeting Tuesday, officials approved the purchases of a mobile message board and trailer for $15,735, online training platform for $4,392, remote online ...

G-20 suspends poor nations’ debt payments for 6 more months

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Group of 20 nations, representing the world's biggest economies, agreed today to extend the suspension of debt payments by an additional six months to support the most vulnerable countries in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension of more than $14 ...

Wed. 8:48 a.m.: Germany to give $662 million in aid to Holocaust survivors

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to provide more than a half billion euros to aid Holocaust survivors struggling under the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said today. The payments will be going to approximately ...

Wed. 8:37 a.m.: Northern Ireland shuts schools; Liverpool slams revelers

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland today introduced the tightest COVID-19 restrictions in the United Kingdom, closing schools, pubs and restaurants to slow the spread of the virus. The move came as England's new three-tiered system of restrictions took effect, with the northwestern city of ...

Patriotism, heroism still alive in US

Many Americans worry that traditional values such as patriotism and true heroism are becoming rare in our nation. Hershel “Woody” Williams is a living argument to the contrary. Williams ought to be holed up at his home in Ona, West Virginia. At 97 years of age, he is well within the ...