by: Carl Hunnell, Richland Source
Ontario police are investigating an allegation that a Pep Boys employee falsely reported they had tested positive for COVID-19, a report that triggered a deluge of local social media attention.
“We are in the very early stages of the investigation,” Ontario police Lt. Tony Grimwood said Thursday morning. More…
Tera Myers is the newest member of the Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
Tera, who was appointed by the Richland County Commissioners, took the oath of office at the Commissioner’s office on Tuesday. She has the opportunity to serve on the board for up to three 4-year terms. Tera was sworn in on Tuesday at the Commissioner’s Office by Commissioner Marilyn John due to unusual circumstances regarding the Coronavirus. More…
Thursday, March 26
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The number of Ohioans who have tested positive for the new coronavirus rose to 704 people, and 10 have died, according to an Ohio Department of Health update on Wednesday afternoon. This is up significantly from Tuesday afternoon, when 564 people were confirmed to be infected, and eight dead had died COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
Workers in Northeast Ohio say a number of businesses are violating Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus orders
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Hundreds of workers around Northeast Ohio have told cleveland.com that they are confused about why their workplace remains open or that their employer isn’t following the anti-coronavirus guidelines set by the state. Ohio’s stay at home order, which closed “non-essential” businesses and took effect at 11:59 p.m.
Hats off to our emergency workers! Day three of our Virtual Spirit Challenge did not disappoint! We love seeing these smiles and fun hats. Don’t forget to join in tomorrow’s challenge: “You don’t have to be six feet away from a good book,” read to a stuffed animal! #WhippetPride pic.twitter.com/N2xHXI6Lj6
— Shelby City Schools (@shelbywhippets) March 25, 2020
Hat’s off to all of our emergency and healthcare workers! 🥳These Warriors participated in our Virtual Spirit Day today! Tomorrow is all about reading with a stuffed animal – Don’t have one? That’s ok – we’d love to see ANY pictures of you reading! 🧸#TheWarriorWay. pic.twitter.com/rydo8Un56l
— Ontario Schools (@SchoolsOntario) March 25, 2020
by Emily Caldwell, Ohio State News
During the COVID-19 pandemic, every frequently touched surface outside our home seems as dangerous as a hot pot right out of the oven. We won’t get burned if we touch it, but we might get infected with a potentially dangerous virus.
A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional work. More…
MANSFIELD – No charges have been filed yet in the case of an Ohio man accused of leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit along Interstate 71 from Ashland County into Richland County on Sunday, according to Lt.
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As area teachers, students, and families deal with school closures and a unique way of learning for many, the Renaissance Education Department has created the “QuaRENtine Education Initiative” which will offer a variety of educational activities designed with creativity in mind.
The series, coordinated by Renaissance Resident Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, is designed to provide a wide range of engaging and fun theatre games, along with writing prompts and exercises, and other activities that foster collaboration, learning and creativity. Maloney, trained by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., typically conducts in-school workshops for area students, as well as educational workshops hosted by the theatre. More…
Confirmed Ohio coronavirus cases rise to 564 and 8 deaths: Gov. Mike DeWine’s Tuesday, March 24 briefing
COLUMBUS, Ohio – There are now 564 people in Ohio who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and eight people who have died from it, the Ohio Department of Health announced Tuesday afternoon. This includes a second death in Cuyahoga County.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the count of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ohio grew to 564 on Tuesday, more is starting to become known about the trends, from the type of care people need in hospitals to how Ohio’s case growth compares to New York.
Today was “sock it to Coronavirus” day! 🧦Tomorrow, it’s HATS off to our emergency workers! 👒🧢🎩 Keep the pictures coming by sharing them with your teachers and making your social media post PUBLIC and tagging #TheWarriorWay. pic.twitter.com/6dCzYIlWiY— Ontario Schools (@SchoolsOntario) March 24, 2020
We are all in this together! Day two of our Virtual Spirit Week really 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙 up our day!🌈 These students dressed in their best rainbow gear with some very sweet smiles.😊 #WhippetPride pic.twitter.com/QImmyn3IAC— Shelby City Schools (@shelbywhippets) March 24, 2020
Find the difference – Downtown Mansfield edition 💙— Downtown Mansfield (@OfficialDMI) March 24, 2020
As always please continue to support our downtown businesses and stay safe! pic.twitter.com/YowWXVSIE8
Richland County, OH, March 24 – Richland Public Health has been notified of a two additional positive test results for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for residents of Richland County. This makes four positive results for Richland County. Richland Public Health is working to identify any close contacts of this resident who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.
The Mansfield Division of Police shared an update on Monday about how the department will be handling the release of records for the time being.
Due to the COVID-19 virus and the city’s State of Emergency status, the Mansfield Division of Police Records Section has made adjustments to their operational process. These changes are being done to better assist the public with obtaining needed records during the closing of the Municipal Building. More…
Tuesday, March 24
COLUMBUS, Ohio–Ohio’s coronavirus death toll has hit six, after state officials announced three more deaths on Monday — two from Franklin County and one from Stark County. The three new fatalities were not immediately identified by the state.
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Ohio lawmakers on both sides of the aisle favor holding the state’s primary election earlier than June 2, the date set by Secretary of State Frank LaRose after coronavirus fears led the original primary date of last Tuesday to be postponed, according to a top House Republican.
Welcome back, students! We know this a challenging time for many but we are Buckeyes and can do this together. Dean and Director Norman Jones has a message of encouragement for our students and the entire Buckeye Nation! https://t.co/57fM2a03WD— Ohio State Mansfield (@osumansfield) March 23, 2020
Let’s lighten things up a bit – it’s #NationalPuppyDay! Show us pictures of your dogs! Under the #StayHomeOhio order, you can take walks w/ your dogs, but still practice #SocialDistancing w/ others. This is Wasabi, the puppy of one of our Navigators, who came for a visit a while pic.twitter.com/pZgzDMNSUb— OD5 Area Agency on Aging (@aaa5ohio) March 23, 2020
Ontario School employees were at Stingel Elementary this morning, preparing 𝟐𝟕𝟓 breakfast and lunch bags for our students. We remain committed to providing meals for the week to our students every Monday. Parents may pick up the meals, or request delivery. 🥪#TheWarriorWay pic.twitter.com/7UNEiVNUW4— Ontario Schools (@SchoolsOntario) March 23, 2020
As of Monday evening, OhioHealth hospitals and medical facilities, including those in Richland County, have a new screening procedure requirement.
Earlier in the day, OhioHealth shared the following:
Monday, March 23
Ohio stay-at-home order: Grocery stores, pet stores, pharmacies, food takeout and delivery to remain open
CLEVELAND, Ohio – On Sunday afternoon, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a stay-at-home order in the ongoing effort to fight the outbreak of coronavirus. And with it comes many questions. Similar to recent shelter-in-place orders issued in states like California, New York and Illinois, the Ohio order instructs all residents to stay in their homes until further notice, save for a few exceptions.
Coronavirus: Ohio issues stay-at-home order, only essential businesses and day cares at 6 children per room
The streets of Ohio’s cities will be much quieter Tuesday morning if the state’s businesses and residents abide by new orders issued Sunday by Gov. Mike DeWine in an effort to slow the rush of new coronavirus cases across the state.The governor and Ohio Director of Health Dr. Amy Acton issued a “stay-at-home” health order that will go into effect at 11:59 p.m.
Richland County’s churches and faith communities are uniquely impacted by restrictions on large assemblies suggested or required by federal and state authorities. In response to those guidelines, most in-person services have been canceled.
At the same time, many individuals are seeking the potential comfort to be gained and lessons to be learned from joining in those centers of worship at a time of great anxiety. More…