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Groups call for better coronavirus response in Ohio jails, prisons

Groups call for better coronavirus response in Ohio jails, prisons

According to some reports, cases have been confirmed in some U.S. jails and prisons, where disease can spread quickly.
DeWine orders flags to half staff to honor Manning

DeWine orders flags to half staff to honor Manning

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered flags lowered to half staff to honor State Representative Don Manning and a Springdale police officer killed in the line of duty Saturday night.
Ohio doctors accused of hoarding potential coronavirus treatments

Ohio doctors accused of hoarding potential coronavirus treatments

Ohio pharmacists are reporting a deluge of prescriptions for doctors, their family members and associates for two drugs that are touted as potential treatments for COVID-19.
Ohio attorney general warns of scams related to coronavirus

Ohio attorney general warns of scams related to coronavirus

“Thieves and crooks prey on fear and uncertainty,” Attorney General Dave Yost said.
Is Ohio’s ban on mass gatherings constitutional?

Is Ohio’s ban on mass gatherings constitutional?

“States have broad power to protect the health, safety and welfare of their citizens in ways that do not conflict with the Constitution. This is often referred to as the ‘police power,’” said Andrew Geronimo, a supervising attorney at the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Ohio attorney general says courts can suspend trials during pandemic

Ohio attorney general says courts can suspend trials during pandemic

Locally, the Mahoning County Courthouse is open, though access is scrutinized by security with health screening used upon entry, according to a statement by Mahoning County commissioners.
Blood levels could reach crisis levels without more donors

Blood levels could reach crisis levels without more donors

Blood drive cancellations in the United States have resulted in roughly 86,000 fewer donations.
White House mulls economic boost; US death toll exceeds 100

White House mulls economic boost; US death toll exceeds 100

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the novel coronavirus virus peak could still be 45 days away.
Lepore-Hagan: Use rainy day fund to help businesses affected by coronavirus

Lepore-Hagan: Use rainy day fund to help businesses affected by coronavirus

“The business people I spoke to aren’t looking for a handout. They’re simply asking us to help them stay afloat in the short term,” the state representative said.
Report highlights Ohio’s need for domestic violence prevention funding

Report highlights Ohio’s need for domestic violence prevention funding

Without adequate funding, programs are often forced to reduce services or close their doors, the director of shelter services at an Ohio shelter said.
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