LIVE: White House coronavirus task force gives update as deaths mount in New York

Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.
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  US cities brace for coronavirus spread; Spain’s hospitals at breaking point

The top infectious-disease expert in the United States warned that smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus cases that New York is seeing.

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Cleveland Metroparks shutting down roads and popular outdoor areas to improve social distancing

  Dr. Acton says some changes due to coronavirus will be permanent: ‘This will not be a switch that you flip and we go back to normal’

Ohio divided into 8 regions for purpose of increasing hospital capacity during coronavirus crisis

How to use your credit cards wisely during financial strain from coronavirus crisis

340 deaths sentences issued, 56 death row inmates executed in Ohio since 1981

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the annual 2019 Capital Crimes Report on Wednesday, detailing each case that resulted in a death sentence in Ohio dating back to 1981.
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  A nurse worked for a week while infected with the coronavirus. The hospital wasn’t testing staff.

A nurse says she worked for about seven days at two hospitals in New York City while infected with the coronavirus.

Here are 8 things Ohio grocery stores are asking shoppers to do during coronavirus pandemic

Lima triple murder suspect arrested hiding in a Cleveland apartment

65 deaths from coronavirus confirmed in Ohio; 2,547 cases reported statewide

Cleveland police investigating 5 shootings in 6 hours

A leading doctor from MetroHealth Hospital System takes coronavirus questions from 19 News viewers

12-year-old Ohio girl creates Lego display of her family watching Gov. DeWine’s coronavirus briefings

‘STOP SPREADING THE VIRUS!’: Summit County deputies patrolling parks to enforce social distancing

DeWine credited by international media during coronavirus pandemic as ‘US governor who saw it early’

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  Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

The number of U.S. deaths could range from 100,000 to 240,000 even if Americans continue to stay home and limit contact with others, experts predicted at a media briefing with President Donald Trump.

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ESPN to air memorable 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals games

ESPN will re-air key NBA Finals games, including the 2016 series featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

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Kent State students collecting life-saving medical supplies

Sheetz providing free meals for children during the coronavirus pandemic

Cuyahoga County sets up resource center to help small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic

Giant Eagle lists locations where employees who tested positive for COVID-19 last worked

President Trump approves Ohio’s disaster declaration, approves federal assistance to fight coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump approved the state of Ohio’s disaster declaration on Wednesday related to the ongoing fight against the spread of COVID-19.
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Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

Passengers from an ill-fated South American cruise are anxious to disembark once they reach Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state’s health care resources are already stretched too thin to take on another ship’s coronavirus caseload.

Lake County confirms 2nd COVID-19 death

Cuyahoga County officials say COVID-19 investigation at Parma health care facility is ongoing

Summit County map shows zip codes with confirmed cases of COVID-19

Ohio Department of Health receives all allocated personal protective equipment from national stockpile, still not enough