21 additional deaths, 7,729 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

As of Sunday, the Department of Health said 6,399 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 414,432 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

32 additional deaths, 6,895 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

OSU football game versus Illinois canceled after more Buckeyes test positive for COVID-19

  On tame Black Friday, Lorain County braces for Purple Level 4 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

  Lake County under level 4 state of emergency as COVID-19 cases surge

  Northeast Ohio paramedics teach residents to evaluate themselves for COVID-19 to keep hospital visits down

OSU Head Football Coach Ryan Day to miss Saturday’s game after testing positive for COVID-19

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Ohio reports 17,065 new COVID-19 cases; includes combined data from Thanksgiving and Friday

  Hinckley’s Meadows Turkey Bowl raises more than $400,000 for those battling cancer

Lorain church leaders thankful for the little things during Thanksgiving meal drive

  Cleveland’s Jordan’s Restaurant provides Thanksgiving meals to 500 people in need

Ohio Department of Health will not release new COVID-19 data on Thanksgiving

Richfield nursing home worker honored for her dedication to patients during the pandemic

Strongsville City Schools to transition to remote learning following Thanksgiving break

According to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated Monday through Friday, 17 people are isolating and 160 people are quarantining.

Ohio Department of Health issues COVID-19 travel advisory for 16 states (updated map)

Although more than a dozen states are listed on the advisory, many Ohioans are expected to travel for the holiday.

  Lorain, Lake and Montgomery counties reach ‘Purple Alert’ on Ohio Public Health Advisory System

Six Northeast Ohio counties are on the “Watch List,” which means they’ve met six of the seven indicators needed to turn purple.

Traditional party night of the year on Thanksgiving Eve is slowed down by COVID-19 restrictions

The typical party night of the year for friends and family pack bars and restaurants to catch up on each other’s lives appears non-existent this Thanksgiving Eve.

Need face masks? Pick up a box at Medina County drive-thru distributions on Dec. 4

  10,835 new coronavirus cases and record-high 156 deaths reported in Ohio; additional tests under review

Gov. DeWine declares Thanksgiving 2020 in Ohio as a ‘Day of Prayer, Gratitude, and Remembrance’

Cleveland Department of Health has received 3,842 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since Mar. 20 so far

  Thousands of Ohioans reopening unemployment claims as coronavirus cases increase and state mandates curfew

  Walmart customer pulls out brass knuckles after refusing to wear mask inside Ohio store, police say

  Gov. DeWine: 1st round of COVID-19 vaccines expected in Ohio ‘around’ December 15

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine offered some optimistic news on Tuesday in regards to the fight against the coronavirus.

98 deaths and 8,604 new coronavirus cases reported in Ohio; additional tests remain under review

As of Tuesday, the Department of Health said 6,118 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 371,908 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Jury trials in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court canceled until at least Jan. 19

Bench trials can proceed.

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 testing, effective immediately

There is no charge for the test.

Ohio’s grace period to renew an expired driver’s license or registration extended to July 2021

The grace period enacted for Ohio drivers with an expired license or outdated registration during the coronavirus pandemic is soon coming to an end.

  Medical professionals stress importance of suicide prevention, awareness during holidays amid COVID-19 pandemic

There are thousands of Ohioans suffering in silence with depression and thoughts of suicide, and the holiday season and loneliness of the pandemic could only make things worse.

  Clinical insomnia up 37% during pandemic and it’s expected to get worse

Americans are having a hard time sleeping during the pandemic and their sleep problems are expected to get worse.

Surge in coronavirus patients to Ohio hospitals will soon displace non-COVID care, health expert suggests

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine held a special press conference with several of the state’s top health officials on Monday to provide an update on the current capacity of hospitals.

Record-high 11,885 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours; thousands of additional tests pending review

As of Monday, the Department of Health said 6,020 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 363,304 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  Browns fans flock to First Energy Stadium despite Cuyahoga County stay-at-home advisory

One attendee told 19 News she she has no fear.

368 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

12 additional deaths, 8,133 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours.

12 additional deaths, 8,133 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

As of Sunday, the Department of Health said 5,996 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 351,419 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Fat Head’s Brewery temporarily closes Middleburg Heights Beer Hall after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Fat Head’s Brewery said the staff member is not in direct contact with guests.

Cleveland bar cited after officials find violations of COVID-19 protocol

The bar will go before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for a second hearing.

  Over 900 Cleveland Clinic caregivers out due to COVID-19

Community spread is a factor, the Cleveland Clinic said.

29 additional deaths, 7,863 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

As of Saturday, the Department of Health said 5,984 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 343,286 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

146 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

63 new deaths and 7,787 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio; 12,000 test results remain under review.

  Cuyahoga County health officials discuss effectiveness of COVID-19 stay-at-home advisory, surge in cases

Cuyahoga County’s top leaders, including Executive Armond Budish and Health Commissioner Terry Allan, are set to hold a briefing on Friday regarding the region’s latest COVID-19 data.

Record-high 8,808 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours; additional tests pending review

As of Friday, the Department of Health said 5,955 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 335,423 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

13 RTA employees test positive for coronavirus this week

46 RTA employees previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have fully recovered and have returned to work.

  No dancing, no mingling: First weekend for new wedding restrictions in Ohio

New rules for Ohio weddings start this week, including no dance floors, no mingling, no cocktail hour, forcing entertainers to get creative to make a wedding day special

  Michael Symon to close slew of Northeast Ohio restaurants amid COVID-19

The closures represent the loss of 70 jobs.

Cleveland Museum of Art temporarily closes in response to Cuyahoga County stay-at-home advisory

The museum's director said they hope to reopen in mid-Dec.

Cleveland Public Library closes to public amid coronavirus case spike in Cuyahoga County

Curbside and walk-up services remain available

Everything you can (and can’t) do under Ohio’s 10 p.m. curfew

The order lasts three weeks and expires Dec. 9.

256 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

63 new deaths and 7,787 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio; 12,000 test results remain under review.

Proposed bill to limit ability to issue orders during health emergency ‘is a disaster,’ Gov. DeWine says

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine took time out of Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing to speak against Senate Bill 311, a bill that would limit the authority to issue orders in time of crisis.

For 1st time, an Ohio county reaches ‘Purple Alert’; 2 Northeast Ohio counties could reach most severe level next week

For the first time since introduction, an Ohio county has been elevated to “Purple Alert Level 4″ on the state’s color-coded coronavirus threat level map.

63 new deaths and 7,787 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio; 12,000 test results remain under review

As of Thursday, the Department of Health said 5,890 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 326,615 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Summit County officials issue COVID-19 stay-at-home health advisory amid case surge

The order begins Thursday, Nov. 19, and ends Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Ohio House passes bill that would prevent businesses from being forced to close during coronavirus crisis

Members of the Ohio House of Representatives voted to approve legislation that, if passed, would prevent the future forced closures of businesses if directed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ohio’s statewide overnight curfew to slow COVID-19 infections takes effect on Thursday

The statewide curfew issued by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine this week goes into effect at 10 p.m. on Thursday.

ODJFS warns of potential scam targeting PUA claimants

Neighboring states have reported similar scams.

Ohio Department of Health issues COVID-19 travel advisory for 14 states (updated map)

Self-quarantining is recommended for those traveling to areas with a COVID-19 positivity rate over 15%.

Geauga County Sheriff: ’Please do not call us’ about mask enforcement

Law enforcement officers are authorized to inspect and enforce mask compliance in businesses as representatives of the Ohio Department of Health, according to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Nov. 13 health order.

Cuyahoga County Public Library restricts public access; curbside, drive-thru service available

Buildings will be closed to visitors starting Thursday, Nov. 19.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Lakewood City Schools presents plan for possible return to in-person learning

The district will decide on a date to return to in-person instruction after reviewing the latest information from healthcare experts and relevant COVID-19 data.

  Restaurant owners hope installing UV sanitization in HVAC systems will help avoid shutdown

Restaurant owners are installing UV systems in to their HVAC units in hopes of reassuring customers of their safe environment and preventing another shut down.

Social media fun: Maumee DeWine-is-watching-you meme goes viral

There is not a lot of fun to be had in these days of plague. But one man in Maumee, Ohio posted pictures to social media having a little fun with Govenor Mike DeWine’s repeated attempts to get Ohioans to wear a mask and social distance.

  Local innovation out of Nela Park uses UV light to sanitize businesses

Engineers from GE Current have developed a new product to constantly sanitize the air and surfaces through LED powered UV light.

Ohio Department of Health reports Wednesday’s case number summary is delayed

As of Tuesday, the Department of Health said 5,772 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 312,443 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

  Cuyahoga County announces stay-at-home advisory; modeling indicates Cuyahoga County could soon see 2,000 daily cases

The area’s top leaders, including Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, held a joint briefing on Wednesday to announce a stay-at-home advisory as cases of the coronavirus continue to surge regionally.

  Ohio ready to receive coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020

Pfizer has tested its coronavirus vaccine at 95% effective at trials including one in Cleveland, meaning ten sites in Ohio are readying for the vaccine by the end of the year, including the Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth Medical Center in Cuyahoga County.

Ohio Gov. DeWine hopeful about effectiveness of curfew, future vaccine use to curb COVID-19 spread

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is scheduled to appear in Cleveland on Wednesday morning to provide remarks on the recent surge of coronavirus-related cases, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions.

  Painesville community intends to honor fallen soldier properly, while following COVID-19 guidelines

In Painesville, military veterans and members of the community where a Staff Sgt. Kyle McKee grew up are vowing to honor the fallen soldier’s life, even if it means in a scaled down manner due to COVID-19.

Ohio Gov. DeWine issues statewide overnight curfew in effort to slow COVID-19 surge

The governor made the announcement during Tuesday’s regularly-scheduled COVID-19 briefing.

30 new deaths, an additional 7,079 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

As of Tuesday, the Department of Health said 5,772 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 312,443 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Barley House fined $9,000 by city of Cleveland for failing to follow COVID-19 safety protocols

A popular bar was fined $9,000 by the city of Cleveland for violating multiple COVID-19 locally-ordered mandates.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark closes due to COVID-19; Country Lights Drive-Thru still on

All current Farmpark memberships will be extended.

US Sen. Brown, of Ohio, has tense exchange with Republican lawmaker who was not wearing a mask (video)

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, exchanged words with a Republican legislator who did not wear a face covering during session.

20 new deaths, an additional 7,268 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

As of Monday, the Department of Health said 5,742 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 305,364 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Mandatory masks, limit of 6 guests at private home gatherings proposed in legislation from Akron mayor

The mayor of Akron proposed legislation that would restrict private gatherings and require face coverings in certain scenarios to slow the spread of Thanksgiving before and after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Hospital leaders from Northeast Ohio express concern over COVID-19 hospitalizations trends

The leaders of three Northeast Ohio hospital systems held a briefing on Monday morning addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care workers and services.

  Ohio’s revised mask order for retail locations took effect on Monday

An amended Ohio health order regarding the use and enforcement of mask-wearing in retail locations took effect on Monday, Nov. 16.

8 additional deaths, 7,853 new coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

As of Sunday, the Department of Health said 5,722 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 298,096 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Barley House among 4 Ohio business cited Saturday night by OIU

The cases will go before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission.

Jack’s Deli and Restaurant temporarily closes due to COVID-19 positive employee

Jack’s Deli and Restaurant will remain closed until Friday, Nov. 27.