2,131 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 34,566 cases statewide

As of Friday, the Department of Health said 2,131 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 34,566 cases reported statewide.

The Giving Tree branching out to Northeast Ohio communities with free face masks

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 29, 2020

  More than 34% of individuals with COVID-19 infections in CCBH jurisdiction have recovered

  Cedar Point making tweaks to its mobile app to keep visitors safe in hopes of re-opening soon

Ohio amusement parks could be addressed next week, Gov. DeWine says

Outdoor visitations to Ohio assisted living facilities can resume June 8

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Ohio’s coronavirus death toll up to 2,098; at least 33,915 cases reported statewide

Red Cross needs donors for blood drive at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank hosting drive-thru distribution

Coronavirus crisis: 140,381 more Ohioans filed for unemployment in last 10 weeks than last 3 years

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 28, 2020

CVS Health opening 34 new COVID-19 testing sites across Ohio

Greater Cleveland Food Bank hosting drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot

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.

  Ohio Representatives introduce bipartisan bill to get kids back to school safely in the fall

Ohio Representatives introduce bipartisan bill to get kids back to school safely in the fall

  Pediatricians concerned about dramatic drop in wellness visits during pandemic

Pediatricians at MetroHealth have noticed a 50 percent drop in wellness visits during the pandemic.

  Nursing home advocates speak out against state bills that would allow legal immunity during pandemic

Nursing home advocates said the bills would strip away accountability when their loved ones need it the most.

  As some Cleveland businesses rush to reopen, others are taking a more cautious approach

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 27, 2020

  Reopening Ohio: Live music performances return to downtown Cleveland

Ohio’s coronavirus death toll up to 2,044; at least 33,439 cases reported statewide

Amazon Euclid fulfillment center employee tests positive for COVID-19

  Parma man discharged from University Hospitals after spending nearly 2 months recovering from COVID-19

335 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Ohio federal prison

According to health officials, nine inmates at the prison have died from COVID-19.

  Jimmy Dimora ‘doing relatively OK so far’ after testing positive for COVID-19 in federal prison

Dimora is in isolation with other prisoners who have also tested positive.

Cleveland car break-ins down 40% from last year

There have been 263 thefts from motor vehicles from April-May 2020 compared to 433 at that time last year.

12 Lake County residents have died from COVID-19

There are a total of 280 cases.

Cleveland Heights promoting reopening businesses with Shop Local Bingo

Every bingo you submit will be entered in a weekly drawing to win two $25 gift cards from Cleveland Heights businesses of your choosing.

South Euclid warns residents of phishing attack that could allow criminals to take over your computer

"There will be more scams like this, so please remember to always Think Before You Click!”

XO Prime Steaks shuts down after coronavirus crisis ‘made it impossible to continue operations’

After nearly 17 years in Cleveland, upscale Warehouse District steakhouse has served its last meal.

  World champion reacts to the All-American Soap Box Derby cancellation

On Tuesday, the International Soap Box Derby canceled the 83rd First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby.

  The challenges and upshot of wearing a mask during hot days in Northeast Ohio

Dr. Amy Edwards is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and associate medical director for infection control at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

  Cleveland Metroparks keeping crowds socially distant as temperatures heat up

On Tuesday, the hot weather brought Clevelanders out to Edgewater to enjoy the beach.

2,002 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 33,006 cases statewide

31 new cases reported in Cleveland and 2 more deaths, bringing city’s total to 1,442 infections and 50 fatalities

Gov. DeWine expects ‘more and more people will wear a mask’ to protect others from COVID-19

Gov. Mike DeWine said on Tuesday that he believes more Ohioans will start to wear facial coverings when out in public places.

2 employees at Beachwood Giant Eagle test positive for COVID-19

The employees last days of work were May 12 and May 14.

  Bowling alleys allowed to reopen in Ohio this week; some choose to stay closed

For the past 15 years, The Corner Alley has been home for bowling enthusiasts.

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 26, 2020

With strict guidelines, public pools, child care facilities, and Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations are among the business sectors allowed to reopen this week.

Ohio National Guard to assist with wide-scale COVID-19 testing at state’s nursing homes

The Ohio National Guard is being called in to assist with a wide-scale testing program inside the state’s long-term care facilities.

  Mayfield Heights dentist using a laser to drastically reduce COVID-19 exposure during visits

Dr. Jason Schermer is using the Solea tissue laser to reduce aerosol generated during dental visits.

  Ohio pools reopen with new guidelines to help prevent spread of coronavirus

Seven Hills joined other Ohio pools by reopening Tuesday with new guidelines to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

McDonald’s hiring 600 employees in Cleveland area

Open positions range from crew members to shift leads, and even department, store, and area managers.

Pregnant with Possibilities hosting diaper drive-thru distribution in Maple Heights for families in need

Families who come will receive a distribution of diapers, wipes, baby formula, and baby food from 12-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

  Long lines, technical issues already reported as Ohio BMV locations reopen (photo gallery)

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations are permitted to operate on Tuesday for the first time since the order to close in mid-March, but some customers are already reporting a rocky start to the reopenings.

Have a virtually ‘Otterly Amazing’ Saturday with the Akron Zoo

The Akron Zoo’s Otterly Amazing event will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. this Saturday, on Zoom.

  Here’s what’s reopening in Ohio on Tuesday

Ohio will almost be completely open by the end of the week

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 25, 2020

With strict guidelines, public pools, child care facilities, and Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations are among the business sectors allowed to reopen this week.

  People crowd Edgewater Park, Whiskey Island and Wendy Park Memorial Day; now reopens to vehicular traffic

Officials also ordered people not to park in undesignated spots, in picnic places or in grassy areas.

USS Cod crew had their 1st Memorial Day ceremony in 44 years

“A virus should never stop Americans from honoring those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom."

  Mentor Memorial Day commemoration goes forward, but altered because of coronavirus concerns

Some Northeast Ohio cities like Mentor will still have commemorations for Memorial Day, but with restrictions, like a cars-only parade and a closed ceremony

Twinsburg holds silent Memorial Day vehicle procession

Government officials, residents and first responders participated in the silent parade.

Coronavirus death toll up to 1,987 in Ohio; 32,477 cases reported statewide

As of Monday, the Department of Health said 1,987 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 32,477 cases reported statewide.

2020 Lawn Pass program canceled for Blossom Music Center

The 2020 Lawn Pass program has been canceled by Live Nation.

Gov. DeWine says wearing a mask in public is a health measure and ‘not about politics’

During a recent television appearance, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reiterated his beliefs about wearing a face covering in public, saying masks are a matter of public health safety and should not be a divisive political issue.

  Here’s what’s reopening up in Ohio this week

Ohio will almost be completely open by the end of the week.

  Jimmy Dimora’s lawyers confirm he tested positive for COVID-19 in Elkton

Jimmy Dimora was part of the largest corruption scandal in Ohio history.

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 24, 2020

Inside dining, campgrounds, and horse racing are among the business sectors allowed to reopen this week in Ohio.

DeWine: Ohio isn’t ready to allow mass gatherings yet; Cedar Point not ready to reopen

Governor DeWine said that he doesn’t think Ohio is ready to have mass gatherings just yet.

  Will the Flats have as large of a crowd this Memorial Day with Covid-19 restrictions?

Big changes this Memorial Day

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 23, 2020

Inside dining, campgrounds, and horse racing are among the business sectors allowed to reopen this week in Ohio.

Cleveland Metroparks ‘Cruise the Zoo’ tickets extended for 2 weeks after high demand

The limited-access event runs through June 14.

  Chef Zach Bruell and Cleveland Clinic partner on establishing safety standards for restaurants

Zach Bruell wanted to get his restaurants back open but he only wanted to do that if he could make his staff and his guests feel as comfortable as possible, and to make that happen he partnered with the Cleveland Clinic.

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 22, 2020

Inside dining, campgrounds, and horse racing are among the business sectors allowed to reopen this week in Ohio.

  1,872 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 30,794 cases statewide

Gov. Mike DeWine is not addressing Ohioans on Friday, but the state’s Department of Health still provided updated case numbers.

  Business booming for consumer fireworks stores with municipal displays canceled across the state

People are looking to do their own firework displays with a lot of city's firework shows being canceled.

Amazon North Randall fulfillment center employee with COVID-19 dies

Amazon said the late associate last worked for Amazon on April 30, the same day she was diagnosed COVID-19.

2 additional RTA employees test positive for coronavirus; bringing the total to 13

7 RTA employees have recovered and returned to work.

4,000 MetroHealth front-line staff will receive raise during pandemic

The more than 4,000 individuals impacted by the raises includes nurses, and support workers.

  Cleveland mayor: Parades, events in June and July canceled to slow spread of COVID-19

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will detail the progress of the “Restart CLE” plan during a virtual press conference on Friday afternoon.

  Young friends thank Northeast Ohio first responders with baked goods for efforts during COVID-19 pandemic

Two young girls have taken it upon themselves to thank emergency personnel for their work during the public health crisis.

Kent State University will require face masks when it resumes on-campus classes and living this fall

KSU said there will be notable differences during the school year to safeguard students and staff amid the coronavirus crisis.

11 Lake County residents have died from COVID-19

There are a total of 246 cases.

  Cuyahoga County officials planning for spike in COVID-19 cases as testing increases, guidelines relax

Officials from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health addressed the area’s latest cases of the coronavirus and what is being done to help local businesses during the health pandemic.

Lakewood passes ordinance allowing restaurants to use public spaces for outdoor dining

The ordinance was unanimously passed 7-0 during Thursday’s meeting.

  Mentor venue is confident they can hold weddings and other large events safely in June

Mentor wedding venue is confident they can hold weddings and other large events safely in June

  Investigation: Are there more cases of the coronavirus at a Summit County halfway house?

At least 24 halfway house clients and two staff members at the Terrence Mann Residential Center that’s run by the Oriana House tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.

  1,836 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 30,167 cases statewide

43 more cases reported in Cleveland and 4 new deaths, bringing city’s total to 1,319 infections and 48 fatalities. Mayor Frank Jackson to hold conference call with media on Friday at 1 p.m.

  Ohio fire departments warn against shower curtains for social distancing barriers

As more businesses reopen while trying to follow social distancing guidelines, some are getting creative with barriers to keep people apart.

  Gyms reopening after Lake County judge rules against Ohio Health Department

A Northeast Ohio judge blocked state health officials from enforcing state orders that closed gyms and health clubs Wednesday, allowing them to reopen immediately if they comply with safety requirements.

  Put-in-Bay business leaders preaching patience as bars reopen

Village officials and business leaders on Put-in-Bay are gearing up for what is likely to be one of the most unique summers in modern island history.

  Here’s who may be affected by Ohio’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance data leak

Yesterday, 130,000 claimants were notified their personal data may have been compromised in a data leak.