Coronavirus

  Homeless student in Florida graduates as valedictorian

Martin Folsom and his mother have been in and out of homelessness since he was a kid and throughout his four years at A. Philip Randolph Career Academies.

  U.S. spending, virus cases after reopenings cloud outlook

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

US cuts WHO ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong

  Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

  Sewage could be key in detecting coronavirus outbreaks

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

TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods to reopen all stores in next month

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High demand and long waits for backyard equipment and furniture

  Secrecy on legislator’s COVID-19 illness roils Pa. statehouse

124th Annual Cuyahoga County Fair cancelled due to COVID-19

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

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

  US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

New Zealand down to one active coronavirus case

New Zealand health authorities have reported no new virus cases for a week.

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

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

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

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.

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

As the weather starts to warm up a lot of us are craving a fun-filled day of rollercoaster rides, but right now we still don’t know when amusement parks will re-open in Ohio.

  US virus deaths top 100,000, 41 million unemployed

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

‘Feisty’ 103-year-old survives virus, celebrates with beer

  Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising

  House approves changes to business virus aid subsidy program

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

Outdoor visitations to Ohio assisted living facilities can resume June 8

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said the state is loosening the COVID-19 restrictions when it comes to visitations to assisted living facilities.

  Coronavirus takes deadly toll on African American communities

Coronavirus has had a disproportionate impact on African-Americans, as minority communities have seen much higher rates of infection and death.

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

As of Thursday, the Department of Health said 2,098 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 33,915 cases reported statewide.

176 COVID-19 deaths in Summit County

The youngest patient in Summit County was two and the oldest was 102.

Red Cross needs donors for blood drive at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

If you’re looking for a way to contribute to the community during the coronavirus crisis, the Red Cross is still looking for donors to give blood.

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank hosting drive-thru distribution

The event is taking place from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at their facility on 350 Opportunity Pkwy.

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

A total of 1,257,838 Ohioans filed for unemployment over the last 10 weeks.

  2.1 million workers filed for unemployment last week

The national jobless rate was 14.7% in April, the highest since the Great Depression, and many economists expect it will near 20% in May.

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

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

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

Out of those 34 testing sites, eight will be located throughout the Greater Cleveland area and even more throughout Northeast Ohio, according to CVS.

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.

Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn’t have

As he battles the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers that legal scholars say the president simply doesn't have. And he has repeatedly refusing to spell out the legal basis for those powers.

  House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts

It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic.

  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

Los Angeles allows shopping, worship sooner than expected in pandemic

Retail shops and offices were allowed to open Wednesday and the largest Roman Catholic archdiocese in the U.S. announced a plan to resume services as Los Angeles County took another step toward a reopening that seemed hard to imagine a week ago.

  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.

  US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Outbreaks are still climbing in much of the Americas, while many countries in Asia and much of Europe are making steady progress in containing the deadliest pandemic in years.

  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

Despite being allowed to reopen, there are still a handful of businesses that have not yet chosen to do so, out of an abundance of caution.

Through kids’ eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

Associated Press reporters around the world asked kids about living with the virus and to use art to show us what they believe the future might hold. Some sketched or painted, while others sang, danced ballet, built with LEGOs. A few just wanted to talk.

Inquiry into Russia probe carries political consequences

Attorney General William Barr says he doesn’t expect a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation to target former President Barack Obama or Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s presumed Democratic opponent this summer.

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

Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.

  CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.

  Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

Disney World's reopening plan was approved Wednesday by Orange County, Fla. officials, clearing a hurdle to inviting people back in July.

  Reopening Ohio: Live music performances return to downtown Cleveland

Stella Music Club opens for live music and music fans for the first time since March 14th

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

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

  Landlord threatens Texas church’s lease over COVID relief effort

The need is evident for the food bank at The Redeemed Christian Church of God Royal Priesthood Parish, with hundreds of families lined up.

  Ford heats up police SUVs to 133 degrees to kill COVID-19

Ford has unveiled a new tool to help neutralize COVID-19 and other germs inside police vehicles.

  CDC: More than 62,000 healthcare workers sickened by COVID-19, at least 291 dead

On Tuesday the federal agency stated more than 62,000 healthcare professionals contracted the coronavirus in the U.S., a big jump from the more than 9,200 that the CDC reported back in mid-April.

Amazon Euclid fulfillment center employee tests positive for COVID-19

Amazon said the employee was last onsite May 11.

NerdWallet: Looking for safer ways to pay? Go contactless

Breaking old habits of forking over cash or swiping a credit card may be challenging, but contactless payments themselves are easy to use and may even help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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

Family members of a man who tested positive for COVID-19 will gather as he is discharged from University Hospitals Parma Medical Center after spending nearly two months recovering.

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.

  AP-NORC poll: Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Among Americans who say they wouldn’t get vaccinated, 7 in 10 worry about safety.

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.

  Nevada to reopen casinos June 4, welcoming tourists again

By allowing the casinos to reopen, with new rules on social distancing and sanitizing, the governor said Nevada would again welcome visitors but would be prepared to close down again if there is a spike in cases.

Walt Disney World presenting plans for reopening parks

Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando will present their proposals for phased reopenings before an Orange County task force on Wednesday, said Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings.

  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.

  Family learns of NY nursing home resident’s death of coronavirus from funeral home

More than half the nursing home residents and 10% of the workforce have tested positive for COVID-19, according to New York state data.

  Farm aid program opens for applications Tuesday

Farmers and ranchers have been walloped by issues related to the closures of restaurants and schools in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened Tuesday in a largely symbolic step toward economic recovery, and stocks surged at the opening bell, even as the official U.S. death toll closed in on 100,000, a mark President Donald Trump once predicted the country would never see.

Ky. Gov. Beshear condemns rally where he was hung in effigy

Vowing not to back down after armed protesters gathered near his home and hung him in effigy, the governor of Kentucky on Tuesday condemned their use of “fear and terror” in a demonstration fueled by coronavirus restrictions.

NHL adopts 24-team playoff format if it can resume season

The NHL says it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams if it is able to resume play.

  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

US closes probes into 3 senators over their stock trades

Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma have been informed that the Justice Department has closed investigations into their stock trades.

  Deadlocked Congress shifts virus focus to small business aid

It's a defining moment for the political parties heading toward the election and one that will affect the livelihoods of countless Americans suddenly dependent on the federal government.

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.

  What psychiatric problems can follow a severe case of COVID-19?

Delirium, confusion and agitation may be common for people while hospitalized with severe coronavirus infections.