Coronavirus

  Retail rout gains pace, Lord & Taylor seeks bankruptcy

Household names, many longtime anchors in malls nationwide, were already struggling to keep up with a radical reformation in what people buy, and where they buy it. Much of that activity has moved online.

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  ‘We were a regular family’: Ga. teen loses both parents to COVID-19 days apart

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

  Silverspot Cinema reopens following CDC guidelines and offering reduced ticket prices and new Sunday brunch

  With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of coronavirus

  UPDATE: Corrections officer whose workers comp claim was denied after coming down with COVID-19 will now receive back pay and payment for her medical bills

1 new death reported in Cleveland due to COVID-19; 28 new confirmed cases reported citywide

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Parma City Schools announces first 9 weeks of upcoming school year will be remote learning

Westlake City Schools to open virtually for upcoming school year; suspending sports and extracurricular activities

  As school begins amid virus, parents see few good options

Agents catch Austinburg bar serving alcohol past 10 p.m. despite Ohio health order

14 new deaths, an additional 944 COVID-19 cases reported over the last 24 hours in Ohio

Pac-12 football players urge opt-out amid COVID-19 concerns

  India reports 55,000 virus cases, Florida faces storm

India reported nearly 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and Japan recorded more than 1,500 for a second day while Florida braced for a tropical storm that threatened to hamper anti-disease efforts.

Das Schnitzel Haus closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The restaurant will be closed until further notice.

  Scientists study coronavirus outbreaks among minks in Europe

In the meantime, authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in Spain and the Netherlands as a precaution.

  4 Northeast Ohio bars and restaurants cited for selling alcohol past 10 p.m. on Friday despite health order

Ohio Investigative Unit agents cited for Northeast Ohio bars and restaurants overnight after getting complaints of blatant health order violations put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

27 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

  Mentor football back on the field for practice amid coronavirus crisis

South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peak

  Ind. student tests positive for COVID-19 on first day of school

  Negotiators report progress in COVID-19 aid talks

26 new deaths, an additional 928 COVID-19 cases reported over the last 24 hours in Ohio

Silverspot Cinema reopens Pinecrest location to public

The cinema began showing films Friday.

  Storm could hinder US virus response; Mexico No. 3 in deaths

Hurricane Isaias’ imminent arrival forced the closure of some outdoor testing sites even as Florida reached a new daily high in deaths.

Sibling Revelry Brewing closed after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Another closure in Northeast Ohio caused by the coronavirus.

  ‘Last Call’ order now in effect for Ohio

Dan Stroup the Co-Owner of Deagan's Kitchen and Bar in Lakewood as well as Humble.

  US sinks another $2.1 billion into a potential vaccine

The U.S. government has a further option for the supply of an additional 500 million doses longer term as part of its Operation Warp Speed program.

  Cleveland-area bartenders and servers worried about losing money as state cuts off late night alcohol sales

As they prepare for a much earlier last call, Cleveland-area bartenders and servers are worried about losing money.

  Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans’ travel plans

The web of state and local quarantines is growing more tangled by the day: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered visitors from a whopping 34 states to quarantine for 14 days.

  Fauci confident virus vaccine will get to Americans in 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci is returning to Capitol Hill on Friday.

  Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.

  Cuyahoga County health officials defend push for online schooling, suspended extracurricular activities

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and members of the Board of Health addressed the area’s latest increase in COVID-19 cases and what steps are being taken to slow the spread of infection.

  North Ridgeville private school to take learning outside to bring kids back safely

Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville is using is vast 93 acre campus to bring learning outside when kids return to school.

47 new deaths, an additional 1,533 COVID-19 cases reported over the last 24 hours in Ohio

As of Friday, the Department of Health said 3,489 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 91,159 cases reported statewide.

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.

Transition from work-at-home novice to pro

As work and home life meld, it’s difficult to maintain boundaries, stay productive and take care of your mental health amid the pandemic.

  Rent’s due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Many left jobless by the crisis are already behind on payments. And the arrival of August brings new anxieties.

Reservations no longer needed for Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Advance reservations are still required for Asian Lantern Festival.

  Solon-based tutoring service sees boost in clients as more parents look to home school kids

North Coast Education Services seeing boost in client are more parents chose to home school their kids in the fall.

  Parma schools cancel fall sports after Cuyahoga County Board of Health makes recommendations

Parma schools have canceled fall sports and extracurricular activities after the Cuyahoga County Board of Health made the recommendation for online classes to begin the school year.

Ohio liquor board approves measure to end bar alcohol sales at 10 p.m.; expected to take effect on Friday

The Ohio Liquor Control Commission met Friday morning to discuss an emergency proposal from Gov. Mike DeWine regarding alcohol sales at bars and restaurants.

  Virus testing turnaround times reveal wide disparity

Health experts say test results that come back after two or three days are nearly worthless, because by then the window for tracing the person's contacts to prevent additional infections has essentially closed.

  2nd US virus surge hits plateau, but few experts celebrate

Scientists aren’t celebrating by any means, warning that the trend is driven by four big, hard-hit states and that cases are rising in at least half of all the states

  Trump offers, Democrats reject fix for $600 jobless benefit

Frustrated negotiators of a massive coronavirus relief bill face heightened pressure with Thursday’s brutal economic news and the rapidly approaching lapse in a $600 per-week expanded jobless benefit that has helped prop up consumer demand.

SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sept. 26 start

The SEC's university presidents agreed on a 10-game schedule that eliminates all nonconference opponents and is set to begin Sept. 26.

  Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9% annual rate last quarter and is still inflicting damage across the country, squeezing already struggling businesses and forcing a wave of layoffs that shows no sign of abating.

  Herman Cain dies of COVID at 74

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has died of COVID-19. He was 74.

  Cuyahoga County Board of Health says schools should switch to fully virtual learning environment to begin the year

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health said Thursday that local schools should switch to fully virtual classroom environments to begin the year due to elevated risks posed by the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

  UK scientists immunizing hundreds with coronavirus vaccine

Dr. Robin Shattock, a professor at the college, told The Associated Press that he and colleagues had just finished a very slow and arduous process of testing the vaccine at a low dose in the initial participants and would now expand the trial to about 300 people, including some over age 75.

Emergency rule that would ban liquor sales at Ohio bars after 10 p.m. proposed by Gov. DeWine

The governor is asking the state liquor commission to consider an emergency proposal that would prohibit alcohol sales at Ohio bars and restaurants after 10 p.m.

  Threat level map updated: 20 new deaths, largest 24-hour increase with 1,733 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio

As of Thursday, the Department of Health said 3,442 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 89,626 cases reported statewide.

  Groups unite to urge US to extend food aid to schoolchildren

The group is pushing the Republican-led Senate and Trump to adopt the HEROES Act.

  Democrats trim convention hours amid coronavirus pandemic

Joe Biden is expected to accept the party’s presidential nomination on the final night of the convention, which runs Aug. 17-20, the schedule released late Wednesday said.

Rite-Aid opens more free drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in Cleveland

Rite Aid added four additional free drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in Cleveland on Thursday to join the six others already established in Northeast Ohio.

Pharmacy board reverses ban on hydroxychloroquine, will allow for use in COVID-19 treatments after Gov. DeWine’s request

Gov. Mike DeWine is asking the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to reverse a new ban on hydroxychloroquine for treatment to coronavirus infections.

  Gov. DeWine expected to make announcement on bars during Thursday’s COVID-19 news conference

Gov. DeWine said he is looking at how many cases can be traced to bars.

  Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

Trump took sweeping digs at so-called “crazy left radical Democrats” on a fundraising trip to the fracking fields of West Texas. The oil and gas industry is struggling with the pandemic economic downturn and global oversupply.

  Rep. Gohmert tests positive for COVID before planned trip with Trump

Gohmert, R-Texas, did not wear a mask at the judiciary committee hearing Tuesday where Attorney General Bill Barr testified.

  Some Americans may be suffering from pandemic-related post-traumatic stress symptoms, study says

The coronavirus pandemic has fostered fear and forced changed in our way of life and new research suggests an alarming number of Americans may be suffering from post traumatic stress symptoms because of it.

  JetBlue tests UV device for disinfecting planes

JetBlue is experimenting with a high-tech UV light system to keep its planes clear of COVID-19.

Ohio pharmacy board bans Hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 treatments across state

Hydroxychloroquine will be prohibited as a treatment for COVID-19 in Ohio starting this Thursday, according to new regulations issued by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

  Misinformation on the virus is proving highly contagious

As the world races to find a vaccine and a treatment for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight to the burgeoning outbreak of coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham cures.

  Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Wednesday that the viral epidemic is endangering the modest economic recovery that followed a collapse in hiring and spending this spring. As a result, he said, the Fed plans to keep interest rates pinned near zero well into the future.

  US death toll from COVID tops 150,000 as virus aid talks continue

Trump signaled his interest in preventing an eviction crisis as a federal moratorium expires Friday on millions of apartment units. But he and his top emissary to Congress portrayed an otherwise dismal outlook.

  Savannah, Georgia, news anchor first in US treated with coronavirus vaccine trial

Dawn Baker usually delivers the news, but Monday morning, the television anchor in Savannah, Georgia, made news - made history - as the first person in the U.S. to participate in a Phase 3 clinical trial for a vaccine against COVID-19.

Administration wants West Wing remodel money in virus bill

The Trump administration wants $377 million in the next coronavirus relief bill for a long-delayed modernization of the West Wing, but the timetable for construction is yet to be determined.

Great Lakes Brewing Co. closing restaurant and patio July 29, no reopening date set

Their gift shop will operate daily from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

  US jabs Russia over claim of spreading virus disinformation

U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites, trying to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain before the presidential election in November.

US energy use hit 30-year low during pandemic shutdowns

U.S. energy consumption plummeted to its lowest level in more than 30 years this spring as the nation’s economy largely shut down because of the coronavirus, federal officials reported Wednesday.

40 new deaths, an additional 1,396 COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over last 24 hours

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said 3,422 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 87,893 cases reported statewide.

US Open without qualifying now will be played without fans

A week before the PGA Championship begins without spectators, the U.S. Open announced Wednesday it would not have fans Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York because of health and safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kohl’s stores to close for Thanksgiving

The chain says it expects more customers to shop earlier and take advantage of online shopping.

7 states now listed in Ohio’s COVID-19 travel advisory; individuals urged to self-quarantine for 14 days (updated map)

The Ohio Department of Health released an updated map of the COVID-19 travel advisory with seven states now listed.

Which airline should I fly in 2020 (and beyond)?

If you have to fly during the pandemic, here are some things to consider.

  Trump touts doctor in conspiracy theory video, discredited COVID-19 treatment

Stella Immanuel is featured in a video retweeted by the president Monday showing a group in white coats pushing false claims about COVID-19. It has since been deleted by Twitter and other social media platforms.

  Cuyahoga County Board of Health working with districts on back-to-school plans

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health works hand-in-hand with local school districts to make sure kids are safe as they return to school.

Dr. Fauci: Ohio showing early signs of surging COVID-19 outbreak

During a recent television interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci listed Ohio as one of the states he is concerned for a future coronavirus outbreak.

Celebrate the Ohio State Fair at home by building your own butter cow

Since the coronavirus crisis caused the Ohio State Fair to be canceled, you can “moove” the family fun home by building your own butter cow.

  Gov. DeWine expected to make announcement on bars during Thursday’s COVID-19 news conference

Gov. DeWine said he is looking at how many cases can be traced to bars.

Summit County Fair opens Wednesday, days ahead of Governor’s restrictions

The Summit County Fair starts on Wednesday as planned, just two days before Governor Mike DeWine’s new restrictions that limit all fairs to junior events only on July 31.