Coronavirus crisis: Here are the latest updates in Northeast Ohio for March 27, 2020

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  Disposable medical gloves piling up in public places throughout Northeast Ohio amid COVID-19 outbreak

Newburgh Heights Police searching for 2 suspects after robbery at Family Dollar

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Real-time maps and totals show COVID-19 cases and deaths from the local to national level

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Lake County confirms its first COVID-19 death

  Cuyahoga County Executive announces new resources for struggling businesses impacted by coronavirus restrictions

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish said the county is responding to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic.

The City of Avon Lake now has 11 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19

One is in the hospital and the rest are quarantined at their homes.

North Ridgeville drive-in opening postponed by COVID-19

"It’s not goodbye, it’s “see you soon.”

19 News, Cavaliers, WTAM, WMMS hosting live telethon to offer COVID-19 relief for United Way of Greater Cleveland, Food Bank of Greater Cleveland

The special show will also celebrate and thank local heroes and organizations that have been at the core of helping our community through this unprecedented journey.

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19 deaths from coronavirus reported in Ohio; confirmed COVID-19 cases jumps to 1,137 statewide

Cleveland butcher shop Saucisson can ‘meat’ your needs as grocery stores struggle to restock

Slavic Village butcher shop, Saucisson, is workinig to adjust their process and meet the meat needs of the locals during this difficult time.

I-77 shut down both directions at Ghent Road in Akron

Avoid I-77 near Ghent road if at all possible

Northeast Ohio animal welfare organizations helping pet owners during coronavirus pandemic

"During times of hardship, pets are even more important to quality of life and mental health for the pet owner."

Northeast Ohio party centers pivot to feed the community, keep people employed amid event cancellations

La Vera Party Center, forced to cancel dozens of large scale events, is now during hundreds of take out orders each week to survive the shut down.

President Trump to grade coronavirus risk in Ohio before offering guidance on easing measures

President Donald Trump and White House officials are preparing to evaluate Ohio and the rest of the United States to determine if restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 could be relaxed.

Ohioans grapple with financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic

19 News would like to help you navigate through these uncertain times.

3 COVID-19 deaths in Summit County, health officials say

The latest deaths happened on March 26.

Lakewood man inspires during COVID-19 pandemic with one-man parades and signs of hope

“I can do more than walk, I can instill some hope.”

  These are the Cuyahoga County zip codes with the most coronavirus cases

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health shared a map showing the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 by zip code.

Mercy Health suspending all COVID-19 related patient bills to remove financial barriers

“This removes any financial barriers to accessing care and treatment, which is part of our ongoing commitment to care for all people in need, with high-quality care, regardless of their ability to pay,” Mercy Health told 19 News.

Vince Gill, Amy Grant headlining Saturday’s Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch.

The Grand Ole Opry will broadcast around the world for its 4,917th consecutive Saturday night.

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

The 78-year-old musician released a link to the song, titled "Murder Most Foul," on his website and social media.

2 new flu deaths recorded in Cuyahoga County this week

The total number of people to die from the flu this season in Cuyahoga County is up to 30, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

23-year-old shot dead by boyfriend, Lorain police say

The man told the police he had shot his girlfriend.

$100,000 bond for mom of newborn baby found in trash can at Hiram College

Hiram police say the baby boy was alive at birth.

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Republic Services make changes to garbage collection during COVID-19 pandemic

Bulk collection is temporarily suspended, to keep drivers in the cab of their trucks to reduce exposure.

  Cleveland carjacker sentenced to 5 years in prison

Police said the carjackings happened in Tremont, Ohio City and Lakewood.

Elyria Police searching for missing 12- and 14-year-old girls who ran away on Wednesday

Police said 12-year-old Jamie Collins and 14-year-old Helena Collins were last seen at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and were reported missing at 9:30 p.m.

North Olmsted serial purse snatcher arrested hours after officers released him due to COVID-19 crisis, police say

"Just in case you thought criminals were staying home, they are not!"

  26% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County are health care workers, officials say

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health shared new data during Friday’s briefing showing the growing trends as more and more individuals test positive for the coronavirus.

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.

Ohio House introduces bill requiring EMS workers to be notified after treating potentially contagious patient

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio House has introduced a bill on Monday requiring an emergency medical services worker to be promptly notified if they treated or transported a patient who is presumed positive for a contagious or infectious disease and to declare an emergency.

Middleburg Heights 911, non-emergency phone lines back up

Cuyahoga Emergency Communications System alerted residents that the Middleburg Heights 911 and non-emergency phone lines are back up.

  Northeast Ohio collision center adapting to coronavirus concerns through technology

The state has deemed collision centers an essential business but DCR Systems in Mentor and Brook Park has developed software for the insurance company and introduced an app for the customer that eliminates all contact.

ALDI employee in Cleveland area tests positive for COVID-19

ALDI confirmed one of their Cleveland area warehouse employees notified corporate on St. Patrick’s Day that they tested positive for COVID-19.

  Ohio grocery stores relying on plexiglass and plastic bags to limit contact with shoppers

Some local grocery stores are changing how they operate to deal with coronavirus.

  Already working a dangerous job, Ohio police officers try to stay clear of COVID-19

As a police officer you always want as much information as possible when you are going on a call, and in these times, the information required involves issues like flu symptoms, fever and shortness of breath.

  21-year-old Akron woman diagnosed with COVID-19 says it was ‘10 times worse than the flu’

Hundreds of people across our state have tested positive for COVID-19, and its affecting people of all ages. One young woman from Akron has been battling the virus for nearly two weeks and she is finally feeling better.

Cleveland Clinic urges community to make homemade cough masks to help contain the spread of germs

This is for anyone with a crafty hand, and a sewing machine.

  Coronavirus crisis: Here are the latest updates in Northeast Ohio for March 26, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine signed a stay-at-home order for all Ohioans, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23 and extends into early April.

  Young Eastlake woman on dialysis says thinking positive is the only option right now

A 21-year-old Eastlake woman has waited years for a kidney, and now the wait has been extended.

Akron RubberDucks’ season postponed until at least May 10

“We are disappointed to have the first twelve home games of the season postponed,”

E-Scooters disappearing from Cleveland

“The COVID-19 pandemic is undeniably affecting countless people on a global scale."

  IT workers adding servers to expand capacity of state’s unemployment website, allowing more people to file claims

Lt. Governor John Husted said the state is adding servers to try to increase the number of people who can access the unemployment website.

  Northeast Ohio weather: Rain returns tonight, cooler weather on Friday

Warm and breezy today with increasing clouds

  Northeast Ohio company shifts focus to PPE materials amid COVID-19 outbreak

A Northeast Ohio textile company is shifting its focus to supplying materials for medical needs.

Akron school teacher will not face charges related to video

Only police—not citizens—can act as minors in investigations that target alleged sexual predators

Ohio could still see surge of up to 8,000 new coronavirus cases a day by May, Dr. Acton suggests

Dr. Amy Acton, the director for the Ohio Department of Health, says she is not ruling out the possibility for up to 8,000 new cases of COVID-19 being confirmed daily.

Owner of Joe’s Deli in Rocky River hospitalized for COVID-19

Joe Kanaan is currently in stable condition at Cleveland Clinic, according to family members.

  Video: First Pitch not postponed at Brookdale Westlake Village

We had a first pitch home opener with George pitching to our Executive Director, Tina Gendics, surrounded by staff honoring social distancing

Akron Public Schools distributed 22,400 meals Thursday

School officials said they have now handed out 75, 400 meals in seven days.

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The state’s Department of Health director, Dr. Amy Acton, gave residents hope when she provided the first look at Ohio’s COVID-19 “curve” modeling.

Police seek help in 9-year-old missing person case

The 22 year old left her residence in the Surry Hill neighborhood of Howland Township on March 19, 2011, and never returned.

16 inmates at Ohio correctional facilities have been tested for COVID-19

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says 16 inmates at state institutions have been tested for the coronavirus.

  Coronavirus death toll climbs to 15 in Ohio, 867 cases confirmed statewide

The Ohio Department of Health says 15 people have died from COVID-19, as of Thursday afternoon.

Crocs offering free pair of shoes to healthcare workers on frontlines of COVID-19 fight

The makers of Crocs are offering a free pair of shoes to healthcare workers on the frontlines in the battle against the novel coronavirus.

‘Overwhelming’ number of Ohio voters approve of Gov. DeWine’s stay-at-home restrictions, study shows

Baldwin Wallace University conducted a study recently, polling voters from several Midwest states on how their governments have handled the response to the coronavirus crisis so far.

  Cleveland Guardian Angels organization partners with St. Augustine Church to deliver free meals

Cleveland Guardian Angels organization partners with Saint Augustine Church to deliver free meals

Mom of newborn baby found in trash can at Hiram College indicted for aggravated murder

Hiram police say the baby boy was alive at birth.

Newborn baby found in trash can at Hiram College, was alive at birth, police say

At this time, no charges have been filed against the mom.

Ohio Legislature approves all-mail primary up to April 28; legislation awaits Governor’s signature

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine wanted the state's primary, with in-person voting, pushed back to June 2nd. Wednesday, state lawmakers approved language that went in an opposite direction.

‘Twisted prank’ costs Pa. grocery store $35,000 after woman intentionally contaminates food

Criminal charges will be filed.

Summit County hospitals need life saving medical supplies

Needs include swabs for test kits, face shields, N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, goggles and medical gowns.

LeBron James Family Foundation brings ‘Taco Tuesday’ to I Promise School families during stay-at-home order

Volunteers helped bring food to families in the Akron area to help celebrate LeBron James’ favorite day of the week: “Taco Tuesday.”

Elderly women shopping for essentials have purses stolen in North Olmsted

"Just in case you thought criminals were staying home, they are not!"

Cleveland Indians release printable activity book for kids on what should have been Opening Day

Today should have been Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians, but because of COVID-19 those plans have stuck out.

You see her each day interpreting Gov. DeWine’s COVID-19 briefing to sign language: Her name is Marla Berkowitz

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