Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health have announced the state’s protocol for maximizing coronavirus testing resources now that in-state testing is available.
DeWine said they are prioritizing the patients who are the most vulnerable to be tested; while ensuring those that need coronavirus testing will be able to be tested.
There are no confirmed cases in Ohio; with 4 people currently under investigation.
To help reduce the spread of influenza and flu-like illnesses, the Bellevue Hospital has announced temporary visitor restrictions, effective immediately.
The Bellevue Hospital requests children under the age of 18 not visit patient care areas in the hospital.
In addition, anyone who is sick should remain at home and not visit patients at the hospital.
The threat of the coronavirus is impacting higher education.
Overseas organization that host study abroad programs for Oberlin College are putting those programs on ‘hold’.
…the same at Bowling Green State University…
A Berlin Heights man was arrested over the weekend while reportedly racking up his sixth OVI.
According to the Sandusky Register, 35-year-old Joseph Story allegedly fled from the scene of a one-vehicle crash after his SUV ended up on its roof.
Authorities say Story was located walking down Route 113 after the accident occurred on Route 61.
His prior OVIs date back to 2005.
Three residents of Lorain County are due in court today on drug charges.
This…after a raid Friday on a home on West 17th in Lorain.
Two people from Lorain and one from Elyria were arrested.
Police say, they confiscated suspected drugs, cash and five semi-automatic handguns.
The City of Norwalk’s Board of Control is scheduled to meet this morning at City Hall.
On the agenda…open bids for Phase 4 of the 2020 Old State Widening Project…and the 2020 Firefighters Communication Equipment Project.
The Huron County Engineer’s Office says they’re looking forward to a busy construction season in 2020.
They announced that they’ll have over $2.5 million in bridge projects planned and over $3.5 million in paving projects scheduled.
Tomorrow, residents who live near Lorain High School might notice a large number of police and first responders at the school.
Lorain Police will lead a state-mandated safety-drill.
The drill will be part of a staff development day…there will be NO students in the school.
The Salvation Army’s Willard location is no more.
The Norwalk Reflector reports that the building on Crestwood Drive shut down earlier this month due to monetary issues.
The organization’s emergency assistance programs will still be available to local residents.
The City of Willard has been awarded $300,000 in grant money for home repairs.
The money is intended for those with low income who are unable to rehab or repair their home.
Repairs include electrical, plumbing, roof work, ADA modifications and structural issues.
WillardOhio.us has all of the eligibility guidelines.
From the National Weather Service…
Increasing clouds, breezy, with a high near 64.
Rain, breezy. Low around 52.
Rain, mainly in the morning. High near 54.
A slight chance of rain and snow showers.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.