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Stay At Home Orders May Get Extended

Gov. DeWine suggests it’s likely the stay-at-home order, expiring April 6, will be extended, and he hinted that some state prisoners may be released on a case-by-case basis. The governor ordered mandatory weekly online reporting of ventilator manufacturing, distribution, retail supplies and overall availability, in case the state needs to …

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Indiana’s Worries Grow During Coronavirus

Indiana’s health commissioner urges residents to continue to adhere to the state’s stay-at-home order, warning that while Indiana’s coronavirus cases had surged past 2,000 and its deaths climbed to over 45, the state remains far from reaching its peak in cases. Officials say Indiana has not yet modeled projections on …

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More Beds In IN

Indiana hospitals have increased the state’s intensive care unit capacity by about one-third…in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related illnesses. So far, hospitals have added about 500 critical care beds to give the state 1,940. Health officials say hospitals continue to create more ICU capacity by converting operating and …

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DeWine Makes Moves

Gov., DeWine extends the Ohio schools’ shutdown order until May 1, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the governor tells reporters he expects federal regulators to soon clear the way for wide use of a Columbus-based company’s services to sterilize N95 masks. Officials say it involves the …

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New Election Info

Ohio has set a new, almost exclusively mail-in primary election for April 28, due to the coronavirus, ignoring the timing recommendations of the state elections chief and some voting-rights groups. Gov. DeWine signed a sweeping relief bill, containing the change. Under the new scenario, the standard in-person primary is off…and …

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IN Finances Under Pressure

Indiana’s finances are taking a major hit from the coronavirus. Officials say it remains to be seen how big it will be. The virus continues to spread, with the state’s tally of cases rising by 273, to over 17 hundred, including 35 people who have died. Unemployment claims have skyrocketed …

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DC Off Campus For Rest Of Semester

Defiance College suspends face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the spring semester…coronavirus the reason. Online learning at Defiance College has been going on since March 18 and faculty went through training to ensure their online teaching presents students with the same quality of education they would receive in-person. Students are …

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United Way Wants To Help

The United Way of Williams County starts a dedicated economic relief fund, to help county residents through the financial difficulties brought on by the coronavirus. Officials say 100% of all donations to the Williams County COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund will go directly to the organizations that are serving those …

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Local Company Is In Demand

Williams County Commissioners give the OK to purchase a machine, made here, that cleans and sterilizes protective facial masks. And…anyone who needs it…can use it. The machine is made by Daavlin, over on West Bement Street in Bryan. The device uses ultraviolet germicidal irradiation to sterilize personal protective equipment, such …

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Dangerfield Case Update

Ryan Dangerfield still faces five charges…all in connection to the murder of a Bryan man last summer, but one of the original six charges has now been dropped. Dangerfield faced the court in Williams County, via video from the lockup in Stryker. The charges all stem from the stabbing death …

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