COVID-19 Update: Sites Selected for Enhanced Hospital Capacity; Ohio National Guard to Assist Federal Prison; Dispute Resolution Commission Now Active


hio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. HOSPITAL CAPACITY: Because Ohio must double its hospital capacity due to the oncoming COVID-19 surge, Ohio has developed a plan to expand healthcare services at alternative sites in addition to the traditional medical care facilities. […]

Statement from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Beneficiaries


The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an economic impact payment. The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 to generate $1,200 economic impact payments to Social Security beneficiaries who did […]

Ohioans Encouraged to Wear Cloth Masks in Public; Governor Signs TeleHealth Executive Order; New Wi-Fi Hotspot Locator


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, urged Ohioans to begin wearing cloth masks while in public, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Saturday, April 4. Friday, the CDC issued the recommendation that citizens wear face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially […]

COVID-19 Update: Testing Supplies; PPE Sanitizing; Inmate Release Recommendation; Remote Learning Guide


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided an update on the status of Ohio’s response to COVID-19.  TESTING SUPPLIES: Governor DeWine announced today that The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is now partnering with the Ohio Department of Health to help increase the availability of testing supplies needed for testing […]

Ohio Stay at Home Order Extended Through May 1


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio’s Stay at Home order has been extended until 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2020.  Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, signed the updated order this afternoon. It goes into effect at midnight on Monday. “We understand that this is tough – it is very difficult. But, I would not […]

Williams County Health Department Reports First Case of COVID-19 in Williams County


Final – Williams County Lab-Confirmed Case – Updated 04.02

COVID-19 Update: PPE Manufacturing, Testing Order, Click and Connect, Foreclosure Prevention


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today the establishment of the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19.  The collaborative public-private partnership will coordinate efforts to provide healthcare workers and first responders with the personal protective equipment (PPE).  “This new alliance will work to more quickly mobilize every manufacturer capable of helping us make PPE and win the fight against our lethal enemy,” […]

2020-04-01 E-Edition

‘They’re Actually Going To Send Us Home’

Miller Leaves Italy After Coronavirus Spread

Many students have had the experience of being sent home from school and having to finish online because of the Coronavirus this year. But few had an experience like Morgan Miller. The AHS ‘17 graduate, daughter of Ryan and Lori, Ridgeville Township, is a junior accounting major at the University of Cincinnati. She was spending her spring term studying abroad […]

Sewing Machines Hum Making Face Masks For Fairlawn

Volunteerism has taken many forms over the years. Since the onslaught of COVID-19, area volunteers have found a unique way to help others while still maintaining social distance. Officials at Fairlawn Haven sent out an email plea, Monday, March 23, to area churches for volunteers to make face masks for their workers. Since then, area sewing machines have been humming, […]