Citing a sharp spike in cases linked to the delta coronavirus variant, the Ohio Department of Health issued new guidance on Monday that recommends unvaccinated staff and students wear masks when classes resume for the fall term.
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Morning Headlines: Ohio Reports Highest Sunday COVID-19 Numbers Since May; Governors Pin Hopes on Full Vaccine Approval as Cases ClimbOhio reported nearly 500 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday which is the highest number for a Sunday since May; Gov. Mike DeWine and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson have appealed in recent days for full approval of the COVID-19 vaccines as virus cases and hospitalizations skyrocket in their states; Portage County Sheriff Bruce Zuchowski issued an official statement over the weekend on the sheriff's office letterhead condemning The Indians name change to The Guardians; and more stories.
As assistant monitor, he will help audit and assess consent decree compliance.
The proposal to create the facility at an abandoned public high school building is an attempt to address staffing shortages for police, EMS and fire departments.
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The state joined other local governments in suing three distributors and one drugmaker for their parts in the opioid crisis that has taken the lives of 23,700 Ohioans over a period of nine years.
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