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Go to any gas station, grocery store or pharmacy and you will probably find latex and plastic gloves littering parking lots, sidewalks and store exits.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ten Ohio inmates at two prisons and 27 staff members at four prisons have now tested positive for the coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday. He also authorized members of the Ohio National Guard to help officials at a federal prison where three inmates have died.

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Food banks in the area have seen increased demand as businesses close and people lose their jobs during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Several area produce distribution programs have creatively used volunteers stationed at strategic places and placed the food in cars to reduce the chances of passing on the coronavirus.

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The new social distancing norms take awhile to get used to as long-held traditions of shaking hands, or providing a hug, die hard when you see a person you haven’t seen in a long time.

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ASHTABULA — A two-seater tandem bicycle rigged to a sturdy cart turns heads while an Ashtabula pair drive to different locations throughout the city.

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The cars started to come together in the lower boat ramp area of Lake Shore Park on Saturday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. A wide variety of antique vehicles gathered to brighten up the day for residents of the Lantern of Saybrook who are confined to their rooms during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Bell ringers are not at the forefront of the Salvation Army campaign to help area residents but donations are needed, said Salvation Army Ashtabula County Regional Field Representative Tony Houshour.

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ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Walmart shoppers arrived to the store Friday to a line of shopping carts, all positioned so anyone entering or leaving the store would do so in single file.

ASHTABULA — While striving to be as inclusive as possible, Ashtabula City Council's regular meeting will be held Monday night via a teleconference.

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ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Wal-Mart shoppers arrived to the store Friday to a line of shopping carts, all positioned so anyone entering or leaving the store would do so in single file.

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Orders to stay home have been in place for some time now, and a data analysis firm has assessed grades to counties across the United States.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are reaching out to the community while still maintaining a strong presence on area highways, said Lt. Tina Jackson who commands the Ashtabula Post.

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Chris Cuomo, CNN news show host and younger brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revealed Tuesday he has been diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus.

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COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday announced Ohio schools will remain closed until May 1 to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. That extends his school-shutdown order another three weeks, after which it will be evaluated again.

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The “stay-at-home” guidelines have slowed daily calls for many area police and fire departments, according to area police and fire chiefs.

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The “open road” has taken on new meaning for thousands of truckers operating on many of the nation’s highways by themselves.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening c…

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General Motors announced Friday it is bringing back 1,000 workers at two plants in Indiana to begin making ventilators for critical-care COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe and stay alive.

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WASHINGTON — Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.

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JEFFERSON — With the omnibus COVID-19 bill passed on Wednesday by the Ohio legislature, the Ashtabula County Board of Elections has some direction.

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In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, some local grocery, carry-out and convenient stores are making changes to protect the health and well-being of employees and customers.

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The spirit of volunteerism continues to guide many who are helping others as the coronavirus outbreak stretches families to the edge.

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California has been in “shelter in place” mode since last Thursday and Edgewood High School graduate Ben Wickstrom, and his wife Emily, are adjusting well to the new reality in Sacramento as the city had ordered an edict even earlier.

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KENT — Kent State University cancelled its 50th May 4 Commemoration Weekend events, May 1-4, in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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ASHTABULA — The number of Ashtabula County coronavirus cases rose to two Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health, which reported the first case was in the city of Ashtabula.

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ASHTABULA [ndash] Donald Miller, age 78, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Saybrook Landing. A Graveside Service will be Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 10am, at Richmond Cemetery, Richmond Township. Online obituary may be viewed at www.behmfuneral.com.

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