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Gyms, Dance Instruction Studios and Other Personal fitness Venues to reopen

Governor DeWine announced that per Ohio Health Department Director Amy Acton’s order, all gyms, fitness-based recreation centers, dance instruction studios and other personal fitness venues are permitted to reopen within the state immediately so long as all safety standards are met. These businesses and operations are encouraged to reopen. They must comply with social distancing…

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Governor DeWine Announces More Things That Can Reopen . . .

NEW REOPENING DATES:  Lt. Governor Husted announced several new sector opening dates in Ohio: Beginning Tuesday, May 26, miniature golf, batting cages, and bowling alleys may resume operations if they can meet required safety protocols. Beginning Tuesday, May 26, skills training for all sports, including contact sports, may resume if required safety protocols can be…

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Governor DeWine Backs off “Safe at Home,” now “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans”

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. *10 Person Max Gathering Rule Remains in Force *Travel Restrictions, including Self-Isolation Following Return from Out of State Travel Lifted OHIOANS PROTECTING OHIOANS URGENT HEALTH ADVISORY: Governor DeWine today released details of the new…

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2020 Art on the Square Cancelled 

Art on the Square Director Trudy Martin announced with regret last week that due to concerns for the safety of vendors and festival-goers and the community at large, as well as rules about large gatherings still in effect, the 2020 Art of the Square, scheduled to take place just a few weeks from now, has…

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Will a Few Bad Apples Spoil the Bushel?

First weekend bars and restaurants allowed to open, several reports of non-compliance with safety guidelines prompt action: Governor DeWine announced today that he is assembling an enforcement team to ensure that bars and restaurants are operating safely under the Responsible RestartOhio plan. Bars and restaurants reopened to patrons for outdoor dining on Friday. Dine-in service…

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Caldwell Village Council Approves Hiring of Fulltime Village Administrator

By Anne Chlovechok The May 18 meeting of the Caldwell Village Council was held online so that council members could observe required social distancing requirements and maximum number of people allowed at a meeting rules. A number of points of business were discussed, including previously passed ordinance 2020-03, which in its original form approved the…

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Additional Personal Service Businesses to Re-Open Friday

Lt. Governor Husted announced yesterday that additional personal service businesses will be permitted to re-open in Ohio on May 15. These include massage therapy, acupuncture, cosmetic therapy, tattoo and body piercing services. The businesses will be required to follow a mandatory and recommended best practices which can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov. The guidelines were created…

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ODNR Shares Boating and Social Distancing Tips for National Safe Boating Week

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. In honor of National Safe Boating Week, held May 16-22, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Safe Boating Council encourage boaters to follow social distancing guidelines for safe outdoor recreation. “Year after year, state and national statistics show that life jackets…

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