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State Orders Bars And Restaurants Close Due To Coronavirus Concerns; Unemployment Extended

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the closure of all bars and restaurants in the state to help stem the coronavirus outbreak. 

DeWine says concerns from around the state about crowded bars, especially in light of the upcoming St. Patrick's holiday, prompted the action:

Takeout and delivery will still be allowed. DeWine has signed an executive order expanding access to unemployment insurance benefits to people in quarantine or whose jobs are in limbo. A requirement that people be actively seeking work is being waived. DeWine says Ohio schools may be closed for the rest of the academic year. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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