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$28-point-6 billion in federal aid for restaurants, bars and other qualifying food service businesses becomes available May 3rd through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.  

Ohio’s restaurant and bar owners are saying they expect business to pick up this summer. But they are worried about having enough employees to handle the business. 

The restaurant industry, which was hard hit by the pandemic, is starting to feel more optimistic.  

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Opponents of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns have dropped their federal lawsuit they filed last fall, seeking removal of the state of emergency declared last March.

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Ohio lawmakers will look over yet another measure to pull back on Governor Mike DeWine’s power to issue health orders.

Small businesses and local communities would receive hundreds of millions of dollars to help with recovery from the coronavirus pandemic under a $1 billion initiative announced by Ohio Govenro Mike DeWine that also includes aggressive marketing of the state as a place to work and live.

State health officials report the number of Ohioans hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped again Wednesday, marking seven straight days of declines and triggering the benchmark Governor Mike DeWine set Tuesday to begin rolling back the statewide curfew.  

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State health officials Sunday reported 4,481 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 new deaths.

State health officals Thursday reported 72 hundred new cases of COVID-19 and 109 new deaths.  

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State health officials Sunday reported 5,247 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 new deaths.

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State authorities have cited a Columbus bar for multiple health code and COVID-19 violations during Monday night's college football national championship game.

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State health officials Sunday reported 6,088 new cases of COVID-19  and 28 new deaths.

State health officials Sunday reported 6,808 new cases of COVID-19 and 59 new deaths.

State health officals Sunday reported 5,857 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 new deaths.

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Two Ohio bars were cited over the weekend for violating coronavirus health orders.

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The Ohio Department of Health Sunday reported 9,266 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths.

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The Columbus club that was cited for state COVID-19 violations over the weekend has been shut down. 

State health officials Sunday reported 7,529 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 new deaths. 

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State health officials Sunday reported 7,853 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 new deaths. 

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With Ohio in the third week of COVID hospitalizations setting a new record each day, Governor Mike DeWine on Wednesday evening laid out two new health orders and previewed the possibility of a limited shutdown.

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Franklin County is back on the state's watch list as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the state. 

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State health officials Sunday reported 4,541  new cases of COVID-19 and 11 new deaths. 

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State health officials Sunday reported 3,303 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths.  

The City of Columbus is extending for another month the outdoor dining program launched in August to let restaurants take advantage of outdoor space.  

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State health officials Sunday reported 2,309 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths. 

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State health officials Sunday reported over 15-hundred new cases  of COVID-19 but no new deaths. 

The mandatory shutdown of Ohio bars at 10pm is getting pushback from owners, customers and elected officials.

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A popular law put in place to help bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic has now been made permanent, thanks to a Tuesday signature by Governor Mike DeWine.  

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State health officials Sunday reported 1,291 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths. 

Columbus City Council has repealed the city's 10 pm curfew on bars and restaurants. The action last night ends the order enacted in July. 

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