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Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he will veto a bill restricting his authority to shut down businesses in a future health order.

On the edge of the Mississippi River, the small historic city of Kimmswick, Mo. has an archaeological site with mastodon bones, Levee High Apple Pie at its famous Blue Owl Restaurant, and a volunteer mayor, Phil Stang.

What it doesn't have right now is money.

"They think I'm kidding but I'm not," Stang says. "I [will] have to go and do crazy electronic stuff like GoFundMe pages, or start a lemonade stand ... something."

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Non-essential businesses that were closed during the past month due to COVID-19 are now starting to reopen. But as Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, some worry that’s happening too quickly without proper safeguards.

Salons, barbershops and outdoor dining can begin to reopen May 15th, under guidelines being released today by Governor Mike DeWine, and restaurants and bars can fully reopen by May 21.  But he says  reopening Ohio carries a risk.

Hospitals may begin performing some non-emergency procedures Friday, and dentists and veterinarians can get back to work as well.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is praising Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's plan to gradually re-open the state beginning this Friday.  

Doctors, dentists and veterinarians may begin reopening May 1st, but restaurants and hair salons remain on hold. 

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio House leaders created a bipartisan task force to suggest ways to jump start the economy after the coronavirus shutdowns.

Associated Press

The state is preparing to roll out more details on what the first phase of reopening businesses will look like. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says plans to begin reopening businesses in Ohio continue to evolve.  He gave a few more details at Friday's press conference on plans to slowly begin phase one May 1st.

Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Aggressive measures to control the spread of the coronavirus in Ohio by closing businesses and schools, and ordering people to stay at home seem to be having the desired effect of flattening the curve of growing COVID-19 cases.  And Ohio Governor Mike DeWine indicated today it's time to plan for the next stage of Ohio's recovery from the pandemic.

Small business leaders throughout the state are telling a House panel looking at how to lift Ohio’s Stay Home order they need to allow businesses to open now. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles has details.

Ohio Public Radio

Protestors marched down High Street and gathered outside the Statehouse today during Governor DeWine's afternoon coronavirus briefing.