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Ohio has had 1,054,807 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported April 19.

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CINCINNATI — Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, pulled into the national spotlight by a 2019 mass shooting, said Monday she wants to unseat Ohio's Republican governor in the 2022 election.

University Hospitals is no longer requiring an online pre-registration before scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Appointments are now readily available, usually within 24 to 72 of calling to schedule, according to a news release.

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WASHINGTON — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves.

A total of 4,372,202 Ohioans (37.40% of the state's population) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 3,063,097 Ohioans (26.20%) completed the vaccination process as of April 18.

The city of University Heights has launched the first of three, 30-second videos promoting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Health Ministry says, however, that mask-wearing and hygiene measures that have been in place throughout the coronavirus crisis will remain mandatory in the classroom.

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RIO DE JANEIRO — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France.

Jewish Family Experience in Beachwood has reopened its Sunday school for in-person learning after its medical adviser deemed it safe for students to attend again.

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Two days after the Greater Cleveland Food Bank broke ground for a community food distribution center, its president and CEO accepted the Isaiah Award for Human Relations from AJC Cleveland.

Ohio has had 1,050,112 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported April 16.

Throughout the pandemic, many restaurants found themselves closing, reopening and closing again as COVID-19 cases fluctuated in the Cleveland restaurant community.

(JTA) — Israel has reached a milestone in its return to normalcy: Starting Sunday, Israelis will no longer be required to wear masks outside.

When the COVID-19 virus started sweeping across the world in early 2020, businesses across the United States had to adapt in order to survive. Law offices were one of many businesses that had to adjust their practices in order to deliver quality results while keeping their staff and clients …

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the MetroHealth System will be offering first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a Wolstein Center satellite clinic on April 16 and 17.

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The statewide average for COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population is continuing to rise.

“The synagogue is the halachic and historic hub of Jewish life, and this program is designed to highlight that,” said OU executive vice president Rabbi Moshe Hauer.

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Cleveland-based Manufacturing Growth and Advocacy Network has received a $624,316 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Department of Economic Development Administration to launch a program to help manufacturing companies in Cuyahoga County survive the pandemic and thrive beyond it, a…

Ohio has had 1,045,945 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported April 14.

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NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82.

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For Samantha Weinraub, a senior journalism major at Ohio University in Athens, news that the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine had been paused was terrifying.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a “pause” in use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination campaign.

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Ohio’s chief medical officer said federal agencies’ decision to halt administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to extremely rare serious side effects should build confidence in the transparency and carefulness by which the vaccination process is being handled nationally.

Ohio has had 1,043,729 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported April 13.

COLUMBUS — Ohio providers including the nation’s largest traditional supermarket chain and some college campuses suspended using the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine Tuesday while federal officials investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

Public health chief Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis: “Masks will have to stay in our bags at all times since it is still mandatory to wear them indoors.”

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In the first stage of a phased plan, a limited number of tour groups will start to arrive, with individual travelers being admitted at a later date, says Tourism Ministry.

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Ohio vaccine providers are being advised to temporarily pause using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following the same recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

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