Walsh University offers free housing to freshmen, transfer student for the first term

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — As we get closer to summer, many Northeast Ohio colleges and universities are thinking about fall and the hopeful return of students to campuses.

Exactly what that will look like in the age of the coronavirus isn't clear, but Walsh University intends to offer a full residential life experience that will include both in-person and online course offerings.


Gov. Mike DeWine vows action if establishments don’t restrain crowds

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said officials will do “whatever we have to do” to enforce social distancing and other protective measures if bars and restaurants fail to restrain crowds as the state eases coronavirus measures.


Ohio day cares permitted to reopen on May 31

Day care facilities were able to apply for a temporary pandemic childcare license that came with the following restrictions:

There should be no more than six children in a class.
Ratios must be kept at one teacher to no more than six children.
Children whose parents are employed by the same entity should be kept together whenever possible.
The same teachers and children in each room should be maintained whenever possible.
There should be limited use of shared space or mixing of groups.
If shared space is used, a rigorous cleaning schedule must be in place.


Ohio receives remdesivir vials to treat hospitalized coronavirus patients

While there’s still no cure for coronavirus, a new antiviral drug has arrived in Ohio.

The state received 20 cases of remdesivir, which is aimed to help shorten the duration of the virus. The Ohio Department of Health reports about 100 coronavirus patients will receive the drug. The amount of medicine distributed to each state was determined based on the number of patients on ventilators.
The decision comes from groups of clinical leaders across the country.


Stark County Health Department Launches Website, Restart Stark

In an effort to help individuals and businesses understand how to work and interact safely and responsibly amid COVID-19, the Stark County Health Department has launched a website. 


Music Legend Little Richard Has Died

Little Richard, a founding father of rock and roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Jones Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone, but said the cause of death was unknown.


Adele stuns fans in black dress in Instagram birthday post

After a social media hiatus, Adele has returned to Instagram with a bang.

The singer lit up the internet Wednesday morning by sharing a picture to mark her 32nd birthday.

The “Hello” hitmaker, who has not posted on the social media platform since December, stood beaming behind a giant floral wreath.

Wearing a black mini dress with billowing sleeves, she wore her blonde hair down and completed the look with black heels.


Giant Eagle will temporarily limit purchases on meat products

Giant Eagle confirmed it will limit the amount of meat products a customer can purchase at any given time after it noticed an increase in demand among customers, the grocery store chain said in a statement to News 5.


University of Akron cutting six colleges due to pandemic toll

AKRON, Ohio — The University of Akron’s has lost at least a $65 million to $70 million challenge due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a video message posted by President Gary Miller.

That number takes into account both real and anticipated loss of revenues for next the fiscal year.


Legendary Dolphins Coach Don Shula Has Died

Don Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died Monday at his home, the team said. He was 90.


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