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Public Health offering $100 gift cards at COVID vaccine clinics in Montgomery County

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County is offering $100 gift cards to Ohioans getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Patients hospitalized with COVID in Ohio up 57% over last 3 weeks

COVID-19 hospitalizations are continuing to rise in Ohio, with the state seeing a 57% increase in hospitalized COVID patients and 45% increase in coronavirus patients in ICUs in the last three weeks, according to the Ohio Hospital Association. → Read More

First Vax-2-School winners to be announced today

The state is giving away 150 $10,000 scholarships and five $100,000 scholarships to eligible Ohioans who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The scholarships can be used at any Ohio college, university, trade school or career program. → Read More

More than 3,200 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Ohio

More than 3,200 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Ohio on Thanksgiving, with 909 in the state’s ICUs, according to the Ohio Hospital Association. → Read More

New 21-day high in COVID cases reported as Ohioans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving

Ohio reported 6,751 daily COVID-19 case Wednesday, the highest amount reported in last three weeks. The last time the state recorded more than 6,700 daily cases was the end of September. → Read More

Crash blocks I-70 west near Montgomery-Preble County line, traffic moving on shoulder

No one was injured in a crash that briefly closed I-70 west near the Montgomery-Preble County line. → Read More

More than 3,000 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Ohio as cases remain high

The state had 3,033 coronavirus patients in the hospital, including 807 in ICUs and 503 on ventilators, according the Ohio Department of Health. It’s the first time COVID inpatients surpassed 3,000 in at least two weeks. → Read More

Turkeys, produce and more to be given out during mass food distribution Tuesday

The Foodbank Inc. is hosting a mass food distribution Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Dixie Twin Drive-In. → Read More

Delta’s second wave? Cases, hospitalizations increasing in Ohio again

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff urged Ohioans to get vaccinated as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are increasing again. → Read More

Public Health giving $100 gift cards to those starting COVID-19 vaccine

People receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will also get a $100 gift card at upcoming Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County vaccine clinics. → Read More

Ohio records more than 6,000 daily COVID cases for 2nd day in a row

The state recorded 6,615 COVID cases in the last day, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The number of daily coronavirus cases reported the last three days have been the three highest recorded in the last three weeks. → Read More

ODH to give update on COVID-19, discuss behavioral health in kids

A Dayton Children’s Hospital representative will join the Ohio Department of Health’s press conference today to discuss COVID-19 and youth behavioral health in Ohio. → Read More

Ohio’s 21-day average back over 4,000 COVID cases a day

For the first time in more than two weeks Ohio’s 21-day COVID-19 case average exceeded 4,000 cases a day. → Read More

Miami Valley Hospital nurse recognized as one of the top nurses in the US

A nurse at Miami Valley Hospital was named among the top nurses in the country by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards. → Read More

Days left to register for 1st Vax-2-School drawing

The state is giving away 150 $10,000 scholarships and five $100,000 scholarships to eligible Ohioans who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The scholarships can be used at any Ohio college, university, trade school or career program. → Read More

Chance of light rain, snow showers this afternoon; temperatures to warm up this week

The region has a second chance to see snow late Monday afternoon and early in the evening before temperatures start to warm up again this week. → Read More

Ohio reports more 5,000 daily COVID cases for 2nd time this week

The number of daily coronavirus cases reported over the last four days are the four highest totals reported in three weeks. The slight increase in COVID cases comes after weeks of a decline following a surge of cases due to the delta variant. → Read More

Dayton murder suspect accused of attempting to bribe, coerce witnesses

A Dayton man charged in a deadly Butler Twp. shooting is accused of trying to bribe and coerce witnesses into not testifying, according to court documents. → Read More

Ohio Department of Health to discuss COVID-19, pediatric vaccines today

The Ohio Department of Health will host a press conference Friday regarding COVID-19 and vaccines for ages 5 to 11. → Read More

Statewide Endangered Missing Child Alert issued for 5-year-old Canton girl

An Endangered Missing Child Alert was issued for 5-year-old Ana Burke who was last seen in Canton on Nov. 11, 2021. She is believed to be with 36-year-old Jonathan Stinnett. → Read More