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United Way COVID-19 relief fund at $400,000; makes first grants

Local News

The United Way of Allen County's Emergency Relief Fund, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has raised about $400,000 so far, the agency reported Wednesday. The response from our community is inspiring . . . We have a growing list of partners who have joined us in the fight to assist ...

MLK Bridge lights up to honor frontline healthcare workers

Local News

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge downtown will be lit up in red and white April 3 - 7 to honor local emergency service and healthcare workers on the front lines who are fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The idea came from New York City, where the Empire State Building is displaying ...

Warning sirens tested Wednesday at noon

Local News

The Allen County Office of Homeland Security will test the outdoor emergency warning siren system today (April 1) at noon. The office urges the public to use this opportunity to encourage individual preparedness, family preparedness and remaining weather aware as Hoosiers are hunkered down at ...

March 30 editorial correction

Coronavirus

The “Our View” Editorial published on the News-Sentinel page on Page 5A of the Monday, March 30 edition contained factual errors. The editorial cited several items that it said were included in the coronavirus relief bill approved by Congress on March 27. Most of the items, while ...

Holcomb extends ban on dine-in restaurants through April 6

Local News

Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday signed an executive order that extends the requirements for bars, nightclubs and restaurants to stay closed to dine-in patrons until April 6 at 11:59 p.m. They may continue to provide take-out and delivery services. In a statement, Holcomb said he expects the ...

Indiana gets 14 more deaths as coronavirus cases spike

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fourteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing the state’s virus death toll to 49 as its confirmed cases surged past 2,000, state health officials said Tuesday. Indiana’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease ...

Indiana officials say ICU beds being added for virus cases

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana hospitals have increased the state’s intensive care unit capacity by about one-third in the past few weeks in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related illnesses, state officials said Monday. Having such ICU capacity available has been a prime ...

Four more COVID-19 cases in Allen County; total now 30

Local News

Another four Allen County residents tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total to 30 cases. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the Department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and will be time-stamped to keep the public ...

Indiana finances take a big blow from coronavirus crisis

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s finances are taking a major hit from the coronavirus crisis, and it just remains to be seen how big of a hit it will be. The virus continued to spread Monday, with the state’s tally of cases rising by 273, to 1,786, including 35 people who have died, health ...