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THE LAST WORD: Like polio, COVID-19 is an unseen enemy

Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of many diseases that have threatened world-wide health over the years, but it’s the first since polio in the 1950s that has struck as much fear in the general public. Both the coronavirus and polio have occurred in my lifetime and the two have had an ironic ...

Hall’s closes Guest House and Conference Center

Local News

Don Hall's Guest House and Conference Center is no more. The decision to close the facility at 1313 W Washington Center Road, the former Imperious House Hotel acquired by the local Hall's restaurant chain in 1981, came during a period "unlike anything we have ever experienced," Tim Hall stated ...

Allen County COVID-19 cases now at 26

Local News

Another three Allen County residents tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total to 26 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 ...

290 more Hoosiers diagnosed with COVID-19; 39 deaths

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 290 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 1,232 the total number of Indiana ...

GM plants to produce ventilators, surgical masks

Indiana State News

Ventec Life Systems has announced that General Motors will build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM’s Kokomo facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month. This effort is in addition to Ventec taking aggressive steps to ramp up production at its plant in ...

Vera Bradley converting to masks, other healthcare items

Local News

In response to the shortage of medical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley has converted its sewing operations in its distribution facility and is leveraging its supplier relationships to get the distribution of much-needed masks, scrubs, and healthcare items up ...

Saint Francis donates protective equipment to health-care providers

Local News

The University of Saint Francis School of Health Sciences has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to local healthcare providers to help with needs caused by the spread of COVID-19. USF has donated more than 1,000 masks and face shields and 500 isolation gowns to Parkview Health and ...

Indiana up to 981 COVID-19 cases; 24 deaths

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 338 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 981 the total number of Indiana ...

Allen County COVID-19 count rises to 22

Local News

Another three Allen County residents tested positive for COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total to 22. 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 ...

Racing community lines up behind decision to delay Indy 500

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Mario Andretti got the text asking if he would be willing to drive the two-seater at Indianapolis this August, he responded immediately. Absolutely, he wrote while putting his vacation plans on hold. Andretti hopes it is the last time he is forced to reschedule ...

Indiana not detailing ICU capacity as coronavirus cases grow

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials declined Wednesday to provide details on hospital capacity around the state as its number of confirmed coronavirus-related illnesses continued to grow quickly and two more deaths were reported. The new deaths in Hancock and Howard counties were the ...

Indianapolis Archdiocese shuts down drive-thru confessions

Indiana State News

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Catholic priest in western Indiana has stopped hearing drive-through confessions at the request of the Indianapolis Archdiocese amid the coronavirus pandemic, he said. The Rev. Dan Bedel, who serves both St. Patrick and St. Margaret Mary Catholic churches in Terre ...

UPDATED: Allen County COVID-19 case count reaches 19

Local News

After two Allen County residents tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, another nine tested positive Thursday, bringing the total to 19. 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 ...