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  • Local restaurant and shop owners are concerned about the impact another potential shutdown would have on their businesses after Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday the state may order another round of closures if the current coronavirus surge continues. The state will evaluate virus numbers again Nov. 19 before deciding whether to shut down restaurants, bars and fitness centers.
  • Volunteers at the in Ohio City handed out food, clothing and fresh produce to 1,747 people at the outreach organization's drive-thru pantry Wednesday. According to the center's Director of Development Brenda Saridakis, that's about four times the number of people who usually turn out for their monthly pantries.
  • Malaz Elegmiabby stands in front of a one-story brick building on West 25th Street, a couple blocks north of the West Side Market. She brushes a mixture of flour and water on a 4-foot-by-3-foot portrait of a local resident. "That's Jasmine," Elegmiabby says. "She's an amazing artist. She just got a scholarship." The photo is one of 250 black-and-white prints Elegmiabby is pasting to the bricks on the building’s exterior, with the help of a team of neighborhood residents and anyone else who wants to chip in.