• COVID-19 cases, deaths
Allen County: Cases: 227. Deaths: 34. Updated 2 p.m. 6/9/20
Auglaize County: Cases: 80. Deaths: 3. Updated 2 p.m. 6/9/20
Hardin County: Cases: 77. Deaths: 3. Updated 2 p.m. 6/9/20
Putnam County: Cases: 98. Deaths: 14. Updated 2 p.m. 6/9/20
Van Wert County: Cases: 8. Deaths: 0. Updated 2 p.m. 6/9/20
Ohio: Cases: 39,162. Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 2,421. Updated 2 p.m. 6/9/20
Allen County had three new cases and no new deaths reported in the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Hardin County and Putnam County each had one new case and no new deaths.
Auglaize County and Van Wert had no new cases or deaths.
Ohio had 325 new cases and 17 new deaths.
• The Auglaize County Fair announced it will have a junior fair, but a decision hasn’t been made yet on the remainder of the fair, pending additional information from the governor’s office.
• The Lima Behavioral Health is distributing 100 therapeutic kits containing items used in play therapy to the organization’s telehealth clients. Since on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that followed, SAFY — Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth — has conducted therapeutic sessions with clients via telehealth. Lima Behavioral Health families and children currently receiving these services will be provided sensory items that help children create and express emotions, feelings and needs through play in thera-py sessions.
“Although they are connected only through the computer screen, the therapist, child and family will be able to interact with each other with the tools they would typically use in a face-to-face session,” said Judith Lester, treatment director for Lima Behavioral Health.
For additional information about telehealth services or how to access therapeutic services, contact Lima Behavioral Health at 419-222-1527 during business hours or visit www.facebook.com/safyoflima/ for updates.
• The Hancock County driver examination exam station will resume skills testing on June 12 by appointment only, according to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The station is located at 8210 County Road 140, Findlay.
Class D skills testing will use a modified process that allows the driver examiner to score the prospective licensee from outside the car in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health and Center for Disease Control recommended health and safety guidelines.
The BMV will reach out to individuals who had a test canceled due to COVID-19 to provide an opportunity for priority-based scheduling. If a customer’s license, identification card, vehicle registration, or temporary permit expired on or after the state of emergency’s effective date of March 9, its expiration date has been automatically extended and will remain valid until 90 days after the state of emergency ends, or Dec. 1, 2020, whichever date comes first.
• Totally Promotional in Coldwater is now manufacturing general use face masks.
• Blanchard Valley Health System has eased its visitor restrictions, allowing one visitor per patient in most circumstances between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. at its hospitals. Visitors accompanying inpatients must be at least 16 years old. Patients visiting BVHS for clinic, outpatient and testing appointments may bring one visitor as well, although visitors are encouraged to wait in their vehicles when possible.
Face coverings are required. Screening at designated entry points will continue.
• The Lima Tax Department will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only on Saturday, July 11. Taxpayers are asked to call 419-221-5245 to schedule an appointment and leave a message if there is no answer.
Face masks will be required for visitors. They will be supplied if visitors do not have one.