• COVID-19 cases, deaths
Allen County: Cases: 246. Deaths: 36. Updated 2 p.m. 6/18/20
Auglaize County: Cases: 87. Deaths: 3. Updated 2 p.m. 6/18/20
Hardin County: Cases: 105. Deaths: 5. Updated 2 p.m. 6/18/20
Putnam County: Cases: 102. Deaths: 15. Updated 2 p.m. 6/18/20
Van Wert County: Cases: 14. Deaths: 0. Updated 2 p.m. 6/17/20
Ohio: Cases: 43,122. Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 2,633. Updated 2 p.m. 6/18/20
ONE DEATH IN HARDIN COUNTY
Hardin County reported one new death and nine new cases in the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Thursday.
The most recent of the county’s five deaths was a man in his 80s who died June 8. He had an onset date of June 2.
Allen County reported four new cases and no new deaths.
Auglaize County and Putnam County each saw one new reported case and no new deaths.
Van Wert County had no new cases or deaths.
Ohio saw 700 new cases and 22 new deaths.
• The Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta will reopen with a phased approach starting Tuesday, June 23. It will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at first. It will operate in block scheduling with two-hour sessions each day starting at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with only 65 tickets sold per two-hour block. Tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks are required for staff members and volunteers, but visitors can opt out of masks. One exception is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, when the hours are dedicated to vulnerable individuals and masks will be required. The Astro-Theater will not be showing the regular Apollo 11 documentary due to concerns about social distancing.
• The Lima Public Library and its branches will reopen Monday. People should limit their time in the library to 30 minutes, while maintaining physical distancing. Masks are encouraged. An adult should accompany children under the age of 16. Returns should be made at the outdoor book return. People shouldn’t reshelve items. Computers can only be used for one 30-minute session per day. Study and meeting rooms aren’t available.
• Shawnee Township canceled this year’s National Night Out event. Businesses who donated this year can receive a refund upon request or apply the money toward next year’s event. “We are not pleased to have to make this decision, we do feel that the risks of potential harm outweigh the reward,” Shawnee Township Police Chief Michael D. Keith wrote in a press release. “Please keep in mind that while we are not having the event this year, we still appreciate the support of our community.”
• Mercer County has reported 253 Covid-19 cases since March, surpassing Allen County with the highest number of confirmed and probable cases in the nine-county region. Mercer County’s population was 41,000 in 2019.
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