DeWine: Salons, Spas and Outdoor Dining Reopening May 15th, Indoor Dining May 21st

The long awaited haircut, style and spa appointments got a bit closer today as did dining other than carryout.

During his daily news conference Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine released the next dates for getting Ohio’s economy back on track.

Barbers, hair salons and day spas can reopen May 15th. Restaurants can also begin serving customers with outdoor dining on the 15th, then service indoors can resume May 21st.

Of course, as expected, there are many stipulations the businesses and consumers must adhere to. Click the links below for greater detail.







Meanwhile, Ohio’s total cases for COVID-19 is 22,131 with 4,140 persons hospitalized and 1,271 total deaths.

The Vinton County Health Department reported its ninth and tenth cases after lasting several weeks as the final of the state’s 88 counties without a positive case.

Ross County rose to 44 total cases with 445 patients being tested. Those numbers have remained a consistent 10% positive result since testing began. Chillicothe Correctional Institution had its first positive test among staffers in Thursday’s Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections report.

COVID-19 NUMBERS:As of 2pmET Thursday, statewide total cases number 2is 22,131 with 4,140 persons hospitalized and 1,271 total deaths.

Cases by county in the Scioto Valley Region: Fairfield, 162; Fayette, 23; Highland, 11; Hocking, 20; Jackson, 7; Pickaway, 1,841; Pike, 4; Ross, 44; Scioto, 15; Vinton, 10. 

LOCAL PRISONS: CCI: 4 inmates in isolation, 4 testing positive, 0 pending resultsRCI: None affectedPCI: 102 staff testing positive, 1 death, 56 recovered, 484 inmates testing positive (1,546 Tuesday’s report), 24 confirmed deaths, 12 pending results and 1,172 recovered (99 Tuesday’s report). See all the ODRC numbers here

VA North Entrance & Golf Course To Reopen May 9th

The North Entrance to the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center is reopening Saturday May 9th as well as the Forrest E. Everhart Memorial Golf Course.

Both have been shutdown since the Ohio Stay At Home Order was issued in March.

According to a news release by the Chillicothe VAMC, all veterans, visitors and staff are to wear a mask while on the VA campus when social distancing is not possible.

“Moving forward together, we will continue to provide exceptional care to our Veterans” stated the release. “Your trust is in VA is paramount. Safe care is our mission and our continuing commitment to you.”

Effective Saturday, May 9th, Chillicothe VAMC’s North Entrance will reopen to incoming and outgoing traffic. The Golf Course will also reopen May 9th.

Urgent Care will return to normal operating hours on Sunday, May 10th.

What Is Yellow Day?

What began as a simple act of dedication to a mentor, Kindergarten educator Adam Peterson explains the six principles for Be The Yellow and the effect random acts of kindness have on others.

Peterson tells Litter Media the story of honoring his mentor, Honor Trotter, and how the message has spread like wildfire across America and into other countries worldwide, including Chillicothe.

Honor’s son is Dr. Ben Trotter, a Chillicothe transplant.

Watch Litter Media’s interview with Peterson below.