Governor DeWine Orders Ohio Bars & Restaurants to Close

March 15, 2020 COVID-19

March 15, 2020
Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957
Lisa Peterson: 614-644-0957

Governor DeWine Orders Ohio Bars & Restaurants to Close

Assistance announced for businesses and workers impacted by restrictions.

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has issued a Director’s Order that will close all Ohio bars and restaurants to in-house patrons, effective at 9:00 p.m. today, March 15, 2020. Restaurants with take-out and delivery options will still be able to operate those services, even as their dining rooms are temporarily closed.

The order was issued ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, which commonly would attract large groups of people to bars and restaurants across the state. This would make “social distancing” impossible in many circumstances. This is known by healthcare providers to be among the most effective ways to slow the spread of the disease, due to the high rate and speed of transmission in COVID-19.

“Our goal is for everyone to get through this,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Our hope is that next St. Patrick’s Day, everyone will be there and that they’ll have the opportunity to live their life and live their American dream. But, if people are not around, they can’t do that.”

Also announced were a number of aggressive steps the administration is taking to offer assistance to Ohio businesses and individuals impacted by these and other changes, all of which aim to slow the spread of Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.


The Governor will tomorrow issue an executive order, which will grant the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) with the authority to accept and grant requests for unemployment compensation suspending the normal 1-week waiting period.

This order will also give relief to applicants who are not offered paid leave through their job, as well as those who have been quarantined by a medical professional, their employer, or whose employers must temporarily close. Those who apply for unemployment under these circumstances will be exempt from the requirement that they be actively seeking work.


The Ohio Department of Commerce will immediately begin offering a one-time liquor buyback option to support bars and restaurants. This will especially aid those establishments that have stocked up on high-proof liquor ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday for which they now have no use, due to their closure to in-house patrons.

Bars and restaurants wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should return their unopened, high-proof liquor products (obtained within the past 30 days) to the agency where they purchased the product. This opportunity is also extended to those with temporary (F2) permits for events scheduled between March 12 and April 6, 2020. If a business has questions about this program, they should reach out directly to the Liquor Enterprise Service Center (LESC) at 1(877)812-0013 or by emailing


The Ohio Development Services Agency is preparing to submit an application in the coming week to qualify Ohio for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This program provides low-interest loans up to $2 million in order to help businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue during the state of emergency.

Non profit organizations in Ohio will also be eligible for low-interest loans through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

In order to complete the state’s application, businesses impacted by the current public health crisis should immediately send their contact information to Additional information on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is available at



Governor DeWine Provides COVID-19 Update

March 13, 2020

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, today provided an update on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

There are currently 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio.

In response to a request from the DeWine administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved two waiver requests to continue school breakfast and lunch programs during Ohio’s K-12 school closures.  Schools will be permitted to provide every child under 18 with “grab and go” meals to ensure that no child goes hungry during the course of Governor DeWine’s order to close schools. The Ohio Department of Education will also develop a process to give school districts the unprecedented ability to deliver meals to homes.

“For some students, the only regular meals they receive are the ones they get at school, and we realize closing schools will make it even more difficult for them and their families,” said Governor DeWine. “In these uncertain times, we are ensuring children will have access to healthy meals, guaranteed, just like if they were going to school.”

Governor DeWine signed an executive order easing the teacher/student ratio currently required for day cares and preschools. This loosening of regulations will help providers continuously care for students during a time when staffing levels are low due to illness.

Although daycare centers and preschools are not included in his school closure order, Governor DeWine today urged parents to keep their children home from these facilities if economically able to do so. He did, however, encourage parents not to leave their children in the care of an elderly babysitter over the age of 60, as these individuals are the highest risk to become seriously ill from COVID-19.

Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today sent a letter to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pencerequesting critical personal protection equipment including surgical procedural masks, N-95 respirators, gowns and gloves, etc., for Ohio’s healthcare workers. The letter also requests that the federal government ease certain regulations related to:

  • Federal funding
  • Access to meals for students, families, and older adults
  • Administering social and health services
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Commercial Useful Function compliance
  • Drone deployment
  • Temporary assistance for needy families
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Food and nutrition service
  • Federal matching funds for Medicaid-funded services
  • Community Living and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and HOME Programs
  • Home Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief
  • HUD 5-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan
  • Survey and certification of health care facilities

Governor DeWine announced that he would be issuing an order for community jails and corrections facilities throughout Ohio to prohibit visitors and require health screenings for mission-critical vendors, contractors, etc.

For more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.



Governor DeWine Announces School Closures

March 12, 2020 COVID-19

March 12, 2020
Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957
Jill Del Greco: 614-644-0957

Governor DeWine Announces School Closures

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, he has ordered that all kindergarten through 12th grade schools close for a period of several weeks.

Beginning at the conclusion of the school day on Monday, March 16, all K-12 schools will close to students through Friday, April 3. This order includes all public, community, and private K-12 schools in the state, but does not apply to Ohio’s childcare system such as daycare centers and home-based childcare providers.

During this extended period of closure, schools should work to provide education through alternative means and school district leadership may make decisions on whether to use their school buildings. Staff members should continue to report to school as directed by administrators.

“We want to thank educators and administrators for the extraordinary efforts they will take to continue offering services during this time of national crisis,” said Governor DeWine.

Over the next 72 hours, the Ohio Department of Education will develop guidance for K-12 schools to ensure the continuity of important student services, including a strategy for providing meals.



Ohio Bans Mass Gatherings of 100 or More

Ohio Bans Mass Gatherings of 100 or More
March 12, 2020
Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957
Breann Almos: 614-420-6947


Ohio Bans Mass Gatherings of 100 or More

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH has signed an order to prohibit mass gatherings in the state of Ohio.

Mass gatherings are defined as any event or convening that brings together 100 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space.

This would include parades, fairs, and festivals.

Mass gatherings does not include normal operations of airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, libraries, shopping malls and centers, or other spaces where 100 or more persons may be in transit. It also does not include typical office environments, schools, restaurants, factories, or retail/grocery stores where large numbers of people are present, but it is unusual for them to be within arm’s length of one another.

Additional exclusions are listed in the full Ohio Department of Health order. 

This order will take effect immediately and will remain until the state of emergency declared by the Governor has been rescinded or modified.

Other announcements made today by Governor DeWine:

Ohio now has five confirmed cases of COVID-19. The fifth case involves a 55-year-old Trumbull County man who is currently hospitalized. The man has no travel history outside of Ohio, and this case represents a case of community spread. Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton expect that the number of cases will continue to grow, as medical experts have predicted that the number of cases will continue to double every six days.

At the urging of the nursing home industry, the Ohio Department of Health will soon update its current order limiting visitors to nursing and assisted living homes to reflect that no visitors will be admitted.

Fore more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.


Governor DeWine Signs Emergency Order Regarding Coronavirus Response

March 09, 2020 COVID-19

March 9, 2020
Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957
Breann Almos: 614-420-6947

Governor DeWine Signs Emergency Order Regarding Coronavirus Response

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today took a number of actions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). He signed Executive Order 2020-01D, declaring a state of emergency in Ohio to protect the well-being of Ohioans from the dangerous effects of COVID-19. The state of emergency allows state departments and agencies to better coordinate in their response.

In addition, Governor DeWine partially activated the state Emergency Operations Center at 1:00 p.m. today.

Also, Governor DeWine, joined by Ohio Department of Health Amy Acton M.D., MPH today announced that three Ohioans tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first cases in Ohio. The three individuals live in Cuyahoga County and have had known contact with those with confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19. Each of the individuals is in their 50s.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit  In addition, those with questions about COVID-19 can call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.



Snow Advisory Levels for Huron County

A few notes on the snow advisory levels:

1. Greenwich Police does not declare advisory levels. The levels are decided by the Huron County Sheriffs Office.
2. Advisory levels are issued for the purpose of making the citizens of Huron County aware of current roadway conditions.
3. Advisory levels are issued to caution those who drive to work so that they can plan accordingly to allow enough time for them to commute safely.
4. Advisory levels and the Huron County Sheriffs Office do not dictate whether you should report to work or not nor do they excuse you from work. This is a matter that is solely between you and your employer. 

During inclimate weather, always use caution when driving on the roadways. Slow down and allow extra time when traveling. We will keep you updated on weather conditions as they develop and will adjust advisory levels accordingly. Stay safe!

Snow Emergency Classifications

Pursuant of Ohio Attorney General Opinion 86-023, the sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace. Attorney General Opinion 97-015 allows the sheriff to close state and municipal roads.

Snow Emergency Classifications

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

To view the state’s weather-related road closures and restrictions, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation’s traffic website at


When do you have to Stop for a School Bus in Ohio?

South Central Local Schools – Greenwich and North Fairfield Ohio resume session on Wednesday, August 21,2019:

(PSA by Child Safety Network & School Bus Safety Company)
The BIG YELLOW School Buses will be on the roadways picking up and dropping off children. Please review when to stop for a school bus 🚌 in Ohio below. When you see RED FLASHING lights on a school bus, you MUST STOP and REMAIN STOPPED until the school bus resumes motion. Help keep our children safe!
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The Village of Greenwich

The Village of Greenwich announces a competitive examination for the position of a Utility Worker…

Utility Worker, Fulltime, Year Round



Applications are available by CLICKING HERE or the Village office at 45 Main Street.

* Please note that completed applications will only be accepted in person.  A resume and copy of all certifications along with the $5 test fee must accompany application no later than the date listed above.

* An assessment test will be held (TBA) at the Municipal Building located at 45 Main St. Greenwich.





The Village of Greenwich Utility Crew consists of Various duties performed in Water, Street, Sewer and Electric Departments and all aspects of Village Operations. Skills and knowledge in equipment operation and maintenance desired




  • Shall be a high school graduate or hold a G.E.D. equivalent certificate; AND
  • Shall be a citizen and resident of the United States; AND
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license; may be required to obtain a Class B or higher Commercial Driver’s License; AND
  • Upon appointment as a Utility Employee, willingness to pursue training as an electric lineman is required.

*A valid driver’s license and insurability under the Village fleet coverage as required.

*Must be able to pass a drug & alcohol test by a doctor and medical laboratory designated by and paid for by the Village of Greenwich.

The Village of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer

End of Notice

GPD – Now Hiring Part-Time Police Officers

The Greenwich Police Department is now Hiring Part-Time Officers for the Village of Greenwich – State of Ohio Police Department.

Applicants Must Apply in Person at the Greenwich Police Department: 

47 Main Street. Greenwich, Ohio 44837


Please include a photocopy of Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, High School Diploma, High School Transcripts, College or Trade School Diploma, College Transcripts, Drivers License, Military DD214 or Current Military ID.