Medina County

The national stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied Ohio with more than 493,000 gloves, 271,000 N95 masks, 675,000 surgical masks and other gear.

But state and local leaders say those shipments weren’t enough to mount a proper defense against the coronavirus pandemic. So local governments have been asking for PPE donations — and in some cases, buying their own gear.

Attorney General Dave Yost speaks at a press conference in 2018.
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The attorney general is advising Ohio’s courts that they can suspend jury trials to stop the spread of coronavirus.