'Stay at home' extended; Lucky's Market in Clintonville to carry on as usual following sale

Late last week, Gov. Mike DeWine extended Ohio’s “stay at home” order through at least May 1. During the press conference, DeWine said that even that date could be optimistic for ending the key public measure officials have used globally to counter the spread of the coronavirus. “We’re pretty sure we are not going to be out of it by then,” he said.

The original “stay at home” order was issued on March 23 and restricts most Ohioans from venturing out for anything more than medical/emergency supplies and food, and closes businesses deemed nonessential (though the broad list of “essential” businesses has caused confusion for some).

On Sunday, for the first time in 27 days, DeWine did not hold an afternoon coronavirus press conference. Expect one today sometime after 2 p.m.

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In late March, Cleveland-based Dave’s Markets purchased both locations of Lucky’s Market, including stores in Cleveland and the Columbus location in Clintonville. Yesterday on social media, Lucky’s Market posted that it would be business as usual following the sale. “Neither store will be closing,” the post read. “Both locations will continue to be open for business under the Lucky’s name just as they always have. All of the team members at both stores have been offered to keep doing their awesome work.”

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Also last week, Andy Hampel of Connections released his first solo album, Nightshift, which includes assists from recording engineer Keith Hanlon, as well as Phil Kim, Dave Capaldi, Adam Elliott, Sharon Udoh and Joe Loyer. The album, which you can listen to here at Bandcamp, is filled with the type of short, scruffy, melodic earworms familiar to fans of Connections. On Facebook, Hampel wrote that he opted to release the record now because Connections’ record is close to complete but on temporary hold due the the coronavirus-driven shutdowns that have slowed much of the planet to a crawl.