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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 3, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Nursing home residents must be protected The Warren Tribune Chronicle Aug. 3 About 40 percent of the more than 146,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 have been residents of nursing homes. Somehow, despite knowing older people with...

Trader Giotto's Penne Arrabbiata is shown in from of Trader Joe's Friday, July 31, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The popular grocery chain Trader Joe's says it won't be changing ethnic-sounding labels on its line of Mexican, Chinese and other international foods, adding they are not racist. Earlier this month the company said it was looking at changing some labels. But now it says it has no problem with ethnic-food labels like Trader Jose's, Trader Ming's and Arabian Joe. Other Trader Joe's names cited include Arabian Joe for Middle Eastern food, Trader Giotto's for Italian and Trader Joe San for Japanese cuisine. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Trader Joe's says no to changing ethnic-sounding label names

Jul. 31, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trader Joe's, which said earlier this month it was moving to change the names of some of its products after an online petition denounced them as racist, now says it will stick with labels like Trader Jose's and Trader Ming's for Mexican and Asian food. “We want to be clear: we...

FILE - In this Friday, May 15, 2020, file photo, a woman wearing a mask, left, walks by a Dollar Tree, while another woman waits in line to shop at the store, which is limiting customers amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

As tide turns, retailers that resisted masks relent

Jul. 25, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the parent of Southern grocery chain Winn-Dixie said that it wasn't going to require customers to wear masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, the response was brutal, with some loyal patrons vowing on social media never to shop there again. Days later, Winn-Dixie...

Delaware businesses deal with national coin shortage

Jul. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — At Mr. Kleen, a laundromat near New Castle, more people are wandering in searching for coins than depositing them for a trip through the spin cycle. The washing machines, which take nickels and quarters, have been lighter than usual, while the cash-for-coin exchange machine is...

Grocery chain Winn-Dixie reverses policy, will require masks

Jul. 20, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The parent company of Southern supermarket chain Winn-Dixie said Monday that it is reversing its policy and will now require customers to wear masks at its stores to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Southeastern Grocers Inc. said the requirement will go into effect next Monday. The...

Whole Foods sued by workers for barring BLM face coverings

Jul. 20, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Whole Foods Market discriminated against its employees when it barred them from wearing Black Lives Matter face coverings while on the job, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Boston. The supermarket chain disciplined, intimidated and retaliated against the workers who were showing...

Signs in Spanish warn about symptoms of COVID-19 at the entrance to the Girl's Empowerment and Mentoring (G.E.M.) Summer Arts Camp during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Miami. This Miami-Dade County summer camp program is operating at limited capacity, and has enhanced health screening and sanitizing procedures, practices social distancing, and required wearing of face coverings. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida hits new coronavirus death mark with 156 in one day

Jul. 19, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida reached another ominous mark Thursday with a record 156 deaths from the coronavirus reported in a single day as the state continues to experience a swift rise in cases. Officials in the hard-hit Miami area, meanwhile, were weighing another blanket lockdown. The state...

FILE - In this April 6, 2020 file photo, a customer wearing a mask carries his purchases as he leaves a Target store during the coronavirus pandemic in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Target has joined a growing list of major retailers that will require customers at all their stores to wear face coverings. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based discounter said Thursday, July 16,  that the policy will go into effect  Aug. 1.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

List of national retail chains requiring masks is growing

Jul. 16, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target, CVS Health and Publix Super Markets on Thursday joined the growing list of national chains that will require customers to wear face masks regardless of where cities or states stand on the issue. Target's mandatory face mask policy will go into effect Aug. 1, and all CVS stores will...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, a woman pulls groceries from a cart to her vehicle outside of a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss. Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores. The company said the policy will go into effect on Monday, July 20, 2020 to allow time to inform stores and customers. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Walmart latest retailer to require customers to wear masks

Jul. 15, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements. The company said Wednesday that the policy...

A technician makes an adjustment to a robot at Miso Robotics' White Castle test kitchen in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, July 9, 2020. Robots that can flip burgers, make salads and even bake bread are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers. Starting this fall, the White Castle burger chain will test the robot arm that can cook french fries and other foods.  The robot, dubbed Flippy, is made by Pasadena, California-based Miso Robotics.  (Miso Robotics via AP)

Demand for robot cooks rises as kitchens combat COVID-19

Jul. 14, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

HAYWARD, California (AP) — Robots that can cook - from flipping burgers to baking bread - are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers. Starting this fall, the White Castle burger chain will test a robot arm that can cook french fries and other foods....