Scrawled or masterfully crafted on walls and roads are messages of hope and warning. Street art is getting inspiration from the coronavirus pandemic gripping the globe, offering some comic relief, wit and beauty in a world where people are cut off from each other.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 646 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 33,068 the total number of Indian…
The Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau is joining in on the forgivable loan program party. The Visitors Bureau has earmarked $175,000 to hand out to hotels and motels, banquet halls and conference centers, event centers and visitor attractions that have been directly affected and have lost revenue due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
When toy stores in Burbank, California, were forced to close due to COVID-19, Brian Volk-Weiss wanted to document the struggles toy stores are experiencing. He took on a documentary-style series that visits toy stores from around the world, and Kokomo Toys & Collectibles is one of them.
Howard County had the highest unemployment rate in the state for the month of April. The county’s April non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, the most recent available, was 34.1%, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In raw numbers, the bureau estimates 14,035 of the county’s 41,165 total workers were unemployed in April.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 370 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories.
A Kokomo nursing home has reported more than 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19. North Woods Village, 2233 W. Jefferson St., has 52 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, according to data provided by the home's owner. The nursing home has also reported nine deaths among residents and employees.
OAKLAND, Calif. — For a preview of the future of office work, watch how the biggest tech companies are preparing for a post-pandemic world.
Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.
For the first time in over two months, around 1,500 employees on Tuesday returned to the Fiat Chrysler plants in Kokomo and Tipton, where COVID-19 safety protocols have changed the face of the workplace there like no other time in history.
Indiana State University's 2020-21 operating budget, which takes effect July 1, is already down about $10 million from where it was two years ago, primarily the result of fewer students and less tuition revenue. The university says it has focused on
JOHANNESBURG — Cape Town has become the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa and one of Africa’s hot spots.
NEW YORK — U.S. births continued to fall last year, leading to the fewest number of newborns in 35 years.
NEW DELHI — At first, the kitchen at the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara cooked 40,000 meals each day for the hungry who live on the streets of India’s capital city, or who have lost their livelihoods to the coronavirus lockdown.
In their third year of offering activities aimed at expanding knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Ivy Tech Community College are planning STEM summer camps for area students in a new format for 2020.
The City of Kokomo has received $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation that officials say will be used in part to build a new bus garage and purchase six new Spirit of Kokomo vans.
The spread of COVID-19 in March brought the nation’s economy to a screeching and unexpected halt, forcing many local stores and businesses to close for months and lose millions in profits.
For what felt like the first time in forever, Taylor Community School Corp. students saw many of their teachers, administrators and bus drivers during two parades over the course of three days.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, area high schools have had to postpone or cancel their graduation ceremonies. Schools from Tipton and Miami counties have begun to make decisions about their graduations during the fluid situation.
LOS ANGELES — The head of the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division told Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday that his plan to reopen California discriminates against churches.
Private college administrators are closely watching fall enrollment numbers. Funds from tuition, fees, and room and board are the primary source of revenue for the vast majority of private colleges. With the unemployment caused by COVID-19, a larger than average number of families may have financial difficulty affording education.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential” and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend despite the threat of spreading the coronavirus.
INDIANAPOLIS — More than 40% of Indiana’s COVID-19 deaths can be traced back to the hundreds of long-term facilities that care for the most vulnerable Hoosiers, but the state doesn’t breakdown the information by type of facility or track testing of facility staffers.
WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Senate confirmed John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence on Thursday, with Democrats refusing to support the nomination over fears that he will politicize the intelligence community’s work under President Donald Trump.
After intense discussion and diligent planning, Purdue Extension announced May 15 that 4-H fairs can be held this year. The fairs can take place after the Purdue University restrictions on face-to-face events end June 30, as long as they fall in line with the state’s Back on Track plan.
DALLAS — For 81-year-old Dell Kaplan, the offer to get calls from a stranger just to chat while staying home during the coronavirus pandemic was immediately appealing.
When Jerry Heady walked into the ER at Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo on April 4, he didn’t think he’d be walking out again.
Ivy Tech Community College has announced how it plans on handling the Fall 2020 semester. Currently, classes are set to begin Aug. 24. The college will be having face-to-face classes once again but will also offer online courses.
A local nursing home has more than four dozen confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The state reported its first case Monday of a child who tested positive for the coronavirus and developed a rare inflammatory syndrome.
As the stay-at-home order slowly eases, churches have found themselves precariously in between open and closed. Under Gov. Eric Holcomb's reopening plan, stage 2 allows gatherings of up to 25 people, which leaves churches in a bind.
COVID-19 continues to take a toll in lives and jobs as Indiana slowly reopens to business and prepares for the June 2 primary. African Americans account for nearly 15% of all positive cases, and nearly 16% of all deaths, although they only make up 9.8% of Indiana’s population. That is why the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus petitioned Gov. Eric Holcomb to create the COVID-19 Health Disparities Task Force that will focus on some of the issues affecting the health of African Americans, Latinos and other minorities.
NEW YORK — The Rev. Joseph Dutan recalls how he lifted the chalice in the empty church and felt a flood of emotions: grief, the pain of isolation, even doubt.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 614 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 26,655 the total number of Indian…
INDIANAPOLIS — Before the coronavirus pandemic hit Indiana, Woody Myers said Thursday, the state could have prepared better by investing in public health.
SAN CRISTOBAL, Ecuador — Before the coronavirus, sudden life-threatening ailments among tourists, fishermen and others on the Galapagos Islands were considered so rare that hospitals didn’t have a single intensive care unit bed.
This Week's Circulars
- Owner: 9 deaths, 50 cases at North Woods
- Barber saves customer's life after heart attack
- 'It's something special': Kokomo High School senior juggles e-learning with new job building ventilators
- Record-setting sales: COVID brings unexpectedly big biz to some stores
- Local FCA employees head back to work
- 3 newcomers vy for Howard Co Council
- Taylor schools reconnect with students with parades
- 'Amazed to be alive': Kokomo man with COVID survives 12 days on ventilator
- Tipton man arrested in fatal hit-and-run
- Police seek 2 in Tuesday shooting