Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:43 AM EST
By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has pledged to sign a sweeping relief package passed by lawmakers to address impacts of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, officials say jobless claims skyrocketed to nearly 188,000 for the week that ended Saturday. That total for a single week was more than Ohio has seen in any full month except one, during the heat of the 1980s recession. Ohio has more than 700 cases of the virus, including three confirmed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which has set up a coronavirus command center. A handful of long-term care centers are being called hot spots for cases.