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Mayor Tom Henry announced on Jan. 21 that Citizens Square will reopen to the public Jan. 25. Citizens Square has been closed to the public since Nov.  23 as a precaution to help ensure the safety of the community due to COVID-19. Moving forward, City leaders believe providing public access t…

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has already forgiven more than 1.1 million Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for over $100 billion, providing critical relief to small businesses just three months since the earliest PPP borrowers’ covered periods ended.

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In December 2020, 28.4% of the unemployed were job losers on temporary layoff. These are people who lost their jobs and were given a date to return to work or who expect to return to work within 6 months. This compared with 77.9% in April 2020. In December 2020, the largest share of the unem…

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Allen County restaurants and bars must continue operating at 50% capacity through the remainder of January after the Allen County health commissioner renewed the local public health order due to the continued widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the community.

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopened the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Jan. 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Jan. 13, according to the U.S. Small Bus…

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Editor's note: Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) attempt to get the House-approved increase of stimulus payments was blocked Dec. 29 by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) objection.

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When Congress rushed to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act earlier this year, they established the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, to help small businesses. Administered by the Small Business Administration, the forgivable or low-interest loans were suppo…

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CROOKED LAKE — When it was announced Dr. Charles MacLean would be the first person inoculated against COVID-19 on Dec. 18, the soft-spoken director of Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s respiratory clinic clinched his fist, pumping it in the air to a mild round of applause.