3. Ohio has seen more jobless claims in past month than previous two years. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported 158,678 initial jobless claims for the week of April 11. The number of initial jobless claims filed in Ohio over the last four weeks stands at 855,197. The latest national unemployment claims numbers show continued economic pain, with 5.2 million more people filing for benefits.
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4. Banks and credit unions saw a surge in web traffic as people checked on whether their checks from the federal stimulus plan were deposited. Numerous complaints were reported from people saying they could not check their online accounts, and some banks reported temporary issues with some of their apps and phone lines.
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5. The first state prison inmate to die of COVID-19 was raised in Springfield. Charles Viney Jr., 66, died from coronavirus on Saturday. He was a prisoner at the Pickaway Correctional Institution, where this week two more inmates likely died of COVID-19, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday.
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