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Businesses face new restrictions under extended “stay at home” order

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio’s “stay at home” order has been extended through May 1 with new rules for some businesses staying open.

The new order, which goes into effect Monday night, requires retail businesses to limit the number of people inside at a time, and that limit must be decided by each store, state officials announced at a news conference Thursday.

The businesses must make sure people waiting outside are practicing social distancing, Gov. Mike DeWine said.

Residents allowed to return hom after reports of gas leak in Vandalia

VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Some Vandalia residents were asked to evacuate their homes due to a gas leak Thursday evening.

Vandalia Police dispatch tells 2 NEWS the leak was reported in the 800 block of Hunters Chase Drive just before 7 p.m.

According to Vandalia Fire, contractors in the area were putting in a fiber-optic line and hit a gas line as they were drilling. Crews with Vectren have been called to make necessary repairs.

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