The OC Health Care Agency reported 658 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, Feb. 16, increasing the cumulative total in the county to 243,163  cases since tracking began.,The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates or gathered through the course of case investigations and can take weeks to process.,An estimated 8,455 cases of the virus have been recorded in Orange County in the last 14 days.,The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:

85 and older: 32.96% (1,193, up 14) read more

The end-of-day totals from California public health websites for Tuesday, Feb. 16, registered 8,855 people needing hospital care, a 61.3% drop since the Jan. 1 high of 22,853.,Reports for Tuesday, indicated a 75.9% drop in the 14-day total of 10,208 new cases from a Jan. 1 high of 42,268.,And the 14-day average of 401.9 new deaths represents a 26% decline since its Feb. 1 high of 543.1.,California communities reported 11,236 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,478,579.,There were 388 new deaths reported Tuesday, for a total of 47,507 people in California who have died from the virus.

— Sarah Anna Marie Miller, 23, Salem, was cited with failure to control after she went off the road and struck a pole and ditch on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 7:55 a.m. Feb. 9.,— Bruce Steiner, 17, Salem, was cited with failure to control after he lost control of his vehicle and went off the road, striking a traffic sign on Lisbon Road in Salem Township at 7:17 a.m. Feb. 12.,— Virgil Garreston, 30, Lisbon, was cited for right of way when turning left, passenger seat belt and license suspension after he failed to yield while turning left and was struck by a vehicle driven by Cheryl Riggs, 62, Wellsville at 2:27 p.m. Feb. 11 on state Route 517 in Elkrun Township.,— Arnaldo Batista Salas, 32, Lake Charles, La., was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash at U.S. Route 62 four-lane and state Route 14 at 3:03 p.m. Feb. 4 in which he was stopped at the stop sign and attempted to turn southbound, pulling into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Gregory V. Arquilla, 62, North Canton, who struck Salas’ trailer.,— Dwight A. Coler, 64, West Calla Road, Salem, was cited for right of ways at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash at Pine Lake and Seacrist Roads at 7:54 a.m. Feb. 10 in which he was northbound and failed to yield from the stop sign, striking a westbound vehicle driven by Rose Arlene Roelen, 60, Hickory Lane, Salem, causing her vehicle to spin out of control and strike a utility pole on the northwest side of the intersection.

TOKYO (AP) — A governor in a western Japanese prefecture is talking about canceling torch relay events in his area ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.,Gov. Tatsuya Maruyama of Shimane prefecture on Wednesday said he was unhappy with COVID-19 prevention measures surrounding the relay.,The torch relay is to begin March 25 in northeastern Japan and will crisscross the country with about 10,000 runners.,- In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Greek singer Sakis Rouvas wears the uniform of the torch relay runners in Athens, Greece, as he holds the torch of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games during a presentation of the torch relay within in Greece.,A governor in a western Japanese prefecture is talking about canceling the torch relay events in his area for the Tokyo Olympics, Kyodo News reported Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Santa Clara attorney Todd Rothbard got a sober letter from the IRS a few weeks ago.,“This kind of thing does happen,” said IRS spokesman Raphael Tulino, while declining to comment on the specifics of Rothbard’s case.,The IRS letter sent on Jan. 4 said the agency reviewed his tax return and determined he had miscalculated and overestimated his alternative minimum tax, qualified business income deduction and his overall rate.,SARATOGA – FEBRUARY 10: Todd Rothbard holds a $285,422.75 check from the IRS in his home in Saratoga, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.,Rothbard received the check from the IRS by mistake and is trying to return it.

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents the Men of Color Summit Feb. 26 and 27.,The keynote speaker on Feb. 26 is Richard B. Marks Jr., the director of the Cross-Cultural Center and Center for Global Citizenship at Saint Louis University.,Marks is a past chair of the Pan African Network in Association of College Personnel Association, an active member of 100 Black Men of Metropolitan of Saint Louis, board member of YMCA – Monsanto in Saint Louis, past vice president / charter member of National Panhellenic Council of Orange County, and a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.,Giving the keynote on Feb. 27 is Nathan Stephens, a master’s-level social worker and Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri.,Before becoming an assistant professor in social work at Illinois State University, Stephens created the Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative and worked with black male collegians at several institutions and the African American Male Institute by Leadershape.

After searching miles of water since Saturday, Feb. 13, authorities called off the search for a 28-year-old diver missing in the ocean near Crystal Cove State Park, an official said Monday, Feb. 15.,The diver was last seen wearing a camouflage wetsuit, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.,After searching for 18 hours and covering 138 square nautical miles, the Coast Guard suspended its search, Lt. Ben McIntyre said Monday morning.,The Coast Guard dispatched a 45-foot-long response boat, a cutter and a helicopter to look for the diver.,“Having not seen anything that whole time … the decision was made to call (the search) off,” the Coast Guard’s McIntyre said.

Highlights and interviews from Crean Lutheran’s multi-team cross country dual meet on Saturday, Feb. 6  in Irvine.,After a nearly one-year absence from competition because of the pandemic, high school sports returned with several schools in Orange County hosting cross country meets.,Crean Lutheran welcomed St. Margaret’s, Laguna Beach, Calvary Chapel, Pacifica Christian and Calvary Chapel of Downey for a series of dual meets.

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors layed out the groundwork for its upcoming tournaments at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting held Thursday morning.,The state bowling tournaments will remain at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl February 26-27 (Division II) and March 5-6 (Division I).,The state swimming tournament will remain at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton Feb. 24-27, but the format will be adjusted to remove preliminary sessions in swimming and complete each division in one day (timed finals) and allow a minimal number of people on the pool deck.,The state tournament will remain at Hilliard Bradley High School March 5-6, but the format and some traditional aspects of the state tournament will be adjusted, along with reduced number of spectators.,Also of note, the two district tournaments in Northeast Ohio will both be held at the Brooklyn Recreation Center instead of having one tournament at Kent State University, which is not able to host the event.