LOCAL BRIEFS: Local gift card initiative; local confirmed cases still at 12 total

Gift card matching incentive

Buy a local gift card and get it matched.

COVID-19 has created a challenging time for everyone, but certain industries are getting hit particularly hard. There is an initiative to support our local businesses and get rewarded, too.

Here’s how it works.

• Purchase a gift card from a locally owned (Wilmington or Clinton County) business or restaurant in the amount of $25, $50, or $100 — $25 minimum and $100 maximum purchase. Note that $100 is the maximum matching amount per person.

• Email a picture or copy of your receipt to: k.rudduck@gmail.com . Include your name, mailing address, and phone number.

• You will be sent a gift card to a different (but also local) business of an equal amount.

The fund for matching dollars is currently capped at $2,000 and will be paid out on a first-come, first-served basis. The fund is made possible by local donations from Liberty Savings Bank, LT Land Development, Generations Pizzeria, Constellation Wealth Advisors, Ron and Nancy Rudduck, and Tammy Mudd.

CC still at 12 cases

Clinton County’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases remains at 12 for the third day, including four who have recovered.

The State of Ohio reports — as of Friday’s update — 5,878 confirmed cases in Ohio, with 548 ICU admissions, 1,755 hospitalizations and 231 deaths.