Keep your chin up: 4 positive stories in the time of coronavirus

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As grim news arrives about the coronavirus, it can be easy to think that dark news is all we will see. However, there are still bright spots.

Dayton restaurant offers meals for medical professionals 

The Chicken Spot on Siebenthaler Avenue has started a program of meal sponsors, where customers can donate cash, buy gift cards or declare their intent to buy a meal for a doctor or nurse when they order. The owner also said that he would be matching donations one-for-one.

>>Dayton restaurant serving up 'sloppy fries' as well as meals for health-care workers

Woman offers free apartment to family in need 

A woman who owns a vacant apartment in Springfield offered on Facebook to let someone facing homelessness stay there during the coronavirus pandemic. Several families reached out in response to the post.

>>Coronavirus: Woman offers free apartment to family in need

Singer Lizzo sends lunch to healthcare workers in Dayton area 

Lizzo has been sending lunches to hospitals across the country, and recently added Sugarcreek Health Center and Grandview Hospital to the list.

>>Singer Lizzo sends 'big, big hugs' and lunch to Dayton doctors, nurses and medical staff fighting coronavirus

Here’s where you can get doughnuts still 

While many restaurants have announced that they are shutting down temporarily, there are still plenty of places offering carry-out service for one of our favorite comfort foods.

>>Which Dayton-area doughnut shops are still open?

People and organizations are also taking to social media to help cheer up fellow Ohioans.

Keep your chins up, Ohio.

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