Even Ohioans who’ve stopped watching or listening to the daily press briefings that state officials have been holding since the onset of the Corona Virus pandemic will likely be paying close attention to information that’s expected to come from the next briefing this afternoon. Governor Mike DeWine has promised he will unveil plans for a slow start of an effort to reopen the state for business, will announce which closed businesses he will allow to reopen on Friday and what precautions business owners and customers will have to take. I have said and written before that I am glad I will not be involved in the decision making, and that decisions on how and when life can begin to return to normal will be much more difficult to make than issuing the closing orders that were released in March in hopes of slowing the spread of the Corona Virus. I personally hope the approach that’s announced this afternoon will treat largely rural areas like ours differently than our state’s large metropolitan areas which have the largest population concentrations and the largest number of virus cases and fatalities. Such an approach is at least possible. Our state already has speed limits and environmental rules which are different in major metro areas from smaller counties. What ever form the new orders take it is clear that a large component of any effort to restart the economy in Ohio will have to be common sense on the part of business owners and those of us who are itching to frequent them once again. That’s the way I see it.