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COVID-19 deaths double in day in Mahoning

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COVID-19 deaths in Mahoning County jumped by nearly 50 percent in one day. The number of deaths reported Wednesday in the county was 28 — up from 19 a day earlier. Mahoning is the leader, by far, among the 88 counties in the state for COVID-19 deaths. Cuyahoga, which has more than five ...

Wind storm socks Valley, downing trees and knocking out power

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Staff report LIBERTY — Gary Foster’s son called him Wednesday morning and asked him if he planned to go out. “You can’t,” his son said. The reason? The huge Scotch pine tree in Foster’s front yard had fallen overnight. His son called to let him know. The 51-foot tree had ...

Ohio EPA certifies water quality for new GM plant

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LORDSTOWN — General Motors has cleared another critical hurdle toward building its $2.3 billion next-gen battery-cell plant — this one at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The state Wednesday issued water quality certification for the project, a 2.5 million-square-foot ...

UAW hall sold to church

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LORDSTOWN — The union hall that was once home to members of United Auto Workers Local 1714 at the former General Motors assembly plant has been sold. The transaction with Harvest Point Church for about 6 acres of the 42 acres up for sale on Salt Springs Road by UAW Local 1112 was finalized ...

Hopping down different bunny trail

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AUSTINTOWN — Following the lead of Hubbard, the Easter Bunny visited Austintown on Wednesday morning, escorted by a police cruiser and a firetruck. Mandy Maloney Richmond, who organized the event, said she hoped seeing the Easter Bunny would bring back some sense of normalcy for kids during ...

Mooney names Maj president

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YOUNGSTOWN — Cardinal Mooney High School has named Thomas Maj as the school’s new president. Maj will begin his new role for the 2020-’21 school year and has 30 years of experience as an educator and administrator. Bishop George Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown said Maj “brings a ...

Bridge coming to Poland Forest soon, officials say

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POLAND — As long as supplies are available, an improved foot bridge should be coming to the Poland Municipal Forest. Sam Moffie, a councilman for Poland vVllage, said during a conference call-style meeting Tuesday that Mauthe Bridge could be “up and ready by the end of the ...

Coughing theft suspect released

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YOUNGSTOWN — Police detained, but later released, a Madison Avenue man, on Tuesday after finding him near an abandoned, stolen van. Police were called to the intersection of Indianola and Hunter avenue at 9:45 a.m. for a man driving a white van and wearing a surgical mask. The man who ...

Congregation holds first virtual Passover Seder

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YOUNGSTOWN — Future generations will be able to share the story of how Passover Seder was celebrated virtually in 2020 as people were confined to their homes because of the coronavirus outbreak. Members of Congregation Rodef Sholom in Youngstown had its members and guests meet via Zoom for ...

Big Brothers, Sisters connect

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BB / BS USE VIDEO: During the time of social distancing, school closings, and stress related to the coronavirus crisis, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley are using video interviewing for prospective Big Brothers and Big Sisters. They and their Littles will only communicate virtually ...