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COVID-19

Poland Village considers virtual Memorial Day

POLAND — Village council is looking at a virtual Memorial Day ceremony. Council President Mike Thompson came up with the idea to help the American Legion post in Poland pull off a 2021 ceremony that could reach Poland’s oldest people. The memorial service had always started at the ...

Record number get COVID-19 vaccine

With those at least 80 years old eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination this week, the state saw a significant increase in the number of people inoculated. The Ohio Department of Health on Friday reported a record number of 35,046 people getting the first dose of the vaccine between 6 a.m. ...

Poland senior: ‘I want to live’

BOARDMAN — In a matter of mere minutes, Carol Litty of Poland felt she had gained a new lease on life. “It was nothing; it didn’t hurt at all,” she said after having received her first COVID-19 shot during a vaccine appointment Thursday at the Giant Eagle pharmacy, 1201 Doral Drive. ...

State curfew to be extended again

With the state’s 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew set to expire Saturday, Gov. Mike DeWine said it will be extended but didn’t give a new date. He said Thursday the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths are too high to lift the curfew restrictions. But DeWine said the next step would be to make ...

State nursing home COVID-19 infections drop

COVID-19 infections at Mahoning Valley nursing homes and assisted-living facilities leveled off while the totals statewide dropped significantly. The number of deaths locally climbed by three. The results were mixed at the three local prisons. The number of Mahoning County nursing homes and ...

Fri. 8:54 a.m.: 2 films offer 2 tales ahead of Wuhan lockdown anniversary

WUHAN, China (AP) — Two new films about Wuhan were released today, the eve of the anniversary of the start of a 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. How they were released and who their audiences are stand in stark contrast. The first, a ...

Fri. 8:44 a.m.: Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to take executive action today to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The two executive ...

Vaccine usage picking up, but still slow

With the state vaccinating those at least 80 years old this week for COVID-19, the number of doses given is picking up. But the total COVID-19 vaccines still lags well behind the number of people eligible to receive them. The Ohio Department of Health reported that as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, ...

Ohio slows down its schedule for virus vaccines

By DAVID SKOLNICK Staff writer With demand for the COVID-19 vaccination exceeding supply, the state is slowing down its distribution schedule. That is why Wilson Carlisle of Brookfield wanted to make sure he was prepared. Carlisle, 96, drove to the Trumbull County Fairgrounds in Bazetta ...