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COVID-19

Making graduation special

AUSTINTOWN — High school graduation is a special time for every student, but this year at one Austintown school, students got one-of-a-kind ceremonies. On Wednesday afternoon, Kenny Martin and Ryan Meloy, both in their 20s, were two of the seven graduates of Leonard Kirtz School who ...

YSU union seeks delay in contract negotiations

YOUNGSTOWN — The union representing 350 Youngstown State University faculty members is asking university leaders to suspend contract negotiations and reorganizations for a year, so all can focus on a smooth start of the school year. “Why should we not pause contract negotiations, ...

DOJ awards Youngstown, Trumbull County COVID-19 funds

YOUNGSTOWN — The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $139,227 to Youngstown and $58,008 to Trumbull County to pay for public safety agency costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding can be used to “pay for (law enforcement) costs associated with the pandemic such as overtime, ...

Four more COVID-19 deaths reported today in Valley

There were four COVID-19 deaths reported in the Mahoning Valley today — three in Mahoning County and one in Columbiana County. Overall, there have been 296 COVID-19 deaths in Valley — 191 in Mahoning, 51 in Trumbull and 54 in Columbiana counties. There have been 2,339 COVID-19 deaths in ...

Thu. 11:17 a.m.: Youngstown to offer COVID-19 testing next week

YOUNGSTOWN — The city and its health district along with Quick Med Urgent Care will host COVID-19 testing next Wednesday and Thursday at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St. Those with COVID-19 symptoms or those with direct exposure to the virus can be tested at the drive-through ...

Schools on course to reopen in the fall

hools closed in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic will reopen in a few months, Gov. Mike DeWine said. “We fully intend to have school in the fall,” he said Tuesday. The date for starting school “is solely in the power of the local school boards,” DeWine added. On March ...

Lisbon eyes increase in license tax

LISBON — Village council has agreed to begin the process of enacting a $5 motor vehicle license tax. The motion to approve the increase on first reading was approved by 6-0 vote last week. The increase will need to be approved on two more separate readings to meet the July 30 deadline. If ...

Poland students, teachers celebrate in village streets

POLAND — Although it was only 9 a.m. Tuesday, “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang filled a usually quiet neighborhood with music. Teachers from McKinley Elementary and Poland Middle schools lined Lee Street, keeping a distance from one another, holding signs and waving to faces that ...

Boardman sets meal pickups each Monday in June

Staff report BOARDMAN — Boardman meal distributions will be held every Monday in June at Boardman High School. This will be a drive-thru type of pickup. There will be no food distributions in the months of July and August. All children from age 1 to 18, regardless of income, are eligible ...