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COVID-19

Mon. 8:32 a.m.: 3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said today that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90 percent effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. The ...

Reaching out to help others

CANFIELD — Soon after the beginning of the pandemic last spring, Elizabeth Shafer was laid off from both of her jobs, but with the holidays approaching, she’s back to work and happy to brighten the holidays for others — some of whom may be suffering the same fate she had. “We do ...

Tax plan targets remote workers

City leaders in the Mahoning Valley are fighting against proposed legislation in the Ohio Senate that would eliminate their ability to collect income taxes from people working remotely, outside of the communities where their jobs are located. Warren Mayor Doug Franklin recently asked city ...

Thanksgiving Day Vindy here one day early

WARREN — Thanks to COVID-19, many, many things will be different in the way we celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday this year. Those changes might include this year’s holiday shopping plans, but we are certain you’ll still want to get prepared in time for Black Friday. That’s why ...

Newly reported Valley cases drop to 415

The Valley recorded a significant drop in the number of new daily COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday at 415 after breaking a record on Friday of 650 new daily cases. Mahoning County added 184 cases on Saturday, bringing its total since the pandemic began to 6,643. Trumbull County added 156 ...

Virus limits access to city court

YOUNGSTOWN — Because at least one employee has COVID-19, and numerous others who came in contact with those with the virus are self-quarantined, Youngstown Municipal Court will be closed, with some exceptions, until at least Nov. 30. In a journal entry, Carla Baldwin, the administrative and ...

Be cautious before issuing shutdowns related to COVID-19

With the coronavirus coming back strong, a number of governors have ordered renewed steps to combat the disease. Most are reluctant to mandate widespread business closings, however. There are very good reasons for that. Our economy may not be able to withstand another blow like that earlier ...

A season most foul

Youngstown State University will not have a traditional weeklong spring break in March because officials are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The announcement Friday by the university came at the same time that Mahoning Valley school districts are identifying increased ...

Valley adds 650 cases in 1 day

The Mahoning Valley added more cases in one day than ever before Friday, reaching nearly 650 new cases. In the past week, Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties have counted 2,787 new cases of COVID-19. The state reported 8,808 new cases Friday, but the report is incomplete, because ...

DeWine: COVID-19 bill ‘a disaster’

Gov. Mike DeWine said he will veto a bill that would limit the Ohio Department of Health’s ability to implement health orders to confine the spread of disease now and in the future. “This bill would make Ohio slow to respond to a crisis, take tools away from this governor or future ...