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COVID-19

City’s income tax decline lessening

YOUNGSTOWN — The city is showing slow signs of an economic recovery after seeing its income tax collections plummet during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic. The city’s income tax collection for July was $88,000 below its projections for that month, Kyle Miasek, interim finance ...

State works to head off COVID’s effect on economy

On the day it was announced that Ohio has seen 87 new COVID-19-related deaths, Gov. Mike DeWine was working to head off economic challenges brought about by the pandemic by unveiling a jobs initiative intended to help unemployed Ohioans seeking work. The effort comes as the state remains slow ...

Ohio sees increase in virus cases during September

The state is seeing an increase in the average number of new COVID-19 cases reported during the first 14 days of September compared to the month of August. September is currently on pace to be the second-highest month for new cases reported in a month with only July being higher. As of ...

CARES funds cover Youngstown budget shortfall

YOUNGSTOWN — The financially strapped city is going to use $2.92 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help close its budget gap. “I’m going to use it to cover expenditures we incurred to prepare and maintain services because of COVID-19,” Kyle Miasek, interim finance director, ...

A maskless revolt

SANDUSKY — The state health department pushed back on questions about people who refuse to wear masks where they are mandated. “The best answers to these questions should come from the local health department,” Melanie Amato, a press secretary for the Ohio Department of Health, told the ...

Coronavirus cases rise statewide with 837 new reports

Statewide coronavirus cases rose to 137,405 on Sunday. Locally, there were no deaths. The additional cases statewide marked an increase of 837, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Four deaths also were reported for a total of 4,415. There were also 30 hospitalizations reported ...

COVID-19 can’t stop art-therapy program

Even though the coronavirus pandemic has limited the amount of contact a program offering art services to organizations that serve vulnerable clients can have, the founder of the HELMS Mahoning Valley is still finding ways to bring art into their lives. HELMS was founded by Terri DeGennaro ...

Player provides inspiration during pandemic

It’s depressing to acknowledge that it’s been nearly a year since I last attended a professional sporting event. My son and I took in a division rivalry Monday Night Football game at Heinz Field — Steelers vs. the Bengals — Sept. 30, 2019. Steelers won, 27-3. Not bad, I guess, for my ...

Trumbull reports one new death from virus

Trumbull County reported one new COVID-19 death on Saturday, bringing the county’s new total to 127. Mahoning and Columbiana counties remained at 274 and 71 deaths, respectively, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Across Ohio, 4,411 deaths were reported, an increase of eight from ...

Religion news

RETURN TO WORSHIP: Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Boardman, will return to in-person worship 10 a.m. Sept. 20. Wearing a mask and social distancing are to be followed. Livestreaming will continue on Facebook at boardmanmethodist.org BACK TO SCHOOL: Warren Greater Apostolic ...