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COVID-19

COVID-19 cases continue to fall

The Ohio Department of Health reported Sunday the number of new COVID-19 cases dipped below 270. As of Sunday, the ODH reported 1,104,648 cases since the pandemic began, an increase of 268 since Saturday, well below the 21-day average of 655. Mahoning County has a total of 22,263 ...

COVID-19 cases in state reach fewer than 50 per 100K

For the first time in about a year, new COVID-19 cases in Ohio fell below 50 cases per 100,000 people, according to Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health. Case rates per 100,000 residents were as high as more than 900 cases per 100,000 people in December. Prior to Saturday, ...

Mahoning fifth in state for virus cases

The Mahoning Valley’s three counties have some of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in Ohio, with Mahoning County almost twice the state’s average. The number of cases in Ohio continues to decline greatly as it does for Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. ...

Stimulus spending starts in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — A public presentation on how the Mahoning County commissioners plan to spend $44 million in federal stimulus money probably will not happen until July, but the commissioners may begin to allocate some of it as early as next week. The commissioners on Thursday approved a ...

Fri. 9:16 a.m.: US adds modest 559,000 jobs, a sign of more hiring struggles

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs in May, an improvement from April's sluggish gain but still evidence that many companies are struggling to find enough workers as the economy rapidly recovers from the pandemic recession. Last month's job gain was above April's revised ...

Thu. 9:17 a.m.: US jobless claims drop to 385,000, another pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the U.S. job market is regaining its health as the economy further reopens. The Labor Department reported this morning that ...