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COVID-19

Area nursing home virus cases increase

YOUNGSTOWN — After months of low numbers of COVID-19 cases in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana county nursing homes and assisted living facilities, those numbers rose, especially in Mahoning County. Even after the number of cases in the general population rose significantly over the past ...

Arts organizations in Mahoning get $240K in funding

Six Mahoning County arts organizations will receive money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in awards announced Thursday. The federal funds were designated for the arts and culture sector by Gov. Mike DeWine and state legislative leaders and administered by the Ohio ...

Tyler History Center closes as COVID-19 precaution

YOUNGSTOWN — Tyler History Center temporarily will close to the public beginning today and remain closed until further notice, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society announced. Rapidly rising public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio and the Mahoning Valley prompted ...

Fri. 8:49 a.m.: Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer said this morning it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic — but not until after a long, hard winter. The action comes ...

Fri. 8:39 a.m.: India virus cases pass 9M; capital’s hospitals under strain

NEW DELHI (AP) — Intensive care wards in New Delhi's hospitals are nearly at capacity, and the city's main crematorium is packed, as the coronavirus has surged in the Indian capital and the country hit a grim milestone today, recording 9 million infections. While the pace of recorded new ...

Governor defends curfew that starts tonight

VIENNA — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine defended the statewide curfew that begins today at a press conference at the airport in Vienna. DeWine fielded numerous questions about the efficacy of a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew with numerous exceptions. The stop at the airport was part of a tour DeWine is ...

Thu. 9:33 a.m.: Oxford scientists expect COVID-19 vaccine data by Christmas

LONDON (AP) — University of Oxford scientists expect to report results from the late-stage trials of their COVID-19 vaccine by Christmas, a key researcher said today as he discussed the team's latest findings. Dr. Andrew Pollard, an expert in pediatric infection and immunity at Oxford, said ...

Thu. 9:06 a.m.: US jobless claims increase to 742,000 as pandemic worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week to 742,000, the first increase in five weeks and a sign that the resurgent viral outbreak is likely slowing the economy and forcing more companies to cut jobs. The Labor Department's report this morning ...

Thu. 8:53 a.m.: African continent hits 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa has surpassed 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases as the continent's top public health official warned today that "we are inevitably edging toward a second wave" of infections. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the 54-nation continent ...