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COVID-19

‘Who are you willing to live without?’

COVID-19 cases are still on the rise, setting records for new daily totals statewide and in the Mahoning Valley — where Cortland, Howland, Boardman and Canfield ZIP codes have the most cases — and health officials are imploring the population to forgo traditional Thanksgiving Day plans to ...

Virus threat rising

The frequency of new COVID-19 cases in the Mahoning Valley shot up over the last week, increasing the incidence in Mahoning and Trumbull counties dramatically, which is in line with increases in cases across the state. Another record-setting day for new cases was reported Thursday in Ohio, ...

Districts plan break for in-person classes

Warren G. Harding High School today is transitioning to online-only instruction following the infection of a staff member and two students with COVID-19, according to a Thursday post on the school’s website. The district joins Youngstown City Schools in going fully remote. However, the ...

Impending virus vaccine big part of life-saving plan

President-elect Joe Biden is correct in making the COVID-19 epidemic a top priority. His strategy likely will be much different than that of incumbent President Donald Trump. Limiting the coronavirus’ spread and treating those infected by it have had to be the Trump administration’s ...

Proud to be a vet

YOUNGSTOWN — Usually on Veterans Day, Heritage Manor hosts a big event to honor all the veteran residents. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event had to be modified by Heritage Manor Adult Day Services, Levy Gardens Assisted Living and Heritage Manor Rehabilitation and ...

DeWine toughens mask mandate

Businesses that refuse to ensure customers and employees are responsibly adhering to the state’s mask mandate will be closed down for 24 hours under one of several new measures Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is taking to curb the high spread of the coronavirus. Businesses will get one written ...

District school buildings closed for two weeks

YOUNGSTOWN — School district CEO Justin Jennings is expected to announce that all city school buildings and district offices will be closed beginning Friday for at least two weeks due to the continued spread of COVID-19 across Ohio. “My goal is for all to be safe,” he said. “COVID is ...

DeWine to speak today on virus pace

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine did not have a coronavirus briefing Tuesday, but is expected to host one at 5:30 p.m. today, on the heels of yet another record-setting day for new COVID-19 infections reported in the state. New cases reported Tuesday shot up to 6,508, surpassing 6,000 cases in one day ...

More Boardman firefighters in quarantine

BOARDMAN — A week after three firefighters with the Boardman Fire Department tested positive for COVID-19, the number continues to climb. “We’ve got a problem,” said fire Chief Mark Pitzer as he explained there are now seven positive cases out of 37 firefighters in three ...

Hospitals see surge in cases among ranks

WARREN — New COVID-19 cases reported in Trumbull County jumped by 100, contributing to the 4,706 new cases reported Monday in the state. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called a news conference Monday so health officials across the state could relay the state of hospitals responding to the pandemic. ...