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Poland senior: ‘I want to live’

BOARDMAN — In a matter of mere minutes, Carol Litty of Poland felt she had gained a new lease on life. “It was nothing; it didn’t hurt at all,” she said after having received her first COVID-19 shot during a vaccine appointment Thursday at the Giant Eagle pharmacy, 1201 Doral Drive. ...

Report provides direction to fire district

POLAND — A presentation to the Western Reserve Fire District on Thursday will lead the way to discussions for some time. “This is a starting point,” fire Chief David “Chip” Comstock said. The gathering was not a public meeting, but more “informational,” fire district officials ...

State curfew to be extended again

With the state’s 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew set to expire Saturday, Gov. Mike DeWine said it will be extended but didn’t give a new date. He said Thursday the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths are too high to lift the curfew restrictions. But DeWine said the next step would be to make ...

Woman dead on South Side

YOUNGSTOWN —A woman 30 to 50 years old was found dead at 5:30 a.m. Thursday on the side of Kenmore Avenue near Overland Avenue on the South Side. Police were not able to determine the cause of the woman’s death at the scene and did not know her identity Thursday. In a news release, ...

State nursing home COVID-19 infections drop

COVID-19 infections at Mahoning Valley nursing homes and assisted-living facilities leveled off while the totals statewide dropped significantly. The number of deaths locally climbed by three. The results were mixed at the three local prisons. The number of Mahoning County nursing homes and ...

Firefighters in Canfield remove fox from home

CANFIELD — When construction crews arrived at a new house in Canfield on Thursday morning, they weren’t expecting a surprise. In the basement of a house being built on Village Boulevard was a fox. Capt. Conner O’Halloran of the Cardinal Joint Fire District said the fire department ...

Upgrades to downtown to begin in spring

YOUNGSTOWN — A nearly $16 million improvement project to numerous downtown and nearby streets will begin this spring. The city’s board of control approved a $15,791,100 contract Thursday with Marucci and Gaffney Excavating Co. of Youngstown for the work. The other bid of $18,350,100 was ...

Boardman Fire Department adds 2 to crew

BOARDMAN — The Boardman Fire Department brought on two new full-time firefighters, bringing the department up to a staff of 39. Ian Murray and Brandon Gilmore both joined the department, but their swearing-in ceremony has been postponed for now. Murray, 36, was born in Germany and ...

Association of Valley churches ends challenging year in black

YOUNGSTOWN — Despite numerous unexpected challenges 2020 presented to many area businesses, groups and faith-based organizations, the Mahoning Valley Association of Churches managed to end the year slightly in the black. “Our financial situation was similar to how it began in 2020, ...

Youngstown man sentenced in shooting

WARREN — A Youngstown man was given an indefinite sentence of four-to-five-and-a-half-years for a conviction in a July 9, 2020, shooting at a Willard Street NE home in Warren. Longino Roman Jr., 40, of 1554 Cascade Drive, Youngstown, pleaded guilty to three counts of felonious assault, ...