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Donation provides turkey, food for 500 city families

YOUNGSTOWN — “Are you hungry? I’m hungry. I can’t wait!” teacher Chris Stanley told a family driving up to the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School on Mariner Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. He was talking about his Thanksgiving meal, which will be on Thursday. Stanley, who ...

Health districts: Stay home … please

A health advisory approved Tuesday by the Trumbull County Combined Health District is leading to the voluntary closure of all in-person instruction in K-12 schools. Athletics also are postponed, at least until Dec. 22. The COVID-19 advisory asks people to stay home except in essential ...

Valley’s jobless numbers improve

Jobless numbers in Trumbull and Mahoning counties fell sharply in October, marking the second consecutive month unemployment in the region shrank, yet they remain in a four-way tie for the highest rate in the state. It’s a similar situation for jobless rates in Warren and in Youngstown — ...

Mahoning officials OK 2021 budget

YOUNGSTOWN — Because of COVID-19, the Mahoning County commissioners did not have traditional budget hearings this year. Department heads normally sit down with the commissioners at a public meeting to discuss their budget. But this time, county Administrator Audrey Tillis held those ...

Family, city say goodbye to Warren firefighter

WARREN — Warren Fire Lt. Don Beauchene was a servant. He was a humble man who gratefully served his wife, family, city and, really, anyone needing a helping hand. Beauchene, 54, a born-again Christian, found that serving others made his life more fulfilling and taught a greater ...

Portage and Mahoning DD boards get tech grant

AUSTINTOWN — A collaboration among the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the Portage County Board of DD and the remote support provider SafeInHome has resulted in a $30,000 grant from the state. The money will be split among the three agencies and will be used for ...

Youngstown district projects deficit

YOUNGSTOWN — The city schools are expected to have a $7.2 million deficit at the end of 2025, based on current projections in the district’s five-year forecast provided to the Youngstown Board of Education on Tuesday. Expenses may be affected by a new contract being negotiated between ...

Warren man facing charges takes part in probation hearing

WARREN — A Warren man who faces felony charges, stemming from an Aug. 9 beating at a Liberty motel room, was given a six-month jail sentence Tuesday by a Trumbull County judge who presided over the man’s probation violation hearing. Paul J. Brock, 36, of Oriole Place, Warren, appeared ...

Surge in virus cases strains Ohio hospitals

By RENEE FOX Staff writer Ohio hospitals are seeing so many patients with COVID-19 that need to be admitted that they are transferring patients between hospitals and hospital systems to keep up, doctors said during a Monday briefing hosted by Gov. Mike DeWine. COVID-19-related hospital ...

Betras to Ohio Dem leaders: Resign

By DAVID SKOLNICK Staff writer YOUNGS-TOWN — David Betras hasn’t been Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman for 18 months and has been relatively quiet about Ohio politics during that time, but after the recent election, he went after the state party. Betras, who serves as vice ...