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State nursing homes see rise in virus cases

A Warren nursing home that saw a spike in COVID-19 cases last week saw those numbers come back down this week, while a Youngstown nursing home continued to see a large number of cases this week. The Gillette Nursing Home in Warren had six patient cases and one staff case last week, but it has ...

COVID-19 cases climb by 67% in four weeks

The number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Ohio residents increased for the fourth straight week and is at its highest level since late September. The 601.1 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents for the period between Nov. 18 and Wednesday is up from 538.2 cases per 100,000 last week, according ...

Rally against cuts coincides with meeting

YOUNGSTOWN — When Youngstown State University students Jenna DeLuca and Mark Pompeo discuss why they feel that the Italian education program should not be eliminated, their reasons extend beyond the campus — both in time and distance. “It’s a heritage thing. YSU should reflect ...

City sets deadline for 20 Federal Place plans

YOUNGSTOWN — The city’s board of control signed a memorandum of understanding with a Pittsburgh architectural firm giving it an exclusive 60-day period to finalize an agreement on how to redevelop the 20 Federal Place downtown building. The 60 days began Thursday, the same day the board ...

Two men indicted in separate shootings

YOUNGSTOWN — Two men charged with recent killings were indicted Thursday in the deaths. Steve W. Green III, 24, of Birch Street, was indicted in aggravated murder and a gun specification in the Oct. 8 shooting death of his former girlfriend, Ashley Lockhart, 25, outside of the Compass West ...

Bond set at $45K for man accused of shooting

YOUNGSTOWN — Bond was set at $45,000 for Damon L. Jefferson, 27, when he was arraigned Wednesday in Youngstown Municipal Court in the early Monday shooting of his girlfriend in a home in the 2900 block of Rush Boulevard on the South Side. Jefferson is charged with felonious assault and being ...