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Austintown racino closes following order of governor

AUSTINTOWN — Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course has closed amid coronavirus concerns. Gov. Mike DeWine has limited the number of people at public gatherings to 100 or fewer. Also, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency. A statement on the company’s web ...

Gun dealer pleads in fed court

YOUNGSTOWN — A gun dealer accused by the government of taking part in a scheme to illegally sell 60 military-grade rifles to buyers in Mexico pleaded guilty to one charge. Paul A. Groves of Canfield during a hearing in U.S. District Court on Friday pleaded guilty to possessing an ...

UPDATED Sun. 11:50 p.m.: Closings, cancellations due to health concerns

CLOSINGS, CANCELLATIONS Triggered by health concerns For the latest updates, check vindy.com. Closures and cancellations are updated regularly. LIBRARIES • All locations of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library will close Tuesday through April 5, or as long as the national state ...

Valley schools fear exposure to virus

Five students attending Lakeview Local School District in Cortland did not go to school Thursday because they may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. Officials said the students may have been exposed to a man who tested positive for COVID-19 at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. The ...

Hospitals implement plans for treatment

For CDC report, click here. Valley hospitals are in the center of Ohio’s virus response. Gov. Mike DeWine led his Thursday afternoon virus update by talking briefy about a 55-year-old man who has the novel coronavirus in Trumbull County. Though the governor did not specify, it is ...

Mayors: No new cases of COVID-19, but life will change in Valley

YOUNGSTOWN — Mayors from Mahoning and Trumbull counties said this morning that life is going to dramatically change because of COVID-19. That includes restrictions on going into city halls, courts and those seeking face-to-face meetings with staff. Also, there are significant changes ...

Fri. 3:59 p.m.: Trump declares virus pandemic a national emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced this afternoon that he is declaring the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans with relief and officials race to slow the spread of the outbreak. Speaking from the Rose Garden, Trump ...

Airlines, cruises move on virus concerns

Amid rising concerns over the global outbreak of COVID-19, people are scrambling to mediate changing travel situations. President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced restrictions on travel from 26 European nations — putting more pressure on an industry already suffering from the ...

Innovative processes coming to battery-cell plant

LORDSTOWN — The main building of General Motors’ planned battery-cell plant will be 2.5 million square feet — large enough to contain 31 football fields — and more than half is considered a “clean room” with low humidity to properly assemble the cells. And in line with GM’s ...

Fri. 5:45 p.m.: Methodist Bishop urges temporary closing of churches

WARREN - Bishop Tracy Malone of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church has canceled public worship services through March 27. According to a statement on the EOCMC website, Malone said "Yesterday, I asked all pastors and every congregation to do everything necessary to ...