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ONE Health Ohio gets grant for virus fight

YOUNGSTOWN — ONE Health Ohio has been given money from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to help confront the novel coronavirus pandemic. The more than $67,000 will be used, in part, for screens and tests, medical supplies and telehealth services. The money was part of ...

YSU students win prestigious global honors

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN — Two Youngstown State University students earned academic recognitions that are among the highest in the nation and the world. Emily Henline of Austintown, a senior, was named a scholar in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, considered to be one of the most widely ...

Woman charged in double murder awaits grand jury

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN — Two people are now awaiting action by a Mahoning County grand jury in the Feb. 29 murders of Sierra Morris, 25, and her father, Leroy Morris, 58. Courtney Hall, 30, of Akron, waived her preliminary hearing in Youngstown Municipal Court March 27, and the case was ...

Parents, students adjust to changes

Parents and students attending local schools, like many others, all have been making adjustments to schools being closed. For Melissa and Robert Liste of Warren, having their 10-year-old daughter, Allison, home doing her fourth-grade school work has been a challenge. The Howland student has ...

Jobless claims in Ohio, US soar

Nearly 275,000 Ohioans and 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — both record numbers that indicate a stunning acceleration of job loss as the novel coronavirus grips the U.S. economy. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Thursday that 272,117 ...

Valley schools prep for home work until end of 2019-20 year

School districts that have been providing lessons and food for students say they are prepared to extend these services through the end of the school year. Gov. Mike DeWine this week announced what was expected to be a three-week break from school while the state attempted to flatten the curve ...

Order to stay home extended to May 1

Ohio extended its stay-at-home order to May 1 on Thursday as the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Ohio reached 81, with 19 in the Mahoning Valley. Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health director, announced Ohio extended the stay-at-home order to May 1 with at least 81 confirmed ...

Judge divides corruption trials

YOUNGSTOWN — A Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judge approved requests for ex-Youngstown Finance Director David Bozanich to have a separate trial from downtown developer Dominic Marchionda and 10 companies affiliated with him. They face numerous charges in a public corruption case. In ...

Lowellville man beautifies village one piece at a time

LOWELLVILLE — Driving along Youngstown Lowellville Road, small piles of garbage were seen neatly stacked every few yards on either side of the road for about a half-mile stretch. A man wearing boots, jeans and a flannel jacket was spotted this week not too far from the Stavich Bicycle ...

Prime’s attitude is one of gratitude

BOARDMAN — After grabbing a warm lunch, Erin O’Driscoll asked the man behind the table if she could get a quick selfie with him to add to her social media page. A paramedic with Lane LifeTrans for nine years, O’Driscoll was one of a handful first responders Thursday who received a free ...