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COVID-19 now ‘raging through Ohio’

Trumbull County joined Mahoning County at the red level in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, and also became a high incidence county, by the standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on a day when the state broke yet another record for new COVID-19 cases. New ...

Ivanka firms up Saturday visit to Valley

Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a White House adviser, will have a campaign event in the Mahoning Valley for her father Saturday, just three days before the election. The President Donald Trump campaign made official Thursday what was recently reported about Ivanka coming to ...

Woman avoids prison for obstruction of justice in murder case

WARREN — A Liberty Township woman charged with harboring a suspect in a Youngstown shooting death in February was given probation reluctantly on Thursday by a Trumbull County judge. Jasmine M. Jackson, 24, of 1465 Townsend Ave., Apt. 6, Liberty, appeared for a sentencing hearing ...

Nursing home virus numbers remain low

By ED RUNYAN Staff writer While new coronavirus cases locally and across the state have risen to alarming levels in recent weeks, the number of cases in area nursing homes, assisted living facilities and prisons continued to be low. In fact, this week’s data from the Ohio Department of ...

Boardman school holds Pink Out

BOARDMAN — Of course art teachers appreciate color, but for Boardman elementary art teacher Susan Shook, the color pink may have the deepest meaning. This month, Shook celebrates 11 years as a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer in October 2009. ...

Officials commend retiring director

YOUNGSTOWN — The tributes to Robert Bush Jr. flowed from all parts of county government Thursday at the county commissioners meeting because Bush is retiring today after 11 years as county Job and Family Services director. Bush also served as chief of the criminal section of the Mahoning ...

Mahoning elections board gets $785K grant

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Board of Elections received a $784,567.21 grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life to help pay for the cost of this election. The money is going toward poll worker training and recruitment, personal protection equipment for poll workers and to help ...

AstroShapes sues temp agency

YOUNGSTOWN — AstroShapes of Struthers has sued Corptemps Staffing of Niles and Eddie L. Crook Jr., alleging that Corptemps referred Crook to AstroShapes for a temporary job and failed to reveal Crook’s criminal record. Crook was later indicted on felonious assault, accused of punching the ...

Fire destroys Austintown home

AUSTINTOWN — Fire destroyed a township home Thursday morning, leaving several adults homeless. A dozen Austintown firefighters were dispatched at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday to 4169 Crum Road. They saw the fire was already burning through the roof, said assistant Chief Dave Schertzer. It ...

Murder suspect will not face trial

YOUNGSTOWN — Time ran out for Samuel Legg III to be restored to competency to stand trial for the murder of Sharon Kedzierski of Florida, whose body was found behind a former truck stop in Austintown in 1992. Judge John Durkin of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court ruled Wednesday following ...