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Valley polls to be fully staffed

Despite the state reaching record-high COVID-19 case numbers, Mahoning and Trumbull election officials say there won’t be a problem with a shortage of poll workers on Election Day. While Trumbull is shy 44 Republican poll workers from the state minimum, the county board of elections has 171 ...

Ivanka Trump coming to Niles

NILES — Plans are in the works for Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a White House adviser, to have a Saturday campaign event for her father in Niles. A time and location for the visit had not been announced as of Wednesday. Ivanka’s campaign stop will come three days before ...

Artist dedicates work to family of fallen officer

GIRARD — Three years ago, Girard police officer Justin Leo was killed in the line of duty. A local artist believes the best way to honor and preserve Leo’s legacy is with his gift — art. At a dedication ceremony Wednesday, Ron Moore of Austintown presented a drawing of Leo to his ...

Ohio virus cases rise by 2,607

Ohio Gov. Mike De-Wine today is expected to update the Ohio Public Health Advisory System to determine the level of spread of COVID-19 in the state’s 88 counties. Mahoning County has been at the red level for a few weeks and is considered a high incidence county, while Trumbull and ...

Poland names interim superintendent

POLAND — Two days after the Poland Local Schools Board of Education accepted the superintendent’s letter of resignation, an interim leader has been appointed. Dr. Edwin Holland will serve as interim superintendent Nov. 1 through July 31, 2021. David Janofa, current superintendent, will ...

Youngstown Air Force Reservists help Louisiana

Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft and about 85 reservists from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, are deployed to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to conduct mosquito control. The planes are conducting aerial spray missions over southern Louisiana. The heavy rains ...

School hosts drive-thru for elderly

AUSTINTOWN — Students at Austintown Fitch High School showed their support for senior citizens in the community Wednesday. Typically, the school hosts two dinners for the seniors, but COVID-19 threw a wrench into the usual plans. “Every spring and fall we host a senior citizens dinner ...

Commissioners continue WRTA talks

WARREN — As Trumbull County commissioners wait to see a proposed service plan from the Western Reserve Transit Authority detailing all of the services the public transit service would offer if the county joins, they must also decide between two different routes to get there. Commissioners ...

Canfield offers remote Halloween activities

CANFIELD — To ensure remote elementary students in Canfield are able to celebrate Halloween, their teachers have planned various activities. Kimberly Benson, teaching fourth- grade remote students, will have her students log into a Google Meet, but keep the video option off. Each student ...

Statue project adds $15K grant

YOUNGSTOWN — Premier Bank and the Robinson-Shuba Commemorative Statue Project Committee announced a grant of $15,000 from the bank’s charitable foundation to support the statue planned for downtown Youngstown. “We are pleased to support this statue and the important statement it will ...