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Keeping distance during holiday

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With the Fourth of July less than a week away, an extra emphasis has been placed on outdoor activities in the age of COVID-19 because the open air as well as the ability to easily social distance. As such, a number of state parks already have opened, while others plan to do so later this ...

Girard places auditorium project on hold

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GIRARD — The COVID-19 pandemic has postponed plans for a performing arts center at the Girard High / Middle School complex off Shannon Road. The board of education at its meeting this month said that the pandemic resulted in reduced state funding for the project. “We have to wait and ...

Scout constructs outdoor classroom

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BOARDMAN — A passion for the outdoors inspired township Boy Scout Bryson Harris, 18, to build a classroom in the woods at Stadium Drive Elementary School this month. He used the project to earn his Eagle Award. He is the son of Brice and Christine Harris. “This project will allow all ...

YSU Foundation announces new trustees, officers

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University Foundation has a new board of trustees chairman and three new board members. Founded in 1966, the YSU Foundation is the university’s nonprofit philanthropic entity. In the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, the foundation will provide a record ...

John Wayne’s name on California airport faces new scrutiny

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In the latest move to change U.S. place names tied to racist groups and ideas, leaders of Orange County’s Democratic Party are pushing to drop film legend John Wayne’s name from the county’s airport because of his racist and bigoted comments. The request was immediately contested by the ...

Arizona shuts bars, theaters, parks amid virus resurgence

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Arizona's Republican governor shut down bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks today, and leaders in several states ordered residents to wear masks in public in a dramatic course reversal amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases nationwide. Among those implementing the ...

Pinning hopes on Mahoning River development

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Despite a plea to move up the removal of a dam in downtown Warren after the near-drowning of an Austintown woman there in May, the dam near Summit Street on the Mahoning River can’t be removed until 2022, as planned. A June 15 letter from businessmen Sam Covelli and Anthony Payiavlas, ...

Pool fundraiser canceled

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SUMMER SIZZLER CANCELED: The Hubbard Pool annual Summer Sizzler fundraiser event has been canceled for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will return for summer 2021. GROUP TO MEET: The Tri-State Marine Corps League Detachment 494 will have its first meeting since March at 7 ...

Ellwood Aluminum makes first cast

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HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — Pennsylvania-based Ellwood Group in 2018 launched Ellwood Aluminum, an ambitious $72 million undertaking to locate an aluminum cast house adjacent to its existing Ellwood Engineered Castings facility to gain a foothold in the aluminum casting industry. Earlier this ...

Count of population on track to finish line

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Although reaction to COVID-19 has delayed some aspects of the 2020 Census, it is still expected to be completed by the end of the year, as required by the nation’s Constitution. The process is still in the “self-count stage,” during which households are encouraged to respond ...