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Roads closed in Austintown, Canfield

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AUSTINTOWN — Viall Road between Raccoon Road and Mahoning Avenue will be closed Monday to Friday for culvert replacements. The recommended detour is Mahoning Avenue to Raccoon Road. In Canfield, Green Beaver Road between Renkenberger Road and Garfield Road will be closed Tuesday to ...

Drive-by bunny cheers up Hubbard

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HUBBARD — Instead of hopping around town, the Easter Bunny hitched a ride with the Hubbard Eagle to bring Easter cheer to all of Hubbard’s residents Saturday. Escorted by police Chief Rob Thompson and Mayor Ben Kyle, the Eagle and the Easter Bunny drove through Hubbard to greet people ...

Lessons from 1918 pandemic stick for COVID-19 in 2020

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NOV. 9, 1918 — The prediction made by health officer G. N. Simpson and other members of the Emergency Relief Committee that Thursday night’s jollification was bound to reflect itself in the new flu cases reported in the city bore fruit today, when the reports of new cases numbered 45, ...

Letter to our readers on coronavirus pandemic

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Dear readers, The last few weeks have been full of uncertainty for all of us when it comes to the COVID-19 health crisis. We take seriously our responsibility and the trust you place in us as your local news source, so we believe it’s important that we update you on how The Vindicator is ...

Car sales in Valley, US take a hit

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Automobile sales have crashed. As consumers stay holed up at home during the novel coronavirus pandemic, rather than haggling on car lots, auto pricing website Edmunds estimates U.S. new vehicle sales plunged 40 percent in March compared with a year ago. The story is the same for dealers ...

Dorm plan for at-risk Mahoning County youth gets sidetracked

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By ED RUNYAN Staff writer YOUNGSTOWN — Two proponents of a proposed college-prep dormitory to serve at-risk students say they still do not have a location for the facility or the funding to build it. They are hoping, however, that state officials will help with the funding after they ...

COVID-19 cases in Ohio, Valley continue to rise

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Nearly 42,000 Ohioans have been tested for COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases continues to rise, while the number of deaths now has reached triple digits at 102, including 25 in the Mahoning Valley. As of Gov. Mike DeWine’s 2 p.m. update Saturday, there are 3,739 confirmed cases, ...

Cable series brings entertainment to nursing homes

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Life in a nursing home can be lonely at times, even under the best of circumstances. With lockdowns in place to protect vulnerable senior citizens from the deadly COVID-19 virus, residents not only are being kept away from their families but also from the entertainers who regularly perform ...

Recession doesn’t always equal a housing crisis

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If you are homeowner, you are likely concerned about the impact COVID-19 is going to have on the value of your home. While our health care providers and leaders use historical data to make decisions on how to best preserve and protect each one of us, all of us are doing that as well for our own ...