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Summer surge in Ohio COVID cases expands

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The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t slowing down in Ohio with 1,277 new cases reported Wednesday — the fourth-most ever. During the last eight days, the number of reported cases has eclipsed 926 each day except for Monday when it was 805. In that time, more than 1,000 cases were reported on ...

Agenda

Community News

• MAHONING COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Board Capital, Facilities and Grounds Committee will meet noon today via Zoom videoconference at https://us02web.zoom.us/j with meeting ID 833 7147 2245. The Programs, Services Initiatives and Personnel Committee will meet noon Friday ...

Auto sales recovering

Business News

Automobile sales in the Mahoning Valley continued to recover last month, posting a 7.7 percent increase from June a year ago, but dealers are still looking up at last year’s numbers due to the economic slowdown brought on by the viral outbreak. Numbers from the Greater Cleveland Automobile ...

Woman who revived Idora Park carousel dies

Local News

Jane Walentas, an artist, philanthropist, creator and designer perhaps best known locally for painstakingly restoring an iconic amusement ride, has died. Walentas, who operated Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn, N.Y., died Sunday at age 76 after a battle with cancer, according to the Brooklyn ...

Valley theater leaders call for action

Local News

In 2017, Selena Phillips appeared in Youngstown Playhouse’s production of “August: Osage County,” playing a teenager who is sexually assaulted by her aunt’s fiance. Two months later, during a production of “Young Frankenstein,” Phillips, a Youngstown native who now lives in ...

Youngstown man wanted for assault at work

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STRUTHERS — A Youngstown man is facing assault charges after being accused of striking an employee and breaking her jaw while being trained. A warrant has been issued for Eddie Crook Jr., 28, after police say he punched a 33-year-old woman training him to operate equipment at Astro ...

YPD officer takes promotion issue to supreme court

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Police Detective Sgt. Michael R. Cox, passed over for a promotion for lieutenant, filed with the Ohio Supreme Court asking it to compel the city’s Civil Service Commission to rule on his appeal — something it’s refused to do for more than a year. Cox has made numerous ...

Two charged in murder

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown police arrested two men in connection to a July 1 murder, according to a news release. Police on Wednesday morning arrested Julius E. Kimbrough, 43, and Dawond T. Roddy, 34, on charges of aggravated murder, according to the press release. The charges were ...

Understanding the face mask order

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With Gov. Mike DeWine having the Ohio Department of Health issue an order requiring those in counties, such as Trumbull, designated as Level 3 (red) high-risk areas for COVID-19 to wear face masks, here are some key questions and answers to help those understand what it all means: Q. How ...

Four library branches to open

Local News

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN — Four library branches in Mahoning County will reopen for limited services beginning Monday, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has announced. The Newport, Sebring, Springfield and Brownlee Woods branches will offer in-person services on a ...