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Group helps seniors fight loneliness

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YOUNGSTOWN — For many older people, following recently issued stay-at-home edicts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is a double-edged sword. The orders reduce the likelihood of them getting sick, but also can increase their social isolation and loneliness — both of which can ...

Mahoning Valley businesses urged to draft plans for virus

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YOUNGSTOWN — With hundreds of people in Mahoning County now testing positive for COVID-19, health officials on Friday addressed protocol that business and government managers should follow to address the safety of co-workers. Ryan Tekac, Mahoning County health commissioner, said each ...

Mayor Brown: Guardsmen not in city to police

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YOUNGSTOWN — Mayor Jamael Tito Brown advised the public that Ohio National Guard troops in Youngstown and elsewhere are performing tasks such as identifying sites for mobile hospitals. Mobile hospitals could, as needed, handle the overflow of patients from local hospitals. They also ...

Youngstown Marathon plans charity race — virtually

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Staff report YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Marathon Foundation this month is offering a virtual 5K run. “During an otherwise troubling time, our foundation wanted to provide hope and direction in regards to a healthy lifestyle. This includes both the mental and physical aspect and what ...

Poland OKs virus benefits for police

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Staff report YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngs-town Marathon Foundation this month is offering a virtual 5K run. “During an otherwise troubling time, our foundation wanted to provide hope and direction in regards to a healthy lifestyle. This includes both the mental and physical aspect and what ...

Take a stroll on Canfield Fairgrounds

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CANFIELD — Canfield Fairgrounds has set up a walking route with trivia questions to encourage physical activity while social distancing. The walking route begins at the grandstand, continues to the new Event Center / home of the Junior Fair and past the Dairy Barn to the Mahoning ...

ONE Health Ohio gets grant for virus fight

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YOUNGSTOWN — ONE Health Ohio has been given money from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to help confront the novel coronavirus pandemic. The more than $67,000 will be used, in part, for screens and tests, medical supplies and telehealth services. The money was part of ...

YSU students win prestigious global honors

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Staff report YOUNGSTOWN — Two Youngstown State University students earned academic recognitions that are among the highest in the nation and the world. Emily Henline of Austintown, a senior, was named a scholar in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, considered to be one of the most widely ...

Woman charged in double murder awaits grand jury

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Staff report YOUNGSTOWN — Two people are now awaiting action by a Mahoning County grand jury in the Feb. 29 murders of Sierra Morris, 25, and her father, Leroy Morris, 58. Courtney Hall, 30, of Akron, waived her preliminary hearing in Youngstown Municipal Court March 27, and the case was ...

Sat. 10:50 a.m.: Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly fired the inspector general of the intelligence community, sidelining an independent watchdog who played a pivotal role in his impeachment even as his White House struggles with the deepening coronavirus pandemic. Trump informed the House and ...