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COVID-19

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Had COVID-19 unleashed its full fury on every region of the United States at once, the situation now would be nearly unmanageable — and much more deadly than we hope will be the case. Fortunately, the disease is progressing at different stages in different places. Large cities such as New ...

Company to broker 1,000 Endurance pickups

To see the latest test video of the Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance pickup truck, click this link LORDSTOWN — A Florida-based company that specializes in charging stations for electric vehicles is committed to helping Lordstown Motors Corp. sell 1,000 of the battery-powered Endurance light ...

Worst still likely ahead

The number of COVID-19 confirmed deaths in the state is rising, with the Ohio Department of Health director saying the worst is still likely ahead of us. “Ohioans, we have a couple of hard weeks ahead of us,” Dr. Amy Acton, head of the department, said Tuesday. “The sacrifices we are ...

Mahoning COVID-19 deaths skyrocket

YOUNGSTOWN - The Mahoning County Public Health department reported today that the number of COVID-19 deaths in the county jumped from 19 to 28. The department said the nine newly-reported deaths didn't happen in one day. The date of COVID-19 death notifications can sometimes be delayed and the ...

10 new COVID-19 deaths in Valley – nine in Mahoning County alone

There are at least 193 COVID-19 confirmed deaths in the state, including 42 in the Mahoning Valley. There were 167 state deaths and 32 in the Valley a day earlier. Nine of the new deaths in the Valley came from Mahoning County. The county's public health department reported today the number ...

Wed. 9:18 a.m.: CDC weighs loosening guidelines for some exposed to virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic. The public health agency, in conjunction ...

Wed. 8:11 a.m.: Masked crowds fill streets, trains after Wuhan lockdown ends

WUHAN, China (AP) — After more than two months indoors, Wuhan resident Tong Zhengkun was one of millions of people enjoying a renewed sense of freedom when the Chinese city's 76-day coronavirus lockdown was lifted today. "I haven't been outside for more than 70 days," an emotional Tong ...

Valley is focus of resources

With more than one in five confirmed COVID-19 Ohio deaths in the Mahoning Valley, the state is focusing medical resources on the area. The Youngstown-owned Covelli Centre is one of six locations in the state designated as a hospital overflow space, Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday. “After ...

Giant Eagle monitoring its shoppers

Giant Eagle stores in the Mahoning Valley will be enforcing the number of guests able to shop in its stores at one time with each location admitting up to 50 percent of occupancy allowable by fire code. Company officials said the new maximum occupancy will be posted near the entrance. ...

YSU professors design cartridges for masks

YOUNGSTOWN — Two professors at Youngstown State University have designed a 3D printable cartridge for an N95 filter or other media that can be retrofitted to commercially available masks. The concept, now in its sixth or so generation, from Darrell Wallace and Brian Vuksanovich, is under ...

Falls votes to make funds available for emergencies

NEWTON FALLS — Wanting to make sure Newton Falls Village Manager David Lynch has the extra funds if needed for emergency situations due to the coronavirus outbreak, village council voted 4-1 Monday to transfer money from the treasury investment board fund to the general fund. Lynch,who ...

Two more COVID-19 deaths in Mahoning County

There are at least 167 COVID-19 confirmed deaths in the state today, including 32 in the Mahoning Valley, according to the daily 2 p.m. update from the Ohio Department of Health. That's up from 142 confirmed deaths in Ohio, including 30 in the Valley Monday. The new Valley deaths are two in ...

White House Fruit Farm is curbside pickup only

CANFIELD — White House Fruit Farm has temporarily closed the market to the public and shifted to curbside pickup only, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The market is closed on Sunday. Grocery, produce, apples, dairy, frozen, bakery, limited doughnuts and deli items are ...

China’s virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

WUHAN, China (AP) — The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are allowing residents of Wuhan to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began. As of just after ...

Tue. 8:43 a.m.: Pandemic politics: Wisconsin primary moving forward

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is asking hundreds of thousands of voters to ignore a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in today's presidential primary election, becoming a test case for dozens of states struggling to balance public health concerns with a core pillar ...

Tue. 8:37 a.m.: Celebrities reveal new sides during virus, but face backlash

Portia de Rossi has been teaching herself how to cook during the coronavirus lockdown. It's been an eye-opening experience for the actress — and for her fans. She's cut herself and been burned, yes. She's also discovered she doesn't like some Indian flavors and that her longtime wife, talk ...

Tue. 8:27 a.m.: Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; Japan declares emergency

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care today fighting the coronavirus, while across the world, Japan's leader declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other regions to keep the virus from ravaging the world's oldest population. The ...