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COVID-19

Reopenings slow layoffs

More than 34,000 Ohioans filed unemployment claims during the last week of May, the state reported Thursday. That’s the lowest figure since Ohio’s stay-at-home orders depressed the economy and led to widespread layoffs. The 34,575 claims filed for the week ending May 30 are down from ...

We should learn from educational response to COVID

Many school districts and individual teachers have contingency plans for classes to be interrupted for a few days. We doubt more than a handful had strategies for the current situation, in which the last couple of months of school for millions of students was canceled. There is evidence many ...

YSU budget expects fewer students, funds

YOUNGTOWN — Youngstown State University is preparing for fewer students and less state funding with approval of its latest budget. The budget approved Thursday by the university’s trustees plans for student enrollment declines of at least 15 percent and a 20 percent reduction in state ...

Leisure facilities to reopen Wednesday

Several entertainment facilities — including movie theaters, museums and public recreation centers — will be permitted to reopen next Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine said. Those businesses choosing to reopen must follow safety protocols, he said in a Thursday written statement. “We can ...

County awarded $58K in virus funds

YOUNGSTOWN — The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $139,227 to Youngstown and $58,008 to Trumbull County to pay for public safety agency costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding can be used to “pay for (law enforcement) costs associated with the pandemic such as overtime, ...

Niles council debates resumption of in-person meetings

NILES — City Council has been exploring options to resume meeting in person under state guidelines, but has yet to agree to a solution. In mid-March council voted to suspend regular in-person meetings until further notice amid COVID-19 concerns. The legislative body has been operating ...

Fri. 9:16 a.m.: On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER, France (AP) — At least the dead will always be there. All too many have been, for 76 years since that fateful June 6 on France's Normandy beaches, when allied troops in 1944 turned the course of World War II and went on to defeat fascism in Europe in one of the most ...

Fri. 8:54 a.m.: Navy carrier sidelined by virus is back operating in Pacific

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten long weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined one of the Navy's signature warships, the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region. Lining the flight deck in their dress white uniforms, sailors ...

Fri. 8:51 a.m.: Despite reopening, some jobs lost to virus are gone for good

BANGKOK (AP) — Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren't coming back. That's the harsh truth facing workers laid off around the U.S. and the world, from restaurants in Thailand to car factories in France, whose livelihoods fell victim to a ...

Trumbull County short on 911 dispatchers

WARREN — The Trumbull County 911 Center is down several dispatchers, resulting in overtime use doubling compared to the same time period as last year. While the center is authorized to staff up to 33, only 27 dispatchers are on staff now. In the first four months of 2019, the center had 32 ...

County commissioners consider modified fair

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners are exploring the idea of holding some kind of modified fair for the area 4-H participants who have spent time raising animals for sale and judging. Gov. Mike DeWine recently decided to allow county fairs as long as social distancing and other safety ...

Mahoning sees spike in virus fatalities

It hasn’t been a good start to the week for Mahoning County, with 14 reported COVID-19 deaths as of Wednesday. That’s more than the 13 reported fatalities for all of last week for Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties combined. On Wednesday, Mahoning County reported two COVID-19 ...

DOJ awards Youngstown, Trumbull County COVID-19 funds

YOUNGSTOWN — The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $139,227 to Youngstown and $58,008 to Trumbull County to pay for public safety agency costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding can be used to “pay for (law enforcement) costs associated with the pandemic such as overtime, ...

Four more COVID-19 deaths reported today in Valley

There were four COVID-19 deaths reported in the Mahoning Valley today — three in Mahoning County and one in Columbiana County. Overall, there have been 296 COVID-19 deaths in Valley — 191 in Mahoning, 51 in Trumbull and 54 in Columbiana counties. There have been 2,339 COVID-19 deaths in ...

Thu. 11:17 a.m.: Youngstown to offer COVID-19 testing next week

YOUNGSTOWN — The city and its health district along with Quick Med Urgent Care will host COVID-19 testing next Wednesday and Thursday at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St. Those with COVID-19 symptoms or those with direct exposure to the virus can be tested at the drive-through ...

Schools set to reopen in fall

Schools closed in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic will reopen in a few months, Gov. Mike DeWine said. “We fully intend to have school in the fall,” he said Tuesday. The date for starting school “is solely in the power of the local school boards,” DeWine added. On March ...

Three more COVID-19 deaths reported today in area

There were three COVID-19 deaths were reported in the Mahoning Valley today. Two of the reported deaths were in Mahoning County with one in Trumbull County. Overall, there have been 292 COVID-19 deaths in Valley -- 188 in Mahoning, 51 in Trumbull and 53 in Columbiana counties. There are ...

Wed. 8:43 a.m.: Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, beckoning tourists

ROME (AP) — Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport sprang back to life today as Italy opened regional and international borders in the final phase of easing its long coronavirus lockdown, but it was still an open question how other nations would accept Italian visitors. Families and loved ones ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: Submit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Community organizations are banding together to ensure that residents have access to accurate information about community resources. Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, The Healthy Community ...