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COVID-19

State drops below 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

The Ohio Department of Health reported 857 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the state total to 1,130,134 cases and 20,492 deaths since the pandemic began. Mahoning County added 24 cases, for a total of 22,840 cases, with 613 deaths. There were 15 new cases reported in Trumbull County, ...

Mon. 9:09 a.m.: UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

LONDON (AP) — Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and the European Union today as travel industry leaders urged the government to further ease restrictions and allow people to enjoy the benefits of a successful COVID-19 inoculation program. The new rules ...

Warren nursing home sees second virus spike

WARREN — The number of cases of COVID-19 at Mahoning Valley nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and prisons has dropped almost to zero except for one Warren nursing home that saw a spike of five cases last week. The Gillette Nursing Home, 3310 Elm Road, had three staff cases of ...

Virus cases skyrocket during final week of July

In one week, the Ohio Department of Health reported 7,668 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths. According to the ODH, total cases in Ohio sit at 1,129,277, and the death total is 20,492. Cases increased by 1,469 from Friday. This month exceeded the second- and third-lowest months — April 2020 ...

Cases in state jump up in July

Ohio has experienced a 76 percent increase in new COVID-19 cases this month, with today not counted yet, compared with the number in June. June had the fewest COVID-19 cases of any full month since the start of the pandemic with 9,390. As of Friday, July had 16,484 cases. This month ...

Ohio offers new vaccine incentives

COLUMBUS — State employees will receive $100 for getting the coronavirus vaccine and their spouses will receive $25 if they also get vaccinated, under a new incentive program offered by Gov. Mike DeWine. The Republican governor announced the offer as state vaccination efforts stall amid ...