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COVID-19

Lakeview teacher uses vintage toys to tell stories to his eighth-graders

To see a Scott Chronister history video, click here CORTLAND — Lakeview Middle School social studies teacher Scott Chronister believes the best way to teach history to his eighth-grade students is to make it relevant to them — which is why he started creating YouTube videos using his ...

Two more die from COVID-19 in Trumbull County

With another confirmed death, Mahoning County has 10 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic — the most in the state and the first county to reach double digits in Ohio. Meanwhile, the Trumbull County Combined Health District reported two more deaths in the county Wednesday, bringing ...

Trumbull County Courthouse reopens after cleaning

WARREN — The Trumbull County Courthouse reopened Wednesday morning with a skeleton staff after being closed since March 26 to all personnel after several workers showed symptoms of the COVID-19 virus. According to a memo from Common Pleas Judge Andrew D. Logan, the administrative judge, a ...

Trump campaign turns virtual due to virus

YOUNGSTOWN — With the COVID-19 pandemic stopping face-to-face contact with voters, the campaign to re-elect President Donald Trump has made the transition to a virtual outreach effort. Trump’s campaign “went completely virtual” March 13 and has operated with great efficiency since ...

Economic fallout mounts along with competition for gear

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage piles ...

DeWine extends stay-at-home order

Gov. Mike DeWine today extended the stay-at-home order for the state through May 1 and said it could last longer. On March 22, DeWine ordered the closing of nonessential businesses and for the public to stay at home, effective at 11:59 p.m. March 23, through next Monday with exemptions. DeWine ...

Residents snitch on businesses, neighbors amid shutdowns

OAK PARK, Illinois (AP) — One Tulsa bar owner said more than a dozen motorcyclists showed up unannounced, but he served them a round of shots anyway to celebrate a birthday. Another live-streamed a drag queen show on Facebook while up to 20 people drank inside the locked bar, ignoring police ...

Thu. 9:12 a.m.: Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers

PARIS (AP) — The worldwide race to protect people against unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified today, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who should wear masks, get temperature checks or even be permitted to go outside. ...

Thu. 9:01 a.m.: Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought virus

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85. "Pneumonia was the actual thing that caused his ...

Church services go online

Broadcasting a service or Mass live on social media, standing in a church parking lot with a microphone or handing out bags of communion wafers ahead of time for home are just some of the adjustments local churches have made for social distancing. At Poland United Methodist Church, the Rev. ...

Mahoning County leads Ohio in virus-related deaths

The number of COVID-19 deaths in Mahoning County more than doubled in a day, and it now has more deaths — nine — than any other county in Ohio. It also had 153 confirmed cases of the virus as of Tuesday , the third-most in the state despite being the 12th-most populous county. It has the ...

‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers today as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack ...

Ryan: ‘We’re not doing a good job’

YOUNGSTOWN -- U.S. Rep Tim Ryan displayed some of the fire he has shown in Congress Wednesday to urge the public to do a better job of heeding the advice of federal and state officials to distance themselves from others. His remarks followed the news Tuesday that Mahoning County's nine deaths ...

Virus data: What’s known and not known about China’s numbers

BEIJING (AP) — Every few days brings another grim milestone in the coronavirus outbreak. First Italy and Spain surpassed China in reported deaths. Then, this week, the U.S. and France did. But did they really? Skepticism about China's numbers has swirled throughout the crisis, fueled by ...

Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII because of virus

Wimbledon was canceled today because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played. Britain imposed a nationwide lockdown just over a week ago, and the All England Club announced after a two-day emergency meeting ...