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COVID-19

Coronavirus cases rise statewide with 837 new reports

Statewide coronavirus cases rose to 137,405 on Sunday. Locally, there were no deaths. The additional cases statewide marked an increase of 837, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Four deaths also were reported for a total of 4,415. There were also 30 hospitalizations reported Sunday ...

Using art as therapy

Even though the coronavirus pandemic has limited the amount of contact a program offering art services to organizations that serve vulnerable clients can have, the founder of the HELMS Mahoning Valley still is finding ways to bring art into their lives. HELMS was founded by Terri DeGennaro to ...

CARE-ing for schools

For many school districts across Trumbull County, thousands of federal CARES Act and Ohio Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars made the difference between being able to open or remain closed. These funds allowed some districts, such as Warren, to provide not only the cleaning and sanitizing ...

Trumbull reports one new death from virus

Trumbull County reported one new COVID-19 death on Saturday, bringing the county’s new total to 127. Mahoning and Columbiana counties remained at 274 and 71 deaths, respectively, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Across Ohio, 4,411 deaths were reported, an increase of eight from ...

Ohio records 49 new deaths but none in Mahoning Valley

The Mahoning Valley did not report any new deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Trumbull County remained at 126 deaths, while Mahoning and Columbiana counties stayed at 274 and 71 deaths Friday, respectively. Across the state, 4,403 deaths were ...

Jobless claims in Ohio fall for 3rd straight week

The number of laid-off Ohioans who applied for jobless benefits shrunk again last week, marking three consecutive weeks and eight of the last 10 where there was a decline, according to the latest figures from the state. Across the U.S., however, the number was unchanged last week at 884,000, ...

DeWine urges flu shots as start of season nears

As flu season approaches in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine is urging “anyone who can get vaccinated” to do so. The plea came during DeWine’s news conference Thursday, when the governor shared that he and Ohio’s first lady Fran would receive their flu shots from ...

Nursing homes in Valley add 9 virus deaths

Columbiana County nursing homes and assisted-living facilities remain a hot spot for the coronavirus this week with four facilities showing the same number of cases now that they had last week. Only one saw a change: The Salem North nursing home had six patients and four staff cases last week ...

Fri. 8:51 a.m.: US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign, drawing both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden to pay respects at the same memorial without crossing paths. In ...

Fri. 8:46 a.m.: Virus spiking in eastern Europe; Hungary drafts ‘war plan’

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases spiked today in parts of eastern Europe, with Hungary and the Czech Republic registering all-time daily highs. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his government was drafting a "war plan" to defend against the ...

Warren needs plans for $3M

WARREN — Warren has millions in COVID-19 relief money coming, but has to come up with a plan for using the funds or it risks losing them. The administration already has taken some steps. For example, city council was ready for its second reading on a resolution establishing a fund to ...

Valley reports no new deaths from virus

No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in the Mahoning Valley on Wednesday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Trumbull County remained at 126 total deaths, while Mahoning County had 272 and Columbiana, 69. While the death toll didn’t increase, the number of cases of the novel ...

Thu. 9:04 a.m.: US layoffs remain elevated as 884,000 seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at 884,000, a sign that layoffs are stuck at a historically high level six months after the viral pandemic flattened the economy. The latest figure released by the Labor Department this ...

Thu. 8:54 a.m.: Chiefs nix headdresses, face paint to start NFL season

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead Stadium this morning for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season won't be wearing headdresses or face paint amid a nationwide push for racial justice following the police-custody death of George Floyd in ...

DeWine praises Ohio State on testing

Gov. Mike DeWine in his news conference on Tuesday discussed students returning to college and school this week and last week — praising the work of The Ohio State University for its testing of students and staff to keep everyone safe. The governor said health officials are reporting a ...

Speed racers take to the highways

Some drivers took advantage of roads and highways emptied by the coronavirus pandemic by pushing well past the speed limit, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. On Sunday, troopers from the Canfield post clocked one driver going 101 mph and another 93 mph, both on Interstate 76 near ...

Community Stars banquet canceled

WARREN — The 19th annual Community Stars banquet has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, event co-sponsor the Tribune Chronicle announced over the weekend. The event, which honors the very best examples of community service and the people who do those good deeds, is ...

Trumbull County adds death from COVID-19

One of the state’s 17 most recent deaths caused by COVID-19 reported Monday was in Trumbull County. The number of deaths reported Monday marks an increase over deaths Sunday, when three people died from the disease, according to numbers provided by the Ohio Department of Health. The ...

Deaths remain down and testing should expand soon

SANDUSKY — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on with no immediate end in sight and with new cases and new deaths reported every day. While it’s difficult to predict what might happen this winter, the situation appears to be getting better in many ways instead of worse. As everyone ...