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Salt smothers metal fire

WEATHERSFIELD — Table salt can fix a recipe, but on Thursday it helped firefighters avoid a catastrophe. A magnesium and titanium fire broke out at International Technical Polymer Systems, 907 S. Main St., at 11:45 a.m. after employees were cutting the metals. “They were cutting the ...

Warren council extends Dana St. closure

WARREN — City council voted 7-3 on Wednesday to continue the closure of Dana Street for another 90 days. The street has been blocked from near the corner of North Park Avenue to Paige Avenue NE since 2017 at the request of Christopher Alan, who is developing what eventually will be the ...

YSU, donors celebrate ‘Tomorrow’s’ success today

YOUNGSTOWN — Key donors who contributed to Youngstown State University’s seven-year “We See Tomorrow” fundraising campaign gathered Thursday to celebrate the initiative’s success in far exceeding its original goal. “You were all critical to the program’s success,” Jocelyne ...

Sherrod Brown, other senators probing LMC investor

LORDSTOWN — Four Democratic U.S. senators have asked several creators of special-purpose acquisition companies, including the one that acquired Lordstown Motors Corp., for information the lawmakers say will help Congress and federal regulators protect investors and keep the marketplace ...

‘Vax-2-School’ coming for younger Ohioans

With a low number of younger people vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine said the state will run scholarships drawings to encourage those ages 12 to 25 to get inoculated. But DeWine said Thursday: “I can’t guarantee this will work. But I think it’s got a good shot at ...

Nursing homes in Mahoning see rise in cases

The number of patients and staff contracting COVID-19 at Mahoning County nursing homes and assisted-living facilities increased, rising from 35 last week to 45 this week. That also was the case for nursing homes across the state, which rose from 1,321 cases last week to 1,515 this ...