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Cases rise after 10 weeks of declines

After 10 straight weeks of declining COVID-19 case numbers in Ohio, there was an 11 percent increase this week. But the number is ever so slightly higher than where it was two weeks ago. There were 41.3 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents for the period between March 24 and Wednesday ...

DeBartolo siblings ranked on Forbes’ billionaires list

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning Valley natives, brother and sister Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. and Denise York, again rank on Forbes’ annual billionaires list. DeBartolo, 75, a real estate magnate who founded Tampa, Fla.-based DeBartolo Holdings, a property development and investment firm, is No. 1,163 ...

Preschool coming to Niles district

NILES — The Niles City School District will add its own preschool next school year in addition to the two preschool units now housed at Niles Primary School and operated by the Trumbull County Educational Service Center. Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen said the Niles Mini Dragons ...

Capitol breach case goes to conference

The Champion man charged federally for his part in the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol appeared Wednesday before U.S. Judge John D. Bates in District of Columbia U.S. District Court for a status conference about his case. Stephen M. Ayres, 39, of Carolewood Circle NW, faces a felony ...

Valley’s golden class of art students earn national honors

Four local art students won national gold medals at an art competition late last month in New York City — the most gold medalists from the area in decades. Lakeview senior Emily Bennett, Niles McKinley senior Kellen Davis Hall, Ursuline junior Thomas Hull and Canfield junior Sophia ...

Newton Falls council set to meet on vacant positions

NEWTON FALLS — Village council has scheduled a special meeting on Monday, when it is expected to make a decision on approving contracts for a law director and village / council clerk. Council on Wednesday met in executive session and had listed filling the two positions on the agenda, but ...