Local supplier struggles to keep up with PPE stock

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WARREN — Hand sanitizer, gone. N95 masks — the protective masks medical personnel desperately need to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — the same, out of stock. That’s the situation at US Safety Gear Inc., a supplier of personal protective equipment to construction and other industries ...

Farmers plow through rows of adversity

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Hello, Trumbull County. Well, it’s been a wild ride the past couple of weeks, and I hope you are all making the best of the “stay at home” order. As some of you are aware, our physical office is closed, but everyone in our office is still working and available to assist you if you have ...

GM completes purchase of land for battery-cell plant

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LORDSTOWN — General Motors has finalized the purchase of 158 acres for a $2.3 billion next-gen battery-cell plant. The automaker plans heavily to rely upon this plant as it embarks on an all-electric vehicle future. The $5.1 million deal for the Tod Avenue property, adjacent to GM’s ...

Ohio Turnpike worker tests positive for COVID-19

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An employee of the Ohio Turnpike Commission who works at Exit 218 (Niles-Youngstown) has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter sent by the commission to employees. "This employee is doing well and expected to make a full recovery," the letter states. "The health and safety of our ...


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• STEAM ACADEMY BOARD OF EDUCATION will have a special meeting 1 p.m. Friday at the school with the public able to join in remotely. • WARREN CITY SCHOOLS financial advisory committee meeting for Friday has been canceled.

Coronavirus cases in Ohio spike to 704

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COLUMBUS — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio is skyrocketing, and state officials don’t expect the virus to peak until May 1. The Ohio Department of Health reported 704 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday. That’s up from 564 cases Tuesday. On March ...

Ohio set to vote in primary by mail by April 28

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COLUMBUS — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Legislature approved a bill that extends primary election voting to April 28, prohibits water utility shutoffs, waives state testing and report cards for this school year, and delays the state tax filing deadline to July 15. The ...

Notices paint picture of job loss

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The impact of the novel coronavirus on the local economy is stunning — that’s the picture, at least a glimpse of one, painted by a half-dozen mass layoff notices filed so far with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ultra Premium Services LLC in Brookfield, a pipe manufacturer ...

Jewish Community Center offers child care

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown has been granted an Emergency Pandemic Child Care license by the state and now is accepting applications for immediate placement for children of essential workers in the Mahoning Valley. The Pandemic Child Care Center is part of the ...

Warren Township residents text in comments

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WARREN TOWNSHIP — For the first time, trustees livestreamed their regular monthly meeting on a newly created social media page with residents able to view and text in questions and comments. To comply with Gov. Mike Dewine’s orders to have as few people at public meetings as possible ...

Newton Falls officials hope outbreak won’t sideline work

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NEWTON FALLS — Village council this month approved purchase of the Newton Falls Congregational Church, and officials said they likely will be able to get into the church by June — being hopeful that the coronavirus outbreak will have eased. Village manager David Lynch said the virus is ...

Kent State scraps plans for ceremony

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KENT — Kent State University is canceling its May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events. The decision was made in accordance with the order of Amy Acton, director of Ohio Department of Health, to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of the health and safety of the ...

Police seek driver in hit-and-run

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LIBERTY — Police were called out Wednesday evening after a pedestrian was hit by a car in the 900 block of Tibbetts Wick Road. Reports state crews were called out at 6:25 p.m. to a crash in which a female victim was hit by a maroon-colored vehicle. The driver left the scene, heading west to ...