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‘Toughest’ Weeks Ahead as Virus Spreads, Trump Says

By KEVIN FREKING and COLLEEN LONG Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday returned to the idea of opening up the country’s economy as as soon as possible, even as he said the United States was heading into what could be its “toughest” weeks as coronavirus cases swell nationwide. “There will be a […]

By KEVIN FREKING and COLLEEN LONG Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday returned to the idea of opening up the country's economy as as soon as possible, even as he said the United States was heading into what could be its "toughest" weeks as coronavirus cases swell...

DeWine Expands Telehealth; Mahoning, Cuyahoga Lead in Most Deaths from Virus

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine signed an order Saturday that expands the use of telehealth as well as issuing an advisory for Ohioans to wear masks in public after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently made the recommendation to help fight the spread of coronavirus. DeWine explained his actions at a news […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine signed an order Saturday that expands the use of telehealth as well as issuing an advisory for Ohioans to wear masks in public after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently made the recommendation to help fight the spread of coronavirus. DeWine explained...

Mounting Casualty of Virus Crisis: Health Care Jobs

By MARC LEVY Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor’s offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning. Even as hospitals scrounge […]

By MARC LEVY Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is...

Coronavirus Case Update: April 4, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As of 2 p.m. April 4, Ohio reports 3,739 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Cases in Pennsylvania have reached 10,017. Mahoning County Public Health reports 250 total cases with 107 hospitalizations and 13 deaths. The county is currently tied for first in the state with Cuyahoga County in deaths from COVID-19, the disease […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As of 2 p.m. April 4, Ohio reports 3,739 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Cases in Pennsylvania have reached 10,017. Mahoning County Public Health reports 250 total cases with 107 hospitalizations and 13 deaths. The county is currently tied for first in the state with Cuyahoga County in...

Kovoor Joins Board for Brite Energy Innovators

WARREN, Ohio — Brite Energy Innovators has named Sumit Kovoor to its board of directors. Kovoor’s areas of expertise in entrepreneurship and investment align with Brite’s mission to support new energy entrepreneurs and startups across Ohio. A native of Warren, Kovoor currently serves as vice president of several firms including Legacy Growth Partners, Anayaa Hospitality […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Brite Energy Innovators has named Sumit Kovoor to its board of directors. Kovoor’s areas of expertise in entrepreneurship and investment align with Brite’s mission to support new energy entrepreneurs and startups across Ohio. A native of Warren, Kovoor currently serves as vice president of several firms including...

Boardman Schools Names Jenkins Parent Mentor

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Ariel Jenkins has been named the parent mentor, a newly created position, for the Boardman Local Schools. Her job is to provide free support and resources to Spartan families of children with disabilities.   “Mrs. Jenkins is energetic and smart, with a great sense of humor and more than anything, a great empathy […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Ariel Jenkins has been named the parent mentor, a newly created position, for the Boardman Local Schools. Her job is to provide free support and resources to Spartan families of children with disabilities.   “Mrs. Jenkins is energetic and smart, with a great sense of humor and more...

Trump Fires Watchdog Who Handled Ukraine complaint

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly fired the inspector general of the intelligence community, sidelining an independent watchdog who played a pivotal role in his impeachment even as his White House struggled with the deepening coronavirus pandemic. Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee late […]

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly fired the inspector general of the intelligence community, sidelining an independent watchdog who played a pivotal role in his impeachment even as his White House struggled with the deepening coronavirus pandemic. Trump informed...

US Urges Masks as Dramatic Steps to Combat Virus Roll Out

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, MARINA VILLENUEVE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in public and limited exports of medical supplies Friday as New York’s governor took his own dramatic step to fight the coronavirus — vowing to seize unused ventilators from private hospitals and […]

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, MARINA VILLENUEVE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in public and limited exports of medical supplies Friday as New York's governor took his own dramatic step to fight the coronavirus — vowing to seize unused...

Carney Plastics Moves into Medical Field to Fight Virus

YOUNGSTOWN – A small plastics fabricator here has been tapped to make a device that protects doctors and nurses from COVID-19. Carney Plastics, which usually makes display cases for model cars, has already made more than 100 intubation boxes for hospitals, including several in the Mahoning Valley.  The clear acrylic boxes are used as a […]

YOUNGSTOWN – A small plastics fabricator here has been tapped to make a device that protects doctors and nurses from COVID-19. Carney Plastics, which usually makes display cases for model cars, has already made more than 100 intubation boxes for hospitals, including several in the Mahoning Valley.  The clear acrylic...

Pizza Joe’s Joins Oh Wow! to Offer Solar Oven Kits

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Pizza Joe’s and Oh Wow! Children’s Center for Science and Technology are partnering to offer families a STEM activity to do at home. The children’s museum in downtown Youngstown has been providing STEM sacks to families and offering weekly how-to videos for interactive learning at home. Pizza Joe’s, established here 40 years […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Pizza Joe’s and Oh Wow! Children’s Center for Science and Technology are partnering to offer families a STEM activity to do at home. The children’s museum in downtown Youngstown has been providing STEM sacks to families and offering weekly how-to videos for interactive learning at home. Pizza...