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Ohio's inconsistent ballot application data leads to questions

Ohio's inconsistent ballot application data leads to questions

Eye on Ohio set out to examine how many Ohio absentee ballot applications were rejected, why, and how voters could avoid those mistakes. The analysis of millions of applications from the state’s 88 counties revealed a patchwork and unreliable system for tracking the requests that makes it near impossible to accurately know how many voters, if any, were disenfranchised.
Your Morning Matters: Welcome, October!

Your Morning Matters: Welcome, October!

The closure of The Vindicator a little more than one year ago forever changed the Mahoning Valley.
$700K Valley upgrade makes list of fed-funded rail projects

$700K Valley upgrade makes list of fed-funded rail projects

The allocation includes $700,050 to the Ohio Rail Development Commission to rehabilitate approximately 25 miles of mainline rail on the Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad between Signal in Columbiana County and Struthers.
Mentoring initiative to assist city's youth during pandemic

Mentoring initiative to assist city's youth during pandemic

The new mentorship program will pair a child with a student-athlete and could grow with more YSU students and community members joining as volunteers.
Get out the vote — deadline is Friday to help Sojourn to the Past win grant

Get out the vote — deadline is Friday to help Sojourn to the Past win grant

The organization said it would use the $25,000 grant to help fund its Anti-Racism: Be A Difference Maker workshop.
Cutrona calls for delay in collection of unemployment overpayments

Cutrona calls for delay in collection of unemployment overpayments

“Collection of this overpayment will only serve to increase the financial burden these individuals face at a time they need assistance the most,” the state representative said.
YSU faculty union may vote to strike Monday

YSU faculty union may vote to strike Monday

According to a union memo obtained by Mahoning Matters on Wednesday night, if the trustees reject the fact-finder's report, the negotiating team is unable to close a deal and YSU-OEA membership votes to strike, a strike would begin Oct. 12, the first day of fall break. 
'Newstown' documentary chronicles loss of Vindicator, rise of local media

'Newstown' documentary chronicles loss of Vindicator, rise of local media

“They couldn’t save their paper, but they could do something. I started taking a look at those ‘somethings’ and they were extraordinary,” said filmmaker Craig Duff, whose documentary "Newstown" was previewed Wednesday.
Trumbull County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Trumbull County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Of county's 1,930 total reported cases, about 113 are presumed to be active infections.
Ohio bill would increase access, permanence of telehealth services

Ohio bill would increase access, permanence of telehealth services

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and advances in technology, Ohio’s health care community has seen huge growth in telehealth services.