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BREAKING | Mahoning County issues stay-at-home advisory

Trumbull County Health Commissioner Frank Migliozzi said Trumbull County Commissioners are also meeting today and will consider a similar advisory. 
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YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County has joined the list of localities urging residents to stay home and prevent the spread of the COVID-19. 

Mahoning County Commissioners in conjunction with Mahoning County Public Health approved a county-wide stay-at-home advisory at a meeting this morning. 

Trumbull County Health Commissioner Frank Migliozzi said Trumbull County Commissioners are also meeting today and will consider a similar advisory. 

Despite the dire warnings that hospitals around the state are nearing capacity, Gov. Mike DeWine continues to preach "slow down, not shutdown," leaving local leaders to take matters into their own hands. 

Cuyahoga, Franklin, Lucas, Medina and Montgomery counties, which encompass Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Dayton, issued stay-at-home advisories last week.

These "advisories" are really not more than strong suggestions. But they are the best local governments can do.