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U.S. jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

U.S. jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

The overall job market has been making steady gains.
UPDATE |DeWine joins tour of Covelli Centre vaccination site

UPDATE |DeWine joins tour of Covelli Centre vaccination site

The Minority Community Vaccination Action Group of Youngstown/Mahoning County announced a simplified process for getting vaccination appointments after the tour.
Your Morning Matters: What price happiness?

Your Morning Matters: What price happiness?

Is Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict an anomaly? A new chapter in civil rights? What's next? Mahoning Matters reporters sought those answers.
Wickshire Poland to plant tree, honor those lost to COVID-19 during ceremony

Wickshire Poland to plant tree, honor those lost to COVID-19 during ceremony

The public can submit names of family or friends to be honored during the ceremony.
Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio to host Advocacy Day

Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio to host Advocacy Day

Participants will take part in virtual discussions with educational policymakers and administrators.
City council approves $4.4 million transfer to satisfy state auditor's demands

City council approves $4.4 million transfer to satisfy state auditor's demands

In 2019, the state auditor said the city must repay $4.4 million to its general fund after money was taken from water and sewer accounts for items like economic development and the mayor's SUV. 
LEGISLATIVE MATTERS | Bill would allow township officers to enforce laws on highways

LEGISLATIVE MATTERS | Bill would allow township officers to enforce laws on highways

In other legislative action, the Ohio House passed a two-year, $75 billion state budget bill.
COVID-19 hospitalizations of Ohioans in their 20s have doubled since December

COVID-19 hospitalizations of Ohioans in their 20s have doubled since December

As older Ohioans become immune to COVID-19 through vaccination and a more deadly variant spreads throughout the state, Ohio is seeing younger people getting hospitalized with COVID-19 at a higher rate than before. 
Mahoning Valley Campus of Care aims to bring families home, 'keep kids close'

Mahoning Valley Campus of Care aims to bring families home, 'keep kids close'

Officials said it's hard to tell where the former Youngstown Developmental Center clientele went after the state shuttered the facility in 2017, forcing residents to follow much-needed services out of the area.
'Much work to be done' | The Valley considers what's next after Chauvin verdict

'Much work to be done' | The Valley considers what's next after Chauvin verdict

“We have to make sure we’re ... making sure that officers who are doing the right thing are rewarded ... and those who are not are removed, punished and separated from the community,” said the Rev. Lewis Macklin.