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$100K state grant awarded for rail upgrade at Lordstown facility

$100K state grant awarded for rail upgrade at Lordstown facility

“Just a few years ago, the railroad was considering eliminating rail service on this line, so this type of investment not only helps M&M Industries but also helps to ensure continued rail service in the area for current and future businesses,” Matthew Dietrich, executive director of the Ohio Rail Development Commission, said.
Watch live: Gov. DeWine updates the state on coronavirus crisis

Watch live: Gov. DeWine updates the state on coronavirus crisis

The governor will provide the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis at 2 p.m.
Ohio jobless claims rise again amid pandemic uncertainty

Ohio jobless claims rise again amid pandemic uncertainty

Ohioans filed 42,975 initial jobless claims for the week ending Jan. 16, a 15 percent increase over the previous week, the Department of Job and Family Services said.
Mercy Health updates visitor guidelines at Valley hospitals

Mercy Health updates visitor guidelines at Valley hospitals

The new guidelines exclude friends and family of patients with COVID-19. 
Your Morning Matters: ‘Tolerance and humility’

Your Morning Matters: ‘Tolerance and humility’

Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden called for national unity Wednesday, after he and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office.
YSU Alumni Lecture to spotlight pianist and professor Dave Lalama

YSU Alumni Lecture to spotlight pianist and professor Dave Lalama

The presentation will be available today on Youngstown State Alumni Engagement’s Facebook page.
Ohio university economists say opening schools will provide economic boost

Ohio university economists say opening schools will provide economic boost

“Until schools reopen, there is a limit on how many individuals can go back to work,” Michael Jones, an economist at the University of Cincinnati, said. “With schools closed, the natural rate of unemployment is higher.”
COVID-19 measures among Biden's first actions as president

COVID-19 measures among Biden's first actions as president

Youngstown City Health Commissioner Erin Bishop welcomes Biden's first changes, especially his decision to rejoin the World Health Organization.
Chaney High School basketball team to play at Cavs’ arena Saturday

Chaney High School basketball team to play at Cavs’ arena Saturday

Each ticket purchased is also good for a Cavs game later this season.
3,200 sign up with Youngstown health department to receive Phase 1B vaccine

3,200 sign up with Youngstown health department to receive Phase 1B vaccine

Health Commissioner Erin Bishop told City Council on Wednesday her department is working as quickly as possible to contact people who registered: “We just ask for people’s patience."