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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.”
Ohio pharmacy suspended after 890 COVID-19 vaccine doses wasted

Ohio pharmacy suspended after 890 COVID-19 vaccine doses wasted

The pharmacy was not part of the federal distribution program that includes national chains like Walgreens and CVS.
Ohio reporting 4,635 new COVID-19 cases; 231 new cases in the Valley

Ohio reporting 4,635 new COVID-19 cases; 231 new cases in the Valley

Statewide, there have been 10,409 confirmed and probable deaths, including 337 in Mahoning County; 311 in Trumbull; and 124 in Columbiana.
Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

The last-minute clemency, announced this morning, follows separate waves of pardons over the past month for Trump associates convicted in the FBI’s Russia investigation as well as for the father of his son-in-law.
U.S. soldier from Ohio arrested in plot to blow up 9/11 Memorial, attack other soldiers

U.S. soldier from Ohio arrested in plot to blow up 9/11 Memorial, attack other soldiers

Cole James Bridges of Stow was in custody on charges of attempted material support of a terrorist organization — the Islamic State group — and attempted murder of a military member.
DeWine: 96% of school districts commit to in-person learning by March 1

DeWine: 96% of school districts commit to in-person learning by March 1

The state is now readying to distribute coronavirus vaccines to adult workers in those schools starting the week of Feb. 1, the governor said during a Tuesday briefing.
Ohio reporting 3,529 new COVID-19 cases; 233 new cases in the Valley

Ohio reporting 3,529 new COVID-19 cases; 233 new cases in the Valley

Statewide, there have been 10,336 confirmed and probable deaths, including 337 in Mahoning County; 307 in Trumbull; and 124 in Columbiana.
Valley politicos assess Inauguration week — and beyond

Valley politicos assess Inauguration week — and beyond

Two weeks after pro-Trump rioters breached the U.S. Capitol and one week after President Donald Trump was impeached for inciting the riot, President-elect Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated Wednesday — in a city on high alert. The anxiety can be felt here, too.
Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

An Associated Press review of public records, social media posts and videos shows at least 22 current or former members of the U.S. military or law enforcement have been identified as being at or near the Capitol riot, with more than a dozen others under investigation but not yet named.
Ohio reporting 3,184 new COVID-19 cases, 133 in the Valley

Ohio reporting 3,184 new COVID-19 cases, 133 in the Valley

Since yesterday’s report, there have been 57 new cases in Mahoning County; 44 in Trumbull; and 32 in Columbiana.