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Ellen Wagner

Ellen Wagner

Ellen Wagner reports on municipal services and budget cuts in Youngstown. She is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms. The program partially funds her position. If you'd like to help support her position, click on the yellow "Support Local News" button above.

Recent Work by Ellen

Youngstown City Schools CEO joins peers to discuss education amid the pandemic

Youngstown City Schools CEO joins peers to discuss education amid the pandemic

The school leaders shared difficulties with adjusting to online education in the new learning environment. However, most of them see it as an opportunity to change the way school is taught.
Ohio reporting 705 new cases of COVID-19; 136,505 total

Ohio reporting 705 new cases of COVID-19; 136,505 total

There have been 2,991 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 1,848 in Trumbull; and 1,919 in Columbiana. There have been 279 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 131 in Trumbull; and 80 in Columbiana.
Trumbull County reports one new coronavirus case

Trumbull County reports one new coronavirus case

A total of 1,323 people in the county, including 470 from Warren, have completed quarantine periods and been released.
Ohio reporting 808 new cases of COVID-19; 135,800 total

Ohio reporting 808 new cases of COVID-19; 135,800 total

There have been 2,988 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 1,847 in Trumbull; and 1,918 in Columbiana. There have been 279 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 131 in Trumbull; and 80 in Columbiana.
Trumbull County reports 6 new coronavirus cases

Trumbull County reports 6 new coronavirus cases

One of the six new cases since Friday was reported in a group setting such as a long-term care or correctional facility.
YSU hosts moot court to celebrate Constitution Day

YSU hosts moot court to celebrate Constitution Day

Moot court is a simulation of a court proceeding for students to practice for researching and arguing cases. The YSU moot court team is ranked 6th in the nation for moot court oral advocacy.
Trumbull County reports 3 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

Trumbull County reports 3 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

A total of 1,303 people in the county, including 464 from Warren, have completed quarantine periods and been released.
Ohio reporting 928 new cases of COVID-19; 133,046 total

Ohio reporting 928 new cases of COVID-19; 133,046 total

There have been 2,971 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 1,829 in Trumbull; and 1,900 in Columbiana.
What's new in school? Officials say students, staff adjusting well

What's new in school? Officials say students, staff adjusting well

Mahoning Matters checked in with superintendents in Boardman, Canfield, Howland, Jackson-Milton and Western Reserve to find out how the new school year has gone so far.
YSU reports 1 new coronavirus case

YSU reports 1 new coronavirus case

There are 14 total cases reported as of Sept. 15. The university's dashboard will be updated every Monday.