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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

Ursuline coach Gunther shares his dream of racial equality

Ursuline coach Gunther shares his dream of racial equality

Keith Gunther addressed student-athletes and families at Monday’s game against Youngstown Academy of Urban Scholars by sharing three life experiences. 
Ohio reporting 5,472 new COVID-19 cases; 265 new cases in the Valley

Ohio reporting 5,472 new COVID-19 cases; 265 new cases in the Valley

Statewide, there have been 10,518 confirmed and probable deaths, including 337 in Mahoning County; 313 in Trumbull; and 124 in Columbiana.
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."
YSU reports 35 new coronavirus cases

YSU reports 35 new coronavirus cases

Of the new cases, 30 were reported by students who live off-campus and five cases were reported by students living on-campus.  
Youngstown mayor addresses increased Inauguration Day security

Youngstown mayor addresses increased Inauguration Day security

Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said after reports about what was happening across the country and with guidance from Gov. Mike DeWine’s office, extra security was a cautionary measure.
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.
Youngstown prepares for Inauguration Day with extra security

Youngstown prepares for Inauguration Day with extra security

This announcement was made in light of the siege at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. following There have not been any credible threats to Youngstown, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
New YPD Chief Carl Davis seeks to foster community trust

New YPD Chief Carl Davis seeks to foster community trust

Mayor Jamael Tito Brown appointed Davis because of his work in the department for 35 years and his lifelong residency in downtown Youngstown. Brown said he liked Davis' vision for the department and the community.
Mayor appoints new Youngstown Police Department chief

Mayor appoints new Youngstown Police Department chief

Detective Sergeant Carl Davis is currently assigned to the Internal Affairs Division in the police department. He has served YPD for 35 years. 
Columbiana County Health District readies drive-thru vaccination clinic

Columbiana County Health District readies drive-thru vaccination clinic

The new Columbiana County Vaccination Complex will allow 12 cars at a time to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Columbiana County residents 80 years old or older will be offered the coronavirus vaccine beginning the week of Jan. 19.