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Jess Hardin

Jess Hardin

Jess Hardin is a reporter for Mahoning Matters. She grew up in Pittsburgh and started reporting at The Vindicator, where she covered two communities. Jess graduated from Georgetown University and upon graduating, she won a Fulbright grant to teach English in Georgia.

Recent Work by Jess

DeWine pushes Ohio curfew back to 11 p.m.

DeWine pushes Ohio curfew back to 11 p.m.

Today's the seventh straight day hospital utilization in the state is below 3,500, DeWine wrote on Twitter.
WEEKLY COVID-19 TRENDS | Cases are down, vaccines are scarce

WEEKLY COVID-19 TRENDS | Cases are down, vaccines are scarce

There's some good news: After fluctuating between 14 and 15 percent in early January, the average percentage of positive tests decreased to 9 percent Thursday.
DeWine: Deciding who gets Ohio's few vaccines is 'gut-wrenching'

DeWine: Deciding who gets Ohio's few vaccines is 'gut-wrenching'

The bottom line is there's simply not enough vaccine for all Ohioans right now.
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.
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.
WEEKLY COVID-19 TRENDS | Cases plateau, vaccine roll out still messy

WEEKLY COVID-19 TRENDS | Cases plateau, vaccine roll out still messy

This week, Ohio will start vaccinating the 2.2 million people in Phase 1B — older Ohioans, people with serious medical issues and school employees.
VACCINE FAQs | What Mahoning Valley residents need to know about getting the COVID-19 shots

VACCINE FAQs | What Mahoning Valley residents need to know about getting the COVID-19 shots

From "What are the side effects?" to "Where can I register for an appointment?" Mahoning Matters has answered your most pressing questions about getting vaccinated.
Where Trumbull County residents in Phase 1B can get the COVID-19 vaccine

Where Trumbull County residents in Phase 1B can get the COVID-19 vaccine

The entire county will receive about 2,300 doses.
Where Mahoning County residents in Phase 1B can get the COVID-19 vaccine

Where Mahoning County residents in Phase 1B can get the COVID-19 vaccine

The entire county will receive 3,075 doses for next week.
DeWine closes Ohio Statehouse ahead of threats of armed pro-Trump rallies

DeWine closes Ohio Statehouse ahead of threats of armed pro-Trump rallies

The governor has also instructed government office buildings in Columbus to be closed from Sunday to Wednesday, Inauguration Day.