Valley nursing homes managing COVID uptick with nationwide staffing shortage
According to the CDC, COVID transmission levels in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties remain high with Columbiana County not too far behind. Nursing homes in the Valley once the epicenter of the pandemic locally have rebounded, but said the recent COVID uptic
COVID cases in Valley drop slightly, Mahoning Co. back to medium transmission risk
According to the CDC COVID-19 County Check, which is used to monitor community transmission levels, Columbiana County remains at a low level. Trumbull County's community level is still listed as medium.
Doctors say COVID is not over, but progress is being made
As COVID-19 cases decline across the board, including in the Mahoning Valley, experts are starting to use the word "endemic" in hopes this pandemic is on the right track to becoming a thing of the past. "The good news is that cases are coming down to wher
YSU prepares for Monday's in-person classes amid Omicron surge
As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread across the nation, Youngstown State University administrators say they are committed to resuming in-person classes when the Spring semester begins on Monday.
Ohio National Guard being deployed to Mercy Health hospitals in Warren, Youngstown
During the Ohio Department of Health's COVID-19 update Wednesday, Mercy Health St. Joseph Hospital in Warren and Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown were the first two hospitals named as deployment locations.
Pennsylvania Senate aims to bar school COVID-19 vaccine rule
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate approved legislation Monday to prevent school children from being required to get a COVID-19 vaccination to attend school, although it likely faces a veto by Gov. Tom Wolf. The bill passed on party lines, 28-21, and goes to the House of Representatives. Neither the state nor any school district in Pennsylvania require the COVID-19 vaccination to attend school. Wolf, a Democrat, opposes the bill and has no pla...