A bankruptcy judge has approved Rite Aid’s request to close 154 stores nationwide, including two in the Valley.

Included on the list of initial closings is the Rite Aid at Market Street and East Indianola Avenue in Youngstown and the New Castle Store along Wilmington Road at West Clen Moore Road.

The pharmacy chain had said there would be "going out of business" sale at each store before closing, although a 21 News videographer found the Market Street store already closed Tuesday afternoon. 

Rite Aid expects to announce more store closings in the future.

The store closings are part of the pharmacy chain’s bankruptcy plan to reduce debt.