Vince Coll, WKBN 27 First News

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WKBN 27 First News

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Past articles by Vince:

C’s Waffles in North Lima installs table dividers in preparation for reopening

C’s Waffles in North Lima will reopen on Thursday. The restaurant has seen a drop in business since they went to take-out only. → Read More

WRTA starts running bigger buses, fixed routes once again

WRTA's big buses began rolling again Monday in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. → Read More

COVID-19 puts new lifeguard certification program on hold in Youngstown

The goal of the program is to train 20 students in Youngstown and 20 in Campbell for years to come to cover public pools into the future. → Read More

Youngstown school holds drive-in, shows graduation on the big-screen

As schools navigate the challenge of holding graduation ceremonies during the pandemic, a Youngstown school wanted to get creative. → Read More

Ohio Department of Health releases guidelines for public pools

Pool operators in Ohio now have an idea of what protocols to follow this summer at public pools. The Ohio Department of Health released mandatory and recommended operating guidelines. → Read More

Lisbon protesters voice concerns over government, nursing homes

Protesters gathered in Lisbon Saturday for the third straight weekend, voicing concern about government and its control during the pandemic. → Read More

Local swimming pools face hurdles before reopening for summer season

Pool operators found out the opening date during Governor Mike DeWine's press conference on Thursday. → Read More

Campbell High gives graduating seniors as much of an in-person ceremony as possible

Campbell high schoolers continued tradition during the pandemic with an in-person graduation ceremony. → Read More

Frost damages peach trees, strawberries at Molnar Farms

After a cold weekend, Molnar Farms in Poland said it’s taking a lot of work to keep their plants going. → Read More

Cold and frost threaten local vineyards’ wine production

Mastropietro Winery in Berlin Center and the Vineyards at Pine Lake in Columbiana said each day below freezing is costing them money. → Read More

Family members celebrate Mother’s Day with signs outside Austintown assisted living facility

On Sunday, one local facility did their best to bring family members together for Mother's Day. → Read More

Local woman in isolation with COVID-19 surprised with socially distant visit

On Sunday, a family decided to surprise their loved one in isolation with a visit. → Read More

Local gym opens against orders, sparks protest against Gov. Wolf

One local fitness center is open for business, against the orders of Governor Tom Wolf. On Saturday, Hermitage police fined the business for the second day in a row. → Read More

Popular fishing spot in Salem finally opens with season expanded into October

On Tuesday, people got a chance to fish in Salem City Lake for the first time this season after opening day was delayed for almost a month. → Read More

Mill Creek Park encouraging golfers to book tee-time online

It was a busy weekend at Mill Creek Golf Course in Boardman. → Read More

Local musician turns to virtual performances

With everyone stuck at home, the music scene in the Valley has shifted to the internet. → Read More

Local woman runs virtual Pittsburgh Marathon through Hubbard streets

On Sunday, one woman ran her virtual Pittsburgh Marathon through the streets of Hubbard. → Read More

Man arrested trying to quarantine on private Disney island

Florida deputies arrested a man who had been living out his quarantine on a shuttered Disney World island, telling authorities it felt like a “tropical paradise.” → Read More

Cars paraded past Youngstown church for birthday celebration

On Saturday, over 100 cars drove by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to celebrate a birthday. → Read More

Bobblehead Hall of Fame releases new Ohio bobblehead

Earlier this week, First News told you about plans to make bobbleheads of Ohio leaders during the pandemic. Included were Governor Mike DeWine and Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton. → Read More