Carolyn Sistrand, WKBN 27 First News

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Past articles by Carolyn:

Champion pharmacy and others wait on delayed vaccine shipments

Wednesday was supposed to be the first day that Champion Discount Pharmacy distributed COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

Group of Lakeview High School parents pushing for full-time, in-person learning

A change for Lakeview High School is coming this week: more in-person learning. But, students still won't be back full-time and that decision has a group of parents upset. → Read More

Keep pre-existing medical conditions in mind when heading out into cold weather

Dr. Robert Moosally, medical director of the Emergency Department at Trumbull Regional, says it should always be on your mind. → Read More

2 injured in Youngstown gas station fight

A fight broke out Monday inside a gas station in Youngstown, injuring two people. → Read More

New YSU wellness program aims to help employees cope with stress

Youngstown State University is launching a new initiative focused on employees' mental health. → Read More

Local bar, restaurant owners sigh with relief now that Ohio’s curfew has been lifted

We talked with several bar owners on Thursday and all said they were thrilled that the curfew in Ohio has been lifted. → Read More

Swing set to be raffled off to help pay for Rowan Sweeney’s Memorial Park

David Sweeney and volunteers were putting in some work on building Rowan's Memorial Park. → Read More

Local clinics don’t have much leftover for COVID-19 ‘vaccine hunters’

To get the COVID-19 Vaccine right now, you’re supposed to be in one of the groups on the state eligibility list. That’s because the vaccine is in limited supply. → Read More

With no foreseeable end, travelers still have to keep pandemic in mind when planning

If you're planning a trip away or already have something booked, you'll have to continue to keep the pandemic a part of your plans. → Read More

Local doctors say you shouldn’t worry about COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Hearing the words "side effects" can often cause hesitation and worry from people, but doctors say it shouldn't, especially when it comes to getting your COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Are lingering breathing issues since recovering from COVID-19 a cause for concern?

The recovery process for the lungs in anyone recovering from COVID-19 is generally longer, no matter who you are. → Read More

Some Lakeview parents want answers as to why kids are not back in school

A group of parents in the Lakeview School District are taking action. They feel that the decision made to limit face to face class time doesn't line up with CDC and state recommendations. → Read More

When discussing hard topics with kids, pediatric psychologist says to be honest

During these conversations, it is important that parents also appropriately express their concerns about what is going on. → Read More

Dr. Levine supporters hope asst. health secretary position allows understanding, trust

If confirmed by the Senate, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine would be the highest-ranking transgender official in the United States government. → Read More

Engineers back out making repairs on Mahoning Avenue bridge

ngineers were back out Wednesday, working to repair the Mahoning Avenue bridge after Monday's incident when an SUV and flatbed truck collided, sending a coil from the flatbed into the bridge. → Read More

Local businesses continue to support Rowan Sweeney Memorial Park project

Local businesses are getting involved, trying to help Rowan's dad make his dream of building a park in his son's honor a reality. → Read More

Christmas tree pickup in Warren comes with thank you from company

A company in Warren is picking up Christmas trees for free. We reported the service earlier this week. → Read More

Mahoning County schools excited to be included in next wave of COVID-19 vaccines

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine wants to get schools open for full-time, in-person instruction by March 1. → Read More

Jewish Community Center of Youngstown cuts ribbon on new community ice rink

The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown cut the ribbon on their new ice rink at their winter campus on Monday. → Read More

Local preparers say pandemic not expected to impact tax filing

While you may be waiting on the second stimulus payment or hoping for a third, tax refunds may also soon give you a little extra cash. → Read More