Coronavirus-related closures, schedule changes

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The following list contains closures and schedule changes related to the coronavirus. If we’re missing any, please send your closure through Report It.

NOTE: Governor Mike DeWine said K-12 students will have an extended spring break, starting at the close of school on Monday and lasting three weeks. He also ordered no mass gatherings in Ohio with over 100 people.

Akron Children’s Hospital announced both the Akron and Boardman campuses will have adjusted visitor policy procedures and event cancellations.

Event cancellations

Columbiana County

Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Annual Employment Appreciation Dinner on March 12 is canceled.

The Green Township Fire Department’s pancake breakfast scheduled for March 21 has been canceled.

Lawrence County

First Baptist Church of New Castle is suspending all church activities through April 5. People can view live-streamed sermons on Sunday mornings at 11:15 am. at For those parents with children in their preschool program, they typically follow the schedule and protocol of the Neshannock School District.

Taizé Prayer, scheduled to take place March 12 at Villa Maria Community Center, has been canceled.

Mahoning County

Original Austintown AA meeting at St. Joseph’s Church Hall on Thursday, March 12 is canceled.

Austintown’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Church: March 15 benefit dinner for Tiffany Tokar postponed

The Austintown Senior Center will close the senior center, effective immediately and until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Senior Center will be cleaned and disinfected during the mandatory closing.

The 15th annual Beer and Wine Tasting at Stambaugh Auditorium originally scheduled for March 14 has been rescheduled to Friday, May 29.

Beloit Fire Department Fish Fry scheduled for Friday, March 13 has been canceled.

Bill Nye the Science Guy’s appearance at Youngstown State University on March 18 has been canceled.

The 2020 HBA Housing Economic Forecast Breakfast scheduled for March 20 at Mr. Anthony’s has been postponed until a later date.

Byzantine Center — Youngstown: Bingo canceled Thursday

Byzantine Center at the Grove: Bingo canceled Thursday

Cafe at Wittenauer’s in Poland: Closing March 12-20

Canfield Village Middle School is postponing the 7th- and 8th-grade drama production of The Sound of Music. The show was scheduled for March 13, 14, 15, 2020. Patrons who purchased presale tickets will be reimbursed if a new date is not selected.

Day trips and other events by the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been suspended until April.

Direction Home of Eastern Ohio Annual Meeting scheduled for March 20 has been postponed to September 18.

Goodwill is postponing its 27th Annual Gems Jewelry Sale and Charity Auction that was scheduled for Friday, March 13. It is tentatively rescheduled for June 5 and all previously purchased tickets are valid for entry.

The Greater Youngstown area Multiple Myeloma Group Meeting at Denny’s Restaurant on March 16 has been canceled.

Habitat Mahoning Valley has canceled all volunteer projects (including ReStore, construction sites) until the week of May 5. If someone’s volunteer project was scheduled between now and that time, Habitat Mahoning Valley will work with them to reschedule the volunteer experience at a later date.

JAC Management is either canceling or suspending all events scheduled to be at Covelli Centre or Packard Music Hall in March.

Painting of Kirk Road Tank in Youngstown has been postponed until further notice.

Mahoning Valley St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled.

Mercy Health’s annual Health Day on March 14 has been postponed.

The Mill Creek Distance Classic will be deferred until next year. All registered participants are still registered for the event that now will take place in March 2021.

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is canceling all library programs that are scheduled from March 13 through April 3.

St. Anthony of Padua: Spaghetti dinner canceled Sunday

The St. Charles Borromeo Parish (Boardman, Ohio)’s community meal on March 26 is canceled.

St. Patrick’s Day Mass and Luncheon scheduled for Saturday, March 14 has been postponed at St. Patrick’s Church on Oak Hill in Youngstown.

Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s free community dinner scheduled for March 31 has been canceled.

Summit Academy Secondary – Shady Run closed Thursday

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s annual meeting has been rescheduled to May 13. Existing registrations and reservations will transfer to that day.

Ward Beecher Planetarium: Closed through March 31

White House Weekend at White House Fruit Farm will be canceled on March 21 and 22.

All Youngstown Phantoms activities have been suspended until further notice. Fans with Youngstown Phantoms tickets for March 13th & 14th are asked to bring in their tickets to the box office starting next Wednesday, March 18th, for ticket voucher(s) to a future Phantoms game in April 2020 or the 2020-2021 season.

The 2nd Annual Youngstown St. Paddy’s Day Fun Run and Walk has been postponed until further notice.

The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber’s 2020 Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19, is postponed. All registration payments made for the March 19 event will automatically transfer to the new date, which hasn’t been announced yet.

Youngstown canceling all city-wide special events until further notice.

Trumbull County

First Methodist Church of Niles: Community meals canceled Thursday

Fowler United Methodist Church’s chicken pie dinner scheduled for March 14 has been canceled.

Fowler Volunteer Fire Department is canceling its monthly Pancake Breakfast for March 15. This event is not planned on being rescheduled.

The City of Niles’ health and wellness fair on March 23 has been canceled.

Talk on Icons event at St. Mary’s Church in Warren has been postponed. A new date hasn’t been set yet.

Inspiring Minds’ 14th Annual Fundraising Gala scheduled for March 21 has been postponed until further notice.

LaBrae Band Boosters’ spaghetti dinner and band concert scheduled March 12 has been canceled.

Liberty Fraternal Order of Police’s spaghetti dinner, originally scheduled March 15, is canceled.

The Ohio EPA’s public hearing on the Lordstown battery plant on March 12 is canceled. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a virtual meeting to get the community’s input about the permit application. You can log on at and use meeting number 969 383 314. More information here.

Newton Falls Schools’ senior breakfast scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday has been canceled.

Packard band concert: 3 p.m. Thursday performance canceled

Robins Theatre is postponing the weekend production of Shrek the Musical. The show will be rescheduled to a later date.

St. Stephen Church in Niles has rescheduled its annual Luck of the Irish event to 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 15 at Ciminero’s Banquet Center in Niles.

The Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas – General Division is suspending all civil jury trials until further notice. Also, jurors scheduled to report on March 16 do not need to appear.

Trumbull New Theatre is canceling the remainder of the run for “Spitfire Grill. Information will be added to as decisions are made.

The Twirling Unlimited Competition, which was scheduled to be held at Hubbard Schools on March 14, has been canceled.

Warren Municipal Court is limiting defendants, victims and attorneys to the court. No families or friends are permitted until further notice.

All six Warren-Trumbull County Public Library locations are scheduled to remain open with usual hours, but all classes and events from March 14 – April 4 are canceled.

Youth Market Day originally scheduled for March 14 at the Eastwood Mall has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16.

School and university closures/adjustments

All OHSAA winter tournaments are postponed until further notice. This includes boys basketball regionals and state wrestling, ice hockey and girls basketball.

Campbell City Schools: Classes canceled Friday

Canfield Local School District: Classes canceled Friday, extracurricular practices will be closed to public.

Case Western Reserve University: Moving to remote delivery of its courses through April 6. The only exception is for students involved in clinicals. In those cases, students should talk to the dean of their individual schools. All classes will be canceled on March 16 and 17.

Duquesne University: Canceling all campus activities, effective Monday. Classes will resume online Wednesday, March 18.

Eastern Gateway Community College: Previously-scheduled online classes, Police Academy, ASPIRE and workforce development programs and off-campus clinicals will proceed as scheduled Monday, March 16. All other classes held on campus will be canceled for Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. Community-based events, such as the upcoming career fair, will be canceled through March 31. More information here.

Grove City College will continue its regular class schedule through March 18, then classes will be suspended for the rest of the week. On March 23, online classes will begin until at least April 13.

Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing: Closed through March 13. After that, the school is moving to “distance education,” and classwork will be completed from home.

John Carroll: All in-person, face-to-face classes are suspended through and including Monday, April 13. Classes will be held online.

Kent State University: Face-to-face classes will cease for all of Kent State’s Ohio campus locations through March 15. From March 16-20, all classes will begin remote instruction. From March 23-29, spring break will occur as scheduled. From March-April 10, classes will be remote. April 13, face-to-face classes will resume. Clinical rotations will continue for Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine.

Penn State University: Online classes will start March 16, and in-person classes will be canceled. The university plans to resume in-person classes April 6. Students are strongly encouraged not to return to campus after spring break. More information here.

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is temporarily suspending the PIAA basketball and AA boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving championships. They will be suspended for a minimum two-week period.

Point Park University is canceling in-person classes from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday March 17. Classes will resume Wednesday, Mach 18 with instruction delivered online or in alternative forms for the rest of the spring semester.

Poland Local Schools: Classes canceled Friday

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED): All face-to-face instruction will be moving to virtual instruction through at least April 3.

Miami University of Ohio: Suspending face-to-face instruction in lectures, discussion sections, seminars and other similar classroom settings starting Wednesday. Courses will be delivered by remote instruction through at least April 12.

Newton Falls Schools: Classes canceled Friday. Staff will report at 8 a.m. to prepare for the possible school closings.

The Ohio State University: Suspending lectures, discussion sections, seminars, and similar classroom settings and moving to virtual instruction, effective immediately and through at least March 30.

Slippery Rock University: Extending spring break until March 29. All online students will resume classes as scheduled March 16.

Thiel College is canceling classes for Friday, March 13; Monday, March 16; and Tuesday, March 17. Online classes for students will begin on March 18 and continue until April 6.

Trumbull Career and Technical Center will be closed for the rest of this week until April 3.

University of Akron: Ceasing face-to-face classes until the university returns from spring break on March 30. The University is canceling all large events previously scheduled on campus from now until at least April 20.

University of Cincinnati: Suspending face-to-face classes and moving to remote instruction until April 13.

University of Toledo: Classes have been canceled Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. All academic courses will resume Wednesday, March 18 with remote delivery.

Warren City Schools: Classes have been canceled on Friday, March 13. Classes and student activities will be canceled or postponed through April 3.

West Branch Schools: Classes have been canceled Friday, March 13.

Westminster College: Spring break has been extended through March 19. Classes will be online instead of in-person from March 19 through at least April 3. Students are urged to stay at their permanent homes. More information here.

Xaiver University in Cincinnati: Suspending all face-to-face classes from March 16 until April 14.

Youngstown City Schools: Classes have been canceled Friday, March 13 and will be closed for three weeks.

Youngstown State University: Extending spring break through March 22. All large, indoor campus events and gatherings are canceled through March 30. All university-sponsored travel is suspended until further notice, unless the trip is deemed critical and approved by the administration. More information here.

Polling location changes

(Voters are encouraged to vote early by absentee ballots)

Columbiana County

  • Precinct 12 Salem City 1-A
    • Old location: Smith Center, 500 E. 4th St., Salem
    • New location: Memorial Building, 785 E. State St., Salem
  • Precinct 13 Salem City 1-B
    • Old location: Smith Center, 500 E. 4th St., Salem
    • New location: Memorial Building, 785 E. State St., Salem
  • Precinct 36 Columbiana Village E
    • Old location: Harmony Village Social Room, 903 S. Main St., Columbiana
    • New location: Columbiana Public Library, 332 N. Middle St., Columbiana
  • Precinct 60 Perry Township SW
    • Old location: Blossom Nursing Home, 109 Blossom Ln., Salem
    • New location: Perry Township Road Department, 1320 Depot Rd., Salem
  • Precinct 83 Wellsville Village 1
    • Old location: Gateway West (Shoub Towers), 500 Main St., Wellsville
    • New location: Wellsville High School, 1 Bengal Blvd., Wellsville

Mahoning County

Beaver Township precinct 5 at Shepherd of the Valley on Western Reserve Rd and Sharrott is moving to the Holiday Inn Express on Market Street.

Sebring precinct 2 at Coplin Oaks is moving to the Heritage Oaks Banquet Center.

The Board of Elections said students affected by college and university closures can vote at the board’s office in Youngstown through Monday, March 16 or at their regular polling location on Primary Election Day. The Board of Elections office is located at 345 Oak Hill Avenue in Youngstown.

Trumbull County

Voting at Shepherd of the Valley Retirement Center in Howland has been moved to the Howland Township Administration Building at 205 Niles Cortland Rd. NE.

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