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.
Some fish fries might be impacted by recent closings and adjustments made in light of the virus.
Akron Children’s Hospital announced both the Akron and Boardman campuses will have adjusted visitor policy procedures and event cancellations.
Church services canceled
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 www.fbcnc.org. For those parents with children in their preschool program, they typically follow the schedule and protocol of the Neshannock School District.
All services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Youngstown, are cancelled through the end of March.
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 201 Wick Ave.: All church activities, including services on March 15 and March 22 have been canceled.
Sebring Presbyterian Church services are cancelled March 15.
St. Paul The Apostle Roman Catholic Parish Diocese has mandated all parish events be cancelled through March. There will be no PSR classes this month, the Youth Group meeting is cancelled as well as the Lenten night the Mission.
All church gatherings at the Simon Road Church of God are canceled for the week of March 29.
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sharon, Pa. has suspended Sunday services until further notice.
Pleasant Valley Church has postponed their movie night and Sunday services will be live stream only.
North-Mar Church of the Christian is canceling all public services on Sunday, March 15. They will be open from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for prayer and encouragement.
Services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Niles are canceled Sunday, March 15.
Saint Robert’s Church is cancelling all CCD programs, youth ministry and the April Parish rummage sale.
The Williamsport Chapel in Lisbon will be closed until further notice.
Senior center closures
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.
Farmington Senior Center closed until further notice.
Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice is closed until April 6.
The City of Girard is suspending the Girard Senior Citizen Van beginning on Monday, March 16 until Girard City Schools resume class.
The Green Township Fire Department’s pancake breakfast scheduled for March 21 has been canceled.
St. Jude Roman Catholic Parish’s fish fry is now going to do drive-through, 4:30 to 7 p.m. For any questions call the rectory at 330-482-2351.
Yellow Brick Place Cancer and Wellness Center is closed and cancelling all services until April 1.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 2122 meeting scheduled for March 17 is cancelled due to the outbreak.
The Christ Our Savior Church in Struthers community meal scheduled for March 31 is cancelled.
UAW local 1112 Lordstown’s regular membership meetings are canceled from Sunday, March 15 through September.
Executive meetings are canceled until further notice.
Retiree meetings are canceled on April 6.
The 20/9 Amateur Radio Club K8TKA’s 7th Annual Spring Craft Show sent for March 21 is cancelled at the Austintown Senior Center.
The grand opening of Chubby D’s Italian Steakhouse is canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
Mill Creek MetroParks are closing several buildings during the outbreak. Staring March 13 until at least April 5 the MetroParks Farm Education Building and Animal Barns, the D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitors Center, All Pavilions, Cabins and Reservable Shelters, Yellow Creek Lodge, Lanterman’s Mill and Wick Warming House will be closed.
McMahon Hall at MetroParks Farm will be open on March 17, 2020 to the public for voting as this is a designated polling location.
All Youngstown Diocese Lenten fish fries are canceled starting March 13, for more information click here
Austintown’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Church: March 15 benefit dinner for Tiffany Tokar postponed
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.
North Benton Presbyterian Church has canceled its community breakfast for Saturday, March 14.
OH WOW! children’s museum in Youngstown announced it is temporarily closing. The museum will be closed for three weeks.
The Potential Development School for Students with Autism has postponed the Mahoning Valley Pizza Cook-Off that was scheduled for March 29.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is canceling all library programs that are scheduled from March 13 through April 3.
Smith Corners United Methodist Church in Austintown is canceling their pancake breakfast on Thursday, March 19.
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 Banquet for Saturday, March 14th at the Mahoning Country Club 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.
The St. Vincent DePaul Dining Hall is suspending in house dining, effective immediately. Hot meal service will be still provided daily from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., however, all meals will be carry-out service only.
CHOW (Cortland Humanitarian Outreach Worldwide) is cancelling Quiz Night on March 21.
Delightful Church, Southington, is canceling their Election Day Swiss Steak dinner and the Men’s Fellowship on March 31.
Brookfield Township Park located at 7291 Stewart Sharon Road and the Banquet Hall located at the main Fire Department, 774 SR 7 NE, are closed effective immediately until further notice.
Anyone who has reservations at the banquet hall will be contacted to discuss the options available to them
Cortland United Methodist corned beef dinner is cancelled for Saturday, March 14.
First Methodist Church of Niles: Community meals canceled Thursday, March 12.
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.
Liberty Fraternal Order of Police’s spaghetti dinner, originally scheduled March 15, is canceled.
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 Trumbullnewtheatre.com 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.
The Warren City Income Tax Office will be closed to the public until further notice. City leaders are urging customers to use the drop off box for completed returns and payments. Forms are available online at warren.org where there is a link to also make payments online. Calls will be accepted and returns will be processed during regular business hours.
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.
The First United Church of Christ’s Hamilton Road Quartet Concert scheduled for March 28 is canceled.
The Girard Free Library is canceling all events and programs until April 6. They will remain open.
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.
Boardman Schools: Classes cancelled Monday, March 16. There will be a teacher waiver day to prepare materials for home instruction.
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 face-to-face classes and moving to virtual learning the rest of the semester. Spring break is being extended through March 22. All undergraduate students living in university housing will be required to return for the remainder of the semester to their permanent home residences, or a non-campus or alternative housing arrangement.
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.
All Trumbull County schools are canceling school for students on Friday, March 13 and Monday, March 16, to give school district staff time to prepare for an extended spring break. All school activities, including extracurricular events and athletic practices/games will also be canceled. School districts will be closed for at least three weeks.
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.
Walsh University: Face-to-face classes are suspended through March 27. Classes will resume Friday, March 13 either online or remotely.
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. Staff must report.
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)
- 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
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.
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.
The polling location for Grove City 3 has been moved for Tuesday’s Special Election in the 8th Legislative District.
Officials from Trinity Living Center, which has hosted voting for many years, and the county agreed Friday out of an abundance of caution to move the location to a nearby polling location: Grove City Masonic Hall, 1340 West Main St., Grove City.
This move is just for Tuesday’s election at the moment, but the county and senior care facility will address is the presidential primary approaches in the event it’s still not safe to host voting.