Gov. DeWine says local corrections officer died from COVID-19

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A prison guard is accused of having sex with an inmate at a Youngstown private prison.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the death of a correctional officer in Youngstown from COVID-19.

Christopher Jones died last Thursday. He worked at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center.

DeWine said Jones was also a youth football coach for the Austintown Little Colts for at least 20 years.

According to Jones’ obituary, he was 51. The obituary cites complications following Jones’ COVID-19 diagnosis as the cause of death.

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