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Ohio is back again to crossing grim milestones of COVID-19 unfold for the reason that of the highly contagious delta variant and the state’s sluggish vaccination rate.

Very good morning and welcome to your Morning Issues — with reporter Jess Hardin.

It is Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, and past 7 days I identified Youngstown. 

It all went down when a expensive mate sent me a tweet from the account Midwest Modern-day depicting 3 angular-jawed younger gentlemen with crunchy, spiked hair, skinny soul patches and dime-measurement hoop earrings. A blue sacred heart of Jesus-model flash of light-weight emanates from the chest of the polo-clad central determine. Beneath their torsos, lowercase purplish letters spell out “youngstown” in a sans-serif font. 

You guessed it — I’m conversing about an album go over of the flip of the century hometown boy band Youngstown. 

The trio is DC Yeager, James Dallas and Sammy Lopez, and they started the band about 200 several years immediately after John Youthful founded the metropolis. Their initially one, “I’ll Be Your Every little thing,” was showcased on the soundtrack of Disney’s 1999 “Inspector Gadget,” and it’s an plain bop. It cracked the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 71 in 1999. In 2001, the band unveiled another tasty pop confection to average achievements — “Sugar” attained No. 21 on the U.S. Warm Singles revenue chart. Probably most notably (to me, at minimum), Youngstown’s “Absent With the Summer Days” appeared on the soundtrack of Disney’s 2001 “The Princess Diaries,” along with early aughts pop royalty Hanson, Backstreet Boys and Aaron Carter. 

In their heyday, Youngstown boasted a devoted adhering to. The band toured with Jessica Simpson in 2001, in accordance to a overview of Youngstown’s Allentown, Pa., present in Early morning Call, which famous the live performance was attended by “150 or so hardy lovers who waited two hrs in constant rain and flashes of lightning.” One Amazon reviewer of the band’s 1st album, “Let’s Roll,” stated, “Their [sic] not my everything … but close.” 

Youngstown regrettably disbanded in 2005 but will stay without end in YouTube video clips and my coronary heart. If you’re seeking for an net rabbit hole, examine out this visualization of the heritage of chart-topping boy bands from Musical Youth to BTS. You’re welcome for the Monday early morning ear candy! 

Let us make nowadays depend. 

This is what you need to have to know about the Mahoning Valley these days:

Ohio is back to crossing grim milestones of COVID-19 distribute for the reason that of the remarkably contagious delta variant and the state’s sluggish vaccination amount. On Wednesday, the state documented additional than 1,000 new verified COVID-19 situations for the first time in 11 months. 

But given that condition leaders have commenced sounding the alarm about the delta variant, some unvaccinated Ohioans are heeding their warnings. Reporter Jess Hardin has the most up-to-date trends.

Other matters

This week, columnist Liz Dreier discusses hitting the road and partaking in a single of her family’s preferred travel activities: “watching for unconventional area names.”  Mahoning Issues

Amongst the Valley entities highlighted in today’s Enterprise Updates are Heritage Manor Rehabilitation & Retirement Community, Salem Regional Health-related Heart, Amina’s Alternatives For Girls, Mahoning Valley Safety Council and OhanaLink Technologies. Mahoning Matters

In Weekday Issues, we have the specifics on Lit Youngstown’s following Very first Wednesday Series program, the 63rd yearly St. Patrick Church Festival in Hubbard and the 22nd annual Diabetic issues Golfing Gain. Mahoning Matters

The Mahoning County Doggy Warden’s Business office can start out employing six body cameras in about six months following acceptance by the Mahoning County commissioners. The Vindicator [May encounter paywall.]

Just after much more than 100 yrs in downtown Sharon, Pa., Reyers Shoe Keep will have a smooth opening right now at its new location within Eastwood Shopping mall. WKBN

Movers and Makers

Station Sq. Ristorante was not too long ago named in Wine Spectator’s 40th once-a-year Restaurant Awards. “We’re happy to be acknowledged [in Wine Spectator],” owner Ottavio Musumenci mentioned. “The awesome matter about the wine listing is we have a little something for everybody, from $15 bottles to $4,000 bottles. If you like sweet, glowing or dry … there’s a thing for all people.” Mahoning Matters

This tale was made achievable by Farmers Nationwide Bank.

Your opinions matter

“Good on the Feds. These priceless objects must be in museums not in non-public collections no matter how a great deal assumed electric power and cash buyers may have.”

Norma Roden, on the federal governing administration seizing a clay pill inscribed with a single of the world’s oldest poems that was looted from Iraq, smuggled into the U.S. and turned above to a London auction home prior to it landed in the hands of Passion Lobby for the obtain price tag of $1.7 million.

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Function of the day

The Del Sinchak Band will conduct at 7 p.m. at the gazebo on the Village Environmentally friendly in Poland.

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