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Fri. 11:29 a.m.: Woman testifies that Hoerig threatened murder

WARREN — A woman testified this morning in court that Claudia Hoerig once told her, "If (Karl Hoerig) ever leaves me, I'll kill him." Krista Bridges, 41, said she was a friend of Maj. Karl Hoerig when the two were in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. In August 2006, at a bachelorette party ...

Fri. 11:02 a.m.: Trumbull commissioner meets with GM official in Detroit

WARREN --- Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka met today with General Motors' Director of Local Government Relations John Blanchard to express local concern over the planned idling of the automaker's facility in Lordstown. Polivka said he also discussed available incentives, which he ...

Fri. 10:51 a.m.: Crash sends one to hospital

HOWLAND - One person was transported to the hospital following a 7:48 a.m. crash Friday morning between a car and a semitrailer on state Routes 82 and 46 westbound, near the split in Howland onto East Market Street, according to a dispatcher. The westbound lanes of traffic were closed. Ohio ...

Fri. 9:59 a.m.: US industrial production rose 0.3 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production increased 0.3 percent in December, led by the biggest surge in manufacturing in ten months. The Federal Reserve said this morning that that manufacturing output jumped 1.1 percent last month, the largest gain since February 2018. Automakers drove ...

Fri. 9:13 a.m.: On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

Tesla, recognizing as imperative its ability to produce a cheaper electric car, told employees this morning that it must cut 7 percent of its workforce. Tesla's cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to survive. "Looking ahead at our ...

Fri. 8:28 a.m.: Secret talks between US, NKorea take place in Sweden

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Envoys from the United States and North Korea took part in an unannounced high-level meeting in Stockholm today, an official said. Swedish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Diana Kudhaib said the talks included North Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui but ...

Fri. 8:24 a.m.: EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted today that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope. The EU Commission announced its proposals for a negotiating mandate ...

Fri. 8:21 a.m.: Perdue recalls chicken nuggets due to possible contamination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with wood. The gluten free Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets were produced on Oct. 25 and were sold at stores nationwide. They have a UPC bar code of 72745-80656 and the ...

Thu. 11:55 p.m.: Parking bans issued

The anticipated winter storm this weekend is prompting some parking bans with vehicles to be removed from roads so plows can remove snow. The snow bans include: • Bazetta, until noon Tuesday • Brookfield, 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday •Cortland, until 7 a.m. Monday • Girard, ...

Thu. 10:58 a.m.: Record of lead investigator in Hoerig murder case question

WARREN — The murder trial of Claudia Hoerig got off to a contentious start this morning when her attorney brought up a theft conviction against a sheriff's deputy who was the lead investigator in the case. Defense attorney David Rouzzo asked former Trumbull County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Peter ...

Thurs. 5 p.m.: UAW Local president to attend State of the Union address

LORDSTOWN - United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green will be attending the upcoming State of the Union address in Washington, DC, as a guest of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, it was announced today. Green will be representing the hundreds of laid off GM-Lordstown workers who deserve to be ...

Thurs. 1:15 p.m.: DeWine details meeting with GM CEO

WARREN - Gov. Mike DeWine's message to General Motors CEO Mary Barra when they met today was direct - Ohio is ready and willing to put together an incentive package to keep the company making autos at its plant in Lordstown. But if General Motors continues with its intent to idle the facility ...

Thurs. 1 p.m.: Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department said Thursday that is double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous ...

Patrol joins human trafficking initiative

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is collaborating with the Illinois, Indiana and Michigan state police, as well as Truckers Against Trafficking, to raise awareness about human trafficking. The initiative, which started Monday, continues through Friday. The goal is to train ...

Wed. 5 p.m.: Medical marijuana dispensaries open for business

WINTERSVILLE - Lines formed early today outside Winterville businesses Ohio Valley Natural Relief, LLC, and CY-Plus ä as early as 6 a.m., and people came from as far away as Cincinnati for the 9 a.m. opening of both shops that would be among the first sites to sale legal medical marijuana in ...

Wed. 1:49 p.m.: Claudia Hoerig plans to testify in her murder trial

WARREN – Claudia Hoerig plans to take the witness stand in her own defense. That's according to her defense attorney, John Cornely, who just delivered his opening statement in the Hoerig's murder trial in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. If convicted, Hoerig, 54, is facing life in prison ...

WED. 12:54 p.m.: State delivers opening statements in Hoerig trial

WARREN - The state delivered opening statements Wednesday morning, following the jury view, in the murder trial of Claudia Hoerig. The trial, being heard before Judge Andrew D. Logan in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, will continue following a break for lunch when the defense will give ...

Wed. 10:50 a.m.: Local leaders head to Detroit in push to save local GM plant

DETROIT, Mich. - Joe Martin took off work to go to Detroit today - it was that important to him to show his support for the effort to keep the General Motors plant in Lordstown producing vehicles. "I just thought this was important, to lose a day of pay, it was worth doing this," Martin said. ...