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Fri. 11:49 a.m.: State agents at Warren liquor store

WARREN - State agents are at Bootlegger liquor store on West Market Street conducting what appears to be a search of the building. Officials state's Division of Liquor Control are at the site, 501 W. Market St., loading the bottles of liquor into trucks. This is a developing story. Read ...

Thur. 2:10 p.m.: Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion’s shooting death

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida. Dedrick Devonshay Williams of ...

Thur. 2 p.m.: First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility today to get a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally. The first lady's stop at Upbring New Hope Children's Center ...

Thurs. 8:30 pm: TJX zone changes approved

LORDSTOWN - In a 3-2 vote, Lordstown Village Council approved seven zone change requests to allow TJX Companies to build a HomeGoods distribution center on Hallock Young Road. Council members Karen Jones and Robert Bond voted against changing the 290 acres of land from commercial to ...

Tues. 10:40 a.m.: Niles Mayor Scarnecchia stepping down immediately

NILES - Niles Mayor Thomas Scarnecchia unexpectedly announced his retirement this morning, effective immediately. Niles council President Barry Steffey Jr. is taking over as interim mayor. Scarnecchia, who has been in ill health, is in his first term as mayor. He took office in 2016 after ...

Tue. 12:27 p.m.: Firefighters suspended, accused of making porn at firehouse

AKRON (AP) — Two firefighters in Akron have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter. Fire Chief ...

Mon. 3 p.m.: Howland man appears in court in Niles killing

WARREN - The man accused of shooting a Warren resident outside of Madden's Bar last week appeared before Trumbull Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay for an arraignment without his lawyer today. Robin Luke Caviness, 32, of Howland, pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder, each with a firearm ...

Milestone World Cup win

MOSCOW — When the final whistle blew, Mexico midfielder Miguel Layun sank to his hands and knees on the turf and was embraced by his shirtless teammate Carlos Salcedo. If Layun was overwhelmed by his team's 1-0 victory over defending World Cup champion Germany, his coach wasn't. Neither ...

Brooks Koepka wins US Open, 1st repeat winner in 29 years

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 ...

Fri. 1:56 p.m.: Execution date set for double-murderer Charles Lorraine

WARREN - The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date for convicted double-murderer Charles Lorraine now that all of his state and federal appeals to get off death row have been exhausted. The high court Friday scheduled Lorraine, 51, to die on March 15, 2023, for the 1986 slayings of ...

Fri. 12:10 p.m.: Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is going to jail. Manafort today was ordered into custody after a federal judge revoked his house arrest, citing newly filed obstruction of justice charges. The move by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ...

Thu. 5 p.m.: TJX HomeGoods rider signed into law

A bill that could help smooth the way for a TJX HomeGoods distribution center in Lordstown was signed into law today by Republican Gov. John Kasich. A rider to House Bill 292 gives the village and the Trumbull County Board of Elections, if a referendum came to pass on a zoning matter for the ...

Wed. 11:53 a.m.: Body found at former Warren Township dump identified

WARREN TOWNSHIP - The body found Sunday afternoon at a former dump site in Warren Township has been identified. Jon Ard, 48, of Paris Township, was identified through fingerprints and dental records, according to township police Chief Don Bishop today. Ard's death has been ruled a suicide by ...

Wed. 3:18 p.m.: Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve took note of a resilient U.S. economy Wednesday by raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaling that it may step up its pace of rate increases. The Fed now foresees four rate hikes this year, up from the three it had ...

Wed. 7:15 pm: Northwood acquires Berkshire Hathaway franchise

WARREN - The parent company of Northwood Realty Services, which has offices in Howland and elsewhere in the Mahoning Valley, has acquired the Pittsburgh-based franchise Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. The merger creates a residential real estate giant in eastern Ohio and ...

Weds. 8 pm: 20 fewer fatal overdoses through April than in ’17

WARREN - Data indicates there were fewer overdoses in Trumbull County in the first four months of 2018 compared to the same time last year, but officials aren't convinced fewer deaths and fewer hospital visits for overdoses mean the area's heroin epidemic is on the decline. Incomplete data ...