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Thu. 11:17 p.m.: University of Akron to phase out 80 degree programs

AKRON (AP) — The University of Akron will phase out 80 degree programs as it adjusts to changing demands. The changes announced by UA Wednesday were based on declining program enrollment. Board members received an academic program review that examined the university's 414 degrees and degree ...

Thu. 10:12 a.m.: Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," "I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic cancer. Publicist ...

Wed. 2:54 p.m.: Investigation into Liberty death flawed, according to report

LIBERTY - A Liberty police captain who will start as interim police chief Monday didn't perform his investigation into the Aug. 2 death of Loraine Lynn to department standards, according to an internal affairs board investigation. Capt. Toby Meloro, a 25-year veteran, did not follow up and ...

Wed. 2:26 p.m.: Chieffo’s initiates stuffed shell recall

NILES - Chieffo's Frozen Foods is voluntarily recalling its stuffed shells, sold in 8 count bags, due to an undeclared wheat allergen. The recall has been initiated due to the ingredient label not stating wheat. Products were available for sale before Aug. 7 at retail locations in northeast ...

Wed. 11:32 a.m.: Northside hospital to close in September

Northside Regional Medical Center will close on Sept. 20, according to a community letter the health care provider posted to its website today. The decision to close the hospital on Gypsy Lane "was made after careful analysis and consideration of the hospital needs of the community," the ...

Wed. 10 a.m.: Bridge collapse death toll hits 39 as blame begins

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italian prosecutors today focused their investigation into the Genoa highway bridge collapse on possible design flaws or inadequate maintenance, as the death toll rose to 39 and Italian politicians looked for someone to blame. Fears mounted that a part of the Morandi ...

2:10 p.m.: Mobile Vietnam memorial wall starts local trek to Warren

AUSTINTOWN - The "Wall that Heals," a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, is on its way to Warren, with escorts by the Ohio State Patrol and hundreds of motorcyclists. The procession carrying the wall left Austintown moments ago. It is traveling north on State Route 11, to East Market ...

Tue. 1:44 p.m.: Ohio high court upholds trafficked girl’s murder conviction

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a woman whose forced prostitution as a girl was cited as a factor leading to her involvement in a fatal robbery. At issue was the 2013 slaying of the girl's Akron pimp and the wounding of another person in a robbery ...

Tue. 9:29 a.m.: Injuries reported in Fowler bus crash this morning

FOWLER — Additional ambulances were called out this morning after a Cadillac SUV collided with a transit bus this morning in Fowler. According to Trumbull County 911 dispatch, seven to eight passengers were injured in the 8:30 a.m. crash on state Route 305 between state Route 193 and Bell ...

Tue. 9:15 a.m.: Motorcyclist injured in collision with car in Farmington

FARMINGTON — A motorcyclist was flown by medical helicopter to Cleveland late Monday after a collision with a car on Larson West Road, Near Peck Leach Road, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Joseph P. Wortman, 48, of Lake Milton, driving south about 9:30 p.m. on state Route 534 in ...

Tue. 9:11 a.m.: UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

LONDON (AP) — A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour today, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons. Armed police hauled ...

Tue. 8:51 a.m.: Global markets stabilize this morning as Turkey jitters ease

BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets steadied this morning as worries subsided over Turkey's currency crisis and its potential impact on other countries. TURKISH TURMOIL: Turkey's lira stabilized near record lows amid hopes that Turkey is in talks with the U.S. to ease tensions ...

Tue. 8:39 a.m.: 11 killed in Genoa, Italy, bridge collapse

MILAN (AP) — The Italian news agency ANSA says 11 people are confirmed dead in the collapse today of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa. Private broadcaster Sky TG24 said that a section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed today over an industrial zone, and firefighters told The ...

Tue. 8:33 a.m.: Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me ‘suffers’

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump dared New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020 — and warned the Democrat, "Anybody that runs against Trump suffers." Trump also said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him — a claim that Cuomo's office ...

Mon. 1:32 p.m.: Public art unveiled at Quinby Park, Yo-Yo Ma in Youngstown

WARREN - Hundreds gathered at Quinby Park Monday morning as the first event in a full day of activities planned around Yo-Yo Ma's visit to the Mahoning Valley. The cellist was not in attendance, but representatives from the Kennedy Center for the Peforming Arts in Washington, D.C., and ...

UPDATE: Mon. 11:35 a.m.: Car slams into house in Mineral Ridge

MINERAL RIDGE — Both lanes of the 3500 block of state Route 46 have been reopened while police remain on the scene this morning of a crash in which a car slammed into a brick house and landed on the front porch steps. The driver's legs were pinned inside the crumpled vehicle. Firefighters ...

Mon. 11:01: Car slams into house in Mineral Ridge

MINERAL RIDGE — A car slammed into a house this morning in the 3500 block of state Route 46. The occupants of the car reportedly were trapped inside the vehicle until rescue workers freed them. Police, firefighters and paramedics are on the scene, which is across the road from Cocca's Pizza. ...