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Thu. 7:45 pm: School closings, parking bans announced

The following parking bans are in effect ahead of Friday's predicted storm: Bazetta - noon Friday to noon Sunday Cortland - noon Friday to Sunday Howland - Noon Friday until further notice Liberty - 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Sunday Niles - 3 p.m. Friday to noon Sunday Warren - 6 p.m. ...

In this Jan. 9, 2017, photo, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Bargainers seeking a bipartisan immigration accord planned talks as soon as Wednesday as President Donald Trump and leading lawmakers sought to parlay an extraordinary White House meeting into momentum for resolving a politically blistering issue.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Wed. 12:30 p.m.: Trump criticizes federal judge blocking him on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out today at a federal judge who temporarily blocked him from ending protections for nearly 800,000 young immigrants. The Senate's top Democrat said that despite the ruling, lawmakers and the White House must drive toward a bipartisan deal ...

Wed. 12:40 p.m.: VIDEO – Death threats cause lockdown after teacher arrest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana school board's office went on temporary lockdown after getting death threats from around the world in response to widely viewed video of a teacher screaming while being handcuffed at a school board meeting. The threats have come from as far away as South ...

Tue. 12:29 a.m.: Alabama wins national championship in thriller

ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama has beaten Georgia 26-23 in overtime to win its fifth national championship since 2009 under Nick Saban. Freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith after getting sacked on Alabama's opening play of the extra session. Georgia ...

CASA de Maryland, an immigration advocacy and assistance organization, holds a rally in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in reaction to the announcement regarding Temporary Protective Status for people from El Salvador. The Trump administration is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, forcing nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under President Donald Trump, and they have been, by far, the largest beneficiaries of the program, which provides humanitarian relief for foreigners whose countries are hit with natural disasters or other strife. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Mon. 3:45 p.m.: US ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said today it is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, an action that could force nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected ...

FILE- In this March 7, 2012, file photo, Dennis Kucinich speaks with reporters just before he boards a plane headed for Washington at the Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland. Former Cleveland mayor and U.S. Rep. Kucinich has filed paperwork indicating plans to join the race to become Ohio's next governor. The Democrat's filing Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, with the Ohio Secretary of State's office designated a treasurer for the Kucinich for Ohio campaign. (Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)

Mon 5 p.m.: Dennis Kucinich files paperwork to run for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Cleveland mayor and U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich filed paperwork today indicating plans to join the race to become Ohio's next governor. The outspoken liberal Democrat's filing with the Ohio Secretary of State's office designated a treasurer for the Kucinich for ...

Sat. 10:49 p.m.: NASA: Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died

Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87. The space agency said Young died Friday night at home in Houston following complications from pneumonia. NASA called Young one of its ...

Fri. 2:30 p.m.: Josh Mandel drops out of Senate race

(AP) Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and U.S. Senate candidate says he is dropping out of senate race, citing wife's health The Republican was challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown. Another challenger, businessman Mike Gibbons, remains in the race.

Thurs. 12:50 p.m.: Dow Jones industrials climb above 25,000 for the first time

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is trading today above 25,000 points for the first time, just five weeks since its first close above 24,000. The Dow broke through five 1,000-point barriers in 2017, on its way to a 25 percent gain for the year, as an eight-year rally since ...

Thu. 8:40 p.m.: All Trumbull County schools closed on Friday

All public schools and most private schools in Trumbull County, as well as schools in Mahoning County, will be closed Friday because of frigid temperatures. School districts closed in Trumbull County include: Bloomfield-Mespo Local Schools Bristol Local Schools Brookfield Local ...

Firefighters work to contain a blaze at a building in the Bronx section of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Tues. 12:55 p.m.: 23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says 23 people, including a firefighter, are hurt following a Bronx blaze. All of them are expected to be OK. Investigators believe the fire started in a first-floor furniture store around 5:30 a.m. today. Adults and children fled from the ...

Tues. 3:45 p.m.: Closings and cancellations

Howland Library Branch is closed today due to lack of heat in the building. Check back here for updates on area closings and cancellations related to the inclement weather.

Tues. 4 p.m.: Paris Hilton tweets plans to wed Howland native

Howland native Chris Zylka is engaged to heiress Paris Hilton. Hilton posted a photo on Twitter today of Zylka proposing with the message, "I said Yas! So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life." Zylka, whose name was Chris Settlemire growing up, played quarterback for ...

Tue. 8:30 pm: Second power plant future uncertain

WARREN - The future of a second natural gas-fired power plant in Lordstown is unclear as the companies behind the project continue to engage in a legal battle. Clean Energy Future, LLC, which already has the $900 million Lordstown Energy Center under construction off Henn Parkway that was ...

910th Airlift Wing says its waiting for call from Santa

Sgt. Robert Barko of the 910th Airlift Wing in Vienna has sent the following communique in reference to tracking Santa Claus: Barko said to follow this link to our news video regarding the 910th Airlift Wing's preparations to aid in worldwide gift delivery in case we get a call from the North ...

President Donald Trump displays the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package he had just signed, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it Friday that "the numbers will speak." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fri. 11:40 a.m.: Trump signs tax reform bill into law

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package. Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it this morning that "the numbers will speak." The president said he was going to wait to sign it ...

In this Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 photo, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, right, votes against a resolution concerning Jerusalem's status at U.N. headquarters.  The United States on Monday vetoed a resolution supported by the 14 other U.N. Security Council members that would have required President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a vote that showed the depth of global opposition to the U.S. move. (Eskinder Debebe/United Nations via AP)

Thurs. 4:30 p.m.: UN denounces US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly today to denounce President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, largely ignoring Trump's threats to cut off aid to any country that went against him. The nonbinding resolution declaring U.S. action ...

Thu. 4:35 p.m.: Water may be in parts of Niles tonight

NILES -- Water service might be temporarily interrupted starting at 11 p.m. today in the Robbins Avenue and McKinley Heights area as crews work to repair a leaking water line, the city reported. Service Director Ed Stredney said an 8-inch water line that probably services several hundred homes ...

Wed. 4:15 p.m.: Trump celebrates tax reform passage

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is celebrating the passage of a major Republican tax overhaul that represents the president's first major legislative victory. Trump said at a ceremony outside the White House that "it's been an amazing experience." And he said: "We are making America ...