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Fri. 3:30 p.m.: Tribune phones out of service

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Fri. 4 p.m.: Aircraft upgrades at 910th topic of Washington meeting

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown met with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Wednesday to review Ohio military priorities, including the need to upgrade the fleet of C-130 Hercules planes flown at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna. "Ensuring the men and women at Youngstown Air Reserve ...

Thur. 1 p.m.: Chamber chief to retire, former 910th commander to take over

BOARDMAN - Tom Humphries, the longtime head of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce, will retire Dec. 31 and be replaced by Col. James Dignan, former commander at the 910th Airlift wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna. Humphries has been the president and CEO of ...

Wed. 6:30 p.m.: Fed raises rate and sees more hikes as US economy improves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and forecast two additional hikes this year. The move reflects a consistently solid U.S. economy and will likely mean higher rates on some consumer and business loans. The Fed's ...

McDonald-Kennedy game postponed, to be played Wednesday at Harding

Tuesday's Division IV Canton Regional semifinal at the Canton Memorial Fieldhouse between McDonald and John F. Kennedy boys basketball teams has been postponed until Wednesday due to weather concerns. The game was scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday's game is to be played at Warren G. Harding High ...

In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, the Aris 13 oil tanker is seen from a helicopter in the harbor of Gladstone, Australia. Pirates have hijacked the Aris 13 oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012. (Kevin Finnigan/Tropic Maritime Images via AP)

Tues. 4:15 p.m.: Pirates hijack freighter off Somalia’s coast, officials say

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, local officials and an expert said today, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012. The reported seizure Monday of the Aris 13 came as a surprise to ...

Tues. 8:30 pm: Sheriff requests body scanner for jail

WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners are expected today to act on three initiatives by Sheriff Paul S. Monroe that will raise a little revenue, cut down on frivolous inmate requests and aid in the removal of contraband that filters into the county jail. The county board is expected to ...

Tues. 9:05 pm: Warren appliance purchases raise questions

WARREN - City Hall's purchase and installation of new kitchen appliances, including a dishwasher to wash coffee cups, has several council members questioning how the public is going to perceive city spending, just a few months after taxpayers approved an income tax increase for police, fire and ...

Tues. 9:40 pm: Jewish Community Center to manage Logan Swim Club

YOUNGSTOWN - Wanting to expand its programs and services for members, the Jewish Community Center will be managing the Logan Swim and Tennis Club in Liberty. The Liberty facility, 3245 Logan Way, will offer activities Memorial Day through Labor Day. Michael Rawl, executive director of the ...

Mon. 11:25 a.m.: Farmers, Monitor to merge

CANFIELD ­- Farmers National Banc Corp., the holding company for Farmers National Bank, announced plans to merge with Monitor Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Monitor Bank. The move calls for Monitor Bank to "be merged with and into The Farmers National Bank of Canfield," and become a ...

Mon. 4:50 p.m.: UPDATE – Parking Bans and Closures

Following is a listing of parking bans/cancellations announced in anticipation of inclement weather in this evening's forecast: Parking Bans: Cortland - 5 p.m. today until 7 a.m. Thursday. Liberty Township - 5 p.m. Monday until 8 a.m. Thursday. Niles Parking Ban - Monday 6 p.m. until ...

Sat. 6 pm: Hep C infections grow in Trumbull County

WARREN - A sharp increase last year in the number of confirmed and probable cases of hepatitis C in Trumbull County can be traced back to intravenous drug use, according to a Trumbull County health official. And another leading health care professional fighting the opioid epidemic strangling ...

Sat. 6:20 pm: Trumbull 911 director explains Sunshine Law compliance

WARREN - As the keeper of emergency calls that often contain emotional, tragic and criminal elements, the director of Trumbull County's 911 Center tries to strike a balance between releasing those public records to their rightful owners and respecting what, in some cases, is a developing ...

Thurs. 7:40 pm: Husted shoots down Warren council candidate’s appeal

WARREN - And then there was one. What would have been Warren's most crowded Democratic primary council race with four candidates has become a one-person race after the Ohio Secretary of State's office this week upheld the Trumbull County Board of Elections' decision not to allow Ron Book's ...

Thurs. 8:15 pm: Judge ‘gags’ parties in capital murder case

WARREN - The Howland man accused of killing two people and wounding three others in a Feb. 25 shootout at his home is expected to stand trial May 22. Nasser Hamad, 47, 1564 state Route 46, appeared before Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. Rice, who set the trial date after Hamad's attorney said his ...

Thurs. 9:30 pm: Water, sewer rates increasing in Cortland

CORTLAND - City residents will see a nearly 28 percent increase in their sewer bills and a nearly 40 percent increase in their water bills starting next month. City council gave first reading to the increases earlier this week. A second reading is scheduled March 20 and the final reading is ...

Security forces inspect the site of attack on a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Gunmen stormed a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding more than 60, setting off clashes with security forces that were still underway hours later. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Wed. 12:45 p.m.: IS gunmen in white lab coats kill 30 in Kabul hospital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen wearing white lab coats stormed a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital today, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The attack on the 400-bed military facility, located near two civilian ...

Weds. 8:25 pm: Teen murder defendant awaits competency test results

WARREN - A Niles teenager and his attorneys are awaiting a report from the Forensic Psychiatric Center in Austintown about whether the youth is competent to stand trial on felony charges in the March 30, 2015, slaying of a 94-year-old neighbor. Defendant Jacob LaRosa, 17, and lawyers for both ...