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Wed., 2:19 pm: Russia won’t ‘shield anyone’ in chemical probe

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow has no intention to shield anyone responsible for the latest chemical attack in Syria. Lavrov said Wednesday that a United Nations chemical weapons watchdog must conduct an "objective and unbiased probe" into the chemical ...

Wed. 5:27 p.m.: MLB commissioner urging Indians to scrap Wahoo logo

CLEVELAND (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has made his strongest comments yet on wanting the Cleveland Indians to eradicate their Chief Wahoo logo. Manfred has been in talks with Indians owner Paul Dolan about abolishing the divisive symbol, which has sparked debate for ...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Gorsuch is about to take his place as the nation's newest Supreme Court justice. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in April 10, after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving Supreme Court picks over the fierce objection of Democrats. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Mon. 10:15 a.m.: Gorsuch takes first of 2 oaths before joining high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surrounded by family and his soon-to-be Supreme Court colleagues, Neil Gorsuch took the first of two oaths this morning as he prepared to take his seat on the court and restore its conservative majority. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is being sworn in ...

Mon. 11:30 a.m.: Murder defendant jumps to his death in courthouse rotunda

YOUNGSTOWN - Mahoning County murder and arson defendant Robert Seman leapt to his death this morning inside the Mahoning County courthouse. Seman jumped from the fourth floor balcony into the courthouse rotunda. He had been there for a routine pre-trial hearing. Seman was set to face trial in ...

Mon. 3:50 p.m.: Liberty approves study on fire department merger

LIBERTY - Liberty Township trustees today approved participating in a study to determine whether merging Liberty and Girard fire departments would be feasible. The 3-0 vote came over objections of a vocal crowd at a trustee meeting. More than 75 residents attended the meeting, most voicing ...

Fri, 10:30 am: U.S. strike on Syria is widely praised, but angers Russia

BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders rallied around the United States after it launched a missile strike early today on a Syrian air base in response to this week's chemical attack, while Russia condemned the move as "aggression" and suspended crucial coordination with Washington in Syriaás congested ...

Fri., 12:04pm: Divided Senate confirms Gorsuch

The Associated Press has reported that a divided Senate has confirmed conservative jurist Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. It's considered a win for President Donald Trump and Republicans.

A view of the scene after a truck crashed into a department store injuring several people in central Stockholm, Sweden, Friday April 7, 2017.  Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says everything indicates a truck that has crashed into a major department store in downtown Stockholm is "a terror attack."  (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)

Fri. 1 p.m.: Countries react to Swedish terror attack

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Paris' mayor says the Eiffel Tower will go black from midnight in homage to Stockholm after a truck ran into a crowd of people with deadly consequences. A hijacked beer truck crashed into an upscale department store in central Stockholm early today, killing at least two ...

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017. The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.  (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)

Fri. 1:15 p.m.: The Latest: US calls for transparency in UN Syria summit

BEIRUT (AP) - Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. insisted that an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the U.S. missile attack on Syria be held in the open so that "any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have ...

Thur. 4:36 p.m.: Part of Greenway bike trail in Niles closed

NILES - A part of the Greenway Bike Trail between state Route 46 and Rupple north of Salt Springs Road is closed because some parts of that stretch are underwater due to recent rain. Bicyclists and walkers are asked to stay away from the section, which could be closed for several days ...

Wed. 12:15 p.m.: Panera being acquired by owner of Caribou, Krispy Kreme

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Panera is being acquired by Europe's JAB Holding Co. for more than $7 billion, the second largest restaurant deal ever made in North America. Americans are likely more familiar with JAB than they know. The Luxembourg investment fund has controlling interests in Peet's Coffee ...

Tue., 12:18pm: Ban on plywood for vacant properties takes effect

CLEVELAND (AP) — It's officially illegal in Ohio to use plywood to board up properties certified as vacant and abandoned. Ohio is the first state with such a ban to fight blight. The law that took effect this week is a boon for a practice known as clear boarding, using see-through ...

Tues. 8:30 pm: Biker shooting suspect agrees to polygraph

WARREN - The first man charged in connection to two shooting deaths stemming from a gunfight last summer between rival biker gangs has agreed to take a polygraph test in an attempt to clear his name. James A. Gardner, 48, Iowa Avenue NW, Warren, who has been in custody since Nov. 22, 2016, ...

Tues. 9:15 pm: Millions of gallons down the drain in Niles

NILES - Water loss totaling 100 million gallons since December because of large water breaks is forcing the city to adjust revenue projections for the deficit fund down 2 percent for the year, according to one of the city's fiscal supervisors. "We had a water break in December we were ...

Mon, 2:43 pm: Attorney calls for investigation of Fox News

An attorney for a former Fox News contributor is calling for an independent investigation of sexual harassment allegations against host Bill O'Reilly. Lisa Bloom represents Wendy Walsh, a former Fox News contributor who says she lost a segment on "The O'Reilly Factor" after she refused to go ...

Thurs. 10:10 a.m.: Police search for Parkman Road robbers

WARREN - Men carrying assault rifles and wearing masks just before 10 a.m. today robbed the Family Dollar store on Parkman Road, according to police radio traffic. The people inside the store, including a driver delivering chips, were forced to lay down on the ground. After the robbers left ...

Thurs. 9:40 pm: Two more indicted in fatal biker shootings

WARREN - A man who was badly hurt in the fatal shootout last June at a motorcycle club in Warren Township was one of two who pleaded innocent Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to felony charges connected to their part in the shootings. A secret indictment issued Wednesday named ...

Wed. 5:20 pm: Commissioners adjust bed tax allocation again

WARREN ­ Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday - for the second time in less than a year - amended the allocation of the county's 5 percent lodging tax, this time restoring the county Convention and Tourism Bureau the half percent the board took away last August. The move ­ as of ...

Wed. 9 pm: Council may explore Old Avalon sale

WARREN - Council is considering revisiting the idea of selling the Old Avalon Golf Course at the recommendation of the Citizens Committee that agreed to support the 0.5-percent income tax increase. Dick Thomas, who led the discussion between council and the citizens group on Wednesday, ...