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Wed. 12:30 p.m.: Gas well fire continues to burn in Champion Township

CHAMPION - Crews remain on the scene of a natural gas well fire here, where they were called about 9:30 a.m. today. The fire was reported at 4494 Templeton Road, where the fire Chief remains on the scene. Heavy flames could be seen coming from the well. Further details are still ...

Wed. 1:15 p.m.: Commissioners say no to Falls annexation plan

WARREN - After indicating not all landowners had signed a necessary petition, Trumbull County commissioners voted unanimously today to reject the the annexation about 440 acres from Braceville and Newton townships into the village of Newton Falls. The commissioners voted after hearing both ...

Wed. 7:25 pm: Roberts case presented for third time before high court

WARREN - The assistant Trumbull County prosecutor who has faced the Ohio Supreme Court three times over the same death row case says she expects the high court to come back with a decision within a year. "I have been through this three times, so there not a whole lot new to say on this," ...

Wed. 7:40 pm: Hollywood Gaming sees wagering increase

Tribune Chronicle AUSTINTOWN - Wagering at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course jumped nearly $11 million in January compared to the same month last year. The Austintown facility saw $89.53 million in credits played, compared to $78.69 million in January 2016. In December, ...

Tue. 1:20 p.m.: DeVos confirmed as Education secretary as Pence breaks tie

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate today confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote. Two Republicans joined Democrats in the unsuccessful effort to derail the nomination of ...

Tue. 11 a.m.: GM workers to get up to $12k bonuses

LORDSTOWN - General Motors Co. said today nearly 52,000 union workers, including thousands who work at the local plant, will each receive up to $12,000 in record profit sharing checks later this month. This year's bonuses are up from $11,000 last year and will cost the company $624 million. ...

Mon. 1:50 p.m.: Republicans seek distance from Trump’s comments on Putin, US

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has long expressed a desire for improved relations with Moscow, but his latest comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. are leading some fellow Republicans to take a step back from the president — on this issue at ...

Thurs. 7:40 pm: Warren, Liberty join Ohio spending site

Residents in Warren and Liberty and those who live in the Lordstown school district can view how their tax dollars are being spent because officials have placed their financials on OhioCheckbook.com. There are 1,025 government entities and school districts on the website, which was ...

Thurs. 8:10 pm: Company looks to drill injection wells in Brookfield

BROOKFIELD - A Pittsburgh area company has applied for permits to drill two new wastewater injection wells in the township. Highland Field Services LLC, a subsidiary of Houston-based Seneca Resources Inc., is looking to develop the wells near state Route 7, according to applications the ...

Wed. 10:30 a.m.: GM Lordstown to see more down time

LORDSTOWN - The local General Motors Assembly Complex will have several down weeks this year "to align Cruze production with market demand," the company said today. "We are not commenting on the timing of the down weeks or the impact it may have on the production schedule," according to a ...

In this photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden a zoo employee using a bottle to provide fluids to a female Nile hippopotamus calf born to 17-year-old mother Bibi and 35-year-old father Henry Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, six weeks before the anticipated March 2017 due date, at the zoo in Cincinnati.  Cincinnati Zoo staffers are providing critical care to the prematurely born baby hippo which is the first Nile hippo born there in 75 years.   (Michelle Curley/Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden via AP)

Tues. 12:55 p.m.: Cincinnati Zoo names prematurely born hippo Fiona

CINCINNATI (AP) — A baby hippo born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo has a name — it's Fiona. The zoo's mammal curator Christina Gorsuch says members of the team giving the week-old female calf 24-hour care thought the name that means "fair" was a perfect fit for the "fair little ...

Mon. 1:45 p.m.: YSU cautions middle eastern students to avoid travel

YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown State University officials are cautioning their international students against travel due to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. Trump's move temporarily bars refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S. The ...

Sat. 8:40 pm: Girard, Liberty discuss forming fire district

Should Girard and Liberty fire departments combine forces into one fire district, it wouldn't be the first one in Trumbull County, but it would be the first to join two separate existing fire departments. That's unlike the Newton Falls Joint Fire District and the Eagle Joint Fire District, ...

Sat. 9 pm: Volunteer firefighter ranks on decline

Even though many fire departments locally and nationally depend on volunteers, it can be hard to keep them on the ranks because of the increased amount of training that has been required in the past 15 years. It takes a lot of careful budget maneuvering and planning to staff a volunteer ...

Thurs. 5 pm: Triple fatal crash victims were Hubbard residents

YOUNGSTOWN - The Mahoning County Coroner's office on Thursday identified the three people killed in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on Youngstown Hubbard Road. The victims were Mark J. Blackburn, 44, of Bell Wick Road, Hubbard Township; Megan Schneider, 30, who recently moved ...

Wed. 12:50 p.m.: Trump announces ‘major’ voter fraud investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted today that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about a rigged voting system. The investigation, he said, will look at those registered to vote in more than one ...

President Donald Trump talks with reporters n the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, before signing an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Wed. 1 p.m.: Trump moves forward with border wall plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to use his executive authority today to jumpstart construction of his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, one of his signature campaign promises. He is also expected to target so-called sanctuary cities and potentially restrict the flow of ...