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Thu. 11:44 a.m.: Northside nurses approve agreement with Steward

YOUNGSTOWN - Nurses at Northside Regional Medical Center ratified an agreement with hospital operator Steward Health Care, according to a union official. However, "due to the terms of this agreement, we cannot discuss further details," said Molly Homan, director of communications for the Ohio ...

Thu. 11:09 a.m.: Hurricane Florence’s winds and rain begin lashing Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The outer bands of wind and rain from a weakened but still lethal Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina today as the monster storm moved in for a prolonged and potentially catastrophic stay along the Southeast coast that could drench the homes of as many as ...

Thu. 11:06 a.m.: Gunman kills his wife, 4 others and himself in California

Gunman kills his wife, 4 others and himself in California Eds: New headline, updates summary and story with details. With AP Photos. AP Video. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A gunman went on a rampage in Kern County, California, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to ...

Thu. 11:01 a.m.: US blacklists NKorean-controlled IT firms in China, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is imposing sanctions on two North Korean-controlled information technology companies based in China and Russia. The Treasury Department announced today it is designating China Silver Star, its North Korean CEO Jong Song Hwa, and its Russia-based sister ...

Thu. 10:19 a.m.: Stambaugh announces Mellencamp concert

John Mellencamp brings his art to Youngstown next week, and he'll bring his music in early 2019. Mellencamp will perform Feb. 19 at Stambaugh Auditorium. The tour, billed as "The John Mellencamp Show," will feature a mix of hits and new material. According to the press release, shows will ...

Wed. 10:15 p.m.: Warren looks to lease space in Government Service building

WARREN - The city is looking at leasing a portion of the second floor of the Warren Government Service building to an international telemarketing firm, according to Community Development Director Michael Keys. City council today approved legislation that will allow the administration to begin ...

Wed. 8:10 p.m.: Owner of recovery house asks judge to dismiss suit

WARREN - The company Warren Township is suing to close a recovery house at 4015 Leavitt Drive filed a motion to dismiss the case, claiming state and federal housing protections negate the township's desire to close the house, according to court documents. "Unfortunately for the plaintiffs, the ...

Wed. 6:50 p.m.: Laid-off GM employees get help

LORDSTOWN - Some laid-off employees from the General Motors plant in Lordstown could benefit from up to $1.75 million in federal dollars for employment and training services for displaced workers. The funding - $875,000 of which comes initially - would help 337 of the 1,686 employees affected ...

Wed. 2:57 p.m.: Shifting storm: Florence slows, angles toward Georgia

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — People who thought they were relatively safe from the onslaught of Hurricane Florence began boarding up and Georgia's governor declared a state of emergency today as uncertainty over the path of the monster storm spread worry along the Southeastern coast. Closing in ...

Wed. 2:54 p.m.: Family arrivals surge at US-Mexico border in August

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A surge in families coming to the U.S. illegally contributed to an increase of illegal crossings from Mexico in August following two months of declines, authorities said today. The number of family arrivals reached 15,955, a sharp increase from July that Customs and Border ...

Wed. 9:13 a.m.: ‘Monster’ Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service says Hurricane Florence "will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast." That's saying a lot, given the impacts from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew. Forecasters in Wilmington, North ...

Wed. 9:02 a.m.: Trump says response to Puerto Rico storm ‘underappreciated’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said this morning the government is ready for massive Hurricane Florence and insisted that his administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico last year was an "underappreciated great job." In a series of morning tweets as Florence bore ...

Wed. 8:52 a.m.: Bigger, pricier iPhone expected at Apple event today

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones this morning, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales growth. Most of the buzz is swirling around a rumored iPhone with a screen that is ...

Wed. 8:46 a.m.: Pope summons bishops for abuse prevention summit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children — evidence that he realizes the scandal is global and that inaction threatens to undermine his ...

Wed. 8:43 a.m.: Car bomb explosion kills at least 6 north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb has exploded outside a restaurant north of Baghdad killing at least six people. Iraq's Joint Operations Command says the explosives-laden car ignited today outside a restaurant on a highway near Beiji city. Health Ministry spokesman Saif ...

Tue. 9:10 p.m.: Iron casting plant to expand into aluminum

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP - An iron-casting foundry in the township plans to expand into aluminum casting with a $52 million investment that will create 34 new jobs, according to the company's application for a tax abatement. Ellwood Engineered Castings, 7158 Hubbard Masury Road, has plans to expand ...

Tue. 9 p.m.: Judge to rule on TJX injunction Friday

WARREN - A ruling on whether to allow a permanent injunction on the law that allowed Lordstown to vote on the zone changes needed to allow TJX Companies Inc. to build a HomeGoods distribution center is expected to be decided Friday, according to Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter ...

Tue. 8:20 p.m.: Mercy coming to Eastwood?

NILES - A public notice from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reveals the Cafaro Company has applied for permission to clear out an area of its sprawling Eastwood Mall Complex to make way for new development. According to the notice, the company is looking to fill in portions of wetlands to ...

Tue. 8 p.m.: Trump hails heroes of Sept. 11 at Shanksville service

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. ä Thousands of visitors sat in near silence this morning in Somerset County, Pa., as a pair of bells rang out with dramatic chimes. They rang 40 times, sounding to honor the passengers and crew members, who died when United Flight 93 plummeted into a vacant reclaimed strip ...