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Mon. 7:40 p.m.: Planning commission investigation cost $42,000

WARREN -- A report detailing an investigation into claims made by the director of the Trumbull County Planning Commission against other county officials cost $42,000, according to a bill provided Monday by Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda. The conflict the report details was primarily ...

Mon. 7:25 p.m.: Waste district investigation cost $21,000

WARREN -- An investigatory report some members of the board governing the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District refuse to release to the public cost $21,000 to produce, according to an invoice. The claims district employees made against the former director of the district were ...

Mon. 11:04 a.m.: Singer, actress Doris Day dead at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97. In recent years, Day had been an animal rights ...

Mon. 10:55 a.m.: Eldredge, Thomas booked at Youngstown amp

Two more shows have been added to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre lineup. Brett Eldredge, who has headlined at the Covelli Centre, will play the new venue on Aug. 2. The platinum-selling artist has a top 10 country hit with "Love Someone." Tickets range from $37.50 to $69.50. Rob ...

Sat. 5:15 p.m.: Bar shooting victims released from hospital

WARREN — Three people who were in were injured in a Friday night shooting at a Warren tavern have been released from the hospital, according to information released from the bar on social media. The University at Larchmont Tavern, 1706 Larchmont Ave. NE., today posted information stating ...

Sat. 4 p.m.: Potential sale of GM Lordstown plant clouded with doubt

LORDSTOWN - The fate of the shuttered General Motors Lordstown plant remains very much up in the air even after a tweet from President Donald Trump heralded the potential sale of a factory he has shown an intense interest in saving. That's because the buyer is a fledgling electric vehicle ...

Fri. 4 p.m.: Woman killed by train identified

WARREN - The woman struck and killed by a train in Newton Township late Wednesday has been identified as Michelle Williams, 50, of Newton Falls. The Trumbull County Coroner's Office identified her this afternoon. The death is still under investigation, but there were no signs of foul play, ...

Fri. 9:32 a.m.: US consumer prices up 0.3 percent on gas, housing costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices increased 0.3 percent in April, led by more expensive gasoline, apartment rents and appliances. The Labor Department said this morning that the consumer price index climbed 2 percent in the year ending in April. Excluding the volatile food and energy ...

Fri. 9:04 a.m.: Butina saw US political analysis as ‘valuable’ to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian gun rights activist who admitted she was a secret agent for the Kremlin and tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups while Donald Trump rose to power says she believed her notes and analysis would be "valuable" for Russian officials. Maria Butina, ...

Fri. 8:48 a.m.: Suspects in Colorado school shooting due back in court

DENVER (AP) — Both suspects in a suburban Denver school shooting are due back in court today as prosecutors file charges in the attack that killed a student and wounded eight others. The district attorney's office also is expected to decide whether the younger suspect will be charged as an ...

Fri. 8:43 a.m.: After Trump invite, Iran commander says no talks with US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said today that Tehran will not talk with the United States, an Iranian news agency reported — a day after President Donald Trump said he'd like Iranian leaders to "call me." The semi-official Tasnim news agency ...

Fri. 8:39 a.m.: Poland’s president to meet Trump at White House in June

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife have been invited to the White House in June to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, an aide to Duda said today. Krzysztof Szczerski, who heads the president's office, said the exact dates of the ...

Fri. 8:36 a.m.: Snake turns up in washing machine smelling ‘like Downy’

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — An escaped pet snake that apparently slithered into a suburban Chicago family's washing machine ended up smelling like fabric softener after going through the wash. Sanela Kamencic tells WMAQ-TV she was "totally creeped out" when the snake turned up Wednesday in the ...

Thurs. 8:45 p.m.: UAW, GM lawsuit will stay in Youngstown

LORDSTOWN - A lawsuit alleging General Motors sidestepped an agreement with United Auto Workers with its plans to idle three plants will be heard in Youngstown, not in Michigan. That's because a federal judge has denied a request from attorneys for the automaker to transfer the case from ...

Thu. 7:10 p.m.: Second lawsuit filed against Falcon

WARREN - Defunct trucking company Falcon Transport Co. faces another class action lawsuit over a claim it violated a federal mass layoff notice requirement when it suddenly closed April 27. Ex-employees David Hlebovy of Youngstown and Tawni Grove-Caban of Canfield claim the Liberty-based ...

Thu. 10:24 a.m.: Trump takes aim at ‘surprise medical bills’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin a push this morning to fight health care sticker shock by limiting "surprise medical bills," the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is considered an out-of-network ...

Thu. 9:31 a.m.: N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles today, South Korea's military said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington could be in danger. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the ...

Thu. 9:17 a.m.: US trade deficit edges up to $50 billion in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in March even though the deficit with China fell to the lowest point in five years. The deficit in goods and services edged up 1.5 percent to $50 billion in March, after falling 3.6 percent in February, the Commerce Department ...

Thu. 9:14 a.m.: US, China wield threats going into high-stakes trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators are to resume trade talks today just hours before the United States is set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the world's two biggest economies. In Beijing, Chinese officials said they will ...