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Fri. 12:10 p.m.: Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is going to jail. Manafort today was ordered into custody after a federal judge revoked his house arrest, citing newly filed obstruction of justice charges. The move by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ...

Thu. 5 p.m.: TJX HomeGoods rider signed into law

A bill that could help smooth the way for a TJX HomeGoods distribution center in Lordstown was signed into law today by Republican Gov. John Kasich. A rider to House Bill 292 gives the village and the Trumbull County Board of Elections, if a referendum came to pass on a zoning matter for the ...

Wed. 11:53 a.m.: Body found at former Warren Township dump identified

WARREN TOWNSHIP - The body found Sunday afternoon at a former dump site in Warren Township has been identified. Jon Ard, 48, of Paris Township, was identified through fingerprints and dental records, according to township police Chief Don Bishop today. Ard's death has been ruled a suicide by ...

Wed. 3:18 p.m.: Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve took note of a resilient U.S. economy Wednesday by raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaling that it may step up its pace of rate increases. The Fed now foresees four rate hikes this year, up from the three it had ...

Wed. 7:15 pm: Northwood acquires Berkshire Hathaway franchise

WARREN - The parent company of Northwood Realty Services, which has offices in Howland and elsewhere in the Mahoning Valley, has acquired the Pittsburgh-based franchise Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. The merger creates a residential real estate giant in eastern Ohio and ...

Weds. 8 pm: 20 fewer fatal overdoses through April than in ’17

WARREN - Data indicates there were fewer overdoses in Trumbull County in the first four months of 2018 compared to the same time last year, but officials aren't convinced fewer deaths and fewer hospital visits for overdoses mean the area's heroin epidemic is on the decline. Incomplete data ...

Tue. 11 a.m.: Bond set at $2 million for accused shooter in death

NILES - The Howland man accused in the early Monday fatal shooting outside a bar in Niles is in the Trumbull County Jail on $2 million bond. Robin Luke Caviness Jr., 38, made his first appearance today in Niles Municipal Court via video arraignment from the Trumbull County Jail on a charge of ...

Teen charged with killing brother to have competency tests

RAVENNA (AP) - A 13-year-old Ohio boy charged in Juvenile Court in the shooting death of his 11-year-old brother will be evaluated to determine if he's competent to stand trial. A judge in Portage County said Monday the teen's trial could begin as early as August. He's charged with aggravated ...

Tue. 3:29 p.m.: Man literally falls into police’s hands after eluding them

YOUNGSTOWN (AP) - A man who ran from a traffic stop and then found himself clinging by his hands to a window ledge has been literally caught by police waiting below. Youngstown police say Dai'ryon Mitchell, 21, jumped out of a car and ran Sunday afternoon when officers responded to a report ...

Tues. 8:10 pm: Horses die in barn fire

FARMINGTON - Two horses died and a barn was destroyed during a Tuesday afternoon fire. A woman, screaming and cussing, called 911 just after 4 p.m. and said there were kids in the barn at 6739 state Route 534 NW and it was now on fire, according to a 911 call summary. No one was injured ...

Tues. 8:30 pm: Improved 911 capabilities on the way

WARREN - The ability of safety forces in the county to communicate with members of their own agencies, outside agencies, over distances and in inclement weather should be improved before the end of the year. Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday are expected to approve $1.4 million in ...

Mon. 10:50 a.m.: Trump to leave summit early — after meeting with Kim

SINGAPORE (AP) — In the latest twist in the drama-filled nuclear talks with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump announced on the eve of their historic meeting that he will be leaving Singapore early because the nuclear negotiations have moved "more quickly than expected." That ...

Mon. 12:22 p.m.: Niles police, BCI investigating fatal shooting outside bar

NILES - A man was shot and killed early Monday in the parking lot of Madden's Bar and Grill, 5616 Youngstown Warren Road. Officers today are expected to release an image from a surveillance camera to assist in their investigation. The name of the man and other details about the incident have ...

Mon. 1:34 p.m.: Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

WASHINGTON (AP) - States can target people who haven't cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections. By a 5-4 vote that split the ...

Mon. 8:11 p.m.: Nearly 600 take buyout, retirement at GM Lordstown

LORDSTOWN — Nearly 600 employees at the General Motors Complex in Lordstown took the option to retire early or a buyout as second shift layoffs loom at the automaker. Dave Green, president of United Auto Workers Local 1112 at the plant, said Monday 595 production and skilled trades workers ...