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Mon. 1:10 p.m.: YSU, football player settle lawsuit

YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown State University and representatives for YSU student and football player Ma'lik Richmond have reached an agreement to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Richmond in September, the university announced today. As part of the settlement, Richmond agreed to undergo ...

Thur. 5:51 p.m.: Dominion crews on Elm Road near state Route 82 for gas leak

WARREN - A crew with Dominion Energy is on Elm Road NE near the busy state Route 82 interchange assessing a gas leak, according to a spokesman with the gas company. Neil Durbin said just before 4 p.m. a contractor hit a 6-inch steel line at 4111 Elm Road NE. Company workers arrived about 30 ...

Wed. 7:40 pm: PD: Teen accused of assaulting dog a second time

WARREN - A Warren teen convicted of animal cruelty last year and placed on probation after a family dog was sexually abused is facing harsher charges in Trumbull County Family Court after police said he admitted Tuesday to assaulting the same dog twice this year. Warren police detective Nick ...

Fri. 1:47 p.m.: Man hurt when car crashes into Giant Eagle

WARREN - A man was taken by helicopter to the hospital after the vehicle he was driving crashed 12:30 a.m. Friday into the Giant Eagle on Elm Road, according to a Trumbull County 911 call log. The helicopter landed in the front of the parking lot around 1:40 a.m. after the driver crashed ...

Fri. 3:11 p.m.: Death at YSU being investigated

YOUNGSTOWN - An on-campus death today at Youngstown State University is being investigated. University police confirmed the death of a person outside Stambaugh Stadium, according to university spokesman Ron Cole. The person's name is not being released pending notification of the family. ...

Thur. 4 p.m.: A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims today, and millions of Puerto Ricans faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks or even months without electricity after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. Maria's death toll across the Caribbean climbed to at least 19, ...

People walk by a fallen tree off the shore of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, after the passing of Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte)

Wed. 10 a.m.: Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as Category 4 hurricane

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island before 8 a.m. today, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the ...

Wed. 7:40 pm: Statewide alert triggers action by judge

WARREN - A state alert of 18 drug overdoses and two overdose deaths during a 24-hour period in Trumbull County prompted a judge on Wednesday to drug test defendants who face drug-related charges before their scheduled morning court appearances. With two probation officers carrying ...

Mon. 12:40 p.m.: Home raided, prostitution alleged

WARREN - Warren police raided a southeast side home this morning, alleging human trafficking and prostitution. Officers executed a search warrant at 765 Kenilworth Ave. SE. At least one person was taken into custody and is being held at the Trumbull County Jail. This is a developing story. ...

12:18 p.m.: Warren man accused of selling heroin that caused death

WARREN - A local man is accused of selling heroin that caused a woman to overdose and die. John G. Simer II, 38, is charged with distribution of heroin that resulted in death, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, being a felon in ...

UPDATE Fri. 6:20 pm: Federal appeals court dismisses YSU appeal on Richmond

YOUNGSTOWN - A federal appeals judge has dismissed an appeal by Youngstown State University on a judge's decision to allow a man convicted of rape as a teen in a highly publicized case to be temporarily reinstated to the Penguins football team. The dismissal means Ma'lik Richmond will be ...

Thur. 3:45 p.m.: State school report cards released

WARREN - Based on the 2017 State Report Cards released today by the Ohio Department of Education, three local school districts scored an A for the progress their students are making based on their past performances. Where Girard maintained its 2016 A grade, Bloomfield-Mespo and Austintown ...

Thur. 8:31 p.m.: Convicted rapist eligible to play for YSU football team

YOUNGSTOWN - A Youngstown State University football player convicted of raping a teen in a highly publicized case in Steubenville is eligible to play in the Penguins game on Saturday, a judge ruled this evening. Ma'lik Richmond, of Steubenville, filed a federal lawsuit against the university ...

Wed. noon: Ohio executes man convicted of back-to-back killings

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed this morning. Gary Otte, 45, was put to death at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville with a lethal combination of three drugs. The ...

Wed. 1 p.m.: Former Lordstown coach pleads guilty to sex charges

WARREN - A former volleyball and assistant girls basketball coach at Lordstown High School pleaded guilty this morning to felony charges stemming from fondling two 13-year-old girls from his volleyball team. Richard Knox, 45, Virginia Drive, Warren, appeared before Trumbull County Common ...

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Annakin Gammon, 2, was found in a backyard above ground pool in Masury about four hours after he was reported missing from his Sharon, Pa. home a few blocks away.

Tues. 1 p.m.: Coroner rules toddler’s death a drowning

HERMITAGE, Pa. - A preliminary autopsy report shows that Annakin Gammon, 2, of Sharon, died due to drowning, according to Mercer County Coroner John A. Libonati. The boy was prounounced dead at 10:23 p.m. Sunday in the emergency room of Sharon Regional Health System after he was found ...

Tues. 3:45 p.m.: Local Cruze production back on for Oct. 2

LORDSTOWN - Production at the local General Motors Assembly Complex is back on for the week of Oct. 2. Previously, the week was included in the 2017 downtime schedule at the Lordstown plant, where the Chevrolet Cruze sedans are built. Last week, the local facility's some 3,000 employees ...

A rough surf surrounds Boynton Beach inlet as Hurricane Irma hits in Boynton Beach, Fla. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Mon. 10 a.m.: Rescues under way in flooded areas of Florida

People are being rescued from flooded homes this morning south of Jacksonville, Florida, as Tropical Storm Irma pounds the state with rain and wind. John Ward, the emergency operations manager of Clay County, says crews have pulled 46 people from flooded homes and an undetermined number are ...

Mon. 11:10 a.m.: Delphi to lay off 26 local workers

WARREN - Budget issues at one of Delphi's local plants will cost 26 workers their jobs, union leaders confirmed. Although the permanent cutbacks, effective Sept. 18, will take place division wide, the move will result in the downsizing of Plant 11's workforce. Workers with the least amount ...