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Fri. 2:40 p.m.: Rape reported at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN - Police are investigating a reported rape at Lyden House on the campus of Youngstown State University. An alert to community members and students sent Friday states the university police department received the report on Thursday, and the person reporting is familiar with the ...

Fri. 1:55 p.m.: Nurses union, Steward reach tentative agreement

YOUNGSTOWN - Nurses at Northside Regional Medical Center have reached a tentative agreement with Steward Health Care, a top union official confirmed today. Laurie Hornberger, president of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association, said members will vote on the proposal next week. A ...

Fri. 2 p.m.: Missing elderly man found safe

WARREN - An elderly man with health problems who went missing Wednesday was located around noon today, in the wooded area near his home. Trumbull County 911 dispatch confirmed that Robert Yekich, 80, of 2 Kings Drive, Warren, was found around noon today, after two days absence, in the woods ...

Thu. 8 p.m.: Claudia Hoerig rejects plea deal

WARREN - Claudia Hoerig, who is accused of murdering her husband, Air Force Maj. Karl Hoerig, in 2007 then fleeing to Brazil for more than a decade, appeared in court this morning and rejected a plea deal, according to a court official. Her trial also was pushed back until next year, court ...

UPDATE: Thu. 12:44 p.m.: 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A gunman opened fire this morning in a building in the heart of Cincinnati in an attack that left him and three other people dead, police said. The shooting sent people scrambling across the city's Fountain Square amid cries of "shooter!" It happened at a 30-story ...

Thu. 12:11 p.m.: Cafaros donate $1.5M to YSU for intramural field

YOUNGSTOWN - The Cafaro family has donated $1.5 million to build a new intramural field at Youngstown State University. The complex, which will be on the north side of the university on Elm Street, will be used for a variety of student recreational activities, including soccer and lacrosse, ...

Thu. 11:20 a.m.: Power restored in Liberty

LIBERTY — Power was out for about 1,000 customers in the township for about an hour this morning because of a fallen wire on Belmont Avenue, according to Ohio Edison. Power company spokesman Mark Durbin said the power went out at about 8:50 a.m. and came back on just before 10 a.m. Weather ...

UPDATE: Thu. 11:21 a.m.: 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, in a downtown Cincinnati bank shooting. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooter opened fire this morning at the loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank building. Isaac said the gunman then entered the bank's lobby, ...

Thu. 10:04 a.m.: Survey: US companies added a solid 163,000 jobs in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added 163,000 jobs in August, a private survey found, a decent gain that suggests that employers are confident enough to keep hiring. Payroll processor ADP said this morning that the job gains were the fewest since October. But last month's pace of hiring ...

Thu. 9:54 a.m.: Police respond to active shooter in downtown Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say they've responded to an active shooter situation minutes ago at the Fifth Third Bank building in downtown Cincinnati. The police department in a Tweet described it as an “active shooter/officer involved shooting incident.” An officer at the scene says ...

Thu. 9:16 a.m.: Trump poised to tax an additional $200B in Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation between the world's two biggest economies and likely squeezing U.S. companies that import everything from handbags to bicycle ...

Thu. 9:09 a.m.: Kavanaugh faces final round of questioning without missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators will launch a final round of questioning of Brett Kavanaugh this morning, but after a marathon 12-hour session on Wednesday, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court appears to have avoided any major missteps that could trip his confirmation. So far, ...

Thu. 8:58 a.m.: India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's supreme court today struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future." The 1861 law, a relic of Victorian England that hung on long ...

Thu. 8:49 a.m.: Searing Trump op-ed sets off wild guessing game

WASHINGTON (AP) — An opinion piece in The New York Times by an anonymous senior administration official claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" set off a wild guessing game inside and outside the White House on the ...

Thu. 8:41 a.m.: North Korea’s Kim has faith in Trump, frustrated at skeptics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in President Donald Trump's commitment to ending their nations' hostile relations, but he's frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and wants his "goodwill measures" to be met in kind, South Korean ...

Thu. 8:38 a.m.: Palatial Starbucks opens in Italy, home of espresso

MILAN (AP) — Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy on Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win customers in a country fond of its daily espresso rituals. Decades ago, Milan's coffee bars inspired the chain's vision. Now ...

Wed. 9:45 p.m.: ODOT lays out plan for Routes 82, 46

HOWLAND - The Ohio Department of Transportation held an open house-style meeting Wednesday to present information and get public comment on recommendations that are aimed at helping traffic flow on several roads in Trumbull County. The recommendations are from a safety study completed earlier ...

Wed. 9 p.m.: 44 apply for Newton Falls manager post

NEWTON FALLS - Officials have received 44 applicants for the village manager position that will become open at the end of November after council in May voted 3-2 not to renew the contract of Jack Haney. Council has scheduled a work session 5 p.m. Monday at the municipal building to review and ...

Wed. 8:45 p.m.: County administrator position won’t be filled

WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners will not fill the position of county administrator / purchasing director. "We will however, be restructuring and better utilizing our existing staff. With our human resources Director Richard Jackson as the point person, his staff in the HR department, ...

Wed. 8:15 p.m.: Chamber hoping to get USDA’s attention for office relocation

WARREN - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to relocate two of its offices to a part of the country more rural than Washington, D.C., and at least one site in Trumbull County may be proposed for the agency to consider. "I can confirm we are working with at least one local partner ...