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Wed. 9:30 p.m.: District looking for solutions for trash at recycling sites

WARREN -- Commissioners in Trumbull and Geauga counties are looking for a way to monitor 39 recycling sites in both counties to keep them from filling up with trash. At a meeting Tuesday, Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka suggested the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District ...

Wed. 9 p.m.: Trustees question new sewer agreement

WARREN -- Trustees in Champion are not satisfied with an agreement made between Warren and Trumbull County for a 10-year sanitary sewer treatment contract and say it is not a 75 percent increase as previously reported, but a 145 percent increase of the bulk rate. Trustee Rex Fee said Champion ...

Wed. 9:39 a.m.: Scientists reveal first image ever made of a black hole

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists this morning revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting its hot, shadowy edges where light bends around itself in a cosmic funhouse effect. Assembling data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, astronomers created the picture ...

Wed. 9:28 a.m.: Gas costs drive up US consumer prices in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices climbed 0.4 percent in March, an increase caused mostly by higher costs for gasoline, electricity and shelter. The Labor Department said this morning that the consumer price index rose a healthy 1.9 percent last month from a year ago, a sharp jump from ...

Wed. 8:57 a.m.: Principals from schools with shootings form support network

COLUMBUS (AP) — In the days after a teenager shot and killed three fellow students at Chardon High School in Geauga County in 2012, then-Principal Andy Fetchik remembers getting a call from someone who knew just what he was experiencing. It was Frank DeAngelis, the principal of Columbine ...

Wed. 8:44 a.m.: Netanyahu set to win; Hamas calls election outcome irrelevant

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Hamas leader is dismissing the outcome of Israel's election as irrelevant, saying "all parties are faces of one coin, the coin of occupation." Khalil al-Hayya said today that "there is no difference" between the Israeli parties, and pledged that Gaza's militant ...

Wed. 8:39 a.m.: Fire breaks out at Bangkok mall complex; 1 reported dead

BANGKOK (AP) — A fire broke out at a major mall complex in Thailand's capital today, with initial reports from Thai emergency services saying one person has died and two were injured. The cause and extent of the fire at Bangkok's Central World complex, which includes a hotel and an office ...

Tue. 11:46 a.m.: Southington woman dies from accident injuries

SOUTHINGTON — A township resident who was hit by a vehicle 4:50 p.m. Monday as she walked west on Helsey Fusselman Road has died from her injuries while at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Kathleen Westenfelder, 65, of Southington was walking on Helsey Fusselman Road when she was struck by ...

Tue. 10:27 a.m.: Road rage chase reported this morning on state Route 82

BAZETTA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating what was described as a road rage chase this morning on state Route 82 near the Elm Road NE exit in Bazetta Township. A Trumbull County 911 report states that callers reported that two vehicles were traveling west recklessly about ...

Tue. 9:13 a.m.: Putin presents ambitious Arctic expansion program

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin today put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet. Speaking at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg ...

Tue. 8:48 a.m.: IRS commissioner to face lawmakers on Trump tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, asked to deliver President Donald Trump's tax returns to a Democratic-controlled House panel, is facing off with lawmakers on Capitol Hill today for the first time since last week's request. Rettig is sure to face questions from a House ...

Tue. 8:31 a.m.: From jets to cheese: US wants to put new tariffs on EU

LONDON (AP) — The United States wants to put tariffs on $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese and olives — to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for plane maker Airbus. "The EU has taken advantage of the U.S. on trade for many years. It will soon ...

Tue. 8:36 a.m.: Chinese prime minister to discuss trade with EU leaders

BRUSSELS (AP) — China's prime minister was meeting top European Union officials today to discuss thorny issues including better access for European companies to Chinese markets and security concerns over high-speed 5G network technology. The stakes at the annual summit are high with two-way ...

Tue. 8:28 a.m.: Ohio man due in federal court on false claim about child

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 23-year-old man faces a U.S. magistrate this afternoon on a charge that he lied to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois. Authorities on Friday charged Brian Michael Rini of Medina a day after DNA testing ruled him out as being Timmothy Pitzen, who ...

Mon. 3:30 p.m.: Street in Champion is reopened after gas leak

CHAMPION - Folsom Street near Fairgreen Avenue in the township has reopened. The street was closed for several hours today after a construction worker struck a gas line causing a leak. A Champion Fire Department spokesman said they received the call around 9:30 a.m. that a worker doing ...

Mon. 9:59 a.m.: Youngstown amp announces four concerts

Two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and a northeast Ohio favorite will be among the attractions for the first summer of events at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre. Four concerts were announced this morning: Michael Stanley and the Resonators with Donnie Iris and the Cruisers on ...

Mon. 9:57 a.m.: Gas leak close Folsom Street in Champion

CHAMPION — A gas line was hit by a construction crew near the corner of Folsom Street and Fairgreen Avenue at 9:23 a.m. today, which has caused the township to close Folsom Street, according to Trumbull County 911. Dominion East Ohio Gas has been called to address the issue.

Mon. 9:22 a.m.: John Oliver’s parody book among most ‘challenged’ works

NEW YORK (AP) — Not everyone was amused by the John Oliver send-up of a picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence. "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," in which the Pence's family bunny turns out to be gay, was among the ...

Mon. 9:04 a.m.: Trump to pressure Iran by branding its Guard a terror group

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unprecedented step to ramp up pressure on Tehran, the Trump administration is planning to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization." The move is expected to further isolate Iran and could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and ...