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Wed. 12:30 p.m.: GM to invest $200M at Parma plant

WARREN - General Motors will invest $218 million in the company's Parma Metal Center to prepare the facility for future product programs, GM told workers at the Cleveland-area plant this morning. The investment is for installation of two new progressive presses, dies and sub assemblies, ...

Wed. 8:45 pm: Grandmother gets 90-day jail sentence

WARREN -- The grandmother of two small children who earlier this year ingested heroin was sentenced to 90 days in jail after being convicted of a felony charge of allowing drug abuse. Lisa Davis, 44, 356 North St. Apt. 2, Warren, appeared Wednesday before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge ...

Wed. 9:10 pm: Austintown renews superintendent’s contract

AUSTINTOWN -The school board voted Wednesday to renew the superintendent's contract for three years, despite threats from the public to vote board members out if they did so. Vince Colaluca's 2017 to 2020 contract was renewed in a 4-1 vote, and includes a pay raise that amounts to $2,000 ...

FILE - In this June 25, 2012 file photo, a crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa. Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas poses a risk to drinking water in some circumstances, but a lack of information precludes a definitive statement on how severe the risk is, the Environmental Protection Agency says in a new report that raises more questions than answers.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Tues. 3:25 p.m.: EPA fracking report offers few answers on drinking water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — safe, as the oil and gas industry claims? Or does the controversial drilling technique that has spurred a domestic energy boom contaminate drinking water, as environmental groups and other critics charge? After ...

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Mon. 1:45 p.m.: Niles police seek public’s help in October homicide

NILES - Police here are asking for the public's help identifying a vehicle they believe is connected to the home invasion death of Arlene Frasca, 74, just before 11 p.m. Oct. 6 in her 1626 Hiram St. home. Anyone with information is asked to call Niles police at 330-652-9944. For more ...

Mon. 1:05 p.m.: Trump, Fiorina meet on hacking

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she has discussed foreign policy and hacking threats with President-elect Donald Trump. Fiorina met today with her former rival for the GOP presidential nomination in Trump Tower. She said they discussed "China as probably our most important ...

Fri. 10:50 a.m.: Shooting suspect arrested in Kinsman motel

WARREN - A man accused of shooting two people Thursday in Hermitage, Pa., is in the Trumbull County Jail after sheriff's deputies arrested him at a motel in Kinsman. Justin Mason Hepfl, 28, who has addresses in Brookfield and in Sharon, Pa., faces three charges of attempted homicide and ...

Fri. 4:05 p.m.: Weather forecast cancels KSU-Trumbull Theatre Sunday show

WARREN - Kent State Trumbull Theatre’s Sunday matinee of “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” has been canceled in light of the forecast and strong possibility of a significant winter storm. A makeup date will not be scheduled. Tickets are available for tonight's and Saturday performances. ...

Fri. 8 pm: Shooting suspect arrested in Kinsman

KINSMAN - A man police believe shot two people Thursday in Hermitage, Pa., is in the Trumbull County Jail after sheriff's office deputies arrested him at a motel in Kinsman. Justin Mason Hepfl, 28, who has addresses in Brookfield and in Sharon, Pa., faces three charges each of attempted ...

Fri. 10 pm: Mold at Niles City Hall ‘minimal’

NILES - The new roof at City Hall is finished and the endeavor to repair the building is likely to come in under budget because the mold was not too widespread, Safety Service Director Jim DePasquale said. The crew removing the mold and the building material it was growing on found there ...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen. John Glenn talks with astronauts on the International Space Station via satellite before a discussion titled "Learning from the Past to Innovate for the Future" in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, who was the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth and later spent 24 years representing Ohio in the Senate, has died at 95. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Thur. 3:45 p.m.: John Glenn dead at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died today. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Glenn died at the James Cancer ...

Thurs. 6:30 pm: Austintown racino sees year-over-year wagering increase

AUSTINTOWN - Wagering at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course last month was up compared to November 2015, but down from where it was in October. Last month, the Austintown facility saw $80.83 million in credits played compared to $72.39 million in November 2015. In October, ...

Thurs. 7:40 pm: Defense bill to benefit air reserve station

VIENNA - A defense policy bill that contains language to prioritize upgrades to C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station was approved Thursday in the U.S. Senate. The amendment contained in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act encourages the U.S. Air Force to ...

Thurs. 9:40 pm: Mayor ‘confident’ his new plan will work

NILES - The mayor outlined funding Thursday for a five-year strategy to address the city's capital needs as part of his amended fiscal recovery plan. Members of council at the roundtable expressed tentative approval of the changes, but also expressed concern over funding for the ...

A Navy sailors aboard the USS Halsey salute the USS Utah Memorial, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Honolulu. Today marks the 75th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor initiating the War in the Pacific. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Wed. 2:30 p.m.: Thousands attend Pearl Harbor anniversary ceremony

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Thousands of people gathered at Pearl Harbor today for a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people dead. Under a clear blue sky, a few dozen attack ...

Wed. 8:40 pm: Three county projects to bring sewers, Bazetta waterline

WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday signed off on three major sewer and water projects in Vienna, Liberty and Bazetta. Gary E. Newbrough of the Sanitary Engineerás Office was named project manager of all three jobs that total about $5.35 million. Commissioners ...

Weds. 8:50 pm: Auditor puts stop to petty cash at wellness center

NILES - The city's wellness center was using a petty cash fund for nearly a year after the city's auditor told all departments to stop holding cash and instead deposit it with the city. City Auditor Giovanne Merlo submitted a letter Wednesday to the city's Board of Control requesting Mayor ...

Tue. 1:15 a.m. — Youngstown firefighter shot while battling blaze

  YOUNGSTOWN — A firefighter was shot while battling a house fire Monday night, police said. A call went out about 11:15 p.m. that a firefighter had been hit be a drive-by shooter at a house fire on Halleck Street near Elm Street. The condition of the ...