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Tue. 9 p.m.: Howland schools levy close, one vote more in favor

HOWLAND - Voters here are approving a levy for Howland Local School District by the narrowest of margins - one vote. The latest returns from the Trumbull County Board of Elections show the 5.9-mill, 10-year additional levy is winning 1,438 votes for to 1,437 votes against, or 50 percent to ...

Tue. 9:10 p.m.: DeWine wins GOP nod for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS (AP) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has won the Republican primary for governor, sending one of the state's best-known politicians into the fall contest to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. DeWine's victory Tuesday leaves him damaged from a bitter and nasty ...

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COLUMBUS (AP) - Barack Obama-era consumer agency head Richard Cordray has won the Democratic nomination for Ohio governor despite a surprisingly rigorous challenge from former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich. Tuesday's win by the former consumer watchdog under President Barack Obama buoys ...

Tue. 9:40 p.m.: Bluedorn keeps up big lead over Pico

WARREN - Warren attorney Sam Bluedorn has a large lead over Jack Pico for the Democratic nomination for Trumbull County Family Court judge. With 107 precinct reporting to the Trumbull County Board of Elections, Bluedorn has 57 percent of the vote and Pico, a magistrate in the court, has 42 ...

Tues. 9:20 pm: Lordstown planners vote to rezone TJX site to industrial

LORDSTOWN — The village planning commission voted unanimously a short time ago to rezone seven parcels of land on Ellsworth Bailey Road from residential to industrial so TJX Companies Inc. can build a distribution center. Village council still has to approve the change. TJX plans to build ...

Mon. 11:21 a.m.: Ohio thrill ride accident spurs look at increasing oversight

TOLEDO (AP) - Lawmakers in Ohio are looking at increasing oversight of amusement park rides after a deadly accident at last year's Ohio State Fair. The proposed changes call on the state to hire more ride inspectors and look for ones who have more professional training. The new legislative ...

Mon. 1:38 p.m.: Trump defends CIA nominee, says she is ‘tough on terror’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Monday defended Gina Haspel, his nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, dismissing debate over her involvement in a harsh interrogation program and arguing Democrats want her out because she "is too tough on terror." Trump said on Twitter ...

Mon. 6:28 p.m.: Infante guilty of 22 of 32 counts

WARREN - A jury has convicted ex-Niles Mayor Ralph Infante on 22 of the 32 counts he faced in his political corruption trial. The jury came back just before 6 p.m. after deliberating for about nine hours. Infante, 62, will be sentenced 10 a.m. Friday. He was accused of several crimes, ...

Fri. 10:55 a.m.: 3 Ohio nursing home employees indicted in woman’s death

OTTAWA (AP) - Three employees at a western Ohio nursing home where a woman wandered off and died of hypothermia in January have been charged in connection with her death. Rachel Friesel, 36, and Destini Fenbert, 20, both of Pandora, were indicted Thursday on charges that include involuntary ...

Fri. 3:31 p.m.: HomeGoods back on track in Lordstown

LORDSTOWN - A $160 million distribution center for HomeGoods is back on track in Lordstown. TJX Companies Inc., the brand's parent company, announced today it is once again pursuing the Ellsworth Bailey Road site for the 1.2 million-square-foot center and the anticipated 1,000 jobs it will ...

Mon. 1:15 p.m.: Bishop of Youngstown Catholic Diocese admitted to hospital

YOUNGSTOWN - The Most Reverend George V. Murry, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, has been diagnosed with a form of acute leukemia, the diocese announced today. Bishop Murry was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on Sunday, where he will undergo intensive chemo therapy for the ...

Fri. 2:09 p.m.: Kucinich to return $20K to pro-Syrian government group

COLUMBUS - Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is returning a $20,000 speaking fee he received last year from a group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor announced his decision in a letter sent Thursday to The Plain Dealer. Kucinich had come ...