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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 ...

Thu. 1:32 p.m.: Infante jurors shown lots of numbers, paperwork

Tribune Chronicle WARREN - Jurors in the Ralph Infante corruption trial this morning were presented with numbers and contracts as an accountant, a scrap metal dealer and two former city officials took the stand as prosecutors tried to lay a foundation for the 41 felony charges against the ...

Thur. 10:30 a.m.: Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, has withdrawn in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the "false allegations" against him have become a ...

Wed. 1:30 p.m.: Testimony begins in Infante trial

WARREN - A federal special agent identified several occasions when former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante lied about how he received two loge seats to the 2007 BCS National Championship football game during court testimony this morning. Infante is on trial in Trumbull Common Pleas Court, facing ...

Tues. 1:30 p.m.: Seven women, five men chosen for Infante jury

WARREN - A jury of seven women and five men has been seated in the corruption trial of former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante after a day and a half of the selection process. The court is now in the process of selecting up to six alternates from the original pool of about 80 potential ...

Mon. 11:30 a.m.: Felder, Kool & the Gang announce area shows

New shows were announced this morning for Packard Music Hall and Stambaugh Auditorium. Don Felder, who played guitar with The Eagles from 1974 until 1980, will play Packard on Nov. 7. Felder has performed with and / or recorded with such artists as the Bee Gees, Bob Seger, Michael Jackson, ...

Mon. 12:20 p.m.: Port Authority aviation director quits

VIENNA - The Board of Directors of the Western Reserve Port Authority this morning accepted the resignation of Dan Dickten as Director of Aviation at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, a position he has held for 8 years. The port authority announced Dickten's resignation just moments ...

UPDATE – Mon. 12:50 p.m.: Dickten takes job elsewhere

VIENNA - Dan Dickten, aviation director at the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport since 2011, has taken an opportunity elsewhere after his employment contract expired last week, said John Moliterno, executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, which oversees the ...

Sat. 1:52 p.m.: Trumbull County coroner dies

Trumbull County Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk died Friday at the Cleveland Clinic, according to the chair of the Trumbull County Democratic Party, Dan Polivka. Germaniuk moved to Trumbull County from Washington, D.C., where he was chief medical examiner, in 1998 to become the county's ...

Florida Georgia Line headlines second Y Live concert

YOUNGSTOWN - Florida Georgia Line will be the headliner for the second Y Live concert at Youngstown State Universityás Stambaugh Stadium. Last August the Zac Brown Band played to nearly 17,000 people in the first concert held at the football stadium. The concert is being presented by JAC ...

Fri. 10:56 a.m.: HomeGoods withdraws zoning request

LORDSTOWN - HomeGoods has decided to take back its request to change zoning on several pieces of property where it wanted to build a multimillion dollar distribution center and is "reconsidering our options" on the project. The statement from HomeGoods spokeswoman Erika Tower today comes in ...

Fri. 11:27 a.m.: Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

COLUMBUS - Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his home in central Ohio. The College Football Hall of Fame member was 87. His four daughters released a statement Friday on the loss of "a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a respected coach to many." Bruce ...

Thu. 12:08 p.m.: Eight arrested in Warren undercover sex sting

WARREN - Eight men face charges in connection to an undercover police sting aimed at reducing the demand sex trafficking. The men were arrested Wednesday as part of an investigation by the Warren Police Department and the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force, which is part of the the ...

Wed. 1:30 p.m.: More details released in GM cuts

Following last week's announcement that General Motors' Lordstown Complex will cut its second shift in mid-June, the company today filed a WARN Act notice with Trumbull County Job and Family Services stating that 1,289 production workers, 151 tradesmen, and 60 salaried workers would be affected ...

Tues. 8:10 pm: Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died today. She was 92. Family spokesman Jim McGrath confirmed the death in a statement. The cause wasn't ...

Tues. 8:30 pm: IRS gives taxpayers extra day to file after website issues

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due today now have until midnight Wednesday to complete the task. Earlier today, Americans who had ...