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Thurs. 8:45 pm: Auditor: Wellness center a ‘thorn’ in city’s budget

NILES - Because elements of the city's fiscal recovery plan have not been implemented at the wellness center, the general fund will have to fork over $30,000 to $40,000 before the end of the year to pay for contracted labor, the city auditor said.The general fund has a current cash balance of ...

Thurs. 10 pm: Hill’s defenders enlist help of presidential report

WARREN - Attorneys for death row inmate Danny Lee Hill have enlisted a report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in its latest bid to strike at the reliability of bite-mark evidence in seeking a new trial for their client.The bid could be sort of a last-ditch ...

Thurs. 10:15 pm: Chamber investments outpace last year’s $900 million

WARREN - The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber's third-quarter 2016 support of new investments, at close to $1 billion, exceeded numbers for all of 2015 by nearly $900 million.The chamber, in its most recent quarterly economic development newsletter, reported $953,654,210 in total investments ...

Thur. 12:45 p.m.: Allegiant moving flights Akron-Canton flights to Cleveland

VIENNA - Allegiant Air is pulling its flights from the Akron-Canton Airport and moving them to Cleveland Hopkins International, the company announced.The Las Vegas-based airline also is adding flights to its Cleveland schedule.It remains unclear whether the move will impact the Youngstown ...

Wed. 9 pm: Allegiant move could benefit local airport

VIENNA - Allegiant Air's decision to pull its flights from Akron-Canton could prove to be a positive for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, the local aviation director said."They haven't said they will add new flights here, but they haven't ruled it out either," said Dan Dickten. "We have ...

Wed. 9:25 pm: Bond set at $500,000 for man charged in 1996 cold case

WARREN - A man charged in connection to the rape and robbery of an elderly woman 20 years ago pleaded not guilty to the felony charges Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.Jack Sheetz, 48, whose last known address was in Utica, N.Y., was handcuffed and in orange coveralls as he ...

Wed. 9:45 pm: ADI looks for $300k payment from port authority

YOUNGSTOWN - Aerodynamics Inc. is looking for the Western Reserve Port Authority to pay the airline nearly $300,000 to cover its August losses for the Great Lakes JetExpress service at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport that ended abruptly last month.However, it remained unclear Wednesday ...

Mon. 2:50 p.m.: Browns on third QB of young season

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh McCown will miss at least one game with an injured left shoulder, forcing the Browns to start their third quarterback in three games.McCown stayed in Sunday's loss to Baltimore despite getting hurt in the first quarter and taking several hard shots. The 37-year-old was ...

Mon. 3:05 p.m.: Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was captured today after being wounded in a gun battle with police that erupted when he was discovered sleeping in a bar doorway, authorities ...

Sun. 12:26 a.m.: Three-semi crash closes I-80 at Pa. line

HUBBARD -- Cleanup crews remain on the scene of a three-semi crash that closed Interstate 80 near the Pennsylvania for several hours Saturday night.According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol report, a tractor-trailer rig in the right lane of eastbound I-80 clipped a semi in the left lane, ...

Fri. 11:45 a.m.: Bristol bridge to reopen today

BRISTOL - A section of Fenton Road in the township, previously closed for bridge repairs, is scheduled to reopen this afternoon, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.Fenton Road, between Messick South Road and Nurse East Road has been closed as part of an $800,000 project ...

Wed, 3:15 p.m.: ODNR gives OK for Vienna injection well

VIENNA - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has given the OK for KTCA Holdings to start injecting oilfield waste at its facility just south of the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport.A preliminary order signed Sept. 7 by Richard Simmers, chief of ODNR's Division of Oil and Gas Resources ...

Tues. 1 p.m.: US Supreme Court declines to restore early voting in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to restore a week of early voting in swing-state Ohio.The state's Democratic Party had asked the high court to suspend a ruling that allowed for the cut while Democrats and other plaintiffs appealed the issue.A lower court decision from ...

10 a.m. MON: Frankie Valli coming to Packard Music Hall

Tribune ChronicleFrankie Valli and the Four Seasons will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Packard Music Hall.Valli solo and with The Four Seasons had 30 top 40 hits between 1962 to 1968, making it one of the most successful American groups at the height of The Beatles' popularity and the British ...

Mon. 9:10 pm: Diocese, friars settle Baker claims for $900,000

YOUNGSTOWN - The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and an order of Franciscan Friars based in Pennsylvania have settled 28 sexual abuse claims for $900,000, a diocesan official has confirmed.The abuse claims were against the late Brother Stephen Baker, a member of the Third Order Regulars, ...

GM recalls 4M vehicles for air bag defect

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. is recalling about 4 million vehicles worldwide to fix an air bag software defect that has been linked to one death.The company said Friday that in rare cases, the car's computers can go into test mode and the front air bags won't inflate in a crash. The seat ...

Fri. 7:10 pm: Officials, RG Steel owner to discuss JED

WARREN - Officials from several communities will join representatives from BDM Warren Steel Holdings on Tuesday to announce a joint economic development initiative.The news conference is set for noon at the BDM Warren Steel Holdings site at the Niles Warren River Road entrance. Officials from ...

Crash leads to heroin arrest; CSB takes child

WARREN - A woman police said had suspected heroin in her purse when she crashed a car on Hamilton Street SW ran from police after handing her infant son to a bystander, according to a police report.Savanha Cofield, 20, 789 Third St. SW, pleaded not guilty Friday in Warren Municipal Court to ...

Thurs. 9 pm: Woman gets 40 days following naked hubbub

NILES - A city woman police said was naked when she caused a violent disturbance, kicking an officer in the groin and damaging a police cruiser, is serving 40 days in jail after pleading no contest to several of the associated charges in Niles Municipal Court.Katrina Flowers, 21, 511 Fenton ...