Latest News

Wed. 6:30 pm: Truck crashes on I-80 in Girard

GIRARD - Traffic is flowing slowly on Interstate 80 near the Route 711 bridge after a tanker truck crashed, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.The accident happened just after 5 p.m. in the westbound lane after the tanker swerved and tipped onto the wall of the 711 bridge in Girard.The ...

Wed. 8 pm: Youngstown man gets 4 years on sex charge

WARREN - A Youngstown man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for having sexual contact with an 11-year-old female relative.Robert Dash, 57, 218 Matta Ave., pleaded guilty to a charge of gross sexual imposition before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay. McKay labeled ...

Wed. 9 pm: $1 million given to YSU to expand scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown State University on Wednesday announced another $1 million gift for the school, the sixth substantial donation the institution has been given since November.The contribution from the estate of former YSU professor David S. Ives and his wife, Helga, will be used, in part, ...

Wed. 9:15 pm: Yost releases Niles schools from fiscal watch

NILES - The Auditor of State presented the Niles Board of Education a certificate of fiscal integrity Wednesday when his office released the board from fiscal watch."This is a really cool day, your job is about to get a lot more fun. The reason is, up until today, all the good things that ...

Tues. 1 p.m.: Niles announces new Independence Day parade route

The city of Niles has announced a new route for the annual Independence Day parade, which begins 1 p.m. Sunday.Lineup will begin at noon in the area of Niles McKinley High School, and following this route:- Parade will head west on Federal Street to North Main Street.- It will turn left at ...

Tues. 4 p.m.: 2 explosions rock Istanbul airport, multiple people injured

ISTANBUL (AP) - A Turkish official says two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, wounding multiple people today.The official said it was unclear whether the explosions were caused by a suicide attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government ...

Tues: 4:10 p.m.: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo giraffe dies from urinary condition

CLEVELAND (AP) - A 9-year-old giraffe at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has died from an acute and untreatable urinary condition, zoo officials said today.Officials say the giraffe named Travis died at the zoo on Friday.The zoo now has four giraffes and that exhibit is open. Officials say the ...

Sat. 8:20 pm: Debate continues over fund transfers in Warren

WARREN - What some city leaders believe is creative budgeting has others expressing concern about overuse of Warren's enterprise department funds to pay bills incurred in non-enterprise fund departments."It is a Band-Aid to a much larger problem that will have to be addressed," said ...

Sat. 8:40 pm: BDM readies RGSteel blast furnace for demo

WARREN - Plans are under way to start preparation work needed to demolish the Mahoning Valley's last standing blast furnace at the former RG Steel Mill.Tara Cioffi, environmental health / air pollution director at the Mahoning-Trumbull Air Pollution Control Agency, said asbestos removal is to ...

Sat. 9 pm: Locals take up arms

Requests for permits to carry a concealed weapon in Trumbull and Mahoning counties are on the rise.Trumbull County Sheriff Thomas Altiere said they've received about 40 percent more applications compared to the same time last year, and he believes the demand is fueled by highly publicized mass ...

Fri. 12:30 p.m.: Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign; markets rocked

LONDON (AP) - Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister today, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.The ...

Fri. 4:15 p.m.: U.S. stock market has biggest loss since August

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market experienced its biggest loss today since August.Stocks were plunging in the U.S. and worldwide after Britain voted Thursday to leave the European Union. The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as ...

Fri. 7 p.m.: Two dead in suspected murder-suicide in Warren

WARREN - Two people are believed to be dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide that played out early this afternoon at two homes on Warren's southwest side.It was the 11-year-old daughter of Jessica Crowder who called Trumbull County 911 just after 11:30 a.m. from her bedroom to report she ...

Fri. 8:45 pm: Woman injured by firework after arson threat

NILES - A woman's hand was mangled by a firework she was holding while threatening to burn down the Lafayette Avenue home she shared with her live-in boyfriend, according to a police report.Patricia Beckett, 32, was taken around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with ...

Fri. 9 p.m.: Motorcycle club’s HQ boarded up as ‘nuisance’

WARREN -The headquarters of Forever Two Wheelz , 338 Chestnut Ave. NE., was boarded up Friday because law enforcement officials believe the motorcycle club used it to plan criminal gang activities on at least two occasions in the past year."We're being proactive," Warren Law Director Greg Hicks ...

Fri. 9:30 pm: Two dead in apparent murder-suicide

WARREN -Two people are dead in what appears to by a murder-suicide that played out early Friday afternoon at two homes on Warren's southwest side.It was the 11-year-old daughter of Jessica Crowder who called Trumbull County 911 just after 11:30 a.m. from her bedroom to report her mother's ...

Thur. 3:30 p.m.: Compromise on guns reached in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan compromise on guns has cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate, yet it's not clear it will go any farther.The bill by moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine survived a motion that effectively would have killed it on a 46-52 vote. Collins' bill would ...