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Fri. 4:15 p.m.: Ohio St. admin derided over call for compassion for attacker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State administrator is being criticized for urging compassion for the Somali-born student who injured 11 people in a car-and-knife attack on campus before he was shot to death by police. Stephanie Clemons Thompson, an assistant director of residence life at ...

Update: Man shot to death, two women kidnapped in Warren

WARREN - A 41-year-old man was the victim of a fatal shooting just before 7 p.m. on Stephens Avenue NW and the shooter kidnapped two women, one of whom escaped, according to police. Warren police Lt. Martin Gargas said a woman called 911 and reported a man was shot at 2313 Stephens Ave. ...

Thur. 4 p.m.: YSU extends contract for President Jim Tressel

YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees today approved a contract extension for President Jim Tressel that will keep him at YSU through at least June 2018. Tressel became YSU's ninth president in 2014 and is under contract through June 2017. The new agreement calls ...

Thur. 2:40p.m.: Hunt for shooter continues

RAVENNA - Police here are continuing to look for a man they think is responsible for two shooting deaths on Wednesday. There is an arrest warrant for David Darnell Calhoun Jr. in connection to the deaths of LeShaun Sanders, 33, and Sarah Marsh, 32. They were shot at a home in the 6600 ...

Thurs. 9 pm: Man cops fired at facing $150,000 bond

WARREN - A Houston man Vienna police fired at as he fled a police stop following a hit-skip is being held on $150,000 bond on more than 10 charges filed in Warren and Girard municipal courts. Jason B. Utley, 43, is facing charges of  felonious assault, failure to comply with the order or ...

Thurs. 9:15 pm: Hill case heard in Cincinnati court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit  in Cincinnati on Wednesday heard oral arguments on convicted murderer Danny Lee Hill's claim to be intellectually disabled and thus ineligible to be executed for the 1985 murder of a 12-year-old boy. Attorneys for both sides each took 30 ...

Wed. 6 pm: Valley native Spiegel to retire as Siemens CEO

YOUNGSTOWN - Mahoning Valley native Eric Spiegel, who has fostered local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational opportunities, announced he is retiring as CEO of Siemens USA at the end of the year. The company also announced that Lisa Davis, 53, has been ...

Wed. 8:30 pm: October bomb scares lead to charges

NILES - A boy accused of suggesting a broken computer tablet was a bomb and a girl accused of scrawling a bomb threat on a bathroom wall are facing charges in Trumbull County Family Court, according to police. Police were called Oct. 10 for what officials called a "bomb scare" and Oct. 12 ...

Mon. 11:45 a.m.: UPDATE 2 – ‘Scene secure’ at Ohio State

COLUMBUS (AP) - Ohio State University says a shelter-in-place warning has been lifted and the scene is secure following reports of an active shooter and at least seven people injured. Ohio State also has tweeted that all classes would be canceled for the rest of the day. The ...

Mon. 11:40 a.m.: UPDATE – Active shooter on Ohio State campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seven people were sent to the hospital this morning after an active shooter was reported on campus, the Columbus Fire Department said shortly after the school sent a series of tweets telling students to shelter in place and to "Run Hide Fight." Two of those people ...

Fidel Castro dies at age 90

HAVANA — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90. With a shaking voice, his younger brother, Raul Castro, announced on state ...

Sat. 8:20 pm: Nine districts take first day of hunting season off

Young hunters in nine Trumbull County school districts won't have to worry about playing hooky to try to bag a buck on the first day of deer-gun hunting season Monday. Getting an extra day added to their Thanksgiving vacation will be students in Bloomfield-Mespo, Brookfield, Howland, ...

Sat. 8:35 pm: Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary event set

WARREN - The public is invited to join the Tribune Chronicle in honoring and remembering the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The event, "Pearl Harbor and Beyond," will be 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Kent State University at Trumbull, Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by KSU ...

Sat. 9:20 pm: McDonald water customers to see 28 percent rate increase

McDONALD - Water customers here will likely pay 28 percent more for the service next year. The increase is needed because of water loss caused by water line breaks and flushing to rid water of its discoloration, and because of a rate increase the village will see from Meander Water, which ...

Wed. 8 pm: Woman gets 4-1/2 years in hospital attack

WARREN - A Youngstown woman was sentenced Wednesday to four-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of a host of felony charges connected to an Aug. 28, 2015, attack on a nurse at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Danielle M. Johnson, 36, 1764 Market St., pleaded guilty to two counts of ...

Weds. 8:40 pm: Hungry man breaks into restaurant to make himself meal

AUSTINTOWN - A man accused by police of breaking into Chad Anthony's Italian Grille claims he was inside the restaurant after-hours simply to make himself a meal. When police arrived at the Mahoning Avenue restaurant shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, they found a man had taken cooked pasta ...

Weds. 9 pm: Motorcyclist held on $1 million bond in slaying

WARREN - A Warren man charged in the double fatal shooting at a Warren Township motorcycle club last summer had his bond set Wednesday at $1 million. James A. Gardner, 48, 197 Iowa Ave. NW, appeared with attorney Mark Lavelle for his arraignment before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. ...

Weds. 9:20 pm: Company feels GM Lordstown ripple

LORDSTOWN - A company that provides seating for the Chevrolet Cruze is feeling the ripple effect of layoffs at the General Motors Assembly Complex. Lordstown Seating Systems has announced it will end its third shift beginning Jan. 20, effectively causing permanent layoffs for 83 full-time ...

Tues. 6:45 pm: Warren man charged in biker gang murder

WARREN TOWNSHIP - A Warren man was arrested Tuesday morning at his place of employment for his role in a double fatal shooting at a motorcycle club last summer. James A. Gardner, 48, 197 Iowa Ave. NW, was charged in a secret indictment with one count of aggravated murder with a firearms ...

Tues. 9:15 pm: Texas man facing charges in Vienna incident

GIRARD - A Texas man is facing several charges after an incident Friday in which police said he tried to run over a township officer, who then fired his weapon at the man. Jason B. Utley, of Houston, is facing charges of  felonious assault, failure to comply with the order or signal of a ...