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Fri. 1:30 p.m.: No score yet as Champion girls head to fourth inning

AKRON - The score is tied at 0 through three innings where the defending state Division III softball champions, the Champion Flashes, hope to repeat their title run. The Number 1 seeded Champion team is facing off against Number 3 Richwood North Union at Akron's Firestone Stadium. For more ...

Fri. 12:30 p.m.: Seven face federal drug charges

YOUNGSTOWN - Seven people were indicted in federal court, accused of conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine around Youngstown and Girard, along with Farrell, Pennsylvania, U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and DEA Special Agent in Charge Timothy Plancon announced ...

Wed. 12:26 p.m.: Woman sentenced for letting girl, 11, drive a SUV

WARREN - A woman who tried to explain away letting a young girl drive a Chevrolet TrailBlazer because the 19-year-old didn't have a license has been sentenced to 30 days in the Trumbull County Jail on charges connected to the incident. Brandy Nicole Cross was also placed on five years ...

Wed. 3:05 p.m.: Bishop Murry released from hospital

Bishop George Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown, who was diagnosed earlier in the month with acute leukemia, was released from the Cleveland Clinic Tuesday evening. The Diocese of Youngstown reported Murry's physicians are pleased with his response to chemotherapy and the leukemia cells ...

Wed. 4:35 p.m.: Local speller doing well at national bee

WARREN - Isabella Pinto, representing the Tribune Chronicle at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., correctly spelled "schmutz" in the third round of competition today. Pinto, 13, an eighth-grade student at Bristol High School, "apishamore," which is a saddle blanket usually ...

Tue. 3:23 p.m.: Testimony underway in Warren murder trial

WARREN - Testimony is underway in the murder trial of Shaun R. Simpson, who is accused of shooting and then dropping off his mortally wounded girlfriend at Trumbull Regional Medical Center on Nov. 12, 2016. Simpson is charged with two counts of murder and one count each of felonious assault ...

Tues. 2:15 p.m.: ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ after star’s racist tweet

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC has canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" following Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey says the comment "is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to ...

Mon. 5:13 p.m.: Alberto makes landfall on Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fl. (AP) — The National Hurricane Center says Subtropical Storm Alberto has come ashore on the Florida Panhandle. The Miami-based center said in a 5 p.m. advisory that Alberto's core made landfall a few minutes ago at Laguna Beach, Florida, about 15 miles west-northwest of ...

Mon. 5:35 p.m.: Garage fire cancels Niles Fire Department ceremony

NILES — A garage fire 10 a.m. Monday led to the cancellation of a Memorial Day service at the Niles Fire Department, according to Niles fire Capt. Todd Thomas. The alarm for the blaze in a two-car, detached garage at 604 Lafayette Ave. came in just before the small service was scheduled to ...

Mon. 8:38 p.m.: Power outage strands roller coaster riders at amusement park

SANDUSKY (AP) — A power outage at Cedar Point amusement park left riders stranded on some of its roller coasters and other rides for about two hours. A spokesman for Cedar Point said the park lost power this afternoon when a car hit a utility pole. Photos shared on social media by people ...

Mon. 8:49 p.m.: Alberto flood threat continues after landfall

PANAMA CITY, Fl. (AP) — The National Hurricane Center says Subtropical Storm Albert is weakening as it moves inland but poses a threat from heavy rains that could cause dangerous flash flooding. Forecasters say Alberto's ill-defined core was located over the Florida Panhandle near DeFuniak ...

Sun. 7:27 p.m.: George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized today in Maine after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue, a spokesman said. Just after 2 p.m., Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the 93-year-old Bush, said he was awake, alert and not in any discomfort. He said ...

Sun. 8:02 p.m.: Flash flooding hits Maryland community

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Flash floods struck a Maryland community wracked by similar flooding in 2016, authorities said, and water rescues were being carried out as raging brown waters surged through the streets today. News outlets showed photos and video of turbulent water rushing down ...

Sun. 8:04 p.m.: Florida panhandle braces for impact as Alberto approaches

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Alberto, approached the northern Gulf Coast carrying brisk winds and heavy rain. The storm disrupted long holiday weekend ...