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Fri. 11:49 a.m.: Cleveland to appeal ‘jock tax’ ruling to US Supreme Court

COLUMBUS - Cleveland intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the city's system for taxing visiting professional athletes.The city filed a motion Wednesday indicating the move. The filing comes after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the city's method for taxing ...

Fri. 2:36 p.m.: Ohio AG: Alert system for worker arrests missed 650 cases

COLUMBUS - Ohio's attorney general says about 650 arrests and convictions for teachers, school employees and others weren't reported to licensing agencies because of a computer system problem.The notification system glitch went undetected for two years before it was fixed. Attorney General Mike ...

Thurs. 3:37 p.m.: Kmart will remain open

WARREN - Kmart at the Trumbull Plaza will not be closing, the retail chain's parent company announced today.News the store at 2485 Parkman Road NW will remain open comes just one day after Sears Holdings announced it would be closing the store as "part of a series of actions" the company is ...

Thu. 7:40 p.m.: Police say suspect in custody in Louisiana officer’s death

A man accused of killing a Shreveport police officer was arrested today after a round-the-clock manhunt, police said.Grover Cannon, 27, was in a backyard detached garage not far from the house where Officer Thomas LaValley was killed Wednesday when officers acting on a tip arrested him shortly ...

Thu. 8:32 p.m.: Stolen Stradivarius violin is recovered after 35 years

WASHINGTON - Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a concert in 1980. When he returned, it was gone.Its case was later found in the basement of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he taught. But ...

Thu. 9:38 p.m.: Trumbull County to begin dispatch Warren 911 call in September

County to begin dispatch city 911 call in SeptemberBy Raymond L. SmithTribune ChronicleCOMING FRIDAY: Trumbull County 911 will start providing dispatch service at its center in Howland for Warren police by September, according to the center's director.Ernest Cook III said Thursday - a day after ...

Thu. 10:46 p.m.: Senate report urges government crackdown on airline fees

WASHINGTON - The government should crack down on airline fees for things like seat reservations, checked baggage and ticket changes or cancellations, which are often unfair or hidden from consumers, according to a Senate report released today.The report, which is based on an investigation by ...

Thu. 11:14 p.m.: Trump refuses to rule out third-party run in GOP debate

CLEVELAND - A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination. His startling declaration left his onstage rivals scrambling to ...

Wed, 2:35pm: Warren Kmart to close in November

WARREN - The Kmart at the Trumbull Plaza is slated to close in mid-November.Company leaders said the closing of the store at 2485 Parkman Road NW, Warren, is "part of a series of actions" they are taking to reduce ongoing expenses, adjust their asset base, and accelerate the transformation of ...

Wed, 2:35pm: Fragment determined to be from missing plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Experts have confirmed that the debris found on Reunion Island last week was that of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 that went missing last year, Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday."It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team ...

Wed, 3:47pm: SWAT team in Tenn. kill suspect in movie theater

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A suspect wielding a hatchet and a gun inside a Nashville-area movie theater died after exchanging gunshots with a SWAT team that stormed the theater, police said Wednesday.The suspect, who was not identified, was armed with a gun and a hatchet at the Carmike Hickory 8 ...

Wed. 7:22 p.m.: Ohio proposal seeks to drug test some welfare applicants

COLUMBUS - Welfare applicants in Ohio would be screened and tested for illegal drugs under a bill introduced today in the state legislature.The proposal would create a two-year pilot program in three counties that have yet to be determined.Adults applying for cash assistance would complete a ...

Wed. 7:27 p.m.: Federal court says Texas voter ID violates Voting Rights Act

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court ruled today that Texas' voter ID law has a "discriminatory" effect on minorities in a victory for President Barack Obama, whose administration took the unusual step of bringing the weight of the U.S. Justice Department to fight a wave of new ballot-box ...

Wed. 8:02 p.m.: Area residents heading to Cleveland for GOP debate

COMING THURSDAY: Paul A. Sracic compared Thursday's Republican presidential candidate debate to preseason football.The chairman of the political science department at Youngstown State University said, "In training camp, coaches say, 'They look good. Let's see how they look when the pads go ...

Wed. 9:35 p.m.: Food industry asks for exemptions to trans fat phase out

WASHINGTON - Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats - if the food industry gets its way.The Food and Drug Administration announced in June that it is requiring food companies to largely rid their ...

Wed. 9:41 p.m.: Remains in vacant Warren building identified

COMING THURSDAY: The Trumbull County Coroner's Office said the skeletal remains found in the wall of a former East Market Street, Warren, business in March belong to Thomas Pickens.The man, whose birthday is Aug. 1, 1954, was killed in 2009 in an act of violence, according to the coroner's ...

Tue. 7:49 p.m.: Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made dueling appeals to the American Jewish community today as they sought to rally support for their opposing positions on the Iranian nuclear deal.Netanyahu made his case in a live webcast with more than 10,000 ...