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Thur. 10:53 a.m.: Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic

Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton's missing emails. But Democrats aren't likely to let the Republican presidential nominee's extraordinary comments simply fade away."Of course I'm being sarcastic," Trump ...

Thur. 11:33 a.m.: Ryan to speak at DNC

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, a staunch supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, is expected to speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.It's unknown, however, when Ryan, a superdelegate for Clinton, will speak.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, ...

Thur. 3:19 p.m.: Man sought in Cash for Gold robbery

LIBERTY - An arrest warrant has been issued for the man township police believe robbed the Instant Cash for Gold on Saturday.Police and federal marshals are looking for Kevin S. Rowe, 32, 388 E. Indianola Ave., Youngstown, according to according to Liberty police Chief Richard Tisone."We ...

Thur. 3:26 p.m.: Ryan to speak at 8 p.m. at DNC

WARREN - It's been announced that U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, will speak at about 8 p.m. tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.According to Ryan's office, he will speak about why Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is the right choice for "working ...

Thurs. 7:40 pm: Man killed, girl in court

WARREN - An autopsy is scheduled Friday for a city man that was shot and killed early Thursday in his 914 Hunter St. NW home, according to police and the Trumbull County Coroner.Jonathan Meadows, 41, was shot in the head just after 3 a.m. by a 14-year-old girl Meadows' wife, Brandi Meadows, ...

Thurs. 8 pm: Trial set for former Cafaro aide

WARREN - The former district director for state Sen. Capri Cafaro is scheduled to stand trial Nov. 14 on felony charges connected to fraudulent checks, including one cashed last year on a personal account Cafaro opened to run her Warren office.Jonathan Mitchell Wike Jr., 30, 1825 Stepney St., ...

Thurs. 10:15 pm: Ryan reminds nation of his hometown’s struggle

WARREN - The Mahoning Valley enjoyed a rare moment in the spotlight during speeches Thursday by U.S. Rep. Timothy Ryan, D-Howland, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, at the Democratic National Convention."I'm from Niles, Ohio . . . When our largest steel plant closed on Sept. 19, 1977, 5,000 ...

Thurs. 10:35 pm: Anthony Cafaro Jr. tackles man charged with robbery

NILES - A man chased by Eastwood Mall security Wednesday after employees said he left Payless Shoes with a $29 pair he didn't pay for, was stopped, arrested and charged after co-president of the Cafaro Company intervened, according to a police report.The Cafaro Co. owns the Eastwood Mall ...

Wed. 9 pm: $100,000 bond set for man accused in AK-47 shooting

GIRARD - An Iowa Avenue man on probation is being held at the Trumbull County Jail on a $100,000 bond after reports he was intoxicated when he shot an AK-47 in his home and damaged an occupied neighboring house, according to police and jail records.Elmer Gordon, 35, 367 Iowa Ave., was arrested ...

Wed. 9:10 pm: Father, son charged in Douglas Street abduction

WARREN - A father and son were arrested this week on charges connected to reports a man and woman were held in a Douglas Street NW home against their will earlier this month, according to police and court records.Harold Travis Jr., 23,1228 Elm Road NE, and Harold Travis Sr., 48, 237 Douglas St. ...

Wed. 9:20 pm: Valley contingent honored to see history being made

Democratic delegates representing the Mahoning Valley spoke almost in unison about their feelings Tuesday evening when Hillary Clinton became the first American woman ever to be nominated for president by a major political party.David Betras, Clinton delegate and chairman of the Mahoning County ...

Wed. 10:30 pm: Reaction to income tax proposal mixed

WARREN - Public outcry about a proposed half-percent income tax increase was not apparent at Wednesday's city council meeting, which was the first since the proposal was announced Monday.Only two residents spoke about the issue and both argued against officials even allowing the public to vote ...

Tues. 8:45 pm: County to try for more brownfield money

WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday are expected to initiate an application seeking up to $200,000 in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brownfield grant money to help start the revitalization process for vacant land in downtown Warren.According to Julie Edwards, economic ...

Tues. 9:25 pm: Community Development director seeks direction on 2017 budget

WARREN - Looking toward next year's budget, Community Development Director Michael Keys will be seeking direction from City Council's CD committee on whether the city will subsidize his department so he can pay his four-person staff through 2017 ."I have asked for a meeting, so we can discuss ...

Tues. 9:35 pm: Niles police to study traffic flow

NILES - Councilmembers frequently field phone calls from citizens concerned about speed in their neighborhoods and other issues related to traffic flow and safety, members said Tuesday during a meeting of the safety committee."We get the first calls, we need to know what to tell them, to show ...

Tues. 9:50 pm: Trump bobblehead moving to Boardman

WARREN - The life-sized, 3D-printed bobblehead of Donald Trump that stood watch for a week outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland soon will have a companion.Guy Coviello, vice president of government affairs for the Regional Chamber, said plans are continuing for the chamber to ...

Tues. 10:20 pm: Administration critics oppose tax increase proposal

WARREN - Asking council to pass a resolution to allow residents to vote on a half percent income tax increase two weeks before a Trumbull Board of Election deadline is being called a "cynical" move by an administration critic."Instead of having an open discussion about it, the administration ...

Mon, 10:18 a.m.: Sanders supporters ready to protest DNC in blistering heat

Protesters are gearing up outside Philadelphia's City Hall for a long, hot day of marches and rallies on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention.Members of Equality Coalition, which supports the beliefs of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Green Party ...

Mon, 12:10 p.m.:Dems’ division roils party on Day 1 of convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Angry Democrats heckled outgoing party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz with boos and cries of "shame!" on Monday as the party tried to recover from an embarrassing email hack that ripped open primary wounds just hours before they planned to mount a four-day showcase of ...

Mon. 3:56 p.m.: NFL reinstates suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Gordon's curious and complicated career has taken a new turn.He's getting yet another chance.The talented but troubled wide receiver has been reinstated on a conditional basis by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who met face to face with Gordon last week and said he ...