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Tue., 9:30am: Arson suspected in ROTC van burnings at KSU

February 24, 2015 KENT (AP) — Fire investigators say arson is suspected in the burning of two ROTC vans at a Kent State University. A spokeswoman for KSU said that fire crews were called around 2:30 a.. more »»

Tue. 11:39 a.m.: Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, 1st death in outbreak

February 24, 2015 BERLIN (AP) — An 18-month-old boy has died of measles amid an outbreak in Berlin, a hospital in the German capital said Tuesday. more »»

Tue. 3:21 p.m.: YSU faculty contract approved

February 24, 2015 YOUNGSTOWN — The university's board of trustees passed the faculty union's contract at their meeting today. The YSU-Ohio Education Association's about 370 members last contract expired in August. more »»

Tue. 8:41 p.m.: House, Senate GOP looking at food stamp overhaul

February 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are laying the groundwork for an overhaul of the nation's food stamp program, trying again after an unsuccessful attempt two years ago. more »»

Tue. 8:48 p.m.: Allegiant announces flight plan for Akron-Canton Airport

February 24, 2015 COMING WEDNESDAY: Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport's aviation director said although he was "taken back a bit" by news that Allegiant Air plans to offer flights from the Akron-Canton area, he... more »»

Tue. 9:10 p.m.: Kerry defends Iran negotiations before Congress

February 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry told wary lawmakers today that it was premature to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran before any deal can be reached to keep Tehran from developing... more »»

Tue. 9:16 p.m.: Trumbull commissioners discussing merging highway, sanitary offices

February 24, 2015 COMING WEDNESDAY: Discussions about a possible merger of Trumbull County's highway and sanitary engineer's offices may be gaining tractio. more »»

Tue. 9:42 p.m.: Obama nominates 1st US ambassador to Somalia since 1991

February 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. more »»

Tue. 10:13 p.m.: Obama, lawmakers push for criminal justice reform

February 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must continue cutting its crime and incarceration rates by reforming its criminal justice system. more »»

Mon. 6:59 p.m.: Ohio AG rejects petition for proposal to legalize marijuana

February 23, 2015 COLUMBUS — A proposal to legalize marijuana in Ohio has failed to clear an initial state hurdle, though backers of the effort say they plan to revise the constitutional amendment. more »»

Mon. 7:05 p.m.: Warren PD nears full compliance with Department of Justice

February 23, 2015 COMING TUESDAY: Warren police Chief Eric Merkel graded the annual compliance assessment training as a B-plus this year. more »»

Mon. 8:55 p.m.: Ohio Amish leader in prison for beard cuttings seeks release

February 23, 2015 The leader of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio whose hate crime convictions for beard- and hair-cutting attacks - including in Trumbull County - were overturned wants a federal judge to release him... more »»

Mon. 9:16 p.m.: Ryan pushes back against Obama's fast track plan

February 23, 2015 COMING TUESDAY: YOUNGSTOWN -- Adopting President Obama's fast track plan could push unfair trade practices even further out of whack, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, said today. more »»

Mon. 9:26 p.m.: McConnell proposes immigration vote to resolve impasse

February 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Days away from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out today by breaking contested immigration measures off the agency's funding bill and offering... more »»

Mon. 9:54 p.m.: Ohio adds wiggle room for state test administration

February 23, 2015 Snow days won't be getting students out of state-mandated testing that began last week. more »»

Mon. 10:14 p.m.: Lepore-Hagan calls on Kasich to negotiate $500,000 for Austintown

February 23, 2015 COMING TUESDAY: State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, has called on Gov. more »»

Mon. 10:32 p.m.: Schools announce delayed start times Tuesdays

February 23, 2015 Several school districts in Trumbull County will start two hours late Tuesday to help avoid the worst of frigid temperature. more »»

Mon. 11:03 p.m.: Judicial panel suspends county auditor

February 23, 2015 COMING TUESDAY: Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino was suspended today by a three-judge panel that found his potential role in the Oakhill Renaissance Place corruption case and alleged... more »»

Sat. 8:44 p.m.: Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location

February 21, 2015 The first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years was poised to expand this weekend in a labor dispute that may start having more of an impact on the price consumers pay for gasoline. more »»



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