Robbery reported at Little Caesar's
WARREN - City police are investigating a Thursday night robbery at Little Caesars, 2525 Youngstown Road S.E.
The restaurant reported about $210 in cash was taken about 7:30 p.m. Details were sketchy and police provided little information about the robbery.
The incident is the third robbery at local eateries reported in the past week. On Nov. 1, police were called to Carmen's Pizza, 1861 Youngstown Road S.E., and Caesar's Restaurant on West Market Street to investigate robberies at both establishments.
Bike to Work group to hold ride today
WARREN - Warren's Bike to Work Committee will take part in a fall ride on the Warren portion of the Western Reserve Greenway starting at noon today, with those taking part to meet at the Warren G. Harding parking lot at Panther Drive.
The group will ride south east through the city and back within an hour.
Submit gratitude for Giving Thanks feature
WARREN - The Tribune Chronicle is continuing its tradition of publishing notes of gratitude for the annual Giving Thanks features over Thanksgiving week.
Good fortune may include things like a steady paycheck, a happy family, a life-changing experience or a special person.
To submit thankful thoughts, use the form published periodically in the Tribune Chronicle and mail to: Tribune Chronicle, attn: Giving Thanks, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren OH 44483. Or submit electronically at www.tribtoday.com, click ''VNR: submit your news'' and go to "Giving Thanks"; or email to email@example.com.
Include your complete name, a phone number (not for publication) and the community in which you reside. Submissions should be limited to 25 words.
Local schools who wish to participate this year are encouraged to send student submissions electronically. After each submission, please list the student's name and grade. Also include the name of the school and community.
Submissions are due at the Tribune Chronicle by Nov. 15.
Ohio Libertarians sue over 3rd-party limits
COLUMBUS - Libertarians in political battleground Ohio challenged the constitutionality of new ballot access rules in federal court Friday, arguing that a bill signed Wednesday by Republican Gov. John Kasich will effectively eliminate all minor party candidates from next year's primary ballots.
That's because no minor party operating in the state won the percentage of votes in the last election that was required by the bill to remain a qualified party next spring, the filing in U.S. District Court in Columbus argued, adding that the right to a primary is guaranteed under Ohio's Constitution.
The bill moved quickly through the GOP-dominated Legislature as Ohio Republicans face increased competition from tea party supporters who have threatened to back a third-party challenger to Kasich next year.
1 suit dropped in Ohio's cancer cluster case
CLYDE - Lawyers have dropped one of two lawsuits against Whirlpool Corp. related to a child cancer cluster in northern Ohio.
Attorneys on Friday wouldn't say why they dropped the $750 million class-action lawsuit.
The News-Messenger in Fremont reported an attorney said the suit could be refiled.
The lawsuit attempted to link Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool and others to the cancer cluster that has sickened dozens near the city of Clyde since the mid-1990s.
Whirlpool has a washing machine factory in Clyde. The company has said it will vigorously defend itself against allegations that it was responsible for the illnesses.
A message seeking comment was left with Whirlpool Friday.
A second suit against Whirlpool filed in May by families of the children is continuing in federal court.
Staff, wire reports