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Tues. 12:30 p.m.: Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further today, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 ...

Wind, rain brings power outages, flooding

About 2,500 Trumbull County homes were without power Sunday afternoon as falling trees caused by heavy rains brought down lines across the area. The loss of power and downed trees were just a couple of hazards caused by the all-day Sunday rain, which also closed roads and flooded yards. The ...

On the record – Girard

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Thursday PRESENT: Diane Alejars, David Cardiero, Sue Ellen Davis, Karen Thomas and Mark Zuppo The board: • Accepted the retirement resignation of Reynald Paolone, a high school social studies teacher with 21 years in the district, effective June 1, 2019. ...

Tue: 11:59 a.m.: US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' consumer confidence rose in August to the highest level in nearly 18 years as their assessment of current conditions improved further and their expectations about the future rebounded. The Conference Board reported this morning that its consumer confidence index ...

Mon. 8:50 a.m.: West Virginia House considers impeaching Supreme Court

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates is taking the extraordinary step of considering the impeachment of the entire state Supreme Court in a scandal over $3.2 million in office renovations. The House plans to convene at 10 a.m. today to discuss 14 articles and make ...

Seeing Eye

RAILROAD DISPLAY: An HO scale railroad display of the coal mining days in the Mahoning Valley centered around Mineral Ridge and Niles will be on display 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Moss Ancestral Home, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge. The display was created by the Godleski family, who own the ...

Services

WILLIAM R. ADAMS, 60, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Southington United Methodist Church. JAMES A. BRUNO, 66, Boardman. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday, St. Charles Church, Boardman. CALLING HOURS: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Fox Funeral Home, Boardman. DARRELL G. HALL, 45, Howland. CALLING HOURS: ...

Sandra L. Miller 1949-2018

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Sandra L. Miller, 68, died Tuesday, March 20 2018, of complications of renal cell carcinoma, or kidney cancer. She was born July 25, 1949, in Bristolville, the daughter of Arthur “Smokey” Miller and Leona Kurtz Miller. She graduated from Bristol Local Schools in ...

On the record – Champion

WHAT: Board of education meeting Monday PRESENT: John Pitts, Kelly Boyle, Patricia Fisher and Jim Scher ABSENT: David Mahan The board: • Hired Austin Handrych as assistant principal at the middle and elementary school at $79,626. The agreement is a 198-day contract; • Accepted ...

Seeing Eye

VFW POST HOSTS POKER RUN: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1090 is hosting a poker run Sunday at the post home, High Street NE. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a free breakfast for anyone who registers. The first bike will go out at 11 a.m. For information, call 330-395-1090. GET WILD AT ...

Matakevich has eye on LB spot

PITTSBURGH — Tyler Matakevich’s signature red beard is a jagged mess. All knots and snarls, a series of small mushroom clouds exploding from his jowls. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker knows it’s time for a trim but he’s a little particular about the way he wants it cut, so ...

Patricia F. McIlveen 1949-2018

Patricia F. McIlveen, 69, of Hubbard, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Patricia was born April 9, 1949, in Kittanning, Pa., a daughter of Donald B. and Alberta Forringer Crisp. She was a clerk for many years at the Youngstown Health Department and ...

Thurs. 10:15 a.m.: House GOP in eleventh-hour attempt for immigration accord

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fractured House Republicans huddled privately today as leaders tried pushing them toward consensus on immigration, racing the clock and trying to defuse a civil war within the party that threatens their effort to keep control of the chamber in November's elections. But even ...

Brenda J. Ellis 1958-2018

BRISTOL — Brenda J. Ellis, 59, of Bristol, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 3, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born Aug. 1, 1958, in Titusville, Pa, the daughter of Edward and Beatrice McFate Peterson. Brenda was a 1975 graduate of Champion High School and was employed as ...

Man who created environmental mess dies

WARREN — The man found guilty of causing an environmental mess in Youngstown that took more than a month to clean up is dead. Benedict Lupo, who was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for ordering his employees to dump tankers of oilfield waste down a storm sewer at least ...

Pens, Predators face different tests

The road back to the Stanley Cup Final took two very different turns for the Penguins and Predators at the start of the second round. Back-to-back defending champion Pittsburgh roared back from a two-goal, third-period deficit to beat the Washington Capitals, while the Winnipeg Jets chased ...

Indians, Kluber handle Seattle

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber struck out 10 in 8 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians hit five solo home runs, including three in the first inning, to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Friday night. Kluber (4-1) reached double figures in strikeouts for the 41st time and avenged his only loss ...

Services

TERRY E. CLAY SR., 71, Niles. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Thursday, Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. MARCELLA EDISON, 63, Youngstown. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Niles City Cemetery chapel. ROBERT W. FINI, 80, Warren. SERVICES: noon Saturday, Lane ...