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Thu. 6:28 p.m.: Mother guilty of child endangering

LIBERTY - A woman who left her toddler daughter alone at home while she went out to get alcohol pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of endangering children. Candis Wynn, 31, was ordered to pay a $150 fine and court costs and sentenced to one year of probation by Girard Municipal Court Judge ...

Thu. 2:57 p.m.: Man charged with vehicular homicide in fatal crash

MESOPOTAMIA - A man from Minvera faces a charge of vehicular homicide in connection to a May 31 fatal crash involving a logging truck in Mesopotamia. Gilbert Chaidez, 25, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor Thursday in Newton Falls Municipal Court, where he is due back for a pretrial on ...

Thu. 1:20 p.m.: Police recover WWII rifles stolen from VFW post

WEST FARMINGTON - The nine World War II rifles and three safes stolen Sunday from VFW Post 7200 have been recovered, investigators said today. Sgt. Mike Yannucci, a detective with the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office, said police in Howland and in Weathersfield helped recover the safe and the ...

Thu. 11:31 a.m.: Federal judge denies homeless request to block county action

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has again refused to block Cincinnati-area authorities from clearing tent cities that homeless people have been forming. U.S. District Judge Timothy Black on Thursday denied a second request by representatives of the homeless for a restraining order. A ...

Thu. 9:06 a.m.: US producer prices flat in July, restraining inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices were unchanged in July after two months of large increases, a sign inflation pressures have softened. The Labor Department said this morning that the producer price index — which measures price changes before they reach the consumer — increased ...

Thu. 8:45 a.m.: Kremlin denounces new U.S. sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kremlin has denounced new U.S. sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy as a breach of international law. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said today that "the restrictions are absolutely unlawful and don't conform to ...

Thu. 8:33 a.m.: Spain takes more African migrants despite signs of tension

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked today at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in ...

Thu. 8:29 a.m.: Police arrest teen carrying 10 knives at Indiana school

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Police say a teenager who was wandering a central Indiana high school with 10 knives strapped to his body has been arrested. Thomas Lon Owens III was apprehended at Central High School in Muncie Wednesday, shortly after students were dismissed for the day. He is ...

Wed. 5 p.m.: Two Trumbull locations test positive for West Nile

The Trumbull County Combined Health District said today that two mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile Virus. One sample was taken from the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail in Champion and the other was taken from the Community Center in Newton Falls, according to a press ...

Wed. 6 p.m.: Lordstown rolls out ’19 Cruze

LORDSTOWN - The assembly line at the General Motors Lordstown Complex shifted gears this week as the plant began production of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze amid growing uncertainty about the local automaker's future. The start of regular production for the model year change began Monday. GM ...

Wed. 7:30 p.m.: Study reflects increase of food hardship in communities

WARREN - The Warren-Youngstown-Boardman area has the second highest food hardship rate in the U.S., according to a study by the Food Research and Action Center. That means 22 percent of people living in that region have difficulty finding an adequate supply of food, the study states. The No. ...

Wed. 9 p.m.: Champion residents seek noise wall

CHAMPION - Residents in the Stewart Street NW and Brookside Drive NW neighborhoods said they are tired of hearing all the loud noise coming from the many vehicles on the state Route 5 bypass, which is in their backyards. Resident Tamie Hoostal and others from the neighborhood asked trustees ...

Wed. 12:09 p.m.: Veteran who spoke out about voter purge resigns as mayor

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran who found himself in the middle of a U.S. Supreme Court case about whether states can purge voters has resigned as mayor of a village in Ohio. Joseph Helle stepped down as Oak Harbor's mayor after a complaint about his residence. Helle says he's ...

Wed. 10:13 a.m.: New York congressman indicted on insider trading charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. The charges were announced and the indictment unsealed this morning in New York City. The ...

Wed. 9:05 a.m.: US braces for possible cyberattacks after Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts say. Concern over that cyber threat has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the ...

Wed. 8:51 a.m.: Italian premier asked Trump for info on Iran nuclear status

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said today his country is willing to consider a "more rigorous" stance toward Iran, adding that he recently asked U.S. President Donald Trump to share intelligence about Iran's alleged nuclear program that has triggered fresh U.S. sanctions. Conte ...

Wed. 8:34 a.m.: Primary night takeaways: Democratic optimism, women advance

The Associated Press Democrats didn't walk away with a clear win Tuesday night. But they didn't have to. They essentially battled Republicans to a draw in a central Ohio congressional district that should have been an easy win for the GOP. Even a too-close-to-call result was a sign of ...

Wed. 8:28 a.m.: Police: 11-year-old stealing from market shocked with Taser

CINCINNATI (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who Cincinnati police say was stealing from a supermarket has been shocked with a Taser stun gun. Police say the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday at a Kroger in Cincinnati. Authorities say the officer suspected the girl was using a backpack to ...