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Ohio Mayors Alliance proposes police changes

The Ohio Mayors Alliance is forming a police reform support network to help cities across the state implement policies to address racial bias and improve community-police relations. Five mayors, including Jamael Tito Brown of Youngstown, announced the effort today. It includes assessing ...

Wed. 11:10 a.m.: Stocks turn mixed on Wall Street following 3 days of gains

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are turning mixed on Wall Street early today as markets around the world take a pause following their big rally a day before. The S&P 500 gave up an early gain and was little changed after the first half-hour of trading. Stocks elsewhere in the world made mostly ...

Wed. 9:34 a.m.: After 130 years, Aunt Jemima will vanish from packaging

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than 130 years, Aunt Jemima is being removed from packaging for syrup and pancake mix. Quaker Oats company said this morning that is changing the name and marketing image of the 131-year-old Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup. The new packaging will hit shelves by ...

Wed. 9:18 a.m.: Glued to the telly: English soccer returns, a nation sighs

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — English soccer's longest suspension since World War II comes to an end today, bringing the country's favorite sport back to a nation that has struggled to protect its citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League, the richest soccer league in the ...

Wed. 8:41 a.m.: Senate GOP to propose policing changes in ‘Justice Act’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are proposing changes to police procedures and accountability with an enhanced use-of-force database, restrictions on chokeholds and new commissions to study law enforcement and race, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press. The "Justice ...

Wed. 8:33 a.m.: China says it agrees with India to peacefully solve tensions

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that it is seeking a a peaceful resolution to its Himalayan border dispute with India following the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the most violent confrontation in decades. "Both sides agree to resolve this matter through dialogue and consultation and ...

Wed. 8:19 a.m.: Beijing’s new outbreak raises fears for rest of the world

BEIJING (AP) — China raised its emergency warning to its second highest level and canceled more than 60 percent of the flights to Beijing today amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital — a sharp pullback for the nation that declared victory over the virus in March and a warning for ...

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported today in Mahoning County; none in Trumbull

Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Mahoning County today, according to the Ohio Department of Health's daily update. There were no deaths reported in Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Overall, there have been 329 COVID-19 deaths in Valley — 218 in Mahoning, 54 in Trumbull and 57 in ...

Fatal crashes closes portion of I-80 in Girard

GIRARD — A fatal accident has closed a portion of Interstate 80, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation. The ramp from state Route 11 southbound to Interstate 80 westbound is closed. The detour is state Route 711 south to I-860 to I-80, ...

Trump to sign order on police changes as Democrats urge more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump was ready to sign an executive order today aimed at encouraging better police practices and establishing a database to keep track of officers with a history of excessive use of ...

Tue. 9:56 a.m.: Atlanta mayor vows changes in how police officers use force

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor is vowing to change police use-of-force policies and require that officers receive continuous training in how to deescalate situations before the consequences become fatal. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced her plans after the police killing of another ...

Tue. 8:54 a.m.: First drug proves able to improve survival from COVID-19

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients. Results were announced today and researchers said they would ...

Tue. 8:53 a.m.: North Korea blows up inter-Korean office, raising tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea today, in a carefully choreographed display of anger that sharply raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula and puts pressure on Washington and Seoul ...

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said this afternoon that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the ...

Three more Valley COVID-19 deaths reported today

Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported today in the Mahoning Valley. Two were in Mahoning County and one in Columbiana County, according to the Ohio Department of Health's daily update. There were no deaths reported in Trumbull County today. Overall, there have been 327 COVID-19 deaths in ...

Decision on Liberty fire captain discipline expected in 10 days

LIBERTY - A report determining what, if any, further disciplinary action is recommended for a Liberty fire captain already demoted following an investigation into an alleged fire station drug ring, is expected in about 10 days. A 90-minute predisciplinary hearing for Liberty fire Capt. Cathy ...

Mon. 10:11 a.m.: Stocks sink worldwide as coronavirus infections rise again

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sinking again this morning on fears that new waves of coronavirus infections could derail the economic recovery that Wall Street was sure was on the way. The S&P 500 sank 2 percent in the first few minutes of trading, following up on even sharper losses in ...

Mon. 8:51 a.m.: Beijing reinstates virus controls as cases rise

BEIJING (AP) — China reported 49 new coronavirus cases today as the capital Beijing reinstated measures to contain a resurgence. Of the new cases, 36 were reported in Beijing, traced to a wholesale market that supplies much of the city's meat and vegetables. Ten of the other cases were ...