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DeWine: Schools will reopen this fall

"We fully intend to have school in the fall," Gov. Mike DeWine said a few minutes ago. The start date for a return to in-school classes is up to local school districts, he said. Also, the state is developing "broad guidelines" on health protocols for school districts. "It's a work in ...

Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S. Instagram and Twitter accounts, ...

EGCC gets OK to seek financing for downtown Youngstown buildings

YOUNGSTOWN -- Eastern Gateway Community College can proceed with plans to buy and renovate two buildings that will anchor the school in the downtown. The Ohio Controlling Board has given the Steubenville-based college permission to buy Thomas Humphries Hall, the school's main campus at 101 E. ...

Tue. 10:27 a.m.: Stocks open higher as investors hope for economic recovery

U.S. stock indexes are moving higher in early trading this morning, following broad gains in global markets as investors hope that the gradual lifting of coronavirus lockdown mandates will put economies ravaged by the outbreak on the path to recovery. The S&P 500 was up 0.4 percent, ...

Tue. 9:41 a.m.: Judge gives control of Joe Exotic’s zoo to Carole Baskin

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's "Tiger King" docuseries to Joe Exotic's chief rival. In a ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Scott Palk granted control of the Oklahoma zoo that was previously run by Joseph ...

Tue. 8:36 a.m.: Virus-tracking app angers thousands in Moscow with fines

MOSCOW (AP) — When nurse Maria Alexeyeva caught coronavirus at work, she isolated herself at home and followed the rules set down by Moscow authorities: She checked in with doctors regularly, didn't leave her apartment and downloaded a smartphone app required by the city to keep tabs on ...

Tue. 8:32 a.m.: Parisians return to cafes; Latin America sees virus surge

PARIS (AP) — Parisians returned to the City of Light's beloved sidewalk cafes as the French government eased lockdown restrictions today, but across the ocean, health experts expressed deep concerns as several Latin American countries opted to reopen their economies despite a rapid rise in ...

Warren protest large, loud but peaceful

WARREN -- People from across Trumbull County met in Warren tonight and shouted in unison -- demanding justice not only for George Floyd, but for other black and brown people who have been abused by law enforcement officers. National change needs to start at the local level, believes Ty ...

Trumbull government, Walmart closed

WARREN- All Trumbull County government buildings in downtown Warren closed at 2:30 p.m. at the recommendation of Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe ahead of this evening's protest at Perkins Park. In addition, Walmart in Bazetta was closed as of 3 p.m.

Six more COVID-19 fatalities in Valley reported today

Six additional COVID-19 deaths were reported today in the Mahoning Valley — four in Mahoning County and two in Trumbull County. Overall, there are have been 281 COVID-19 deaths in Valley — 178 in Mahoning, 50 in Trumbull and 53 in Columbiana counties. There have been 2,206 COVID-19 ...

Latest world virus headlines: WHO says Central, South America hard hit

These are summaries of the latest stories worldwide on the coronavirus pandemic, including: — Spain reports no deaths, in 1st since March; — WHO official says Central, South America seeing worst transmission worldwide; — Italy registers one of the lowest day-to-day infection ...

Stock indexes turn higher on Wall Street after wobbly start

Stocks are notching modest gains on Wall Street today as investors balance cautious optimism about the reopening of businesses shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic against worries that the civil unrest across the U.S. over police brutality could disrupt the economic recovery and widen ...

Packard Band cancels July 4 concert, fireworks

WARREN — No fireworks will fill the sky over Packard Music Hall on the Fourth of July. The W.D. Packard Concert Band is canceling at least its first three outdoor concerts, including the Fourth of July performance, due to social distancing restrictions issued by the state because of the ...

Trump slams governors as ‘weak,’ urges crackdown on protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump this morning called many of the nation's governors "weak" and demanded tougher crackdowns on protesters in the aftermath of another night of violent protests in dozens of American cities. Trump spoke to governors on a video teleconference with law ...

Mon. 11:39 a.m.: Bishop Murry receiving cancer treatment in New York

YOUNGSTOWN - Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Bishop George V. Murry has been admitted for inpatient treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. The diocese announced Tuesday that Murry, who is diagnosed with a form of acute leukemia, submitted his resignation to Pope Francis ...

Mon. 11:27 a.m.: Biden meets with black leaders at local church amid unrest

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden met with community leaders at a predominantly African American church in Delaware this morning, leaving home for a second consecutive day to address exploding racial tensions that have begun to reshape the upcoming presidential election. Biden, the former ...

Mon. 8:16 a.m.: Calls in Paris for protest over Floyd, Traore

Here are summaries of the latest stories worldwide in the wake of the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ PARIS — In France, family and friends of a French black man who died shortly ...