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Thu. 10:14 a.m.: Champion crash sends 3 to hospital with minor injuries

CHAMPION --- Three people were sent to St. Joseph Warren Hospital with minor injuries Wednesday evening after an 18-year-old driver rear-ended a vehicle stopped on state Route 45 while waiting to make a left turn, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The impact overturned the stopped ...

Thu. 9:06 a.m. Woman who leaked secrets thanks Trump for tweet

ATLANTA (AP) — A former government contractor who leaked a classified report on Russian hacking is thanking President Donald Trump for tweeting about her case. In a telephone interview this morning from a Georgia jail, Reality Winner told "CBS This Morning" that Trump's tweet was a "breath ...

Thu. 8:54 a.m.: US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending, bolstered by strong job growth and tax cuts, rose a solid 0.4 percent in July, the sixth straight month of healthy gains, while a key measure of inflation posted its largest annual gain in more than six years. The Commerce Department says the July ...

Thu. 8:51 a.m.: UN envoy suggests civilians leave Syria’s Idlib

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria is proposing that civilians evacuate the rebel-held region of Idlib into government-held areas, warning that nearly 3 million people in the region could face a "perfect storm" and a "chilling" military escalation ahead. Staffan de Mistura told ...

Thu. 8:47 a.m.: China says no plans to deploy troops to Afghanistan

BEIJING (AP) — China today denied reports that it plans to deploy troops to Afghanistan, saying the neighbors are engaged merely in "normal military and security cooperation." Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Wu Qian said reports in Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper and ...

Wed. 8:30 p.m.: Bridge to be dedicated in honor of police officer

GIRARD - A dedication ceremony will be held Monday to officially rename the Girard-McDonald viaduct as the "Officer Justin Leo Memorial Bridge." A group of Girard High School cross country members have been working with the Girard Police Department, city officials and David and Pat Leo, ...

Wed. 8:15 p.m.: Ryan looks at VA as possible Northside occupant

YOUNGSTOWN - Looking at ways to use the Northside Regional Medical Center facility, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan this week sent a letter asking Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie for possible suggestions on how the agency, through private-public partnerships, can use the facility to help ...

Wed. 8 p.m.: Speed cameras, signs, allowed on state roads

Hand-held speed cameras and signage can remain on state routes, according to a policy issued today by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The ODOT policy reverses a policy made in a previous notice sent in July by ODOT Director Jerry Wray to trustees and council members in Hubbard Township, ...

Wed. 3:09 p.m.: FBI: No evidence Clinton server hacked despite Trump tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it has no evidence Hillary Clinton's private email server was compromised even though President Donald Trump tweeted a news report that alleged the Chinese had hacked it. Trump tweeted Tuesday evening about a report by the conservative Daily Caller that said ...

Wed. 12:59 p.m.: Trump says White House counsel to depart in the fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House counsel Don McGahn, who has maintained a front row seat in the Trump administration's controversies and accomplishments, will be departing in the fall after the expected Senate confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump ...

Wed. 8:58 a.m.: US economy grew at a brisk 4.2 percent annual rate in Q2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce the strongest gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer ...

Wed. 8:56 a.m.: China denies Trump’s claim it hacked Clinton’s emails

BEIJING (AP) — China has denied an accusation by U.S. President Donald Trump that it hacked the emails of Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the 2016 election. "We are firmly opposed to all forms of cyberattacks and espionage," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a ...

Wed. 8:49 a.m.: AP-NORC Poll: Many indifferent to Kavanaugh nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does Brett Kavanaugh belong on the Supreme Court? It's a question that may be consuming Washington, but one that elicits a shrug from many Americans. And there's also no nationwide consensus on whether the Senate should vote on his nomination before Election Day. That's ...

Tue. 5:43 p.m.: Court rejects temporary restraining order in TJX case

WARREN - The request for a temporary restraining order to stop Lordstown and state officials from executing zone changes for a proposed TJX HomeGoods distribution center in the village was denied today. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos ruled opponents of the zone ...

Tues. 9:45 p.m.: Pedestrian safety evaluated in Warren

WARREN - Despite 90-degree temperatures, 12 local residents spent over an hour Tuesday afternoon walking through sections of downtown Warren to evaluate sidewalks and streets for pedestrian safety. The audit was the first of two taking place this week by the Trumbull County Creating Healthy ...

Tues. 9 p.m.: WRTA doubles routes between Warren, Youngstown

WARREN - Western Reserve Transit Authority riders traveling between Youngstown and Warren will have more opportunities to ride because the system will be doubling the frequency on the Warren Express route from every two hours to every hour, Monday through Saturday, beginning Tuesday. A ...

Tues. 7:50 p.m.: Hamad appeal cites judge’s errors

WARREN - A motion filed by Nasser Hamad's attorneys this week claimed the jurors in the Howland man's capital murder trial last fall should have been given instruction on two lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter. "Even the trial court acknowledged that the facts at trial clearly supported ...

Tues. 7:40 p.m.: Administrator dodges last two weeks

WARREN - Although Rebecca Gerson gave her two weeks notice to Trumbull County commissioners, she isn't expected to work those two weeks as Trumbull County administrator and administrator of the county's transit system, according to Richard Jackson, director of human resources and interim ...

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 ...