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Consumer Reports finds heavy metals in baby food

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Consumer Reports is saying that it has found heavy metals in foods made for babies and toddlers, such as popular snacks, cereals, prepared entrées, and packaged fruits and vegetables. 

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Flames break out at Boardman home

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Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that broke out at a Boardman Township home late Thursday. T

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Austintown Police say missing 11-year-old boy has been found safe

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Austintown Police are now searching for 11-year old Christian Shuler, who is currently missing from a residence in Austintown. According to police, Christian was last seen wearing black shorts with teal on the sides, a black shirt with gold on the front, and he was not wearing any shoes. Officers are asking if you see him or have seen him, that you please call the Austintown Police Department immediately at (330) 799-9721.

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PA Department of Corrections responds after employees from multiple prison's fall ill

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Yet another prison in Pennsylvania had an incident that sent staffers to the hospital. Butler County Prison the fourth corrections facility in the state to have an incident similar to the one in Mercer County last week. Our Pittsburgh affiliate said four officers and two nurses were exposed to an unknown substance, possible K2 synthetic marijuana. Prison staffers from Fayette County Prison, SCI Green, and SCI Mercer have all been treated after coming into contact with an unknown su...

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Bus drivers train for evacuating special needs passengers

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While all bus drivers are trained on how to evacuate kids during an emergency situation, for those drivers with special needs passengers evacuations can be even more challenging. Julie Bloom, the training coordinator, explains that many challenges present themselves due to the variety of disabilities, saying "you might have a kids who is ambulatory but does not have the ability to stand in one place by himself, or you might have a child who doesn't have the abilit...

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City of Niles creates survey to gain resident's input on parks

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The City of Niles is continuing to seek feedback from residents and businesses to help improve and grow the community.  According to a press release, the City is now asking for insight on about its parks through a new online survey. The press release informed that the survey, which was requested by the Board of Park and Recreation Department, puts its focus on Waddel, Stevens, Kennedy, Murphy, Iowa/Southside, Camrose and Circle Parks. The survey asks why people enjoy visiting... More>>

FDA approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

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There is important news for anyone with life-threatening allergies, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to the EpiPen. Experts believe the new generic from Teva Pharmaceuticals could drive the prices of this life-saving drug way down. For some parents buying school supplies for the new school year doesn't end at just notebooks and pencils, some have to buy expensive EpiPen two packs to send with their children who have dangerous allergies to fo... More>>

Mule racing to return to Canfield Fair

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Mule racing is returning to the 2018 Canfield Fair, after an over 20-year absence. According to a press release, this time around the mules will be under a saddle instead of being hitched to carts. The press release encouraged local mule owners to enter their mules in the 1-furlong (1/8 mile) races. The mules will be racing for purses of $300 elimination heats and $500 purse in the final, with no more than two heats for the same mule, stated the press release. Speed Superintendent... More>>

Rally to be held in support of TJX coming to Lordstown

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A rally in support of TJX coming to Lordstown will be held on Monday, August 20, from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m at the UAW 1714 Union Hall, located at 2121 Salt Springs Road in Lordstown. Trumbull County Commissioner, Dan Polivka, informed 21 News that this is an event campaigning in favor of keeping a zone change in place. There will be hot dogs and refreshments available at the event. The following is a statement from Polivka:   "This is a positive project with ... More>>

Westminster College makes Money Magazine's 'Best Colleges' list

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Westminster College has been named to Money Magazine's '2018 Best Colleges for Your Money' list. According to a press release, the list is based on education quality, affordability, and the financial success of alumni. The press release informs that there were 727 schools selected, and of those selected schools, Westminster is one of only five Western Pennsylvania schools listed in the top 300, and it in the top 40 percent of 4-year private and public colleges nationwide. West... More>>

Ambulance procession held for well-known Sharon man

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A procession of Ambulances, Police and Tow Trucks made their way down State Street in Sharon to route 18 for the Funeral of James Watson.  The Sharon man was well known in the community for owning Watson Ambulance Service, Jim's Towing and Courtesy cab.  Watson also served as a Mercer County Sheriff deputy.  Jim Watson was 79 years old when he passed. 

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$185,000 awarded to YSU for additive manufacturing equipment

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A federal grant is helping bring new equipment to the Youngstown Business Incubator.  The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded $185,000 in federal funding to the Youngstown Business Incubator for 3D printing software and equipment. Michael Hripko, Youngstown State Univerity's Associative Vice President for research, told 21 News, "Each additional piece of equipment further strengthen us as a national and international leader in additive manufacturing technology and...

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Law director: Closing of Northside will likely mean layoffs for city

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Youngstown Law Director Jeff Limbian said the closing of Northside Regional Medical Center in September will likely affect jobs in the city, meaning layoffs. 

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New Castle police look for burglary suspect in stolen vehicle

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New Castle Police are on the lookout for another suspect connected with a burglary in the city. 

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Two men arrested after owner sees them breaking into New Castle business

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Two men were arrested in New Castle after police said the two burglarized a business on South Cascade Street Thursday. 

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Lemonis from CNBC's "The Profit" visits Valley businesses

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The star of the CNBC show "The Profit" swung through the Valley today, checking out a couple of his business interests. A lot of surprised faces walked into The Simple Greek in Boardman this afternoon, when they saw Marcus Lemonis standing there, checking out one of his concepts, in action. 

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Elected leaders stand by Northside nurses

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One day after the announced closing of Northside Hospital, nurses are joined by elected leaders at a news conference.

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Two people indicted for stabbing death of man in Youngstown

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Two people have been indicted by the Mahoning County Grand Jury in connection with the murder of a man at an apartment complex on Youngstown's west side. 

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How your cell phone can protect you from storm damage disasters Video included

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Last week, heavy rains caused flash flooding in the Valley, overtaking storm sewers in a matter of minutes. 

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Free rides offered for Lordstown residents voting on TJX rezoning

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Free rides are being offered for Lordstown citizens who are heading to the polls to vote on allowing the rezoning and construction of TJX's Distribution Center. 

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Hundreds gather to welcome 'Wall that Heals' Vietnam Memorial in Warren

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Hundreds of people gathered on the South Lawn of Packard Music Hall for the opening ceremony of "The Wall that Heals."

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Attorney General DeWine Files lawsuit against Niles car dealership

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the operators of a Niles used car dealership accused of failing to deliver vehicle titles to customers. 

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Youngstown man indicted for maintaining drug house where kids were found

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A Youngstown man has been indicted for using a firearm and drug house to distribute marijuana, crack cocaine and other drugs. 

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Prosecutor: No unlawful force used by officers in Niles shooting

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Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins has released his final report on a police-involved shooting investigation in the City of Niles, saying there was no unlawful force used by officers in the shooting back in April.

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Feds to review Ohio State response to claims of abuse by doc

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Federal officials will investigate Ohio State University's response to allegations against a team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other male students in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Another nurse says closing leaves community underserved

Northside nurse: Steward failed to do enough to attract patients

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The people who have been intimately familiar for years with the inner workings of Northside Regional Medical Center gave their insight into why they believe the hospital is closing and how it will affect the community. 

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'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

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Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.

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Weekend OVI checkpoints planned for Mahoning and Columbiana Counties

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Drivers in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties may encounter an OVI sobriety checkpoint over the next couple of days. 

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  • Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

    Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:07 AM EDT2018-08-17 09:07:29 GMT
    New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders.More >>
    New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders.More >>
  • Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

    Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:07 AM EDT2018-08-17 09:07:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for anoth...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for anoth...
    US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.More >>
    US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.More >>
  • Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

    Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:07 AM EDT2018-08-17 09:07:14 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...
    A slain Colorado mother whose 2 young daughters were also killed painted a rosy picture of married life.More >>
    A slain Colorado mother whose 2 young daughters were also killed painted a rosy picture of married life.More >>
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  • Marco Rubio's next act won't include another run vs. Trump

    Marco Rubio's next act won't include another run vs. Trump

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:07 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:07:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this July 19, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump greets Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. during a luncheon in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washingt...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this July 19, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump greets Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. during a luncheon in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washingt...
    After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary _ and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way _ Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics.More >>
    After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary _ and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way _ Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics.More >>
  • Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

    Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:11:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, then-Fox News co-president Bill Shine, leaves a New York restaurant. For years Shine carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nicknamed “the Butler” at Fox. Now, Shi...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, then-Fox News co-president Bill Shine, leaves a New York restaurant. For years Shine carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nicknamed “the Butler” at Fox. Now, Shi...
    Shifting from Fox News to the White House, Bill Shine takes on task of protecting Trump's image.More >>
    Shifting from Fox News to the White House, Bill Shine takes on task of protecting Trump's image.More >>
  • Newest US sanctions against Russia hit an economic nerve

    Newest US sanctions against Russia hit an economic nerve

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:40 AM EDT2018-08-13 15:40:45 GMT
    (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP). Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a meeting in Kamchatka Peninsula region, Russian Far East, Russia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United S...(Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP). Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a meeting in Kamchatka Peninsula region, Russian Far East, Russia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United S...
    Hitting an economic nerve: Newest US sanctions get a rise out of Russia, a drop in the ruble.More >>
    Hitting an economic nerve: Newest US sanctions get a rise out of Russia, a drop in the ruble.More >>
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