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Food giveaway for children this afternoon in Salem

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An effort designed to help tackle childhood hunger in Columbiana County kicks off Thursday afternoon. 

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Plea expected from North Lima woman accused of $70K theft from rod and gun club

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A North Lima woman who told police she took $70,000 from the Lowellville Rod and Gun club after falling victim to an online romance scam is expected to change her earlier not guilty plea. 

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Police report trailer thefts in Poland, Hubbard, Coitsville, Pulaski

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Police in Poland Township are hoping someone knows something, and will come forward with information about several trailer thefts in the Valley. 

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Mount Union ends United Methodist affiliation over LGBT bans

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A university in Ohio has ended its affiliation with the United Methodist Church over the denomination's renewed bans on LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage. 

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Deadly tornadoes strike Missouri

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Deadly tornadoes rampaged through parts of Missouri overnight, killing at least three people. 

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EMTs who saved propeller accident victim among those honored by Steward

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We're in the middle of National EMS Week - honoring first responders across the country and the sacrifice they make day and night. Wednesday, an awards ceremony paid tribute to many of those first responders in our area. Tiffany's Banquet Hall in Brookfield is no stranger to celebrations. Wednesday night, the hall steadily filled with guests who perhaps aren't celebrated as often as they're due. It's the heart of National EMS Week - recognizing the men and women who are at their be... More>>

Two sets of triplets graduate from Niles McKinley High School

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In Niles, two sets of triplets walked across the graduating stage. One of the families graduating with two valedictorians.

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East Palestine Street Fair kicks off Wednesday night

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The Street Fair began in 1887 and is in its 131st year.

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3 car crash on I-80 closes ramp to 680 southbound

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According to state troopers, the three car accident involved two SUV's and one commercial vehicle.

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Struthers Rotary Community Corps hosts Taste of Struthers

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More than 400 people indulged Wednesday evening at the 6th Annual Taste of Struthers.

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Potential business opportunities, and rethinking what you recycle

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With growing landfills and less options to handle recycled plastic, paper, and aluminum, new options are being sought to reduce what ends up in landfills. For several years now China has reduced the amount of recycled materials it was accepting saying there were too many contaminants in with the plastic, paper, cardboard, and aluminum cans. India also stopped accepting many of our country's recyclables due to contamination. Lou Vega, the Director of Mahoning's Solid Waste District wh... More>>

Columbiana Drug Task Force finds drugs, handguns during Wellsville raid

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Along with the suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine, the Task Force found two handguns, digital scales, packing material and over $4,200 cash.

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Man pleads guilty to aggravated murder, court recommends 23 years to life

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Williams is scheduled for sentencing on July 11. The court has recommended a sentence of 23 years to life in prison.

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Mercer County woman facing over 100 charges after dog hoarding incident arraigned

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According to court records, 62-year-old Linda Pascutazz is facing 10 felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and 94 misdemeanor charges of neglect of animals.

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ALDI issues isolated recall on 5 lb Bakers Corner Flour

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According to the release, the flour was sent to ALDI locations in both Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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Cleveland slated to host 2021 NFL Draft

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Cleveland should see an economic impact from hosting the Draft as the 2019 Draft created $224 million for the city of Nashville.

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Advocates say half-price insulin is a step in the right direction Video included

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Lilly is now offering a half-priced version of its popular Humalog insulin. The company is fulfilling its March promise and introduced the Insulin Lispro Injection, which they say is the same as Humalog but at a 50 percent lower price tag.  Insulin Lispro is available in a vial and KwikPen and has a list price of $137.35 per vial and $265.20 for a package of five KwikPens. While advocates say it's a step in the right direction, they're also adamant that there's more work to do... More>>

Court petitioned to temporarily close Wagon Wheel Motel in Boardman

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Boardman Fire Chief Mark Pitzer tells 21 News officials from the department have petitioned 

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Education and mental health among top issues for local veterans

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Recognizing the fallen, YSU employees and students are honored this day each year for paying the ultimate sacrifice on campus for a Reading of the names ceremony. For the men and women who survive, the Memorial Day weekend is a time of reflection and many come home to face new battles. "When you get back here, when you have all of these crazy things going on in your life-- bills to pay, the relationships that you haven't been in for the past four, six to eight months, they have... More>>

Bond set for former YSU football player facing sex charge

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A former Youngstown State University football player is facing a sex charge after an incident off campus. Police arrested Lamont Ragland on Tuesday on a charge of gross sexual imposition. YSU Spokesman Ron Cole confirmed Ragland is a student and the incident happened at University Edge apartments, which are off campus. The YSU sports website shows Ragland was a defensive tackle and provides a player record of up to 2017. Cole says the university disciplinary board w...

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Food safety tips to keep your Memorial Day picnic fresh

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With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) branch of the USDA is reminding people how to keep their food safe.  Hot and humid weather combined with outdoor activities, provide the perfect environment for harmful bacteria to multiply on food and make people sick. Fill your picnic basket with these items that will help keep your summer fun while handling food at your Memorial Day gathering: If running water is not availab...

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Colaluca retires as Austintown Superintendent

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The Austintown Board of Education announced Wednesday that Superintendent Vincent S. Colaluca is retiring after 10 years. In a press release, the board congratulated Colaluca on his accomplishments with the district, bringing students a 21st-century education and leading the Valley in academic programming.   The board attributes new academic programs in the district to Colaluca including, the 6th-12th grade STEM Pathway, the K-5th grade STEM curriculum, the ... More>>

Howland High seniors clean up Golden Triangle

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Seniors from Howland High School spent time cleaning the Golden Triangle industrial area with county, city and township officials Wednesday.   The class of 2019 spent the morning cleaning at the Golden Triangle Clean Sweep as part of the 4th Annual Day of Service, where the entire senior class does something to give back to the community.    They removed litter and debris along Dietz Road, Bronze Road, Griswold Street, Paige Avenue, Dana ... More>>

Detectives believe body found in river near Perkins Park is missing teen

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The Trumbull County Coroner is scheduled to conduct an autopsy today on the body of a male found in the Mahoning River in Warren. 

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Suspects accused of using fake $20 at Austintown Dunkin

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Police nabbed two suspects at the Austintown Dunkin' Donuts after they say they tried to use a fake $20. Police arrested Chloe Adaline Rath, 21, and Marcus Gregory Peffer, 26, after officials were called to the Dunkin' on North Canfield Niles Road on Tuesday around 10 a.m. The suspects told police they were recovering addicts and help counsel other addicts in the area, so they may have gotten it from one of them, according to a police report. Officers say there has been an increase... More>>

EB 422 open again in Southington

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Eastbound traffic on Route 422 in Southington Township is open again after a Wednesday morning crash.

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Warren couple allegedly shot at in car

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A couple in Warren called police Wednesday after they say were shot at by another car.   The victims told police the incident started around 12:30 a.m. when the suspected shooters pulled behind them in a silver Equinox with the hi-beams on at the red light on Chestnut Avenue. According to a police report, the driver of the Equinox began honking as soon as the light turned green and sped past the victims onto Youngstown Road.   The victims told police that a... More>>

Father charged after young boy found wandering in Warren Video included

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A nurse stepped up to help a boy who was found wandering in Warren. According to a police report, the child was found in the area of the 1000 block of Mahoning Avenue on Tuesday around 1:40 p.m. Police say the child's clothes were inside out and dirty, and his hands, as well as around his mouth, had dry mud stains. A nurse at Community Skilled Healthcare spotted him walking in the area of North and Freeman Street. The nurse told police she began pointing to different houses to see...

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Boardman Red Lobster allowed to reopen after fire

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A spokesperson for Red Lobster restaurants says health department officials have given them to go-ahead to reopen the Boardman location after a fire. 

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Some Ohio legislators yell 'cut' to Hollywood tax deals

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Some Ohio legislators are challenging a 10-year-old program aimed at luring filmmaking to the Buckeye State with a tax credit incentive offering up to 30 percent rebates for production cast and crew wages and other in-state spending. 

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Officials say homemade explosive hurt Craig Beach teens

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Officials say the explosive device that sent two teens to the hospital last week in Craig Beach was homemade. According to The Youngstown Bomb Squad, the device was made out of a cardboard tube, which was around 6 inches long and filled with black powder. Last Wednesday, officials were called to the area of Glenwood Avenue where the victims told police they found something in the woods and tried to light it. One of the boys lost his hand, and the other was hit by shrapnel.  T...

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Warren police investigate report of attempted child enticement

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An 11-year-old boy told Warren Police that a woman tried to lure him and friend into her car. 

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Officials: Oregon dad steals money from daughter to pay for erotic massage

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An Oregon dad has pleaded guilty to initiating a false report after officials say he stole money from his daughter to pay for an erotic massage.  According to a release from the Washington County District Attorney's Office in Oregon, Brian David Couture called Forest Grove Police to report a robbery at his residence. They said he originally told law enforcement that someone allegedly broke into his home and assaulted him.  The release said arriving officers found the ... More>>

Lilly now selling half-price version of popular insulin

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Lilly is now offering a half-priced version of its popular Humalog insulin. The company is fulfilling its March promise and introduced the Insulin Lispro Injection, which they say is the same as Humalog but at a 50 percent lower price tag.  Lilly says that since they are the same insulin, pharmacists will be able to substitute the Insulin Lispro Injection for Humalog. "The availability of Lilly's Insulin Lispro Injection is important progress that helps more people afford... More>>

Ryan, others to introduce proposal to help prevent hot car deaths

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Valley Rep. Tim Ryan will join two other lawmakers on Wednesday to introduce a proposal to help protect children and animals stuck in hot cars. Ryan's office says the proposal would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to issue a final rule that requires cars to be equipped with a system to alert the driver if a passenger remains in the back seat when a car is turned off. Ryan, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) will announce the pr...

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No traction for Ryan in poll, people say they haven't heard enough

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A Quinnipiac University National Poll showed no traction for presidential hopeful and Valley Congressman Tim Ryan but a large percentage of those surveyed say they haven't heard enough. From May 16 to 20, the university surveyed 1,078 voters nationwide.  According to the survey, former Vice President Joe Biden is at the top for the party nomination among 35 percent of Democrats, or voters leaning Democratic. The survey found Bernie Sanders has 16 percent, Elizabeth Warren has ...

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Girard man convicted of faking story about pellet gun attack

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A Girard man faces sentencing for making up a story that he and his girlfriend were attacked by teenagers with pellet guns. 

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Brookfield man convicted of child pornography charges

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A Brookfield Township man remains in the Trumbull County Jail on $100,000 bond, as he awaits sentencing for having child pornography.

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Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta trays recalled

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A recall has been issued for Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta products after they were produced "without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspection hours." BEF Foods, Inc. out of Lima is recalling about 527 pounds of the following product: 18-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta” with a use by date of 07/02/19 and a time-stamp ranging between the hours of 15:00 and 18:37 represented on the tray seal. The products...

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ALDI recalls some granola products at store

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ALDI has issued a recall of Specially Selected Paleo Maple Almond Granola from its stores. The recall was issued in cooperation with Oakhouse Bakeries because of the potential presence of a foreign material. The company did not disclose what the foreign material may be.  The affected product was an ALDI Find that was available starting on February 13, 2019, and sold in an 8-oz. pouch.  The best if used by dates are 1/22/20 and 1/23/20, with the following UPC code: 409910... More>>

1 suspect in Ravenna carjacking, abduction found, another still missing

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Deputies in Portage County are trying to find a couple who carjacked an elderly woman, then shoved her out of her SUV after robbing her. 

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Mercer County Primary Election Results

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55 of 100 Precincts Reporting.

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Saint Vincent De Paul Society moving to new location

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The Saint Vincent De Paul Society is moving to a new location in the near future. The organization entered an agreement back in 2017 and the property transfer was approved today and the deed was signed. The location is just down the street from the organizations current location on Niles Road. More>>

Mahoning Valley Scrappers hold tryouts for national anthem singers

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Baseball season is coming and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers hosted tryouts tonight, but not the kind you would think. The Scrappers held tryouts to find singers to sing the national anthem before games at Eastwood Field. A couple dozen of people came out and sang in front of a panel of judges. The Scrappers open the season at Eastwood Field on Sunday, June 16. More>>

Hill's Pet Food adds one lot of dog food to recall

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The release says the cans were in cases marked with the lot code of the previously recalled report.

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Sebring's Village manager terminated, council unanimously votes

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Sebring's Village Manager has now been fired. However, Village Officials are still not giving details on why exactly. Following a 50 minute executive session, behind closed doors, to discuss "personnel," Sebring's council reconvened and voted unanimously to fire Village Manager Richard Giroux.  

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Youngstown school board looking forward to working with incoming CEO Video included

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Youngstown School Board members say they're optimistic about their working relationship with the district's upcoming CEO Justin Jennings. 21 News talked to a couple board members about what they expect from that relationship. The Youngstown School Board is in something of a transition period now that outgoing district CEO Krish Mohip is on family medical leave until the end of his contract in July. The new CEO, Justin Jennings, will assume his role August 1. It'll begin what board me... More>>

Sen. Brown introduces bill aimed to improve election security in Ohio

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According to the release, the bill would require backup paper ballots and provide election security grants to states to help protect against foreign interference in elections.

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Warren police say thief stole $60 from woman during alleged armed robbery

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Police say that the woman was walking home when a man approached her and pulled out a small gun and demanded all of her belongings.

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AAA says nearly 43 million Americans will travel for Memorial Day

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AAA says the busiest days on the road will be during the late afternoon hours of May 23 and 24.

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Calls are growing to change the statute of limitations for rape and sexual abuse crimes

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A horrific case of sexual abuse on the campus of Ohio State University has the governor calling for major changes to the law. Ohio has a statute of limitations for rape of 25 years, and for all other serious felony sex crimes, it's 11 to 20 years. So in the case of OSU team Doctor Richard A. Strauss, the alleged abuse of 177 patients occurred between 1979 and 1998. That means if the doctor had not committed suicide and were alive, most of the crimes against him could not be cri... More>>

Warren mother maces family during fight

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Police say McCall's mother sprayed everyone with pepper spray to break up the fight.

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Rock band 'Ghost' to play Covelli Centre this fall

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According to the release, the band is noted for its rock theatre presentation including a stage set with multiple levels and a medieval cathedral backdrop of stained glass.

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Ryan details how proposed bills will benefit Mahoning Valley

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Congressman Tim Ryan said the House Appropriations Committee approved two spending packages Thursday that will likely benefit the Mahoning Valley.

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Ohio foster care system could see budget doubled Video included

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Children across Ohio are entering the foster care system at alarming rates - an increase of 28 percent in the last five years. The opioid crisis is to blame but there's a chance some financial relief could come soon to those agencies and foster familiess dealing with the increased need. "A lot more kids coming into care, more kids going into foster care. They're younger and they're staying for longer." That's what Tim Schaffner of Trumbull County Children Services is sayi... More>>

Bond raised to $25,000 for Warren man facing charges of endangering children

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Tavonn Lee entered a not guilty plea in court Tuesday to multiple charges from two incidents of alleged child endangering from the same day in March.  His bond was originally set at $15,000 but was raised to a $25,000 cash bond, cash surety bond. Lee has a pre-trial scheduled for June 4.  Lee, 19, was arraigned on one felony and two misdemeanor charges of child endangering. According to a police report from the incident in March, Lee called the police...

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Local leaders meet with Workhorse about GM Lordstown sale

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Senator Sean O'Brien held several meetings Tuesday afternoon in Columbus about the possibility of Workhorse purchasing the General Motors facility.  "The discussions were positive and the dialogue will continue as this process moves forward," Sen. O'Brien says. "As with any new venture, there are many challenges, but we remain hopeful there will be a new vehicle in the plant." Sen. O'Brien says that many questions still remain and it's good to see an Oh... More>>

Warren Police officer uses pepper spray on 'vicious' dog

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According to a police report, a Warren Police officer used pepper (OC) spray to defend against a "vicious" dog Monday.  When the officer arrived at Jackson Street he saw the dog tethered to a 30-foot chain, barking at an elderly man seated in a vehicle. He said the animal was highly aggressive and would not allow the man to exit the vehicle.  The officer drove his cruiser into the yard and used his air horn to startle the dog, who back away but did... More>>

Half of adults in Ohio have tried marijuana survey says Video included

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According to the yearly Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP) for 2018, about half of adults in Ohio have tried marijuana at some point.  The survey began asking participants about marijuana use in 2015, and since that time the percentage of those who say they have, 49 percent, has remained consistent.  The survey asked, "Keeping in mind that all of your answers in the survey are confidential, have you, yourself, ever happened to try marijuana?" According to the survey... More>>

Drumstick flavored cereal coming this week

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New Drumstick Cereal inspired by the popular ice cream treat is set to hit shelves this week.  The new cereal is being sold at Walmart locations.  The cereal is available in two flavors, Classic Vanilla, and Mint Chocolate. More>>

Grove City Outlet Dressbarn part of nationwide closure

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The parent company of a woman's clothing and accessory retailer is closing all of its 660 stores in the U.S., including one at Grove City Premium Outlets in Mercer County.

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Chief calls second fire in Boardman townhouse in two months suspicious

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Fire officials are calling the second fire at a Boardman townhouse in two months suspicious.  Firefighters responded to the blaze on the 300 block of Mathews Road around 4:30 a.m. Monday. Boardman Fire Chief Mark Pitzer tells 21 News, "fire patterns indicate the fire being set." Responding firefights reported seeing multiple points of origin for the flames.   The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined, but the state fire ma... More>>

Man allegedly robbed at gunpoint trying to recover stolen rings in Youngstown

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Youngstown Police are investigating after a man said six to eight individuals stole six gold chains from his neck Sunday.  The incident took place in the area of Kensington Avenue and Thornton Avenue.  The victim told police he had his gold rings stolen Saturday, and was back in the area talking to an individual who may have been involved.  While speaking to the alleged ring thief, the victim said another six to eight individuals came out of a residenc...

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Youngstown man arraigned on charges from machete attacks

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A Youngstown man was arraigned in court today on charges stemming from Youngstown machete attacks in March.  30-year-old Leonard Carter is facing two charges each of attempted murder and felonious assault.  Carter stands accused in two separate machete attacks.  The first of the attacks was reported on March 22.  The alleged victim who ran to a gas station for help told officers in a police report that he went to the home, "... with a friend who ... More>>

The teen was shot while selling an iPhone

Youngstown teen in court for murder of Farrell teen

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A Youngstown teen made his first appearance in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to answer allegations that he murdered a 15-year-old boy from Farrell as he was trying to sell iPhone. 

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Voting in Mercer County: Where to go and what you need to know

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No matter where you live in Mercer County, you'll find candidates on Tuesday's ballot. 

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Warren funeral home sues competitor over 'trade secrets'

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A Warren funeral home claims in a lawsuit that another funeral home and one of its employees attempted to steal their clients. 

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Accident knocks out power along Mahoning, Columbiana Co. line

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State Troopers and Springfield Township Police are investigating a traffic accident that left a few homes without electricity early Tuesday.

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Gas selling for $2.49 in Hubbard

Valley gas prices rise as Memorial Day Weekend nears

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The average price for gasoline across Northeast Ohio is 16 cents more expensive this week at $2.761 per gallon, according to AAA East Central's Gas Price Report. 

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Movement underway to spread esports in Youngstown

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The whole idea of esports is still relatively new in the Valley, but with professional gamers becoming more common and now colleges jumping on the bandwagon as well, the future of esports around here is starting to come into focus. 

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Cool but beautiful spring forecast today

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@emilyfrazzwfmj Tuesday Forecast: Chilly temperatures starting off the morning. A beautiful spring day ahead featuring a mostly sunny forecast and a cooler high in the low 60s! pic.twitter.com/I3vUjKSmMj — StormTracker 21 (@StormTracker21) May 21, 2019 It will be a chilly start to Tuesday morning with temperatures in the 40s. We will reach a high in the low 60s featuring a mostly sunny forecast. Temperatures will warm up to a high of 76 degrees Wednesday with a chance for s... More>>

Poland psychiatrist jailed, accused of lying to get prescription

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A Poland psychiatrist was booked into the Mahoning County jail Monday after investigators say he lied to obtain prescriptions for a family member.  

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Police investigate shooting of cat in Lawrence County

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State Police in Lawrence County wants to hear from anyone with information about the shooting of a cat. 

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ACLU asks US Supreme Court to allow Ohio remap process

 Attorneys who gained a federal ruling to throw out Ohio's congressional map are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let procedures move forward to redraw House districts. 

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Pennsylvania certified as REAL ID compliant by Homeland Security

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PennDOT says they have issued more than 138,000 REAL IDs since they were made available at the beginning of March.

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South Side Summer Experience kicks off 16 weeks of fun for kids

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The kids in attendance had the opportunity to read, paint and even play video games.

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Portion of North Lima Rd. to be closed at end of May

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A portion of North Lima Road will be closed in the area of Poland Township starting at the end of May. The road will be closed between State Route 170 and Western Reserve Road starting May 31 until further notice for the Western Reserve Road roundabout project. The roundabout will allow for continuous traffic flow instead of stop-and-go from five directions. The detour route is Western Reserve Road to State Route 170. RELATED COVERAGE: Western Reserve Road roundabo...

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House Bill 6 - clean air or multi million dollar bailout paid by energy customers?

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If the bill passes the rate for all electricity users in Ohio would go up 50 cents a month this year, and 2.50 extra a month next year, the cost for business even more.

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Sebring village manager given "below average" review, placed on paid leave

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On Friday we told you Sebring's Village Manager has been placed on paid administrative leave for one week.  Mayor and council members are still mum on why exactly Richard Giroux was placed on paid leave, but his latest performance evaluation obtained by 21 News shows council is overall less than pleased with his work. 

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Jamestown Area School District receives $25,000 safety grant

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The grants will be used to buy security-related equipment such as student and visitor identification systems, metal detectors, surveillance equipment and deadbolts among other items.

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Greenville woman sentenced in federal court for possession of controlled substance

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The charges stemmed from an August 2017 search where she was present at a home containing large amounts of narcotics and packaging paraphernalia.

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Fired McDonald's employee tased twice after returning to Boardman location

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While on the phone Dean allegedly said that he wasn't fired and would show up for work that day.

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ODNR launching task force to review state parks

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According to the release, the Blue Ribbon Panel on Ohio's State Parks will conduct customer experience reviews of the 75 state parks in the state.

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Legislation could help reduce drug testing backlog in Ohio criminal cases Video included

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 There's currently a backlog in processing cases when it comes to tackling the opioid epidemic.  The two U.S. Senators from Ohio are pushing for funding to help law enforcement in the Valley, get the tools they need to keep them safe AND move convictions to the forefront. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are introducing legislation that would secure 20 million dollars for law enforcement to have the same high tech equipment used at the border to detect synthetic drugs...

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Grand jury will consider case of woman accused of stabbing Niles twins

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The Trumbull County Grand Jury will consider evidence in the case of a Niles woman accused of stabbing twin brothers. 

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Youngstown JCC hosts exhibit for Valley native killed at KSU Video included

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A special reception Monday night at the Jewish Community Center will welcome a new exhibit.   The show honors the life of a Youngstown native, nearly 50 years after her tragic death at Kent State University.   It was a life full of friends, family, and joy, which is exhibited in the scrapbook pages of student Sandy Scheuer. Scheuer was a valley native and junior speech therapy major at Kent State, active in the local Jewish community.  She was on her way to cla...

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Warren man arrested after allegedly trying to break into home

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While patting Adams down, police noticed he no longer was wearing his jacket and found a Walther .380 ACP magazine in his right pocket.

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Valley schools work to combat teen suicide rates

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It was just last week we told you about suicide rates on the rise across the country and in Ohio. Trumbull and Columbiana Counties rank near the top ten for suicide in the state. Suicide now marks the second leading cause of death for teens aged 15 to 19 across the country.  Valley schools are hoping that programs and partnerships can help combat the problem here at home.  Several districts across Mahoning, Columbiana, and Trumbull counties partner with local groups and o...

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Cafaro Family, YSU break ground on new intramural athletics field

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The Cafaro family donated $1.5 million to make this happen - part of the largest fundraising campaign in YSU history. It's another product of YSU's growing enrollment, and a sure sign of its growing downtown footprint... Monday, the Cafaro family and university officials broke ground on the $2.5 million dollar Cafaro Family Field - right across from the Cafaro House dorms. Students will be able to use the space for all kinds of intramural activities including soccer, lacrosse and Fri...

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Road back open after Gas well blowout in Berlin Township

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First responders are checking homes in the area of a gas well blowout in Berlin Township to see if they need to be evacuated. 

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It's National Rescue Dog Day

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Are you looking for a four-legged friend? Well, today, May 20, is National Rescue Dog Day! According to the ASPCA, more around 3.3 million dogs come into animal shelters nationwide each year. National Day Calendar says rescue dogs can help relieve things like anxiety, depression and PTSD. Below are links to some local shelters. Animal Charity Human Society - Mahoning County Angels for Animals - Mahoning County  Animal Welfare League - Trumbull County Trumbull County... More>>

Officials rescue cat from 'suspicious' house fire in New Castle

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A woman, baby, dog and cat managed to make it out of a house fire in New Castle. The blaze broke out around 1 p.m. on the 1000 block of Sciota Street. The woman made it out with her baby and dog but her cat ran upstairs. Firefighters were able to find the cat inside the home and return it safely. Assistant Chief Tom Bulisco of the New Castle Fire Department is calling the fire suspicious and bringing in the city's fire investigator. The fire started in the back of the home, ...

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Suspect arraigned on indictment for Warren multi-vehicle fatal crash

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The suspect in a deadly multi-vehicle crash in Warren pleaded not guilty during the arraignment on his indictment and had his bond set at $150,000. Joseph Lee Myers, 31, was arraigned Wednesday on charges including aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, failure to comply with order or signal of a peace officer and assault.  The crash happened back in April, leaving one person dead and injuring others at Parkman Road and West M...

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Police: Overheated dog inside car, owner in New Castle store for over 40 minutes

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A dog owner has been cited after police say they found an overheated and distressed dog inside a car in New Castle. Neshannock Township police were called to Ollie's Bargain Outlet on Wilmington Road on Sunday around 12:30 p.m. for the report of a dog inside a vehicle that was not running. Here, they found the dog inside the car with its tongue hanging out. They say the dog was "obviously overheated and distressed." The owner, 72-year-old Ron...

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    Annual 'Dr. Beach' list names Oahu's Kailua best in America

    Thursday, May 23 2019 6:33 AM EDT2019-05-23 10:33:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). In this May 15, 2019, photo, people stand near the ocean at Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, Hawaii. In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you might expect from a beach in t...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). In this May 15, 2019, photo, people stand near the ocean at Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, Hawaii. In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you might expect from a beach in t...
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). In this May 15, 2019, photo, people stand near the ocean at Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, Hawaii. In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you might expect from a beach in t...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). In this May 15, 2019, photo, people stand near the ocean at Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, Hawaii. In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you might expect from a beach in t...
    In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands.More >>
    In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands.More >>
  • Revisiting France, and recalling D-Day's horror and triumph

    Revisiting France, and recalling D-Day's horror and triumph

    Thursday, May 23 2019 6:33 AM EDT2019-05-23 10:33:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Shiro). In this May, 21, 2019, photo, Dennis Trudeau, a World War II veteran who landed in Normandy on D-Day, poses for a photo at his home in Grovetown, Ga. Trudeau had joined the Canadian military at 17 and became a paratrooper in p...(AP Photo/Richard Shiro). In this May, 21, 2019, photo, Dennis Trudeau, a World War II veteran who landed in Normandy on D-Day, poses for a photo at his home in Grovetown, Ga. Trudeau had joined the Canadian military at 17 and became a paratrooper in p...
    (AP Photo/Richard Shiro). In this May, 21, 2019, photo, Dennis Trudeau, a World War II veteran who landed in Normandy on D-Day, poses for a photo at his home in Grovetown, Ga. Trudeau had joined the Canadian military at 17 and became a paratrooper in p...(AP Photo/Richard Shiro). In this May, 21, 2019, photo, Dennis Trudeau, a World War II veteran who landed in Normandy on D-Day, poses for a photo at his home in Grovetown, Ga. Trudeau had joined the Canadian military at 17 and became a paratrooper in p...
    For historians, D-Day was a turning point in the war against Germany; for men who were among the 160,000 Allied fighters who mounted history's largest amphibious invasion, June 6, 1944, remains a kaleidoscope of...More >>
    For historians, D-Day was a turning point in the war against Germany; for men who were among the 160,000 Allied fighters who mounted history's largest amphibious invasion, June 6, 1944, remains a kaleidoscope of memories, a signal moment of their youth.More >>
  • Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

    Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

    Thursday, May 23 2019 6:33 AM EDT2019-05-23 10:33:00 GMT
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure into law adopting so-called 'sanctuary' rules that restrict law enforcement investigation of immigration status.More >>
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure into law adopting so-called 'sanctuary' rules that restrict law enforcement investigation of immigration status.More >>
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  • Brookfield man convicted of child pornography charges

    Brookfield man convicted of child pornography charges

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 6:16 AM EDT2019-05-22 10:16:18 GMT
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    A Brookfield Township man remains in the Trumbull County Jail on $100,000 bond, as he awaits sentencing for having child pornography.

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    A Brookfield Township man remains in the Trumbull County Jail on $100,000 bond, as he awaits sentencing for having child pornography.

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  • Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta trays recalled

    Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta trays recalled

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 6:14 AM EDT2019-05-22 10:14:29 GMT

    A recall has been issued for Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta products after they were produced "without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspection hours." BEF Foods, Inc. out of Lima is recalling about 527 pounds of the following product: 18-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta” with a use by date of 07/02/19 and a time-stamp ranging between the hours of 15:00 and 18:37 represented on the tray seal. The products...

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    A recall has been issued for Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta products after they were produced "without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspection hours." BEF Foods, Inc. out of Lima is recalling about 527 pounds of the following product: 18-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta” with a use by date of 07/02/19 and a time-stamp ranging between the hours of 15:00 and 18:37 represented on the tray seal. The products...

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  • ALDI recalls some granola products at store

    ALDI recalls some granola products at store

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 5:47 AM EDT2019-05-22 09:47:25 GMT
    ALDI has issued a recall of Specially Selected Paleo Maple Almond Granola from its stores. The recall was issued in cooperation with Oakhouse Bakeries because of the potential presence of a foreign material. The company did not disclose what the foreign material may be.  The affected product was an ALDI Find that was available starting on February 13, 2019, and sold in an 8-oz. pouch.  The best if used by dates are 1/22/20 and 1/23/20, with the following UPC code: 409910...More >>
    ALDI has issued a recall of Specially Selected Paleo Maple Almond Granola from its stores. The recall was issued in cooperation with Oakhouse Bakeries because of the potential presence of a foreign material. The company did not disclose what the foreign material may be.  The affected product was an ALDI Find that was available starting on February 13, 2019, and sold in an 8-oz. pouch.  The best if used by dates are 1/22/20 and 1/23/20, with the following UPC code: 409910...More >>
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  • ALDI issues isolated recall on 5 lb Bakers Corner Flour

    ALDI issues isolated recall on 5 lb Bakers Corner Flour

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 7:02 PM EDT2019-05-22 23:02:00 GMT

    According to the release, the flour was sent to ALDI locations in both Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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    According to the release, the flour was sent to ALDI locations in both Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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  • Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta trays recalled

    Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta trays recalled

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 6:14 AM EDT2019-05-22 10:14:29 GMT

    A recall has been issued for Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta products after they were produced "without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspection hours." BEF Foods, Inc. out of Lima is recalling about 527 pounds of the following product: 18-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta” with a use by date of 07/02/19 and a time-stamp ranging between the hours of 15:00 and 18:37 represented on the tray seal. The products...

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    A recall has been issued for Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta products after they were produced "without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspection hours." BEF Foods, Inc. out of Lima is recalling about 527 pounds of the following product: 18-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta” with a use by date of 07/02/19 and a time-stamp ranging between the hours of 15:00 and 18:37 represented on the tray seal. The products...

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  • ALDI recalls some granola products at store

    ALDI recalls some granola products at store

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 5:47 AM EDT2019-05-22 09:47:25 GMT
    ALDI has issued a recall of Specially Selected Paleo Maple Almond Granola from its stores. The recall was issued in cooperation with Oakhouse Bakeries because of the potential presence of a foreign material. The company did not disclose what the foreign material may be.  The affected product was an ALDI Find that was available starting on February 13, 2019, and sold in an 8-oz. pouch.  The best if used by dates are 1/22/20 and 1/23/20, with the following UPC code: 409910...More >>
    ALDI has issued a recall of Specially Selected Paleo Maple Almond Granola from its stores. The recall was issued in cooperation with Oakhouse Bakeries because of the potential presence of a foreign material. The company did not disclose what the foreign material may be.  The affected product was an ALDI Find that was available starting on February 13, 2019, and sold in an 8-oz. pouch.  The best if used by dates are 1/22/20 and 1/23/20, with the following UPC code: 409910...More >>
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  • Can fines rein in Big Tech? Privacy regulators spur a debate

    Can fines rein in Big Tech? Privacy regulators spur a debate

    Friday, May 10 2019 3:12 AM EDT2019-05-10 07:12:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the compa...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the compa...
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the compa...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the compa...
    Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy.More >>
    Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy.More >>
  • Google's privacy push gets a mixed reception

    Google's privacy push gets a mixed reception

    Thursday, May 9 2019 9:53 PM EDT2019-05-10 01:53:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Google's Alexander Hunter gives a demonstration of the Nest Hub Max at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Google's Alexander Hunter gives a demonstration of the Nest Hub Max at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Google's Alexander Hunter gives a demonstration of the Nest Hub Max at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Google's Alexander Hunter gives a demonstration of the Nest Hub Max at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the company's annual developer conference Tuesday with new privacy tools and updates to Google's artificially intelligent voice assistant.More >>
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the company's annual developer conference Tuesday with new privacy tools and updates to Google's artificially intelligent voice assistant.More >>
  • Auschwitz Museum protests death camp images on skirts, bags

    Auschwitz Museum protests death camp images on skirts, bags

    Thursday, May 9 2019 2:21 AM EDT2019-05-09 06:21:01 GMT
    Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp in Poland have protested to an online vendor that was selling miniskirts, pillows and other items bearing photos of the camp.More >>
    Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp in Poland have protested to an online vendor that was selling miniskirts, pillows and other items bearing photos of the camp.More >>
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