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severe thunderstorm
Columbiana, OH

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
655 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Northeastern Harrison County in east central Ohio...
Jefferson County in east central Ohio...
Southeastern Columbiana County in east central Ohio...
Southeastern Carroll County in east central Ohio...
Northwestern Washington County in southwestern Pennsylvania...
Beaver County in western Pennsylvania...
Southwestern Lawrence County in western Pennsylvania...
Southwestern Butler County in west central Pennsylvania...
Northwestern Allegheny County in southwestern Pennsylvania...
Northeastern Brooke County in northern West Virginia...
Hancock County in northern West Virginia...

* Until 745 PM EDT.

* At 654 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Lisbon to 8 miles south of Carrollton, moving
east at 50 mph.

HAZARD...Wind gusts to 60 mph and quarter-size hail.

SOURCE...Radar.

IMPACT...Minor hail damage to vehicles is possible. Expect wind
damage to trees and power lines, resulting in some power
outages.

* Locations impacted include...
Cranberry... Moon Township...
Weirton... Steubenville...
Butler... Franklin Park...
East Liverpool... Aliquippa...
Beaver Falls... Monaca...
East Palestine... Wellsville...

This includes the following highways...
Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 9 and 32.
Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 74 and 91.
Interstate 376 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 31 and 55.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Please report severe weather by calling 412-262-1988, posting to
the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH.

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LAT...LON 4085 8069 4085 7982 4031 8041 4040 8126
TIME...MOT...LOC 2254Z 269DEG 44KT 4080 8070 4046 8113

HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH

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Watches

severe thunderstorm
Lawrence, PA

MDC023-OHC013-019-029-059-067-081-111-121-157-PAC003-005-007-019-
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061-069-077-093-103-260200-
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
243 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING
AREAS

IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY

IN WESTERN MARYLAND

GARRETT

IN OHIO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN EAST CENTRAL OHIO

BELMONT CARROLL COLUMBIANA
GUERNSEY HARRISON JEFFERSON OH
MONROE NOBLE TUSCARAWAS

IN PENNSYLVANIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES

IN NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA

FOREST MERCER VENANGO

IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA

ALLEGHENY FAYETTE GREENE
WASHINGTON WESTMORELAND

IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

ARMSTRONG BUTLER CLARION
INDIANA JEFFERSON PA

IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

BEAVER LAWRENCE

IN WEST VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA

PRESTON TUCKER

IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

MARION MONONGALIA WETZEL

IN NORTHERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA

BROOKE HANCOCK MARSHALL
OHIO

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALIQUIPPA, AMBRIDGE, BEAVER FALLS,
BROOKVILLE, BUTLER, CADIZ, CALDWELL, CAMBRIDGE, CANONSBURG,
CARROLLTON, CLARION, COLUMBIANA, CONNELLSVILLE, DAVIS, DOVER,
EAST LIVERPOOL, ELLWOOD CITY, FAIRMONT, FOLLANSBEE, FORD CITY,
FRANKLIN, GRANTSVILLE, GREENSBURG, GROVE CITY, HERMITAGE,
INDIANA, KINGWOOD, KITTANNING, LATROBE, MARTINS FERRY, MASONTOWN,
MONACA, MORGANTOWN, MOUNDSVILLE, MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MURRYSVILLE,
NEW CASTLE, NEW KENSINGTON, NEW MARTINSVILLE, NEW PHILADELPHIA,
OAKLAND MD, OIL CITY, PARSONS, PITTSBURGH METRO AREA,
PUNXSUTAWNEY, SALEM, SHARON, ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STEUBENVILLE,
TERRA ALTA, THOMAS, TIONESTA, UNIONTOWN, WASHINGTON, WAYNESBURG,
WEIRTON, WELLSBURG, WHEELING, AND WOODSFIELD.

$$

Mahoning, OH

OHC007-055-085-099-133-151-153-155-260100-
/O.CON.KCLE.SV.A.0239.000000T0000Z-190526T0100Z/

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 239 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN OHIO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST OHIO

ASHTABULA GEAUGA LAKE
MAHONING PORTAGE STARK
SUMMIT TRUMBULL

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF AKRON, ASHTABULA, CANTON, CHARDON,
MENTOR, RAVENNA, WARREN, AND YOUNGSTOWN.

$$

Mercer, PA

MDC023-OHC013-019-029-059-067-081-111-121-157-PAC003-005-007-019-
031-051-053-059-063-065-073-085-121-125-129-WVC009-029-049-051-
061-069-077-093-103-260200-
/O.NEW.KPBZ.SV.A.0243.190525T2052Z-190526T0200Z/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
243 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING
AREAS

IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY

IN WESTERN MARYLAND

GARRETT

IN OHIO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN EAST CENTRAL OHIO

BELMONT CARROLL COLUMBIANA
GUERNSEY HARRISON JEFFERSON OH
MONROE NOBLE TUSCARAWAS

IN PENNSYLVANIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES

IN NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA

FOREST MERCER VENANGO

IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA

ALLEGHENY FAYETTE GREENE
WASHINGTON WESTMORELAND

IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

ARMSTRONG BUTLER CLARION
INDIANA JEFFERSON PA

IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

BEAVER LAWRENCE

IN WEST VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA

PRESTON TUCKER

IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

MARION MONONGALIA WETZEL

IN NORTHERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA

BROOKE HANCOCK MARSHALL
OHIO

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALIQUIPPA, AMBRIDGE, BEAVER FALLS,
BROOKVILLE, BUTLER, CADIZ, CALDWELL, CAMBRIDGE, CANONSBURG,
CARROLLTON, CLARION, COLUMBIANA, CONNELLSVILLE, DAVIS, DOVER,
EAST LIVERPOOL, ELLWOOD CITY, FAIRMONT, FOLLANSBEE, FORD CITY,
FRANKLIN, GRANTSVILLE, GREENSBURG, GROVE CITY, HERMITAGE,
INDIANA, KINGWOOD, KITTANNING, LATROBE, MARTINS FERRY, MASONTOWN,
MONACA, MORGANTOWN, MOUNDSVILLE, MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MURRYSVILLE,
NEW CASTLE, NEW KENSINGTON, NEW MARTINSVILLE, NEW PHILADELPHIA,
OAKLAND MD, OIL CITY, PARSONS, PITTSBURGH METRO AREA,
PUNXSUTAWNEY, SALEM, SHARON, ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STEUBENVILLE,
TERRA ALTA, THOMAS, TIONESTA, UNIONTOWN, WASHINGTON, WAYNESBURG,
WEIRTON, WELLSBURG, WHEELING, AND WOODSFIELD.

$$

Trumbull, OH

OHC007-055-085-099-133-151-153-155-260100-
/O.CON.KCLE.SV.A.0239.000000T0000Z-190526T0100Z/

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 239 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN OHIO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST OHIO

ASHTABULA GEAUGA LAKE
MAHONING PORTAGE STARK
SUMMIT TRUMBULL

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF AKRON, ASHTABULA, CANTON, CHARDON,
MENTOR, RAVENNA, WARREN, AND YOUNGSTOWN.

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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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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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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>>

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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  • Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

    Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

    Saturday, May 25 2019 7:11 PM EDT2019-05-25 23:11:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2001, file photo, Norm Gissel smiles as he talks about the imminent dismantling of the former headquarters of the Aryan Nations in Hayden Lake, Idaho. Behind Gisel is a Nazi insignia painted atop...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2001, file photo, Norm Gissel smiles as he talks about the imminent dismantling of the former headquarters of the Aryan Nations in Hayden Lake, Idaho. Behind Gisel is a Nazi insignia painted atop...
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2001, file photo, Norm Gissel smiles as he talks about the imminent dismantling of the former headquarters of the Aryan Nations in Hayden Lake, Idaho. Behind Gisel is a Nazi insignia painted atop...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2001, file photo, Norm Gissel smiles as he talks about the imminent dismantling of the former headquarters of the Aryan Nations in Hayden Lake, Idaho. Behind Gisel is a Nazi insignia painted atop...
    Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations compound was demolished in Idaho, far-right extremists are again drawing attention in the Pacific Northwest.More >>
    Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations compound was demolished in Idaho, far-right extremists are again drawing attention in the Pacific Northwest.More >>
  • Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat

    Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat

    Saturday, May 25 2019 7:11 PM EDT2019-05-25 23:11:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). In this May 22, 2019 photo Briana Love, center, and fellow underclassmen prepare to drill at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The class graduating on Saturday, May 25,  will include 223 women, the largest number s...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). In this May 22, 2019 photo Briana Love, center, and fellow underclassmen prepare to drill at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The class graduating on Saturday, May 25, will include 223 women, the largest number s...
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). In this May 22, 2019 photo Briana Love, center, and fellow underclassmen prepare to drill at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The class graduating on Saturday, May 25,  will include 223 women, the largest number s...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). In this May 22, 2019 photo Briana Love, center, and fellow underclassmen prepare to drill at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The class graduating on Saturday, May 25, will include 223 women, the largest number s...
    Vice President Mike Pence is set to address what's being billed as the most diverse graduating class of cadets ever at the U.S. Military Academy.More >>
    Vice President Mike Pence is set to address what's being billed as the most diverse graduating class of cadets ever at the U.S. Military Academy.More >>
  • San Francisco police union calls for chief to resign

    San Francisco police union calls for chief to resign

    Saturday, May 25 2019 7:11 PM EDT2019-05-25 23:11:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File). FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, talks to members of the media after Francisco Sanchez' arraignment in San Francisco. On Friday, May 24, 2019, San Francisco Police C...(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File). FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, talks to members of the media after Francisco Sanchez' arraignment in San Francisco. On Friday, May 24, 2019, San Francisco Police C...
    (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File). FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, talks to members of the media after Francisco Sanchez' arraignment in San Francisco. On Friday, May 24, 2019, San Francisco Police C...(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File). FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, talks to members of the media after Francisco Sanchez' arraignment in San Francisco. On Friday, May 24, 2019, San Francisco Police C...
    The union representing San Francisco police officers is calling for its chief to resign over his handling of the police raid of a freelance journalist's home and office.More >>
    The union representing San Francisco police officers is calling for its chief to resign over his handling of the police raid of a freelance journalist's home and office.More >>
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  • Trumbull Dems seek replacement for Girard councilman

    Trumbull Dems seek replacement for Girard councilman

    Friday, May 24 2019 4:15 PM EDT2019-05-24 20:15:37 GMT
    The Trumbull County Democratic Party is accepting letters of interest to fill the seat of a Girard councilman.  Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka accepted the formal resignation of William Ryser Jr. from the position of Girard City Council.  Ryser Jr. was elected to the position in November 2017.  Ryser had also served as the Girard City High School Principal for more than a decade, but according to our print partner the Vindicator, he submitted his resignation f...More >>
    The Trumbull County Democratic Party is accepting letters of interest to fill the seat of a Girard councilman.  Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka accepted the formal resignation of William Ryser Jr. from the position of Girard City Council.  Ryser Jr. was elected to the position in November 2017.  Ryser had also served as the Girard City High School Principal for more than a decade, but according to our print partner the Vindicator, he submitted his resignation f...More >>
  • Yost joins call for automatic student loan debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

    Yost joins call for automatic student loan debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

    Friday, May 24 2019 2:34 PM EDT2019-05-24 18:34:10 GMT

    Ohio's Attorney General has joined the ranks of those asking the Department of Education to forgive the student loans of thousands of disabled veterans.  

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    Ohio's Attorney General has joined the ranks of those asking the Department of Education to forgive the student loans of thousands of disabled veterans.  

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  • RNC says Tim Ryan missed votes

    RNC says Tim Ryan missed votes

    Thursday, May 23 2019 6:32 PM EDT2019-05-23 22:32:10 GMT
    Republicans are criticizing Valley Congressman Tim Ryan of not showing up for his job.  Citing Propublic.org The Republican National Committee says Ryan missed more than 30 percent of votes of 70 ballots cast, in the 116th Congress. According to the RNC, Ryan ranks third when it comes to the most absent members in the US House of Representatives.   Ryan responded to the criticisms saying that he is attempting to make an economy that works for working people.  &...More >>
    Republicans are criticizing Valley Congressman Tim Ryan of not showing up for his job.  Citing Propublic.org The Republican National Committee says Ryan missed more than 30 percent of votes of 70 ballots cast, in the 116th Congress. According to the RNC, Ryan ranks third when it comes to the most absent members in the US House of Representatives.   Ryan responded to the criticisms saying that he is attempting to make an economy that works for working people.  &...More >>
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  • Coroners issue warnings after spikes in drug overdose deaths

    Coroners issue warnings after spikes in drug overdose deaths

    Friday, May 24 2019 4:50 AM EDT2019-05-24 08:50:47 GMT

    Ohio coroners have issued new warnings after recent spikes in drug overdose deaths around the state. 

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    Ohio coroners have issued new warnings after recent spikes in drug overdose deaths around the state. 

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  • Firefighter injured, animals killed in New Castle house fire

    Firefighter injured, animals killed in New Castle house fire

    Friday, May 24 2019 4:44 AM EDT2019-05-24 08:44:42 GMT

    New Castle police and fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire that resulted in the injury of a firefighter and the death of several animals. 

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    New Castle police and fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire that resulted in the injury of a firefighter and the death of several animals. 

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  • Non-profit in Salem helps feed kids during summer

    Non-profit in Salem helps feed kids during summer

    Thursday, May 23 2019 11:50 PM EDT2019-05-24 03:50:13 GMT

    During the holiday's we often times think of the less fortunate, but this time of year,  when school is out, kids can find themselves hungry and with no where to turn.  A non-profit in Salem is working to fill that void by introducing a food pantry geared toward children ages 3 to 15.

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    During the holiday's we often times think of the less fortunate, but this time of year,  when school is out, kids can find themselves hungry and with no where to turn.  A non-profit in Salem is working to fill that void by introducing a food pantry geared toward children ages 3 to 15.

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