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  • Ohio gas prices up again to start work week

    Ohio gas prices up again to start work week

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:02:45 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gas prices in Ohio are up slightly to start the work week. The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $3.70 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up about 2 cents from a week ago. Monday's Ohio price is 16 cents higher than a month ago, and about 5 cents higher than last year at this time. The national average Monday was 3.67 per gallon. That's up 3 cents from last week, and it's 15 cents higher th...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gas prices in Ohio are up slightly to start the work week. The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $3.70 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up about 2 cents from a week ago. Monday's Ohio price is 16 cents higher than a month ago, and about 5 cents higher than last year at this time. The national average Monday was 3.67 per gallon. That's up 3 cents from last week, and it's 15 cents higher th...More >>
  • Communities rally to fight back against heroin

    Communities rally to fight back against heroin

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:32:17 GMT
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Some communities are trying to fight back against the scourge of heroin, with rallies, town halls, and social media.In southwest Ohio's Butler County, heroin deaths are increasing at stunning rates and communities have turned to a task force, town halls, and poster-waving rallies. Some activists are using a northern Kentucky group that formed two years ago as a model.One activist leader in Butler County says heroin is "a 360-degree problem" that is impacting everyone.Ohi...More >>
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Some communities are trying to fight back against the scourge of heroin, with rallies, town halls, and social media.In southwest Ohio's Butler County, heroin deaths are increasing at stunning rates and communities have turned to a task force, town halls, and poster-waving rallies. Some activists are using a northern Kentucky group that formed two years ago as a model.One activist leader in Butler County says heroin is "a 360-degree problem" that is impacting everyone.Ohi...More >>
  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:25:56 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit drilling.The Laborers' International Union, or LIUNA, says that construction work its members do on large pipeline jobs in Pennsylvania and ...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit drilling.The Laborers' International Union, or LIUNA, says that construction work its members do on large pipeline jobs in Pennsylvania and ...More >>
  • Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

    Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:22:01 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Hog farms in Ohio are reporting cases of a relatively new disease that kills newborn pigs.The state's agriculture department says it has recorded a couple hundred confirmed cases of the virus across Ohio.The disease first found a year ago causes baby pigs to become dehydrated and die.Severe strains of the virus can wipe out a farm's entire supply of baby pigs.The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently said the die-off has had a hand in shrinking the nation's pig herd by 3...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Hog farms in Ohio are reporting cases of a relatively new disease that kills newborn pigs.The state's agriculture department says it has recorded a couple hundred confirmed cases of the virus across Ohio.The disease first found a year ago causes baby pigs to become dehydrated and die.Severe strains of the virus can wipe out a farm's entire supply of baby pigs.The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently said the die-off has had a hand in shrinking the nation's pig herd by 3...More >>
  • Gender gap under Ohio governor nearly $10 an hour

    Gender gap under Ohio governor nearly $10 an hour

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:13:55 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government.The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1jWcGS7 ) women working in Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) office earn $9.81-an-hour less, on average, than men. That's the highest gender pay gap among statewide officeholders...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government.The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1jWcGS7 ) women working in Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) office earn $9.81-an-hour less, on average, than men. That's the highest gender pay gap among statewide officeholders...More >>
  • Ohio AG offers tips in wake of Heartbleed bug

    Ohio AG offers tips in wake of Heartbleed bug

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:10:04 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state's attorney general is offering tips for Ohioans to protect their personal information following a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this month.The so-called "Heartbleed" security problem has put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information at risk.The extent of the damage caused by the breakdown is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the Internet's Web servers and went undetected for more than t...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state's attorney general is offering tips for Ohioans to protect their personal information following a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this month.The so-called "Heartbleed" security problem has put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information at risk.The extent of the damage caused by the breakdown is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the Internet's Web servers and went undetected for more than t...More >>
  • New rules for Ohio's county jails go into effect

    New rules for Ohio's county jails go into effect

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:05:42 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - New rules for Ohio's county jails cover a variety of topics, including revised mental standards and emails.More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - New rules for Ohio's county jails cover a variety of topics, including revised mental standards and emails.More >>
  • GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

    GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:52:53 GMT
    Sales of GM-brand vehicles in China should reach 5 million next year, and Cadillac sales will double to 100,000, the president of General Motors said Sunday.More >>
    The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.More >>
  • Goodyear narrows possible names for new airship

    Goodyear narrows possible names for new airship

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:26:01 GMT
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. has narrowed the list of possible names for the new airship that is the next generation of its famous blimp.The Akron Beacon Journalreports people submitted more than 15,000 suggestions through a naming contest. The ten finalists include Ambassador, Explorer, Inspiration and Pride of Goodyear.People can vote for their favorites on Goodyear's website for the next three weeks. Goodyear has said whoever submitted winning name will get acces...More >>
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. has narrowed the list of possible names for the new airship that is the next generation of its famous blimp.The Akron Beacon Journalreports people submitted more than 15,000 suggestions through a naming contest. The ten finalists include Ambassador, Explorer, Inspiration and Pride of Goodyear.People can vote for their favorites on Goodyear's website for the next three weeks. Goodyear has said whoever submitted winning name will get acces...More >>
  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety watchdog, also didn't seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and f...More >>
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety watchdog, also didn't seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and f...More >>
  • One injured during skydiving in Mercer County

    One injured during skydiving in Mercer County

    GROVE CITY, Pa. One person was flown by medical helicopter from Skydive Pennsylvania in Mercer County after a rough landing.Emergency crews responded to the skydiving center at Grove City Airport around 6:50 p.m. Saturday evening.21 News is told the victim's parachute did open, but the man was injured during the landing.His condition is not known at this time.More >>
    GROVE CITY, Pa. One person was flown by medical helicopter from Skydive Pennsylvania in Mercer County after a rough landing.Emergency crews responded to the skydiving center at Grove City Airport around 6:50 p.m. Saturday evening.21 News is told the victim's parachute did open, but the man was injured during the landing.His condition is not known at this time.More >>
  • Motorists reminded of more Amish buggies on the roads

    Motorists reminded of more Amish buggies on the roads

    LISBON, Ohio - Orange barrels won't be the only thing motorists will have to watch for while traveling throughout Columbiana County.  Vehicles are often using the same lanes as Amish buggies and localMore >>
    LISBON, Ohio - Orange barrels won't be the only thing motorists will have to watch for while traveling throughout Columbiana County.More >>
  • Wild turkey season opening in Ohio

    Wild turkey season opening in Ohio

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:59:44 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's spring season for hunting wild turkeys opens Monday with youths allowed to begin hunting the popular game bird this weekend.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Ohio has had above-average hatch years that should result in many 2-year-old and 1-year-old male turkeys. The agency's Division of Wildlife anticipates about 70,000 licensed hunters aside from landowners hunting on their own property.The spring and youth turkey seasons are open statewide with the ...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's spring season for hunting wild turkeys opens Monday with youths allowed to begin hunting the popular game bird this weekend.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Ohio has had above-average hatch years that should result in many 2-year-old and 1-year-old male turkeys. The agency's Division of Wildlife anticipates about 70,000 licensed hunters aside from landowners hunting on their own property.The spring and youth turkey seasons are open statewide with the ...More >>
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    Search for 2 missing Lake Erie boaters delayed

    Search for 2 missing Lake Erie boaters delayed

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A state agency says it had to postpone a planned search in western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered.More >>
    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A state agency says it had to postpone a planned search in western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered.More >>
  • Amid budget woes, gas drilling tax turns GOP heads

    Amid budget woes, gas drilling tax turns GOP heads

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:41:21 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A proposal to slap Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry with a new tax is turning the heads of Republican lawmakers amid an increasingly grim budget picture.Some Republicans in the Capitol are predicting that a tax on natural gas extraction could end up in whatever final budget legislation emerges for the fiscal year beginning July 1. They say it would be preferable to cutting spending in an election year.Still, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett opposes a tax on the in...More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A proposal to slap Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry with a new tax is turning the heads of Republican lawmakers amid an increasingly grim budget picture.Some Republicans in the Capitol are predicting that a tax on natural gas extraction could end up in whatever final budget legislation emerges for the fiscal year beginning July 1. They say it would be preferable to cutting spending in an election year.Still, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett opposes a tax on the in...More >>
  • Themes for WaterFire Sharon announced

    Themes for WaterFire Sharon announced

    SHARON, Pa. - WaterFire Sharon will return this summer to the Shenango River. The three big events will have several themes.  The theme on July 19th will be "Elements", August 23rd's theme will be "Origins"More >>
    SHARON, Pa. - WaterFire Sharon will return this summer to the Shenango River. The three big events will have several themes.  The theme on July 19th will be "Elements", August 23rd's theme will be "Origins"More >>
  • Mahoning County adds warning siren to the downtown area

    Mahoning County adds warning siren to the downtown area

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency now has 52 outdoor warning sirens.The latest siren installation is on the Mahoning County Justice Center. The siren will enhance coverage to downtown Youngstown and Youngstown State University.A state Homeland Security grant funded the purchase and installation.Warning systems are tested every Saturday at noon for one minute.More >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency now has 52 outdoor warning sirens.The latest siren installation is on the Mahoning County Justice Center. The siren will enhance coverage to downtown Youngstown and Youngstown State University.A state Homeland Security grant funded the purchase and installation.Warning systems are tested every Saturday at noon for one minute.More >>
  • Hundreds expected to help with clean up of Dave Grohl Alley

    Hundreds expected to help with clean up of Dave Grohl Alley

    WARREN, Ohio - Hundreds are expected to show up in Warren on Saturday to take part in clean-up effort, after a vandal was caught on camera damaging a tribute to a Warren-born musician.From noon until 4More >>
    WARREN, Ohio - Hundreds are expected to show up in Warren on Saturday to take part in a clean-up effort, after a vandal was caught on camera damaging a tribute to a Warren-born musician.More >>
  • Austintown restaurant employees robbed at gunpoint

    Austintown restaurant employees robbed at gunpoint

    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Three Austintown Burger King employees were allegedly held up in an armed robbery Thursday night. Police said two people dressed in black with black ski masks, forced their way in toMore >>
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Three Austintown Burger King employees were allegedly held up in an armed robbery Thursday night. Police said two people dressed in black with black ski masks, forced their way in toMore >>
  • Youngstown man arrested for child porn

    Youngstown man arrested for child porn

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A man faces child pornography charges following an FBI investigation.  Authorities said Nickie Thomas Gray, Jr., 43, of Youngstown, allegedly received and distributed videos of childrenMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A man faces child pornography charges following an FBI investigation.  Authorities said Nickie Thomas Gray, Jr., 43, of Youngstown, allegedly received and distributed videos of childrenMore >>
  • Teen injured after stolen car crashes

    Teen injured after stolen car crashes

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A 16-year-old was flown to Akron Children's Hospital with serious injuries, after being trapped under a car during an early morning crash. It was just after 1:00 AM when YoungstownMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A 16-year-old was flown to Akron Children's Hospital with serious injuries, after being trapped under a car during an early morning crash. It was just after 1:00 AM when YoungstownMore >>
  • Ohio unemployment rate drops to 6.1 percent

    Ohio unemployment rate drops to 6.1 percent

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest level in six years.The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in March was 6.1 percent, which was down from 6.5 percent in February. It's the state's lowest jobless rate since April 2008.The state's rate has dipped below the national rate, which was 6.7 percent in both February and March.The state says Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 600...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest level in six years.The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in March was 6.1 percent, which was down from 6.5 percent in February. It's the state's lowest jobless rate since April 2008.The state's rate has dipped below the national rate, which was 6.7 percent in both February and March.The state says Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 600...More >>
  • Ohio sees record high heroin overdose deaths

    Ohio sees record high heroin overdose deaths

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:21:20 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012 as it released the newest available figures for a problem that's been called an epidemic and public health crisis.The Department of Health says 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 60 percent increase.The heroin increase also drove the overall number of fatal drug overdoses to a new record of 1,272 deaths in 2012, up from 1,154 the previous year.The ...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012 as it released the newest available figures for a problem that's been called an epidemic and public health crisis.The Department of Health says 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 60 percent increase.The heroin increase also drove the overall number of fatal drug overdoses to a new record of 1,272 deaths in 2012, up from 1,154 the previous year.The ...More >>
  • New report examines gas drilling in state forests

    New report examines gas drilling in state forests

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A new report is providing details about how the shale gas drilling boom is impacting Pennsylvania state forests.The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources issued the 268-page report this week. It found that "shale-gas production on state forest lands is neither benign nor catastrophic" and that there are clearly impacts and tradeoffs.The Shale Gas Monitoring report found that about 1,486 acres of forest have been converted to various types of drilling-related devel...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A new report is providing details about how the shale gas drilling boom is impacting Pennsylvania state forests.The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources issued the 268-page report this week. It found that "shale-gas production on state forest lands is neither benign nor catastrophic" and that there are clearly impacts and tradeoffs.The Shale Gas Monitoring report found that about 1,486 acres of forest have been converted to various types of drilling-related devel...More >>
  • Another Pa. school stabbing victim is improving

    Another Pa. school stabbing victim is improving

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A second critically-injured student from a mass stabbing at a Pittsburgh-area high school has been upgraded to fair condition.Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville said Friday that only one student there remains in critical condition and two are now in fair condition.Earlier Friday, another student was upgraded from critical to fair condition at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh.The student, identified by family and friends as 17-year-old Jared Boger, appeared...More >>
    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A second critically-injured student from a mass stabbing at a Pittsburgh-area high school has been upgraded to fair condition.Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville said Friday that only one student there remains in critical condition and two are now in fair condition.Earlier Friday, another student was upgraded from critical to fair condition at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh.The student, identified by family and friends as 17-year-old Jared Boger, appeared...More >>
  • Boardman man charged with child rape

    Boardman man charged with child rape

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Boardman man has been indicted by the Mahoning County Grand Jury. Quincy Henderson, 35, was charged Thursday with 11 counts, including rape, gross sexual imposition, and child endangering. HendersonMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Boardman man has been indicted by the Mahoning County Grand Jury. Quincy Henderson, 35, was charged Thursday with 11 counts, including rape, gross sexual imposition, and child endangering. HendersonMore >>
  • Trumbull County students experience effects of distracted driving first hand

    Trumbull County students experience effects of distracted driving first hand

    CHAMPION, Ohio - Students at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center experienced the effects of distracted driving first hand at the Act Out Loud rally hosted by the school.More >>
    CHAMPION, Ohio - Students at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center experienced the effects of distracted driving first hand at the Act Out Loud rally hosted by the school.More >>
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  • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:15:38 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...More >>
    A year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, runners and spectators began filtering in Monday morning at the starting line in Hopkinton...More >>
  • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:13:15 GMT
    Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.More >>
    A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.More >>
  • Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:23:21 GMT
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a...More >>
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in...More >>

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    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
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