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East Palestine residents push back on Norfolk Southern settlement

East Palestine residents push back on Norfolk Southern settlement

Worries and frustrations filled Columbiana's Main Street Theatre and Enon Valley's SNPJ Recreation Center Monday as legal experts discussed the East Palestine community's options involving Norfolk Southern's $600 million settlement.

9 mins ago by Erin Simonek
McCormick gets Trump's endorsement in Pennsylvania's Senate race despite awkward history

McCormick gets Trump's endorsement in Pennsylvania's Senate race despite awkward history

Former President Donald Trump is endorsing U.S. Senate candidate David McCormick of Pennsylvania.

April 14th, 7:36 AM EDT
Will Biden be on the ballot in Ohio and Alabama? That's up to Republicans

Will Biden be on the ballot in Ohio and Alabama? That's up to Republicans

Democratic President Joe Biden’s campaign is wrangling with Republican-dominated state governments in Ohio and Alabama to assure he is listed on their fall ballots.

April 13th, 12:06 PM EDT
Non-union contractors want Mahoning County to end agreements awarding work to unionized businesses

Non-union contractors want Mahoning County to end agreements awarding work to unionized businesses

"Having a PLA is discriminating against us non-unioned companies because it takes us, non-unioned workers, out of the running," explained an employee with J.S. BOVA Excavating during Thursday's commissioner's meeting.

April 12th, 4:54 AM EDT by Erin Simonek
FirstEnergy made secret $1 million payment in 2017 to support ‘Husted campaign’ in Ohio

FirstEnergy made secret $1 million payment in 2017 to support ‘Husted campaign’ in Ohio

The Akron-based energy company at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio gave a secret $1 million contribution to a dark money group backing Republican Lt. Gov. Jon Husted's 2018 bid for governor.

April 11th, 5:47 AM EDT
Israel is pulling some troops from southern Gaza. Now the plan is to clear Hamas from Rafah

Israel is pulling some troops from southern Gaza. Now the plan is to clear Hamas from Rafah

A top Iranian military adviser has warned Israel that none of its embassies are safe following a strike in Damascus last week that killed two elite Iranian generals.

April 7th, 9:18 AM EDT
In call with Blinken, father of killed aid worker urges tougher US stance on Israel in Gaza

In call with Blinken, father of killed aid worker urges tougher US stance on Israel in Gaza

A grieving father who lost his son, Jacob Flickinger, after Israeli airstrikes killed seven World Central Kitchen aid workers spoke to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken with a clear message.

April 7th, 2:18 PM EDT
Biden warns Netanyahu to protect civilians

Biden warns Netanyahu to protect civilians

Retired U-S Marine Colonel Brian Kennedy believes that despite the disciplinary action taken against those officers, Biden's message was not received.

April 7th, 1:04 PM EDT by Sydney Canty
Top UN court will hold hearings in a case accusing Germany of facilitating Israel's Gaza conflict

Top UN court will hold hearings in a case accusing Germany of facilitating Israel's Gaza conflict

The United Nations’ top court is hearing a case on Monday that seeks an end of German military and other aid to Israel.

April 7th, 6:28 AM EDT
Man arrested for setting fire at Sen. Bernie Sanders' office; motive remains unclear

Man arrested for setting fire at Sen. Bernie Sanders' office; motive remains unclear

Federal prosecutors say a man has been charged with setting a fire outside the office of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in Burlington, Vermont.

April 7th, 11:38 AM EDT
2 women who say abortion restrictions put them in medical peril feel compelled to campaign for Biden

2 women who say abortion restrictions put them in medical peril feel compelled to campaign for Biden

As he campaigns for a second term, President Joe Biden is highlighting how women’s health has been affected by the overturning of federal abortion protections.

April 7th, 10:28 AM EDT
He once swore off politics. Now, this Georgia activist is trying to recruit people who seldom vote

He once swore off politics. Now, this Georgia activist is trying to recruit people who seldom vote

Davante Jennings cast his first vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race and then walked away from politics after Republican Donald Trump's election that year.

April 7th, 7:48 AM EDT
China says it patrolled the South China Sea in an apparent response to US naval drills with allies

China says it patrolled the South China Sea in an apparent response to US naval drills with allies

China’s military says it has conducted air and sea patrols and that all activities that “disrupt the South China Sea” are under control.

April 7th, 5:28 AM EDT
Biden and Democrats report raising $90 million-plus in March, stretching their cash lead over Trump

Biden and Democrats report raising $90 million-plus in March, stretching their cash lead over Trump

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee report raising more than $90 million in March and ending the year’s first quarter with $192 million-plus in cash on hand.

April 6th, 8:07 AM EDT
Trump's campaign said it raised $50.5 million at a high-dollar Florida fundraiser

Trump's campaign said it raised $50.5 million at a high-dollar Florida fundraiser

Donald Trump’s campaign is expecting to raise more than $40 million on Saturday when major donors gather for his biggest fundraiser yet.

April 6th, 12:08 AM EDT
Treasurer for dozens of Ohio political campaigns accused of stealing nearly $1M from clients

Treasurer for dozens of Ohio political campaigns accused of stealing nearly $1M from clients

A man who has served as treasurer for dozens of political campaigns in Ohio over the past 40 years is facing federal wire fraud charges for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million from clients.

April 5th, 4:44 AM EDT
Youngstown Council approves $1.5 million for safety campus architects

Youngstown Council approves $1.5 million for safety campus architects

"To put us in modern-day policing, we're going to need a building better than what we have," said Councilman and former Police Chief Jimmy Hughes. "I know there's a need."

March 26th, 9:05 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Meet the photographer behind TIME Magazine's published photos of East Palestine

Meet the photographer behind TIME Magazine's published photos of East Palestine

Kiger started photographing East Palestine while freelancing for The Washington Post until TIME Magazine noticed her work last year.

March 25th, 10:05 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Photography exhibit captures what people of East Palestine went through after derailment

Photography exhibit captures what people of East Palestine went through after derailment

Each of the 150 photos focuses on the people in the village rather than the disaster itself, capturing different perspectives on how to move forward after such a significant moment in East Palestine’s history.

March 25th, 5:49 PM EDT by Jeena Cadigan
Campbell, Warren schools to benefit from Appalachian Children's Health Initiative

Campbell, Warren schools to benefit from Appalachian Children's Health Initiative

"We're delighted the governor has made these funds available to help us propel the services we offer and take it to the next level," Olivier said.

March 22nd, 9:44 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Senate rival Frank LaRose joins other GOP Ohio officeholders in endorsing Bernie Moreno

Senate rival Frank LaRose joins other GOP Ohio officeholders in endorsing Bernie Moreno

Secretary of State Frank LaRose has joined other Ohio officeholders in backing his former rival, Republican Senate nominee Bernie Moreno.

March 22nd, 4:17 AM EDT
Youngstown officials review police department's 2024 budget

Youngstown officials review police department's 2024 budget

The department is budgeting $3 million for the department's overtime. In 2023, the department spent $2,918,190.

March 21st, 10:18 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Voting in Ohio's Primary Election on Tuesday: What you need to know

Voting in Ohio's Primary Election on Tuesday: What you need to know

In addition to voting for delegates for the presidential candidates, voters in Tuesday's Primary Election will choose their party's candidates for the U.S. Senate, and Congress.

March 19th, 7:44 AM EDT by Mike Gauntner
High-profile elections in Ohio could give Republicans a chance to expand clout in Washington

High-profile elections in Ohio could give Republicans a chance to expand clout in Washington

Republicans are watching two hot-button federal races in Ohio that could affect their chances for potentially pivotal pickups this fall.

March 19th, 7:08 AM EDT
DeWine endorsement in US Senate race exposes split among Ohio GOP voters

DeWine endorsement in US Senate race exposes split among Ohio GOP voters

Ohio's primary is just a few days away, and the GOP is dealing with a potential split among different factions of the party.

March 15th, 9:13 PM EDT by Chris Cerenelli
Polling places moved after churches in Canfield, Springfield opt out

Polling places moved after churches in Canfield, Springfield opt out

Both churches chose to no longer serve as polling locations.

March 15th, 4:08 AM EDT by Mike Gauntner
Biden is coming out in opposition to plans to sell US Steel to a Japanese company

Biden is coming out in opposition to plans to sell US Steel to a Japanese company

President Joe Biden is coming out in opposition to the planned sale of U.S. Steel to Nippon Steel of Japan.

March 14th, 6:38 AM EDT
U of Akron political analyst discusses Biden v. Trump rematch

U of Akron political analyst discusses Biden v. Trump rematch

"For Americans today, this is an unusual situation," Cohen said.

March 13th, 9:49 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Hubbard Twp. trustees vote to reinstate twice fired officer

Hubbard Twp. trustees vote to reinstate twice fired officer

Trustee Bill Colletta said publically Tuesday he regrets voting to terminate Orr back in 2022. Colletta and Jason Tedrow agreed Orr deserves his job back.

March 12th, 10:32 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge is resigning. Biden praises her work to lower costs and increase supply

Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge is resigning. Biden praises her work to lower costs and increase supply

Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge is resigning. Biden praises her work to lower costs and increase supply.

March 12th, 4:05 AM EDT
Vienna Twp. trustees keep quiet on township's finances

Vienna Twp. trustees keep quiet on township's finances

"I think they probably could have answered some taxpayer's questions," said Eric Ginn. "A lot of people had questions and to cut it short like that, I think that's pretty cowardly."

March 11th, 10:23 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Warren woman charged after miscarriage brings message to Washington

Warren woman charged after miscarriage brings message to Washington

The Warren woman who made national headlines for being charged after experiencing a miscarriage shared her experience during a news conference held in Washington.

March 8th, 6:16 AM EST by Mike Gauntner
Warren woman charged after miscarriage to attend Thursday's State of the Union

Warren woman charged after miscarriage to attend Thursday's State of the Union

The Warren woman who made national headlines for being charged after a miscarriage will be among the guests Thursday night as President Joseph Biden delivers his State of the Union Address in Washington D.C.

March 7th, 6:20 AM EST by Mike Gauntner
NTSB: Decision to vent and burn chemicals in East Palestine lacked scientific data, disregarded experts

NTSB: Decision to vent and burn chemicals in East Palestine lacked scientific data, disregarded experts

The NTSB Chair Homendy confirmed to Senator JD Vance Wednesday that the recommendation by Norfolk Southern's contractors to conduct the burn lacked sufficient scientific basis, disregarded the temperature data, and went against the expert feedback.

March 7th, 4:37 AM EST by Robert McFerren & Erin Simonek
Republicans running to face Ohio's Democratic US Sen. Sherrod Brown this fall vie for voters' trust

Republicans running to face Ohio's Democratic US Sen. Sherrod Brown this fall vie for voters' trust

A fractious three-way Republican primary for the chance to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown this November is culminating in Ohio, where candidates are divided more over their pasts than their policy positions.

March 6th, 7:19 PM EST
Pennsylvania court rules electronic voting data is not subject to release under public records law

Pennsylvania court rules electronic voting data is not subject to release under public records law

A Pennsylvania state court says spreadsheets of raw data associated with every ballot cast in an election aren't subject to public scrutiny.

March 5th, 6:04 AM EST
The latest shake-up in Ohio’s topsy-turvy congressional primary eases minds within the GOP

The latest shake-up in Ohio’s topsy-turvy congressional primary eases minds within the GOP

This weekend's suspension of a troubled congressional campaign in Ohio has eased the minds of establishment Republicans hopeful they can flip a Democratic seat this fall by defeating the longest-serving woman in Congress.

March 5th, 6:02 AM EST
Residential development in Downtown New Castle raises concern from council members

Residential development in Downtown New Castle raises concern from council members

As two residential developments await construction in the New Castle area, the same developer is now proposing revitalization efforts in Downtown New Castle.

March 4th, 10:40 PM EST by Erin Simonek
Regional Chamber spotlights family-owned businesses

Regional Chamber spotlights family-owned businesses

"The backbone of your economy and the backbone of society is the small businesses," Barb Ewing told 21 News. "Those are the companies that make the community thrive."

March 1st, 10:26 PM EST by Maura Rubinic & Erin Simonek
Columbiana Co. waste landfill waiting on final permit

Columbiana Co. waste landfill waiting on final permit

The landfill must meet the EPA's location, technical, and geological requirements to get the final thumbs up.

February 29th, 11:15 PM EST by Erin Simonek

Valley funeral director dead at 60 following skin cancer treatment

Warren police investigating shots fired on city's north side

Cortland man killed after getting hit by a car near Mosquito Lake

Domestic incident leads to shooting at Campbell home, juvenile in custody

Local allergist says mild winter conditions could bring more severe allergy symptoms this spring

Hundreds in the Valley could spend Sunday without power

Brazil Supreme Court justice orders investigation of Elon Musk over fake news and obstruction

Brazil Supreme Court justice orders investigation of Elon Musk over fake news and obstruction

Caitlin Clark set out to turn Iowa into a winner. She redefined women's college hoops along the way

Salvage crews have begun removing containers from the ship that collapsed Baltimore's Key bridge

Hank Aaron rose above racist hate mail and threats in pursuit of Ruth's home run record 50 years ago

Weather is the hot topic as eclipse spectators stake out their spots in US, Mexico and Canada

Where and how to watch Monday's Total Solar Eclipse

Where and how to watch Monday's Total Solar Eclipse

Bishop Emmitt L. Nevels, Sr. celebrates his 90th Birthday

Preparing for the total eclipse

PRESS PASS: Major wins, losses in Ohio Primary election

Dr. John York talks about the 49ers in the Super Bowl

Women face higher risk of heart problems vs. men

Caitlin Clark's young dream of playing in the WNBA is set to become reality

Caitlin Clark's young dream of playing in the WNBA is set to become reality

McCormick gets Trump's endorsement in Pennsylvania's Senate race despite awkward history

Pennsylvania flooded by applications for student-teacher stipends in bid to end teacher shortage

Lawsuit settled: 2 top US gun parts makers agree to temporarily halt sales in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers roll out higher ed plan built around grants and tuition discounts

Starting over: Women emerging from prison face formidable challenges to resuming their lives