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Truck backs into house in Boardman

A man accidentally backed his truck into a building Wednesday when he says it accelerated out of control in reverse.…
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Pa. banks used in massive IRS fraud

Federal agents have charged five men in connection with opening fraudulent bank accounts across the country and in Pennsylvania to defraud the United States government of nearly $10 million in tax refunds. …
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OSHA: Salem company exposed workers to amputation risk

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Metal & Wire Products Co., Inc., for 25 safety and health violations, according to a Wednesday press release.…
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Howland firefighters respond to house fire

Before assisting at a fatal house fire at Pegotty Drive N.E., Howland Township Firefighters put out flames at another house where a man was rescued by neighbors.…
In this April 10, 2014 photo, employees open the doors of a clothing store at Sambil mall in Caracas, Venezuela. Fifteen years of socialist rule and an acute economic crisis is catching up with Venezuela’s shopping malls, once impenetrable oases of consumerism where rich and poor alike sought refuge from crime-ridden streets. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela’s economic crisis catches up with malls

Staring through a glass storefront at the Sambil shopping mall, Aleimar Sanchez sees more than a struggling business in the near-empty shelves of a Casio electronics store. She sees a country in sad decline.…
In Court

Soldier accused of killing unarmed teens in Iraq

A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenagers as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is appearing in military court, with his lawyer claiming the charges are baseless.…
Airport safety under scrutiny

Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes.…
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Pa. township, firm settle suit over seismic tests

A western Pennsylvania township has settled a lawsuit over seismic testing following a federal judge's ruling that it couldn't interfere with a Texas company using public roads for the tests.…
Ohio parks upgrades

Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio's state parks over the next two years.…
In Court

Ex-Ohio cop freed in killing can stay free for now

A former Ohio police captain released after nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing can remain free as the state's highest court considers whether to take on his case, the court ruled Wednesday.…
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West Branch edges Alliance

West Branch pitchers Jeff Vizzuso and Kip DeShields combined for a 4-hit victory for the Warriors.…
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Kress demolition

A historic building in downtown Youngstown, is about to go the way of the wrecking ball.…
Mumps outbreak

Health agencies try to counter Ohio mumps outbreak

More than 260 cases of the contagious viral illness are confirmed, making it the largest mumps outbreak in Ohio in years, said Brian Fowler, the chief of vaccine-preventable disease epidemiology at the Ohio Department of Health.…
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Woman allegedly sold heroin from hospital bed

Greensburg police say an undercover informant bought $90 worth of heroin Friday from the woman, who was being treated for an undisclosed ailment at the hospital. …