recycling

Electronics drive held

Because of a new Pennsylvania law, the Lawrence-Mercer Recycling and Solid Waste Department is now offering free electronics recycling.…
James Donofrio

Donofrio autopsy complete

Well over a year after the body of Valley businessman Jim Donofrio was recovered, investigators in West Virginia have finally completed an autopsy report.…

US stocks rise for a second day; yields slip

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing higher for the second day in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 149 points, or 1 percent, to 14,910 points Wednesday. It’s the first two-day gain since…

Delta fined for mishandling bumped passengers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is fining Delta Air Lines Inc. $750,000 for bumping some passengers involuntarily, without offering compensation or seeking volunteers first. Airlines sometimes sell too many tickets for a flight, and have to “bump” some…
Valerus and Brilex

Texas company has local partner

A Youngstown manufacturer has partnered with a Texas based company to supply parts to the oil and natural gas industry. …

Review: Bloodsucking ‘Byzantium’ draws scant blood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “I am Eleanor Webb. I throw my story to the wind.” So says the ancient child-woman played by Saoirse Ronan in “Byzantium.” In a sense that’s what director Neil Jordan and screenwriter Moira Buffini…

Pa. House considering measure on lottery contract

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans who control the state House say they’re considering seeking a change to state law to help Gov. Tom Corbett make his case to Att……

Excerpts from Supreme Court gay marriage rulings

Excerpts from the majority and dissenting opinions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 5-4 rulings Wednesday striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, and leaving in place a trial court’s ruling…

Carlos the Jackal loses appeal in French bombings

PARIS (AP) — The man known as Carlos the Jackal has lost an appeal of his conviction in four bombings in France three decades ago that killed 11 people and wounded some 140. A panel of judges in…

Woman arrested after jumping White House fence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a woman is under arrest and in the custody of District of Columbia police after jumping over the White House fence on Wednesday. A Secret Service spokesman identified the woman, who…
Maplecrest renovations

Facelift coming for care center

The staff at Maplecrest Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation announced plans Wednesday to build a 10,999 square foot addition to the current facility on Sexton Street in Struthers. …

Broader health law exemption for Native Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is broadening an exemption for American Indians from the new health care law’s requirement that virtually every U.S. resident has health insurance starting next year. New rules clarify that people…
Cardinal Mooney High School

Mooney decision reconsidered

Youngstown Catholic Diocese Bishop George Murry backtracked Wednesday on his earlier decision to keep Cardinal Mooney High School in the city, saying the diocese will review his former decision.…

Oregon drone mission: Keeping spuds happy

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — Experiments have begun in Eastern Oregon aimed at using the unmanned aircraft known as drones to keep potatoes happy. The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/14agqaX) that more than 100 guests at a Hermiston Chamber of…

Review: ‘White House Down’ a silly throwback

Staggeringly implausible, cartoonishly comical, Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down” is refreshingly dumb. Refreshing because carefree action absurdity, once the province of the summer cinema, is on the outs. Solemnity — even for caped, flying men in tight-fitting trousers…

Browns rookie charged in NJ beating is released

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have released a rookie who is charged with attempted murder for allegedly punching a man outside a club in northern New Jersey. Ausar Walcott turned himself in to Passaic police Tuesday…

More flooding concerns along Midwestern rivers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Midwestern rivers, including the Mississippi, are rising again after another round of heavy rain. Parts of North Dakota got up to 8 inches of rain Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, and parts of Iowa…

In Romania, Ethan Hawke promotes movie, education

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Actor Ethan Hawke says it’s crucial that all children get an education from an early age, pointing to his own daughter’s struggles with dyslexia. Hawke spoke Wednesday in Romania, where he is promoting his…