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Co-defendant testifies at Ohio slave labor trial

A co-defendant who took a plea deal says she was responding to threats when she did chores for two people now on trial for allegedly enslaving a mentally disabled Ohio woman.…
YSU tuition up

Tuition increase

The amount of tuition at YSU is about to increase, come fall.…
Trumbull County flooding issues

Flooding

The Mahoning River and low-lying areas are being monitored as rain falls and the snow melts.…

Milan’s movie review

Milan takes a look at movies playing at the box office and what's new on DVD.…
East Liverpool City Hospital

Hospital merger

One of the last privately owned hospitals in the Valley is joining forces with a larger company. …
Activists reinforce the barricades in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Fierce clashes between police and protesters, some including gunfire, shattered a brief truce in Ukraine's besieged capital Thursday, killing numerous people. The deaths came in a new eruption of violence just hours after the country's embattled president and the opposition leaders demanding his resignation called for a truce and negotiations to try to resolve Ukraine's political crisis. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Kiev protest death toll tops 100

At least 101 people have died this week in the clashes in Kiev, according to protesters and Ukrainian authorities, a sharp reversal in three months of mostly peaceful protests. …
In this photo taken Jan. 16, 2011 and made available Thursday, Feb 20, 2014, Liu Han, the former multimillionaire chairman of energy conglomerate Sichuan Hanlong Group with stakes in Australian and U.S. miners, is seen in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province. Authorities on Thursday accused the Chinese tycoon and three dozen associates of running one of the country’s biggest mafia gangs in recent years, armed with hand grenades and guns, whose takedown exposed ties between organized crime, police and officials. (AP Photo)

China accuses tycoon of murder in major gang bust

The high-level investigation centering on Liu Han, the former multimillionaire chairman of energy conglomerate Sichuan Hanlong Group with stakes in Australian and U.S. miners, and his brother Liu Wei and 34 associates has exposed ties between organized crime and Chinese officialdom.…
This photo released by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission throw a custom-made "cutting grapple," hoping to sever the long strand of fishing rope exiting the whale's mouth. Seconds later the heavy rope parted and the whale swam away unencumbered. (AP Photo/ Georgia Department of Natural Resources, taken under NOAA permit #932-1905-MA-009526)

Fishing rope cut from endangered whale

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Wildlife experts cut away more than 280 feet of commercial fishing line being dragged by an endangered right whale off the Georgia coast, th……
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Student Athlete: Lindsay Jaros

Our Student Athlete of the Week is a three-year letterwinner in both soccer and basketball. This LaBrae senior battled injury her senior Year, but through hard work and dedication, she has still managed to come out on top. …
Stacey Barfield, mother of Hailey Owens, foreground left, is consoled by Sara Wells, as family member Teri Nord, right, arranges flowers left by well wishers Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 near the site where the 10-year-old girl was abducted just blocks from her Springfield, Mo., home. Prosecutors have charged Craig Michael Wood with first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed criminal action in their girls death. Prosecutors says the fourth-grader's body was found stuffed in two trash bags inside plastic storage containers in the basement of Wood's Springfield home. She had been shot in the head. (AP Photo/Alan Scher Zagier)

Community mourns slain girl

Hailey Owens went missing on Tuesday, taken in daylight from a neighborhood street less than two blocks from her Springfield home as she walked back from her best friend's house.…
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama cleans his glasses before speaking at an event entitled: "Happiness, Free Enterprise, and Human Flourishing" Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Obama to host Dalai Lama

President Barack Obama will host Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama for a meeting on Friday, the White House said, in a move that could rankle already tense relations between the U.S. and China.…