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 …

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 wal…

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…


25 arrested in alleged child porn ring

An Abita Springs man has been charged with operating a pair of child pornography websites that offered tutorials to 27,000 followers on coax…

In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Jay Paterno, son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, speaks during a memorial service for Joe Paterno at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa. Paterno told party officials Thursday Feb. 20, 2014 that he will seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Paterno’s son running for Lt. Governor

Jay Paterno, son of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, says he’s seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for lieutenant gover…


Former VA director pleads in bribery case

William Montague of Brecksville entered pleas Thursday to conspiracy to commit honest services mail fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, mai…


City honors former fire chief

Several fire trucks participated in a procession around the Cunningham Becker funeral home in Poland. to honor Edwin “Sonny” Chinowth who di…

Commissioners approve bank purchase

Trumbull workers will relocate

Trumbull County Commissioners on Thursday approved the purchase of the former First Place Bank building on East Market Street for $750,000.

Humtown Products 3-D printer

Humtown Products adds more 3-D printing

Humtown Products recently invested in its first production grade 3-D printer, making it one of a few companies in the Valley using the cutti…