Lines Down on Route 422

Wires Down on 422

Update About 50 customers are still without power in Southington Township after utility wires were pulled down across all four lanes of U.S. Route 422.…
Siemens COO Eric Spiegel

Spiegel: Shore Up Training Gap

Siemens Chief Executive Officer Eric Spiegel said Thursday the $440 million grant his company donated to Youngstown State University will help shore up the training gap for students to work in the 3-D printing field.…
Racino Groundbreaking

Officials Tout Racino

Penn National Gaming officials and state and local leaders touted the new Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course at an official groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at the future site in Austintown.…

‘Les Miserables’ will move into familiar home

NEW YORK (AP) — When “Les Miserables” arrives on Broadway next March, it will find a familiar home. Mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh said Thursday that the current U.S. tour of “Les Miserables” — which began in 2010 and is…

Britons on trial in Cuba corruption crackdown

HAVANA (AP) — Two British businessmen targeted in a corruption probe in Cuba went on trial Thursday, as authorities continue to press a crackdown on graft that has caught up several other foreigners and dozens of islanders. A…

Mali youth hold 1st protest against French

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Youth in the recently-liberated Malian city of Gao held a sit-in on Thursday to protest against what they see as France’s tacit support of the Tuareg ethnic group, the first indication that the mood…

Israel to free conscientious objector

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has decided to release a young conscript who has spent the past six months in military prison for refusing to serve in the army due to his opposition to the occupation of…

EU seeks to abolish data roaming charges in Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says mobile phone network operators should be forced to end charging customers for data roaming when traveling across the 27-nation bloc. European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes told the European…

Boston bombing suspect is walking, mother says

MOSCOW (AP) — The father of a Chechen immigrant killed in Florida while being interrogated by the FBI about his ties to a Boston Marathon bombings suspect said Thursday that the U.S. agents killed his son “execution-style.” At…
Berlin Center Crash

Fatal Crash Victims Identified

The two men killed in a fiery crash Monday in Berlin Township were identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday.…

Signed contracts to buy US homes at 3-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes ticked up in April to the highest level in three years. The increase points to growth in home sales in the coming months. The National…

US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.81 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages jumped this week to their highest levels in a year, signaling slightly higher costs for homebuyers. But rates still remain low by historical standards. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said…

Defense: No motive for Illinois family’s slayings

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor has mocked a central Illinois man’s assertion that he killed a 14-year-old boy in self-defense after witnessing the teenager slaughter his own family. Mike Atterberry said in closing arguments Thursday that Christopher…

2 plead guilty in RI in $18M Navy kickback scheme

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The girlfriend of the admitted leader of a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy millions has pleaded guilty to theft of government property. Mary O’Rourke entered her plea before U.S. District Judge Mary…

Rights group calls Egypt draft NGO law restrictive

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch says Egypt’s draft law regulating non-governmental organizations would allow the government and its security agencies to restrict the funding and operation of independent groups. The statement released Thursday says the bill, currently…

5 bodies pulled from Calif. waterway after crash

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have pulled two more bodies from a Northern California waterway where an SUV crashed, bringing the number of deaths from the weekend wreck to five. The Record of Stockton reports (http://bit.ly/17yvvrg) the men’s…

UN court acquits 2 Serbs of Balkan war atrocities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N. court on Thursday acquitted two former allies of late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic of setting up and arming notorious Serb paramilitary gangs that committed atrocities in Bosnia and Croatia during the…

Neighbor sours on property sale to Vt. governor

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Soon after the successful real estate investor built his McMansion on a rural dirt road here outside Vermont’s capital, he began throwing his wealth around, striking a deal to bail out his neighbor…

Nigeria lawmakers pass anti-gay marriage bill

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Lawmakers in Nigeria passed a bill Thursday banning gay marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders. Nigeria’s House of Representatives approved…

Turkey returns fire after shots fired from Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s military on Thursday returned fire after shots were fired at an armored personnel carrier from across the border with Syria. A military statement said a group of around three to five people from…