Testing starts at ex-park near Ohio cancer cluster

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — Whirlpool Corp. is beginning soil and water testing at a former park in a northern Ohio area where cancer has sickened dozens of children for more th……

Police incident prompts lockdown at 2 Pa. schools

PLEASANT GAP, Pa. (AP) — An elementary school and a vocational school in north-central Pennsylvania were on temporary lockdown as police responded to an off-campus i……

Casey wants federal probe of fiery tanker crash

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Senator Bob Casey wants federal regulators to investigate a fiery tanker crash that caused serious damage at the interchange of Interstat……

Head of Sustainable Shale project talks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew Place once planted 5,500 trees on his 210-acre Greene County farm, adding native hardwoods to expand the habitat of a rare salamander. Place i……
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Man Allegedly Punches Mother

A New Castle man was charged with assault after attacking elderly family members over a gardening dispute.…
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Water Lines To Be Repaired

A state agency is giving Warren a low-interest loan to help improve more than two miles of deteriorating drinking water lines.…
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$20K Awarded to Club

A local non-profit organization was granted $20,000 to help kids in Youngstown. …

Pa. priest removed in 2009 faces new porn charge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania Catholic priest who was removed from public ministry in 2009 after an allegation of past child sex abuse deemed “credi……

Retired Anglican Priest Jailed for Sex Abuse

A retired Church of England priest was jailed for 10 years Monday after a jury found him guilty of 36 separate sex offenses against children in the 1960s and 1970s.…
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Arab Spring Clears Way for Press Freedoms

The Arab Spring uprisings that toppled four Arab leaders have forced Mideast governments to allow more freedom of expression and of the press, Jordan's prime minister said Monday, but critics charged that Jordan itself is not doing enough.…
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Man Pelted by Mob

Residents angry that police had not warned them about sex assaults took matters into their own hands, chasing down a man they thought was the attacker, pelting him with rocks and leaving him with a bloody face in Colorado.…
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Woman Dead in Accident

A 37-year-old Akron woman died Sunday after a motorcycle crash in Columbiana County.…
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Senators Work Through Changes on Immigration Bill

Senators working on a wide-ranging immigration bill have agreed to tighten controls on the asylum system that allows people fleeing war or persecution to find refuge in the U.S.…

Primary hopefuls put in final day of campaigning

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Candidates for elected posts including a seat on a state appellate court and mayor’s offices in several cities are making their final pit……
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Halestorm Joins Covelli Concert

Officials announced on Monday that Grammy-Award winning band Halestorm will join Daughtry and 3 Doors Down for the concert.…
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Violent Dealers Held in Jail

A man described by prosecutors as one of the area’s most prolific drug dealers and his accused hitman in four murders will be incarcerated until their case is finalized.…