Steelers backup Charlie Batch to speak at W&J

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Charlie Batch’s days as a backup quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers may be numbered, but he’s still in demand elsewhere in s……

Italian PM urges EU to focus on fostering growth

BERLIN (AP) — Italy’s prime minister is urging the European Union to drop its insistence on austerity policies and promote initiatives fostering growth instead. Prime Minister Enrico Letta said Tuesday in Germany “it is absolutely necessary” to foster…

2 who died in central Ohio likely overdosed

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Police say the deaths of two people whose bodies were found hours apart in central Ohio were likely related drug overdoses. Police in Delaware, no……

Driver in fatal Pa. bus-train has left hospital

EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) — The driver of a rural western Pennsylvania transit bus for senior citizens and people with disabilities has left a hospital. Ninety-one-year-o……

2 jailed after police raid alleged Pa. meth lab

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Two men have been jailed after state police say they found a methamphetamine lab in their southwestern Pennsylvania residence. Troopers from Som……

11-mile part of Pa. turnpike to be closed Sunday

LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) — An 11-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension will be closed for about six hours Sunday while workers do bridge wo……
Steubenville High School

Rape Grand Jury Begins

A grand jury prepared to start examining evidence and hearing from witnesses in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.…

Mariela Castro to get gay rights award in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro will travel to Philadelphia to accept an award for her gay rights advocacy. Officials at the Equality F……

Pa. senators hear criticism of liquor bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state Senate committee’s first hearing on Gov. Tom Corbett’s effort to liberalize Pennsylvania’s beer, wine and liquor……

TV director, DGA president Jack Shea dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Shea, who directed “The Jeffersons” and other TV hits and was a three-time president of the Directors Guild of America, has died at age 84. He died Sunday in Los Angeles from complications…

Prison terms issued over fatal Russian club fire

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Siberian city of Perm has convicted seven people in connection with a nightclub fire that killed 156, sentencing them to prison terms of four to nearly 10 years. The December 2009…
Youngstown Beer Fest

BeerFest Planned

A beer festival is being planned for October in downtown Youngstown. …

CNN starting morning show ‘New Day’ on June 10

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN’s new morning show will be called “New Day” and it will start on June 10. The network had previously announced that Chris Cuomo and Kate Balduan (BALD’-winn) would be CNN’s new morning hosts.…
Baseball

OHSAA Baseball & Softball Draw this Sunday

Baseball and softball coaches from around the area will begin to prepare their teams for the post-season when the brackets are revealed this Sunday. …

Maria Shriver is coming back to NBC News

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly a decade away, former California first lady Maria Shriver is returning to NBC News for a job where she will concentrate on the roles of women in American life. Shriver on Tuesday…

Europe court: Tymoshenko jailing was rights abuse

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s jailing of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, Europe’s human rights court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a harsh blow to President Viktor Yanukovych who has insisted…