Ohio archbishop offers support over class shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of Cincinnati is expressing sadness and offering prayers for a wounded student, his family and those in the school com……
Niles Fire

Woman Dies in Niles Fire

An elderly woman died at an area hospital after a fire broke out at her Niles home. It is the third fire fatality in the area in the past four days. …

Cops release video of Pa. couple swiping tiny pup

GIBSONIA, Pa. (AP) — Police have released surveillance video from a Pittsburgh-area pet store where they believe a couple stole a tiny Pomeranian puppy worth $700 by c……

Meningitis outbreak kills at least 40 in Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health officials say a meningitis outbreak has killed at least 40 people in the West African nation of Guinea. Conde Lansine, a doctor in the eastern city of Siguiri, said Tuesday it is feared…

Somali region executes 13 people by firing squad

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An official in a semiautonomous region of Somalia says the government has executed 13 prisoners, including a woman. Abdifatah Haji Aden, Puntland’s military court chairman, said the prisoners were executed by firing squad on…

ANC: We wanted to share Mandela with the world

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The African National Congress responds to a barrage of criticism over broadcasting video of a visibly frail Nelson Mandela by saying it wanted to share the anti-apartheid icon with South Africans and the world. Spokesman…

Ohio teen rape case grand jury finishes 1st day

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An eastern Ohio grand jury has finished its first day of work investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl a judge……

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……