Train hits transit bus in Pa.; 1 killed, 10 hurt

EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly woman was killed and 10 other people injured when a freight train struck a rural transit bus carrying senior citizens a……
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Wreath Stolen From Gravesite

A sentimental item was allegedly stolen from a teen's gravesite in East Liverpool, and thanks to social media it was located and returned to the family. …

Woody Guthrie Center opens Saturday in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It took Woody Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah more than 30 years after his death to finally celebrate his life and work with an annual music festival, and signs of acknowledgment in other parts of…
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Ohio Sees Record High Overdose Deaths in 2011

Ohioans are dying from drug overdoses at record-high rates, the state Department of Health said Friday as it released 2011 figures that place the blame on prescription painkillers and also show a worsening heroin problem.…

Package odor sickens Pa. office building workers

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An odor from a package sent to a medical office building in eastern Pennsylvania sickened several workers. Emergency crews and a hazardous mater……

NBC gives full-season renewals to 5 of its dramas

NEW YORK (AP) — Television producer Dick Wolf will be busy next season. NBC said Friday that it has renewed five of its dramas for next season. Two of them — the long-running “Law & Order: Special Victims…
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Tech Lab Gets Updates

An expanded and updated technology lab is open at OCCHA. …
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EPA to Study Mahoning River

The state Environmental Protection Agency will study the Mahoning River's health this summer. …

Bethenny Frankel to expand Skinnygirl product line

NEW YORK (AP) — Bethenny Frankel plans to expand her Skinnygirl line of wine and spirits and power bars to include more food products. “You’ll definitely see Skinnygirl food,” the former reality TV star said in a recent…
Leavittsburg Meth Lab

Meth Lab Dismantled

A suspected meth lab was dismantled in Leavittsburg Thursday night. …

4 girls who play ‘Matilda’ snubbed by Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) — The members of the Tony Award nominations committee better look out: They’ve snubbed four girls who play a tough little telekinetic heroine on Broadway. Administrators for the awards met Friday for the fourth and…
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$5 Mill Award in Surgery Case

A Belmont County woman was awarded $5.1 million in a lawsuit for a mishandled plastic surgery operation by a Boardman doctor. …
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Live on Lincoln Held

School is winding down for students at Youngstown State University, but not before they can have a little fun. …
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Alcohol Allowed Downtown?

A bipartisan bill introduced in the state Senate on Thursday proposes to allow cities with more than 50,000 residents, including Youngstown, to create designated areas exempt from Ohio's state law against open containers. …
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Famed UK publicist charged with indecent assault

LONDON (AP) — Prominent celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault, British officials said Friday. He’s the second person to be charged as part of a broad investigation into child sex abuse…

ACLU warns Pa. district in transgender prom flap

RED LION, Pa. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue if a Pennsylvania school district doesn’t allow a transgender student to run for pr……

Paper: ACLU seeks apology over prom king dispute

RED LION, Pa. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union wants a central Pennsylvania school district to apologize for its treatment of a transgender teen running for p……
Music

Will.i.am rebuts accusations of song theft

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Will.i.am says he’s been unfairly accused of stealing a song from a Russian dance producer for use on his new album. The producer-rapper-singer has acknowledged reaching out to trance producer Arty after hearing…