Biden to get Pennsylvania Society medal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, who had a boyhood home in Scranton, will receive the Pennsylvania Society’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Achi……

Lawyer: Insanity plea to come in Ohio killings

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for an 18-year-old man charged with killing a prominent Ohio attorney and his wife in their home with a sledgehammer say his client plans t……
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Canfield Sued for $5 Mill.

The parents of an 11-year-old girl is suing Canfield for $5 million for allegedly pursuing a rape case against the girl because of political motivations. …

Police: W. Pa. school bus driver let pupils fight

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania school bus driver has been charged with endangering children after police say he let 2 students fight instead of interven……
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Parole Denied for Duo

Update Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins is arguing against parole Wednesday for two men convicted in a 1998 murder. …

The Express-Times newspaper announces more layoffs

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The Express-Times in Easton has announced a new round of layoffs that will mean the loss of 12 full-time jobs. President and Publisher Lou Stancampia……
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Austintown School Sold

The old Austintown Middle School was sold for $2.5 million. …

Artist decorates the Louvre’s iconic pyramid

PARIS (AP) — An Italian artist decorated the Louvre museum’s glass pyramid Wednesday for the first time in the iconic monument’s history, in a protest against capitalism. The artwork, a huge three-looped infinity sign made of mirrors, faces…

Pa. Legislature’s spending rose, surplus fell

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new audit says overall spending by the General Assembly increased last year, but the year-end surplus declined. The report released Wednesda……

Amazon.com’s most well-read city: Alexandria, Va.

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandria, Va., and Knoxville, Tenn., are cities for readers, if not always the kinds of books your parents wanted you to read. Alexandria and Knoxville ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on Amazon.com’s annual…

Body of Ohio man to be exhumed again amid dispute

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A coroner in northern Ohio is planning to again exhume the body of a 19-year-old who died from a gunshot wound just over a year ago. Authorities in San……

Ex-WPa. state prison guard charged with smuggling

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A former guard at a southwestern Pennsylvania prison has been charged with conspiring with two inmates to smuggle marijuana, pornographic magaz……

Jason Segel working on middle-grade book series

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Segel is becoming an author. The star of the TV series “How I Met Your Mother” and “Freaks and Geeks” has a deal with Random House Children’s Books for a middle-grade series set…

Feds: Pittsburgh bank teller embezzled $129,000

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An assistant branch manager and head teller at a Pittsburgh bank has been charged with embezzling more than $129,000. A federal grand jury charges th……