Havens, 1st Woodstock singer, dies of heart attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Richie Havens, the folk singer and guitarist who was the first performer at Woodstock, died Monday at age 72. Havens died of a heart attack in New Jersey, his family said in a statement.…
Trash Bash event

Valley Celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day was celebrated Monday with a variety of events throughout the area, including the annual Trash Bash at MCCTC. …

Child porn guilty plea for ex-Ohio education exec

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former high-ranking Ohio Department of Education official plans to plead guilty to a single count of possession of child pornography. John Chi……

Child porn guilty plea for ex-Ohio education exec

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former high-ranking Ohio Department of Education official plans to plead guilty to a single count of possession of child pornography. John Childs, the department’s former chief financial officer and chief operating officer, was…

Ohio officials concerned by GOP leader’s tax liens

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elected officials who signed a letter endorsing Matthew Borges (BOHR’-jihs) as the next chairman of the Ohio Republican Party have asked him to resolve and explain the tax liens he’s accrued before Friday’s election.…

Body of missing fisherman found at NE Pa. lake

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing fisherman has been recovered from a lake in northeastern Pennsylvania. A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Fi……
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Killer Charged in Attack

A Youngstown man who spent 25 years in prison for killing a Stansbury Drive mother in 1986 is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on $500,000 bond, accused of attacking a 21-year-old mother in similar fashion last week.…
Avalanche

Avalanche that killed 5 difficult to predict

DENVER (AP) — The kind of avalanche that killed five people in Colorado over the weekend is among the most difficult to predict and trigger, and it’s dangerous because of the amount of snow normally involved. Saturday’s slide…

Suburbs now playing a key role in gun legislation

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In the emotional politics of gun control, the suburbs seem to be emerging as a new sphere of influence. The Senate’s defeat last week of new……

Suburbs now playing a key role in gun legislation

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In the emotional politics of gun control, the suburbs seem to be emerging as a new sphere of influence. The Senate’s defeat last week of new firearms restrictions brought attention to the nation’s shifting…

Ohio transportation worker killed in fiery crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a state transportation worker has been killed in a fiery crash along an Ohio highway, north of Columbus. The State Highway Patrol……

School shooter in Ohio appealing life sentence

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A teenager who shot and killed three students in a northeast Ohio high school cafeteria has appealed his life sentence. The court-appointed attorn……

School shooter in Ohio appealing life sentence

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A teenager who shot and killed three students in a northeast Ohio high school cafeteria has appealed his life sentence. The court-appointed attorney for 18-year-old T.J. Lane filed the appeal Thursday with the 11th…

3 Doors Down cancels 4 shows following fatal crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The rock band 3 Doors Down has called off four U.S. appearances following the arrest of the group’s bassist, who was accused of driving intoxicated and causing a fatal interstate crash in a Nashville…

Appeal by doctor claims errors in Jackson trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eighteen months after his involuntary manslaughter conviction, Michael Jackson’s doctor on Monday appealed his case, claiming there were multiple legal errors at his trial. A lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray argued in the 230-page…

UK police concerned by online anti-pedophile group

LONDON (AP) — A British band of self-styled pedophile hunters has been ambushing men it believes are out to meet young girls, posting video of the confrontations to the Web in a tactic which has yielded arrests —…

9 fired employees sue W. Pa. Christian academy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former employees of a Pittsburgh Christian school are claiming that they were fired because of the church they belong to. The nine former employees of the Imani Christian Academy in Pittsburgh filed a federal lawsuit…

Police: 2 arrested in al-Qaida linked Canada plot

TORONTO (AP) — Two men were arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaida elements in Iran, police said Monday. The case bolstered allegations by some governments and experts…

Khloe Kardashian out on ‘X Factor’

NEW YORK (AP) — Khloe Kardashian is left out following the latest game of musical chairs on “The X Factor.” Fox said Monday that while Mario Lopez is returning this fall as host of Simon Cowell’s music competition…