Sojourner check presented by Texas Roadhouse

Steakhouse supports Sojourner House

Boardman's newest restaurant has only been open a few weeks, but it's already making a humanitarian impact in the local area. …
Harsh winter takes toll on Thompson Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Harsh winter takes toll on local parks

April is a great time to head out to a local park, but this year the weather has not been kind to the parks or those operating them. …
In this April 10, 2014 photo, employees open the doors of a clothing store at Sambil mall in Caracas, Venezuela. Fifteen years of socialist rule and an acute economic crisis is catching up with Venezuela’s shopping malls, once impenetrable oases of consumerism where rich and poor alike sought refuge from crime-ridden streets. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela’s economic crisis catches up with malls

Staring through a glass storefront at the Sambil shopping mall, Aleimar Sanchez sees more than a struggling business in the near-empty shelves of a Casio electronics store. She sees a country in sad decline.…
In Court

Soldier accused of killing unarmed teens in Iraq

A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenagers as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is appearing in military court, with his lawyer claiming the charges are baseless.…
Airport safety under scrutiny

Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes.…
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Pa. township, firm settle suit over seismic tests

A western Pennsylvania township has settled a lawsuit over seismic testing following a federal judge's ruling that it couldn't interfere with a Texas company using public roads for the tests.…
Ohio parks upgrades

Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio's state parks over the next two years.…
In Court

Ex-Ohio cop freed in killing can stay free for now

A former Ohio police captain released after nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing can remain free as the state's highest court considers whether to take on his case, the court ruled Wednesday.…
Fire on Westover Drive in Howland Township

Howland firefighters respond to house fire

Before assisting at a fatal house fire at Pegotty Drive N.E., Howland Township Firefighters put out flames at another house where a man was rescued by neighbors.…
Erika-Thomas

Erika Thomas

Erika Thomas is the primary weekday evening co-anchor for WKBN 27 First News.…