Mexico ships 1st load of best tequila to China

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has shipped its first load of blue agave tequila to China in hopes of turning the Asian nation into the biggest market for the alcoholic beverage after the U.S. The shipment of more…
Glenwood demolition rubble

Rubble left in lot

Youngstown resident Chauntie Bell and her family have had to see the remnants of a vacant apartment building. …

Ohio gov. backs use of facial recognition system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is backing the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement officials to identify possible criminal suspects.……
YNDC check

YNDC gets grant

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation received a $25,000 grant on Friday to help teach residents how to revitalize the city.…

Taped MDA fundraiser to air on ABC Sunday evening

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Celebrities such as “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and “Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson will appear Sunday evening on the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s nationally broadcast 48th annual telethon. The “MDA Show of Strength” will…

Venice: Israeli film takes no sides in conflict

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Israeli director Yuval Adler and Palestinian co-writer Ali Waked say they have won praise for their film “Bethlehem,” which takes a street view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from people on both sides — for…
Canfield fire truck at fair

Fire trucks set up at fair

Mahoning County fire departments showed off their equipment Friday at the Canfield Fair, as they do every year.…
Bees

Bees displayed at fair

Plenty of bees were at the Canfield Fair on Friday, but they were all contained.…
apples

Apple crop fares well at fair

Ohio's apple and peach crops are back on track for this year, which is good news for one vendor at the Canfield Fair.…

Burglars surprise Pennsylvania man taking bath

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Can’t a body take a nice, quiet bath anymore? A western Pennsylvania man was taking a midmorning soak when he heard noises downstairs. The N……

UN investigators visit Syrian military hospital

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts have visited a government military hospital in Damascus in response to the Syrian government’s allegations of a chemical weapons attack against soldiers. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said the inspectors interviewed patients Friday…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Retired Gen. James Cartwright, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of…

CBS blackout dispute threatens football fans

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one thing for a business dispute to knock out CBS programming in some three million homes during rerun season. Football season is another matter entirely, and there’s little immediate cause for optimism. There’s…

Roof collapses at James Dean’s Indiana high school

FAIRMOUNT, Ind. (AP) — A large portion of the Indiana high school where James Dean was first exposed to acting has caved in, dealing what local officials say could be a final blow to efforts to preserve the…
Gibson accident

Police investigate 3 car crash

Youngstown police are investigating a crash where a 3-year-old boy was ejected from the car after his mother ran a red light and t-boned another car, sending her into a third car in the on-coming lane.…

Obama: US has obligation as world leader to act

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he recognizes the world and the U.S. are war-weary in the face of potential military action against Syria. But he says the United States has an obligation “as a leader in…

Obama: Considering 'narrow' Syria action

President Barack Obama says he hasn’t made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he’s considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria’s government carried out last week.

Kate makes first appearance since royal birth

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since giving birth to Prince George last month, joining her husband Prince William at a running event in Wales on Friday. The new parents weren’t…

Medicaid expansion backers eye Ohio ballot effort

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of Medicaid expansion in Ohio have started to gather initial signatures to get the issue before voters should the Legislature not act. Jo……