3 dead, 5 wounded in shooting in southern Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Police say three people are dead and five wounded following a shooting in southern Germany. According to police, the shooting occurred Tuesday evening during a meeting of property owners in a restaurant in the village…

Mexico drops growth forecast amid economy slowdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has lowered its forecast for the nation’s economic growth this year to 1.8 percent. That’s down from the 3.1 percent gain it predicted earlier this year. The National Statistics Institute says…

UN chief proposes reduction in force in Haiti

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is recommending a 15 percent reduction in the number of U.N. troops in Haiti and an examination of whether a peacekeeping operation is still the best way to support the impoverished…

Leonard’s cool inspired generation of writers

Peter Leonard first figured out his father was cooler than most anyone else at an early age, when he was crawling around under the church pew and noticed Elmore Leonard’s ultra-mod ankle boots — you know, the kind…
Warren accident memorial

Warren memorial moved

A memorial in Warren at the site of where six teens died in a horrific car accident has been removed as the city prepares to repave the road.…

Review: In ‘World’s End,’ one hilarious apocalypse

Sci-fi movies, we all know, create unlikely heroes, and this summer’s no exception. Remember Brad Pitt as a U.N. inspector in “World War Z”? He just wanted to hang at home with his family, but he had to…
Ron Gerberry

Democrats push ban on Ohio governor’s outside pay

Ohio's governor and other statewide officials would be barred from accepting outside compensation from private employers, including those seeking state funds, under a proposal introduced Tuesday by two House Democrats.…

Pa. court voids teacher firing over sex in school

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state appeals court is overturning a decision to fire an elementary teacher who admitted she had sex with another teacher in a western Pennsylv……
Sequester

Head Start program hit by cuts

About 960 kids enroll in the Head Start in Mahoning County, but that number is closer to 900 this year because of federal budget cuts.…

Netflix of video games: Twitch coming to PS4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twitch is another step closer to becoming the Netflix of the video game world. The popular video game footage streaming service will be available on Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 4 when it’s released later this…

Sony’s PlayStation 4 to launch on Nov. 15 in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony says it will launch its latest video game console, the PlayStation 4, on Nov. 15 in the U.S. and Canada. Sony Corp. said Tuesday that the gaming system will launch in Australia and…
Crestview Local Schools open enrollment

Crestview Schools nearing capacity

The Crestview Local School District is near maximum capacity for open enrollment. The district has seen an influx of students over the last couple of years and most classrooms are full.…
John Drummond

1997 murder trial to start

A former Youngstown gang member and convicted murder will stand trial Wednesday for murdering another man in Ashtabula.…

Al-Jazeera America debuts as newest news network

NEW YORK (AP) — Al-Jazeera America has entered the cable-news fray long dominated by CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. The Qatar (GUH’-tur)-based news organization launched its U.S. network at 3 p.m. Eastern time with a one-hour preview…

Car bombings kill 10 in southern Iraqi cities

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say separate car bombings in three southern cities have killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens. Three police officers say the deadliest of Tuesday’s attacks was in the city of Amara, where…

State officials avoid penalties over Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has put four officials back to work after months of paid administrative leave for failures during last year’s attack on a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens…

Aretha Franklin says she’s 85 percent healed

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin won’t say what caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon. “My treatments are going very well. My last CAT scan,…

Astronaut recounts near-drowning on spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — The Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk last month is sharing more details about the terrifying experience, revealing how he felt all alone and frantically tried to come…

CBS is still prime time’s most-watched network

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS continued to rule among viewers last week, scoring 11 of the top 20 prime-time shows. But the most-watched program of the week was “Duck Dynasty,” A&E’s hit unscripted series about Louisiana bayou brothers…