‘Star Trek’ actor to lead Cincinnati chicken dance

CINCINNATI (AP) — “Star Trek” actor George Takei (ta-KAY’) will get a chance to show off some special dance moves as he leads a mass chicken dance at an annual Cincinnati festival. Takei will serve as grand marshal…
Lumen Christi Catholic Schools

Diocese consolidates schools

Catholic school enrollment fell nationally by almost 12 percent last year. Locally, The Youngstown Catholic Diocese is trying to address that trend by focusing on strength in numbers. …

Maynard’s novel revisits ’80s serial killer case

“After Her” (William Morrow), by Joyce Maynard Joyce Maynard’s latest novel, “After Her,” is loosely based on the 1980s Trailside Killer case, in which a serial killer targeted victims on hiking trails in Northern California, spreading terror through…

Actor Lee Thompson Young found dead at age 29

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead Monday morning. Young’s manager, Jonathan Baruch, says Young took his life. The actor started his career as a teenager in the TV series…

Aretha Franklin not attending baseball luncheon

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin will not be attending a baseball luncheon during which she was to receive a “Beacon” award for embodying the spirit of the civil rights movement, The Associated Press has learned. Franklin, 71,…
Drive Sober Get Pulled Over

OVI crackdown begins

Local and state law enforcement agencies are teaming for a nationwide campaign to curb drinking and driving through the Labor Day weekend. …

Defense: Ariel Castro plea spared victim anguish

CLEVELAND (AP) — The lawyers who defended a Cleveland man who held three women captive for a decade say Ariel Castro’s guilty pleas spared the women from the angu……

Bear Bryant and Joe Namath made the Tide roll

“Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie’s Last Quarter” (Twelve), by Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienski When Bear Bryant ordered University of Alabama freshman Joe Namath to climb up the coach’s tower high atop the practice field…

Turkey presses Egypt for release of journalist

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is pressing the Egyptian government to release a Turkish journalist who was detained after police stormed a mosque in Cairo and swept up hundreds of supporters of the country’s ousted president who had sought…

Roger Miller, son of late Jazz owner, dead at 45

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Family members say Roger Miller, the son of the late Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller, has died. Roger Miller was “a gentle soul” who will be missed, said family members in a…
Bell removal

Bells removed from church

Two bells were removed Monday from the Immaculate Conception Church in preparation for the building to be auctioned off on Saturday. …

Palestinian finds Facebook bug, hacks CEO’s page

YATTA, West Bank (AP) — After discovering a privacy bug on Facebook, unemployed Palestinian programmer Khalil Shreateh said he just wanted to collect the traditional $500 bounty the social network giant offers to those who voluntarily expose its…

The Calling’s singer says was attacked in Michigan

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — The lead singer of the rock group The Calling says he was abducted, beaten and robbed after performing at a festival in Michigan. The group tells The Associated Press that Alex Band was attacked…

Prosecutor asks judge to give Manning 60 years

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Pfc. Bradley Manning’s lawyers are asking a military judge to balance rehabilitation and punishment before sentencing the soldier for giving classified information to WikiLeaks. Defense attorney David Coombs made his closing argument Monday…

AP Interview: Top Iran adviser reaches out to West

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader says the election of centrist Hasan Rouhani as the country’s president gives an opportunity to world powers to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program…

NTSB: Bay Bridge driver was on 1st US trip alone

BALTIMORE (AP) — A preliminary federal report on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge crash that sent a car into the water says the driver of a tractor-trailer involved was on his first solo trip in the U.S. On Monday,…

Conn. police: Cable outage not worthy of 911 call

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — When a cable television outage hit Connecticut shoreline communities during prime-time Sunday night viewing, viewers jumped to action. Some residents reached out to their state senator. Others called police. One even called 911…