Award-winning illustrator Marc Simont dies

CORNWALL, Conn. (AP) — Illustrator Marc Simont, whose work adorned some of the most celebrated titles in children’s literature, has died after a short illness, his family said Thursday. Simont died Saturday at his home in Cornwall, his…
Laws

Some laws humorous

Some laws or so old or out-of-date they may not even be enforceable.…
Gas, gasoline, running out of gas

Photos: Odd laws

Several odd laws are on the book in the Mahoning Valley and in Ohio and Pennsylvania. …

No prison for Liberace ex after Nev. brothel test

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An ex-lover of Liberace who was the subject of a recent HBO film on the pianist’s life was sentenced to probation on identify theft charges after lawyers argued over whether it was proper for…
Trumbull Career and Technical Center

TCTC earns all A's

An area technical school is getting rave reviews from the Ohio Department of Education. …
Car crash state Route 46

Crash victim identified

A semi truck and car collided Thursday in Weatherfield Township.…
Robert Brown Jr.

Fatal crash driver indicted

A Youngstown man is facing felony charges that allege he fatally struck a 23-year-old man walking in the city more than five months ago.…
Orr Donatelli Day

Kids treated to day at festival

The Ferris wheel, bumper cars and other carnival rides are something a special group of kids got to experience Thursday at the Mount Carmel Festival in Lowellville. …

IRS watchdog ‘disturbed’ agency withheld documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigator who wrote a scathing report about the Internal Revenue Service targeting tea party groups says he is “disturbed” the agency withheld newly released documents showing progressive groups may also have been singled out…

Senate to debate transportation, housing budgets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are promising increases for popular community development grants, transit programs and housing for the poor as they bring the first spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year to the floor — despite a…

Reality TV guru Mike Darnell joins Warner Bros. TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. Television Group says it has hired former Fox network reality chief Mike Darnell to serve as president of its unscripted and alternative programming. The company says Darnell will have oversight of first-run…

Murdoch: I used ‘wrong’ words in secret recording

LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch has expressed regret for questioning the competence of police carrying out an investigation into wrongdoing at his U.K. newspapers, but says the probe has gone on too long. In a secretly taped recording…
Cub Scouts

Scouts learn Indian heritage

Some local scouts are spending the weekend learning about American Indian Heritage. …

NY judge blocks Sept. 11 claims against airlines

NEW YORK (AP) — The owners of the World Trade Center cannot demand billions of dollars more in insurance money for the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal judge decided Thursday. Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled after listening to witnesses…

Colo. judge won’t block recalls over gun votes

DENVER (AP) — A Denver judge refused Thursday to stop recall elections for two Colorado Democratic senators who supported gun restrictions, even though the lawmakers are challenging the validity of the petitions. Denver District Court Robert Hyatt ruled…

Trade chief says Pacific trade pact deal not easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s top trade official said Thursday the goal of concluding a major trade agreement with Pacific Rim countries by the end of this year is difficult but “doable.” U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman…

Barbie fights for her life

NEW YORK (AP) — As far as catfights go, this is a doozy. Barbie, long the reigning queen in the doll world, has suddenly been thrust into the battle of her life. But Barbie’s competitors look nothing like…

Choices: Closer look at 2 plans for Dell’s future

Dell Inc. has delayed Thursday’s vote on founder Michael Dell’s plan to take the computer maker private. That’s a sign the board needs more time to rally support. Activist investor Carl Icahn and the Southeastern Asset Management fund,…

Egypt’s interim president vows to protect country

CAIRO (AP) — In his first address to the nation, Egypt’s interim leader Adly Mansour says he will protect the country against those who seek chaos and violence. In a pre-recorded message aired Thursday on state television, Mansour…