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Mom begs for help in finding missing Mich. woman

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Friends and relatives of a missing Detroit-area woman made a tearful appeal to the public Wednesday for information about their “shining star,” two days after the 20-year-old was abducted from a discount store and…

Brother of Randy Travis arrested on meth charge

MARSHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Union County say a brother of country singer Randy Travis has been arrested after sheriff’s deputies found a methamphetamine lab inside his home. Investigators with the sheriff’s office searched the home of…
Mount Carmel Festival

Mt. Carmel fest opens

The 80th annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Festival kicked off Wednesday in Niles. …

NASA still perplexed by astronaut’s flooded helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — The spacewalking astronaut who came close to drowning in a flooded helmet searched for clues in his spacesuit Wednesday, in hopes of understanding the unprecedented water leak. Engineers in Houston, meanwhile, conducted their…

Trayvon Martin’s friend gets scholarship offer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner is offering help in attending college to the young woman who was the last to speak to Trayvon Martin. Joyner addressed Rachel Jeantel and other young people in what he…

MLB All-Star game TV rating up slightly from ’12

NEW YORK (AP) — The Major League Baseball All-Star game’s television rating is up slightly from last year’s record low. The American League’s 3-0 victory Tuesday night on Fox earned a 6.9 rating and 12 share, up from…

NASA still perplexed by astronaut’s flooded helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The spacewalking astronaut who came close to drowning in a flooded helmet searched for clues in his spacesuit Wednesday, in hopes of understanding the unprecedented water leak. Engineers in Houston, meanwhile, conducted their…
Trumbull County Commissioners

Tax breaks approved

Trumbull County Commissioners on Wednesday approved tax breaks for a Hubbard business that is looking to expand.…
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Actor death shines light on heroin abuse

Local addiction specialists hope the death of a popular Hollywood star will shine some light on the opiate epidemic facing Ohio and the Valley. …

Man to plead guilty in Ohio slave labor case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer says his client plans to plead guilty to charges he helped enslave and beat a mentally disabled woman and her daughter and steal her pain me……

NCAA to stop putting name, logo on video game

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA said Wednesday it won’t allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo and name in video games while it fights a lawsuit that says the governing body owes billions of dollars to…

Brother of Randy Travis arrested on meth charge

MARSHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a brother of country singer Randy Travis was arrested after sheriff’s deputies found a methamphetamine lab inside his home. Union County sheriff’s investigators searched the home of 50-year-old David…
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Pig found in motel, again

A 300-pound potbelly pig that has been abandoned twice in the past month at motels in Liberty is getting help to find a new home.…

Corbett hires 3rd chief of staff amid worries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s hiring his third chief of staff and his third secretary of legislative affairs in as many years as he struggles t……

Kerry wins Arab backing on Mideast peace effort

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry has won Arab League backing for his effort to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, raising hopes that the stalled negotiations could resume. Kerry cited significant progress in narrowing gaps between…

Review: Sara Bareilles shines on ‘Blessed Unrest’

Sara Bareilles, “The Blessed Unrest” (Epic Records) There’s a sweet way Sara Bareilles sings about her breakup on her new album. She’s soft on the honeyed, piano pop gems that make up “The Blessed Unrest,” her voice is…
Liberty Township

Trustees refute state audit

Liberty Trustees are refuting a recent state audit of the township government that questions how long the community can remain viable.…

2nd Ecuador volcano steps up eruption

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Scientists say lava flow and ash and gas emissions have intensified at a second Ecuadorean volcano, Reventador, as the full-bore eruption of the Tungurahua cone continues. Ecuador’s Geophysics Institute says the lava flow on…