YWCA demolition

Work begins at Warren YWCA

The pool area at the Warren YWCA will be filled in and replaced with a dozen apartments for women and their families who are at risk of becoming homeless. …
Tiffany Square Plaza update

Tiffany Plaza plans approved

Update On Thursday afternoon, Boardman Township's Site Review Committee gave its approval to plans to update the Tiffany Square Plaza's landscaping, which will include adding hundreds of new trees, shrubbery and other green space.…

Q&A: Latest health law fight: Battle of mandates

WASHINGTON (AP) — If businesses get an extra year to meet a new health care mandate, why not everybody else? Republicans, seizing on the White House delay for employers, are demanding that the Obama administration give individual Americans…

Scottie Pippen sued for $4M over Malibu fight

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen is being sued over a fight with an autograph-seeker at an upscale Southern California restaurant. Attorneys filed the $4 million lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. They…

Amnesty: pregnant child must be allowed abortion

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Amnesty International says an 11-year-old girl who was raped by her mother’s partner in Chile should be allowed all medical options, including an abortion. Abortions, even for medical reasons and in the case of…

China ready to negotiate investment treaty with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — China agreed Thursday to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty with the United States, a move hailed by Washington as a significant step in the Asian giant’s economic reforms that could level the playing field for…
Tree trimmer death

Man dies after fall

A man fell out of a bucket truck while trimming trees in Sharpsville on Thursday afternoon. …

Death of Arizona serial killer ruled a suicide

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The death of a convicted Arizona serial killer whose body was discovered last month in an isolation cell was ruled a suicide Thursday by a medical examiner who said the gunman who once terrorized…

13 gunmen killed in clash with Mexican soldiers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say Mexican soldiers killed 13 gunmen in a clash in the northern state of Zacatecas. Zacatecas state prosecutors’ spokesman Jorge Flores says soldiers also seized several automatic rifles and vehicles. Flores said Thursday’s…

At Ramadan meals, Egypt weighs split in society

CAIRO (AP) — As the sun set on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, families across Cairo gathered for the fast-breaking iftar meal in a country that in the last two weeks has seen…
New middletown cruiser crash

New Middletown cruiser crashes

A New Middletown police officer crashed his cruiser through a construction barrier at about 7 p.m. on Youngstown's South Side. …

Panel suggests $7.7M breakdown of Newtown payments

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Preliminary recommendations on $7.7 million in donations collected after the Connecticut school shooting calls for giving $281,000 to each of the families of the 26 children and school educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary…

NC House approves abortion legislation

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican lawmakers pushed ahead Thursday with their demand for new rules at North Carolina’s abortion clinics, saying they will make the procedure safer for women. Opponents argued it was a blatant attempt to shut…
Warren community development

Warren one-stop moves ahead

The city of Warren is looking to possibly spend$3 million to buy a building in order to relocate several departments, including the health department, income tax department and community development. …

NC House OKs abortion legislation

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are pushing ahead with their demand for new rules at North Carolina’s abortion clinics. The House voted 74-41 to approve the bill after a highly-charged, three-hour debate. Republicans say the new rules…

Seattle police: man crashes kid’s pizza party

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say they arrested a man who crashed an 8-year-old child’s party, ate several pieces of pizza and took two balloon animals. Parents told police they asked the 28-year-old man to leave after he…

Analysis: Snowden caught in historic conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one sense, Edward Snowden, the leaker of National Security Agency secrets, is in rare company: He’s one of fewer than a dozen people charged under World War I-era espionage law in the near-century of…

W. Pa. man charged with burning 7-year-old boy

SAXONBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man is facing charges for allegedly dousing a 7-year-old boy with flammable liquid and then letting his own son……