‘The Lion King’ on the road hits $1 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a mainstay on Broadway and now “The Lion King” has proved it’s a king on the road, too. Disney Theatrical Productions said Wednesday that the show’s total touring box office gross in North…
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ODOT spreads the word

The Ohio Department of Transportation distributed information to businesses along Route 224 in an effort to keep merchants informed about the bridge project that started earlier this week. …
Gas pipeline

Gas pipeline proposed

A 1,100-mile oil transmission line from the Shenango Valley through West Virginia has been proposed.…

Appellate brief seeks reversal for Jackson doctor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Jackson’s doctor told an appellate court on Wednesday that Jackson’s contract with AEG Live LLC should have been admitted as evidence in Dr. Conrad Murray’s manslaughter trial. In the last…
Trumbull County

County worker fired

A Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer employee was fired Wednesday for several violations, including taking a nearly two-hour lunch and talking on the phone for nearly two hours while on the clock.…

Portugal’s president: government to stay in power

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president said Wednesday he is keeping faith with the bailed-out country’s troubled coalition government and rejecting opposition parties’ demands for an early election, though he appealed to all the main parties to put…

Woman testifies stranger groped her on NJ flight

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman who accuses a fellow airline passenger of molesting her on a flight from Phoenix to Newark, N.J., says the ordeal left her feeling “contaminated.” The woman testified in federal court in Newark…

Train derails in NW Ohio amid storm; no one hurt

BRYAN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a freight train derailment during a storm in far northwest Ohio may have been weather-related. No one was hurt. Don Bulla, deputy dir……

Bernanke: Crisis showed need for stronger policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke says the 2008 financial crisis showed the Federal Reserve that it must strengthen its approach to both regulation and interest-rate policies. Bernanke say the economy has yet to fully recover from the…

Soldier’s defense team rests in WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense rested its case Wednesday after presenting evidence from 10 witnesses, hoping to prove the loads of material the soldier gave to WikiLeaks did not threaten national security or U.S.…

Democrats to Obama: Stop Gitmo force feeding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Obama administration to stop force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike. Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Dick Durbin of Illinois wrote in letter Wednesday that daily mass…

SEC lifts ban on hedge fund advertising

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, hedge funds will be allowed to advertise to the general public under a rule adopted Wednesday by federal regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 4-1 to lift a decades-old ban…

Justice, FBI faulted on information sharing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boston’s police commissioner complained to a Senate panel Wednesday that the Justice Department failed to share information on terrorism threats with local officials before the Boston Marathon bombing. A House committee chairman criticized the FBI…
Trumbull fair rain

Rain soaks fair

Severe weather forced the Trumbull County Fair to close well before closing time on Wednesday.…

Larkin puts conservation in business terms

“Environmental Debt” (Palgrave Macmillan), by Amy Larkin Money doesn’t grow on trees, especially not when you’ve cut down all the trees to reap short-term profits, argues a former Greenpeace USA official pitching conservation to corporate executives. With more…

Racially insensitive remarks heat up ‘Big Brother’

NEW YORK (AP) — Racially insensitive language hurt some cast members’ reputations in the CBS game “Big Brother,” but it may not have been bad for television ratings. Contestants on this season’s “Big Brother” have been caught on…

Colombia priest heeds papal call, sells Mercedes

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It may be back to the bicycle for a Colombian priest who’s heeding Pope Francis’ call for austerity. The Rev. Hernando Fayid says he’s going to sell his white Mercedes Benz E200 convertible following…