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Ryan on abortion: ‘The government shouldn’t be involved at all.’

Congressman Tim Ryan explains his stance on abortion following an announcement Wednesday that his position has evolved.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 3:17 pm

Family, friends set to say goodbye to Don Guthrie

Calling hours begin at 3 p.m. for First News Meteorologist Don Guthrie.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 2:54 pm

Survivalist in police barracks ambush pleads not guilty

Eric Frein was arraigned Thursday at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 2:30 pm

Ceremony marks new U.S. citizenship

Nine individuals from around the world were naturalized as new U.S. citizens Thursday.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 2:24 pm

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan: My view on abortion has changed

The switch reflects ‘where my heart and mind is now’

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 12:10 am

Mooney statement says former principal knows reasons for dismissal

John Young doesn’t agree with reasons for his dismissal but acknowledges they’ve been discussed with him, Diocese statement says.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 12:09 am

Valley school leaders learn of career resources for students

Whether students are going to college or to careers after high school, there are key resources available here to prepare them, school board members from Mahoning County learned Wednesday.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 12:08 am

Humane Society of Columbiana County working to get out of debt, restore services

The lack of money has curtailed services, but Saturday's fundraiser will help.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 12:07 am


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Gas blast at Mexico City children's hospital

147176659JM00031_MEXICANS_AAt least three people are dead and dozens are injured.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:20 pm

Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces Obama veto

Senators Schumer and Stabenow respond to Republicans at a Democrat response news conference after vote on amendments on the Keystone XL pipeline bill in WashingtonThe U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday to approve the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite the White House saying earlier in the day that President Barack Obama would veto the measure. The Republican-led Senate passed the bill that would approve TransCanada Corp's project to carry 800,000 barrels per day of heavy Canadian crude to Nebraska on the way to Gulf Coast refineries and ports. The House has passed its own pipeline bill and will work with the Senate to send the bill to the Obama's desk. After the potential veto, Obama is expected to make his own decision on the pipeline after the State Department finishes a review in coming weeks.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:15 pm

Survivalist pleads not guilty in Pennsylvania trooper murder

Eric Matthew Frein exits the Pike County Courthouse with police officers after an arraignment in Milford, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald MILFORD, Pa. (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania survivalist who eluded a 48-day manhunt after a sniper attack that killed one state trooper and wounded another pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murder charges. Eric Frein, 31, appeared at his arraignment through a video conference from Pike County Correctional Facility, where he is being held without bail. He was asked by Judge Greg Chelak in the Pike County Courthouse whether he wanted to plead not guilty to fatally shooting Corporal Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass on Sept. 12, 2014 during a late night shift change at the Blooming Grove state police barracks.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:13 pm

Convicted Fort Hood killer faces military hearing in Kansas

Bell County Sheriff's Office photograph of Nidal Hasan(Reuters) - Former U.S. Army major Nidal Hasan appeared in a military court on Thursday for a procedural hearing related to his capital punishment conviction for the 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood in Texas that killed 13 people and wounded 32 others. The hearing at a military post in Kansas addressed two administrative matters. Hasan, 44, is being confined in the death sentence inmate housing unit at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where the hearing took place. He was sent to a military prison on the post after being sentenced to death for the killings.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 3:38 pm



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'Puppy Bowl' highlights cuteness, adoptions at Super Bowl

While some NFL stars' off-field antics made headlines ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, none are known to have chewed on each other. The amount of attention that we've got has been fantastic," Chris Finnegan, a senior vice president at Animal Planet, told Reuters on the sidelines. They're so cute, and we're excited because it's getting the word out about animal adoptions." Twenty-five pups are on display each day this week outside a Phoenix cafe where a fake football field has been set up and spectators gather to coo as the dogs cavort and gambol. All the puppies on show at the cafe will be available for adoption from the Arizona Humane Society beginning Sunday.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:14 pm

Arizona Cardinals player gets probation in domestic violence case

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is pictured in this undated handout photoArizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded guilty on Thursday to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 18 months' probation under a deal with prosecutors following accusations he assaulted his wife on two occasions, a court spokesman said. Dwyer, who court spokesman Vincent Funari said was also sentenced to community service on the misdemeanor charge, made his plea during a brief hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court. Dwyer’s wife left Arizona shortly after the incidents and notified police on Sept. 11, according to court documents.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 3:48 pm

Nationals' Werth to serve five days in jail for reckless driving

Washington Nationals Werth watches the game from the dugout during their MLB game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis(Reuters) - Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth pleaded guilty on Thursday to a reckless driving charge in Fairfax County, Virginia, and will serve five days in jail. The 35-year-old former All-Star Werth admitted to driving his Porsche 911 more than 100 mph on the Capital Beltway in Virginia last July in a stretch where the posted limit is 55 mph. "We are aware of the agreement reached today," the Nationals said in a statement. "We do not condone reckless behavior, and we expect all members of the Washington Nationals organization to act in a responsible manner. We support Jayson, who is an integral part of the community and of the Washington Nationals family." Werth will serve his sentence on weekends so he can continue rehabilitation during the week for the arthroscopic shoulder surgery he had earlier this month.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 2:52 pm

Big-time Super Bowl ads to reach Canada by 2017

NFL: Super Bowl XLIX-City ViewsMillions of Canadian viewers of the U.S. Super Bowl football game will soon be able to enjoy all the high-priced advertising that is fed to their southern neighbors, the country's broadcast regulator said on Thursday. For years, Canadian viewers have complained that the ads - which for this Sunday's game cost as much as $4.5 million for a 30-second spot - have been out of reach. Broadcasters in Canada replace them with less impressive domestic ads that are sometimes mistimed and result in viewers missing some of the on-field action. A ban on simultaneous substitution, the process by which a Canadian broadcaster can insert domestic ads into programming, will come into force for Super Bowl broadcasts starting in 2017, the regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), has ruled.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 2:26 pm


11 things you might not know about Joker Phillips

Browns hire 51-year-old to coach wide receivers

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:59 pm

Joker Phillips takes over as Browns’ wide receivers coach

Longtime college coach comes to Cleveland to lead position he knows best

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:46 pm

Behind the curtain: How Cleveland’s secondary became a top unit in the NFL

Sending three players to the Pro Bowl is only scratching the surface

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 10:20 am

Playmaking WR Tyler Lockett takes inspiration from Browns’ Andrew Hawkins

Kansas State star makes most of his size

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 9:07 am