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Friends, family devastated by loss of Youngstown fire victims

Bill and Judy Schmidt were Wilson High School sweethearts and this year marked their 42nd wedding anniversary.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:30 pm

Quick pitch leads benches to clear; Pirates rout Phils 18-4

A quick pitch by Kevin Slowey sparked benches to empty in a rare testy spring training game.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:26 pm

New Hampshire authorities: Mother killed daughters, self

Flowers and stuffed animals were left next to a pile of yellow police tape outside the home Monday morning.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 2:33 pm

McDonald’s to test all-day breakfast beginning in April

A McMuffin for dinner? It might happen.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 2:24 pm

MCCTC students collaborate in STEM project

MCCTC engineering and biotechnology students work together on project

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:05 am

Steven Baker, Tony Masello receive District Award of Merit

Byron Harnishfeger is the district’s 2014 Silver Beaver recipient

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:05 am

1.4M at risk in Ohio for crude-oil derailment, study finds

Columbus Dispatch Almost 1.4 million Ohioans live within a half-mile of railroad lines where some

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:05 am

New senior housing planned

The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority may establish an assisted living center.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:05 am


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One dead, two hurt as vehicle tries to ram U.S. spy agency gates

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two people tried to run their vehicle through the National Security Agency's gates near Washington on Monday before guards at the spy agency fatally shot one of them, said officials, who added there was no evidence of a link to terrorism. The second occupant of the vehicle was also shot, according to one official, and a police officer was injured. Both suspects, who were dressed in women's clothes and may be transgender, tried to drive their sport utility vehicle through an entrance at the agency's Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters, U.S. law enforcement and security officials said. The motive was not immediately known, but one official said drugs may have been involved in the incident that occurred about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Washington.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 6:19 pm

U.S. Justice Department sues Oklahoma university over transgender professor

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Monday against Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school discriminated against a transgender assistant professor. The DOJ said it also sued the Regional University System of Oklahoma. The department said the woman, Rachel Tudor, was denied a promotion because of her gender identity and retaliated against after she complained. Southeastern Oklahoma State University said in a statement it "is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunities.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 4:18 pm

Boston bombing jury hears of grisly deaths, defense calls first witness

News crews photograph pieces of shrapnel taken from the body of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell and presented as evidence in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The two youngest people killed by the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ripped through the crowd at the finish line, medical examiners testified on Monday as prosecutors wound up their case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and defense attorneys began calling witnesses. Massachusetts' Chief Medical Examiner Henry Nields showed the jury 8-year-old Martin Richard’s bloodstained gray New England Patriots T-shirt with holes that correlated with injuries to the child’s torso. On the 15th day of testimony in Tsarnaev's trial at Boston federal court, Nields said a piece of shrapnel appeared to have gone straight through Richard's body. Shrapnel from the same homemade pressure cooker bomb that killed Richard punched through Chinese exchange student Lingzi Lu's legs, causing the 23-year old to bleed to death within minutes, Boston medical examiner Katherine Lindstrom testified.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 3:46 pm

Iran nuclear talks near deadline; differences remain

From left, U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz wait to start a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and others at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)Differences still remain less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 3:27 pm



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McIlroy, Stenson, Watson commit to WGC Match Play

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot during the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on February 1, 2015 in DubaiWorld number one Rory McIlroy as well as the next two in the rankings, Sweden's Henrik Stenson and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, will play at the World Golf Championships Match Play, organizers said Monday. The Northern Ireland star, whose major wins include the 2011 US Open plus the 2012 and 2014 PGA Championship and 2014 British Open, was runner-up in the WGC Match Play three years ago to American Hunter Mahan but has never won the event. Watson has three top-10 finishes in four appearances at the WGC Match Play, including fourth-place in 2011.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:53 pm

Ex-NFL player's fiancée says she threw out box after murder

Jenkins, fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, testifies during his murder trial in Fall RiverBy Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez asked his fiancée to dispose of a heavy cardboard box that smelled of marijuana a day after prosecutors say he fatally shot an associate, the fiancée told jurors at his murder trial on Monday. Shayanna Jenkins, 25, testified that she put the box in a trash bag and concealed it with baby clothes before carrying it from the basement of their home in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, to her sister's car in the driveway. ... At that point I was nervous." Hernandez, 25, is being tried on murder and firearms charges in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, a semiprofessional football player who was dating Jenkins' sister, Shaneah. Prosecutors say he and two friends, Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz, picked up Lloyd at his Boston home early on June 17, 2013, and drove him to an industrial park near Hernandez's house, where his bullet-riddled body was found later that day.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:28 pm

Play-off-bound Rockets lose Beverley for rest of season

Patrick Beverley (R) of the Houston Rockets during a game against the Phoenix Suns in Houston, Texas on March 21, 2015Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley will miss the remainder of the NBA season after undergoing surgery on his injured left wrist, the team announced Monday. Beverley will have an operation on Tuesday to repair a torn wrist ligament that he suffered in last Monday's 110-100 victory over Indiana. The Rockets lost Beverley just two days before they welcomed back center Dwight Howard following a two-month absence due to a right knee injury. Beverley, 26, was averaging 10.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists over 56 games this season, but was as important to the Rockets for his defensive skills.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 4:56 pm

NFL's Falcons fined, stripped of draft choice for piping in fake noise

The National Football League on Monday fined the Atlanta Falcons $350,000 and stripped them of a fifth-round draft choice in 2016 for piping in artificial crowd noise during their home games in 2013 and part of 2014. Separately, Cleveland Browns General Manager Ray Farmer has been suspended four games for texting coaches during games in 2014 and the team was fined $250,000, the NFL said. Falcons President Rich McKay, although not implicated in the scheme, will be suspended from the league's competition committee from April 1 through at least June 30 for failing to ensure that the team complied with NFL rules, the league said. "What took place was wrong and nowhere near the standards by which we run our business," Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday in a statement.

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 4:27 pm


Browns Bracket Challenge: 3 of 5 still alive heading into Final Four

Andrew Hawkins leads the way, but 2 others very much alive

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 3:05 pm

Cleveland Browns notified of NFL ruling

Statements from NFL, Jimmy Haslam and Ray Farmer

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:03 pm

Brian Hartline attends A Prom To Remember

Browns’ new wide receiver jumps straight into the Cleveland community

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:34 am

Dawg Pound Journal: Joel Bitonio ‘has position flexibility’

23-year-old could eventually play more than left guard

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 8:09 am