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Trumbull County treasurer sues steel firm

WARREN — Warren Steel Holdings LLC — a defunct maker of steel parts used in manufacturing with ties to a Ukrainian oligarch not allowed to enter the U.S. — finds itself facing another lawsuit, this one by Trumbull County’s treasurer who wants to foreclose on hundreds of acres where the ...

Priest placed on administrative leave

YOUNGSTOWN — The Diocese of Youngstown has placed a priest on administrative leave after officials were made aware of allegations regarding inappropriate physical contact with a minor. A letter from Bishop David Bonnar states the Rev. Marian Babjak was put on leave after accusations were ...

1969 heist solved after man’s ‘unassuming’ life in hiding

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Before Thomas Randele sold luxury cars and taught golf in suburban Boston, before he got married and had a family, federal marshals say he was Theodore John Conrad, who pulled off one of the biggest bank robberies in Cleveland's history. The suspect's disappearance was ...

Governor cancels in-person events after coronavirus exposure

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and his wife, Fran DeWine, are cancelling in-person events after the couple were exposed to two staff members who recently tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office said Wednesday. Both the governor and his wife are vaccinated and ...

Debate kicks off in Ohio over new congressional maps

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats objected strongly to a new congressional map proposed by Ohio House Republican, saying Democrats had no time to review the map in advance and were given scant details, as both chambers of the state's Legislature began work ...

GOP’s Carey, Democrats’ Brown win US House seats in Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Mike Carey, a Trump-backed coal lobbyist, bested a two-term state lawmaker to win an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio on Tuesday, while Democrat Shontel Brown coasted to victory in a second up-for-grabs congressional ...

Cleveland voters approve new civilian police review board

CLEVELAND (AP) — Voters in Cleveland, whose police department is already under federal court control, has approved a new civilian police review board with powers independent of the mayor's office. The vote created a Community Police Commission to oversee the board, which has authority to ...

Candidates who attended ‘Stop the Steal’ rally win races

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press At least six state or local political candidates won their elections on Tuesday, less than 10 months after they attended former President Donald Trump's "Stop the Steal" rally on Jan. 6, the day when thousands of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol. At least ...

FirstEnergy agrees to $306M refund to Ohio customers

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp., one of the largest public utility holding companies in the U.S, announced Monday it had reached a settlement with the Ohio Consumers' Counsel and other groups to refund its Ohio customers and lower their rates ...

Biden backs Ohio Rep. Allison Russo in race for US House

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden threw his political weight behind two-term Democratic state Rep. Allison Russo on Monday, as she faces a Trump-backed Republican in the race for an open central Ohio congressional seat. The president's ...