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Wed. 8:23 a.m.: Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. "They think it's going to be good for them ...

Face masks mandated in Trumbull, six other counties

WARREN - Gov. Mike DeWine today had the Ohio Department of Health order seven counties, including Trumbull, to mandate that people there wear a face mask when in public effective at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The seven counties are designated as Level 3 (red) high-risk areas for COVID-19. The order ...

Canfield Fair canceled

CANFIELD - The 174th Canfield Fair has been canceled over concerns of the viral outbreak. George Roman, director of grandstand entertainment and concessions, confirmed just before noon today the fair board made the decision to cancel the fair Monday night. The fair will continue with its ...

Tue. 10:58 a.m.: Liberty business owner confronts, stabs burglar

LIBERTY — The owner of Cleveland Auto Wrecking, 2700 Youngstown Hubbard Road, fought with and stabbed someone who was attempting to cut off catalytic converters from stored vehicles early this morning, according to police reports. Emad M. Ali, 49, told investigators he began staying at the ...

Tue. 10:19 a.m.: Stocks slink back as virus outbreaks dim recovery hopes

NEW YORK (AP) — Most U.S. stocks are slipping in early trading this morning, giving back some of their big gains from the past couple weeks. The S&P 500 was 0.3 percent lower, as of 9:50 a.m. Eastern time. Stocks were down even more in France, Germany and elsewhere after the European ...

Tue. 8:42 a.m.: Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers rescued residents on boats as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by deadly rains that were expanding across the region today. At least 50 people have died and a dozen are missing. Pounding rain since late Friday in Japan's southern region of ...

Tue. 8:39 a.m.: Hong Kong grappling with future under national security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam offered scant reassurance today over a new national security law that critics say undermines liberties and legal protections promised when China took control of the former British colony. A year ago, Hong Kong residents felt secure enough in ...

Tue. 8:30 a.m.: Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it reopened for tourism today — but what that means for this sheikhdom that relies on the dollars, pounds, rupees and yuan spent by travelers remains in question. ...

Ohio Gov. DeWine’s small business among 650K receiving govt loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department today released the names of more than 650,000 small businesses that received funds from a government program intended to support the economy as states shut down in April to contain the viral outbreak. Businesses owned by several politicians were ...