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Liberty firefighters implicated in drug ring

LIBERTY - Liberty trustees dismissed two fire lieutenants and accepted the retirement of one fire captain after an Liberty police investigation revealed the trading of prescription drugs among department members and possible malfeasance involving the April 12 death of Beard. The terminations ...

Thu. 9:39 a.m.: Loughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scam

BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges in the college admissions bribery case and serve prison time, according to court papers filed this morning. The couple agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to ...

Thu. 9:14 a.m.: Nearly 39 million have sought US jobless aid since virus hit

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak that triggered widespread business shutdowns two months ago and sent the economy into a deep recession. Roughly 38.6 million people have now ...

Thu. 8:47 a.m.: European plans to use apps in virus tracking face setbacks

LONDON (AP) — Doubts were growing today over whether ambitious plans by European governments to use contact-tracing apps to fight the spread of the coronavirus will be able to be implemented with any real effectiveness soon. In contrast, there appeared to be some movement forward in the ...

Thu. 8:34 a.m.: Death and destruction after cyclone hits India, Bangladesh

NEW DELHI (AP) — Wide swathes of the coasts of India and Bangladesh were flooded and millions of people remained without power today, after the most powerful cyclone to hit the region in more than decade left dozens dead and a trail of destruction. In the Indian city of Kolkata, home to ...

Thu. 8:30 a.m.: China kicks off key political event delayed by pandemic

BEIJING (AP) — China began its most important political event of the year today after a two-month delay because of the coronavirus pandemic. The opening of the annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference is a further sign of what the government says is its ...

Eight new local deaths reported today

Eight new COVID-19 deaths were reported in the Mahoning Valley today. Four of the deaths were in Mahoning and four in Columbiana counties. There were no deaths reported today in Trumbull County. Overall, there are 248 COVID-19 deaths in Valley: 160 in Mahoning, 39 in Trumbull and 49 in ...

Gyms win COVID-related lawsuit, allowed to open

A Lake County Common Pleas Court judge ruled today in favor of 35 gyms that filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Health and its director, Dr. Amy Acton, for ordering them to close during the statewide stay-at-home order. Judge Eugene Lucci granted a preliminary injunction blocking the ...