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Trumbull among 7 Ohio counties in a COVID high-risk category

Trumbull is one of the seven counties in Ohio to reach Level 3 (red) for being high risk for COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine said this afternoon. “Risk is very high,” he said. “Ohioans should limit activities as much as possible. Wear a mask when you go out.” But DeWine didn't place any ...

Wear masks: DeWine outlines policies to reopen schools in the fall

Gov. Mike DeWine today outlined policies for the reopening of school in the fall including requiring school staff to wear face masks, with exceptions, and “strongly recommend” it for students in the third grade and up. DeWine also said school districts need to vigilantly assess symptoms, ...

US unemployment falls to 11 percent, but new shutdowns are underway

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported today. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of the coronavirus. While the ...

Gov. DeWine to discuss school reopening guidelines today

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is expected this afternoon to announce state guidelines for how schools should reopen this fall amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The long-awaited guidelines are coming as many districts have already moved ahead with their own proposals. Columbus, the ...

Thu. 9:20 a.m.: Lawmakers to get classified briefing on Russia bounty intel

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials will provide a classified briefing for congressional leaders today about intelligence assessment that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The meeting comes as President Donald Trump, who says he wasn't briefed on the information ...

Thu. 9:09 a.m.: British judge denies Venezuela access to gold in bank vault

LONDON (AP) — A British judge today refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to President Nicolás Maduro since Britain does not recognize him as president of the Latin American nation. Maduro has ...

Thu. 8:29 a.m.: Virus ban gives tobacco illegal drug status in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The message was dropped into a WhatsApp group used by suburban moms in South Africa. Amid the grumblings over homeschooling during lockdown, one mom went off topic: "Does anyone know where to get illegal cigarettes? I just need a few. I'm desperate." She ...

Thu. 8:19 a.m.: Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 123 people

HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) — At least 123 people were killed today in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years. A statement from the Ministry of Information said 123 bodies had been recovered from the site of the ...

Thu. 8:11 a.m.: Body found in burning SUV on Youngstown East Side

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a burning sport utility vehicle off the roadway in the 3300 block of McGuffey Avenue as a possible homicide. The Youngstown Fire Department was called to the East Side location at 9:21 p.m. Wednesday for a brush fire but ...