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House adopts bill to make DC 51st state; Senate GOP opposes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill this afternoon to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, saying Congress has both the moral obligation and constitutional authority to ensure that the city's 700,000 residents are allowed full voting rights, no longer ...

Fri. 8:11 a.m.: Amber alert issued for missing 1-year-old girl

YOUNGSTOWN — An Amber Alert was issued early today for a missing 1-year-old girl taken from her West Side home at 52 Moherman Ave. Police say she was taken by her biological father, Kahlil Sheridan, 23, who is believed to be driving a 2008 blue Volvo S60. The girl, Nova Sheridan, is 2 feet ...

Pence: Police don’t have to choose between law and community

Editors Note: Tribune Chronicle politics writer David Skolnick is traveling with the motorcade of Vice President Mike Pence throughout the day today in the Mahoning Valley. Check back here for frequent updates and read Friday’s print edition for complete coverage and photos. YOUNGSTOWN - ...

VP Mike Pence motorcade on its way to Youngstown Police Department

Editors Note: Tribune Chronicle politics writer David Skolnick is traveling with the motorcade of Vice President Mike Pence throughout the day today in the Mahoning Valley. Check back here for frequent updates and read Friday’s print edition for complete coverage and photos. LORDSTOWN — ...

Liberty fire captain demoted

LIBERTY -- Liberty trustees voted unanimously in a brief meeting Thursday to further demote a one-time fire inspector. Cathy Macchione was previously demoted to captain and on Thursday she was demoted to firefighter. She will not be eligible for consideration of promotion to captain for two ...

Biden camp issues statement on Pence visit here

The Joe Biden for President campaign today issued this statement on Vice President Mike Pence's Visit to Ohio and Lordstown Motors: "Ohioans are familiar with the Trump Administration's lies, broken promises, and betrayal - this is the same administration that told the people of Lordstown ...

Pence gives “thumbs up” inside Lordstown plant

Editors Note: Vindicator politics writer David Skolnick is traveling with the motorcade of Vice President Mike Pence throughout the day today in the Mahoning Valley. Check back here for frequent updates and read Friday's print edition for complete coverage and photos. LORDSTOWN - After a ...

Thur. 11:05 a.m.: Vice President lands in Vienna

VIENNA - Air Force 2, the aircraft carrying Vice President Mike Pence, landed just moments ago at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The Vice President is in town to attend the unveiling of the new all-electric pickup truck, The Endurance, to be manufactured in Lordstown by startup ...

Thur. 10:45 a.m.: Local statue project focus of Sports Illustrated story

CLICK HERE to read the Sports Illustrated story Sports Illustrated today featured the historic handshake between Youngstown native George "Shotgun" Shuba and professional baseball's first black player, Jackie Robinson, a moment that soon will be memorialized with a statue in downtown ...

Thu. 8:51 a.m.: Applications for jobless aid fall to still-high 1.48 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits declined slightly to 1.48 million last week, the 12th straight drop and a sign that layoffs are slowing but are still at a painfully high level, according to numbers released this morning by the U.S. ...