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Marchionda, Bozanich to Be Tried Separately, Judge Rules

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Real estate developer Dominic Marchionda and former Youngstown finance director David Bozanich will be tried separately on corruption charges in a 101-count indictment.  Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney severed the two trials in an order signed March 19 and filed Thursday. She will determine the order of the trials during […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Real estate developer Dominic Marchionda and former Youngstown finance director David Bozanich will be tried separately on corruption charges in a 101-count indictment.  Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney severed the two trials in an order signed March 19 and filed Thursday. She will determine the...

Democrats Delay Nominating Convention Until Week of Aug. 17

By BILL BARROW Associated PressThe Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn’t think it would be possible to hold a normal convention in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic. Convention CEO Joe Solmonese confirmed the decision in a statement […]

By BILL BARROW Associated PressThe Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn't think it would be possible to hold a normal convention in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic. Convention CEO Joe Solmonese confirmed...

FBI Reaches Out to NC Senator over Stock Sales Tied to Virus

By ERIC TUCKER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reached out to Sen. Richard Burr about his sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The outreach suggests federal law enforcement officials may be looking to determine whether the North Carolina Republican exploited advance […]

By ERIC TUCKER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reached out to Sen. Richard Burr about his sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The outreach suggests federal law enforcement officials may be looking to determine whether the...

Americans See Trump’s Virus Response Through Partisan Lens

By CLAIRE GALOFARO and TAMARA LUSH Associated PressLARGO, Fla. (AP) — As restaurants across the country stacked chairs on tables and shut their doors to try to contain the deadly coronavirus, what would be the final visitors streamed into the Conservative Grounds coffee shop in Largo, Florida. Fox News played on the televisions. Patrons posed […]

By CLAIRE GALOFARO and TAMARA LUSH Associated PressLARGO, Fla. (AP) — As restaurants across the country stacked chairs on tables and shut their doors to try to contain the deadly coronavirus, what would be the final visitors streamed into the Conservative Grounds coffee shop in Largo, Florida. Fox News played...

State Rep. Manning Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – State Rep. Don Manning died unexpectedly Friday in Columbus. He was 54. Manning’s death was reported early Saturday morning to members of the Ohio House of Representatives by Speaker Larry Householder. In a memo, Householder wrote, “I have few details at this point other than Rep. Manning was experiencing chest pains yesterday […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – State Rep. Don Manning died unexpectedly Friday in Columbus. He was 54. Manning’s death was reported early Saturday morning to members of the Ohio House of Representatives by Speaker Larry Householder. In a memo, Householder wrote, “I have few details at this point other than Rep. Manning...

3 More Biden Victories Increase Pressure on Sanders to Quit

By WILL WEISSERT and BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign. The former vice president’s third big night in as many weeks […]

By WILL WEISSERT and BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign. The former vice president's third big...

Switching Primaries to Vote-by-mail Not So Easy

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated PressVoting rights groups and the head of the Democratic National Committee want the states with remaining primary elections to offer voting by mail as a way to ensure that voters can safely cast their ballots amid the coronavirus outbreak. A quick and easy fix? Not always. For states that don’t already […]

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated PressVoting rights groups and the head of the Democratic National Committee want the states with remaining primary elections to offer voting by mail as a way to ensure that voters can safely cast their ballots amid the coronavirus outbreak. A quick and easy fix? Not always....

State Health Director Orders Ohio Polls Closed

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The director of the Ohio Department of Health would order polling places in Ohio closed as a health emergency, Gov. Mike DeWine said late Monday night. The announcement followed a ruling by Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Frye against a request to postpone the primary until June 2, as proposed […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The director of the Ohio Department of Health would order polling places in Ohio closed as a health emergency, Gov. Mike DeWine said late Monday night. The announcement followed a ruling by Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Frye against a request to postpone the primary...

Sammarone Pleads Guilty on 2 Counts, Gets Probation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former Mayor Charles Sammarone pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with records during a change of plea hearing Monday morning in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.  Judge Maureen sentenced Sammarone – who also has served as water commissioner, president of City Council and councilman during a 33-year political career – to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former Mayor Charles Sammarone pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with records during a change of plea hearing Monday morning in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.  Judge Maureen sentenced Sammarone – who also has served as water commissioner, president of City Council and councilman during a...

‘Bigger Than Any One of Us’: Biden, Sanders Take on Pandemic

By JULIE PACE and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sought in Sunday’s Democratic debate to cast themselves as best-positioned to lead the nation through a global pandemic, uniting in their criticism of President Donald Trump’s response to the fast-moving coronavirus but diverging in how they […]

By JULIE PACE and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sought in Sunday's Democratic debate to cast themselves as best-positioned to lead the nation through a global pandemic, uniting in their criticism of President Donald Trump's response to the fast-moving coronavirus...