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Trump Ordered Aid Frozen; More Dems Want Impeachment

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone call in which he pressured the Eastern European nation’s leader to investigate the family of political rival Joe Biden, a […]

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone call in which he pressured the Eastern European nation's leader to investigate the family of...

Beto O’Rourke to Visit Niles Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, will visit Niles next week, a local labor leader confirmed Thursday. O’Rourke, who last year challenged incumbent Republican Ted Cruz for his U.S. Senate seat, is visiting Ohio next Tuesday and Wednesday on a campaign trip that will begin in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, will visit Niles next week, a local labor leader confirmed Thursday. O’Rourke, who last year challenged incumbent Republican Ted Cruz for his U.S. Senate seat, is visiting Ohio next Tuesday and Wednesday on a campaign...

House Judiciary Committee to Hold First Impeachment Hearing

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s outspoken, loyal former campaign manager, is scheduled to appear Tuesday to discuss the report by former special counsel Robert […]

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's outspoken, loyal former campaign manager, is scheduled to appear Tuesday to discuss the...

DNC Passes on Youngstown, Picks Westerville for Debate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president will hold their next debate in Westerville, bypassing Youngstown, which reportedly had been under consideration. The Democratic National Committee this afternoon announced that the fourth debate would be held Oct. 15 at Otterbein University, with a potential second night Oct. 16 should enough candidates […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president will hold their next debate in Westerville, bypassing Youngstown, which reportedly had been under consideration. The Democratic National Committee this afternoon announced that the fourth debate would be held Oct. 15 at Otterbein University, with a potential second night...

Appeals Court Revives Suit Over Trump Business Ties

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has restored a lawsuit by restaurant workers, a hotel event booker and a watchdog who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution. The lawsuit tossed out in 2017 by a lower-court judge was restored Friday by the 2nd […]

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has restored a lawsuit by restaurant workers, a hotel event booker and a watchdog who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution. The lawsuit tossed out in 2017 by a lower-court judge was...

Lawmakers Ask 4 Tech Companies for Documents in Probe

By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech are asking Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents including internal communications. Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House Judiciary Committee and its subcommittee on […]

By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech are asking Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents including internal communications. Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House Judiciary...

Youngstown ‘in the Mix’ for October Democratic Debate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown could play host to the fourth debate of candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. Rumors circulated Friday that Youngstown was one of the cities being considered for the debate, which the Democratic National Committee announced last weekend would take place in Ohio. David Betras, former chairman of the Mahoning […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown could play host to the fourth debate of candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. Rumors circulated Friday that Youngstown was one of the cities being considered for the debate, which the Democratic National Committee announced last weekend would take place in Ohio. David Betras,...

Brown, Labor Leaders Lament Automation’s Toll

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he still is holding out hope that General Motors might select its idled Lordstown plant to produce one of the 20 electric vehicle models it plans to roll out over the next few years. Brown, D-Ohio, was at the Youngstown Historical Center for Industry and Labor […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he still is holding out hope that General Motors might select its idled Lordstown plant to produce one of the 20 electric vehicle models it plans to roll out over the next few years. Brown, D-Ohio, was at the Youngstown Historical...

After Missing Debate Cut, Defiant Ryan Stays in Presidential Race

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has no plans to abandon his presidential campaign anytime soon, despite failing to qualify for the third debate next month.  The Democratic National Committee and ABC, which will broadcast the debate, announced Thursday that 10 candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president qualified for the Sept. 12 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has no plans to abandon his presidential campaign anytime soon, despite failing to qualify for the third debate next month.  The Democratic National Committee and ABC, which will broadcast the debate, announced Thursday that 10 candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president...

Auditor Calls on Youngstown to Repay $4.4M

Economic Development: Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Ohio Auditor Keith Faber this morning encouraged Youngstown officials to “step up to the plate” and meet financial obligations from his office’s finding that the city misspent more than $4 million. This state auditor’s office this morning issued a finding that the city incurred $4,426,662 in “inappropriate expenses” from its water, sewer […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Ohio Auditor Keith Faber this morning encouraged Youngstown officials to “step up to the plate” and meet financial obligations from his office’s finding that the city misspent more than $4 million. This state auditor’s office this morning issued a finding that the city incurred $4,426,662 in “inappropriate...