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Judiciary Panel Takes 1st Steps Toward Impeachment Vote

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee has taken the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol. Democrats and Republicans used the otherwise procedural […]

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee has taken the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol. Democrats and...

Study: Inconsistent Seams, Player Behavior Behind MLB’s HR Uptick

By JAKE SEINER AP Sports WriterSAN DIEGO (AP) — Baseballs weren’t juiced during a record-setting 2019 regular season, according to a study commissioned by Major League Baseball. They were just flying farther. A four-person committee of scientists concluded baseballs this year had less drag on average than in previous seasons, contributing to a power surge […]

By JAKE SEINER AP Sports WriterSAN DIEGO (AP) — Baseballs weren't juiced during a record-setting 2019 regular season, according to a study commissioned by Major League Baseball. They were just flying farther. A four-person committee of scientists concluded baseballs this year had less drag on average than in previous seasons,...

Fed Leaves Low Rates Alone, Sees No Moves in Near Future

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell made clear Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to keep its benchmark interest rate very low through at least next year — and possibly longer.  Fueling that expectation is the growing belief of Fed officials that inflation will remain tame even as the […]

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell made clear Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to keep its benchmark interest rate very low through at least next year — and possibly longer.  Fueling that expectation is the growing belief of Fed officials that inflation will...

Ohio No Longer Considering Opioid Settlement Protection Fund

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has decided not to move forward with a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a fund to ensure future settlement money from government lawsuits over the opioid epidemic is used to address that problem. House Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Emilia Sykes said on Tuesday that the House will […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has decided not to move forward with a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a fund to ensure future settlement money from government lawsuits over the opioid epidemic is used to address that problem. House Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Emilia Sykes said on...

Nine Well Permits Issued by ODNR

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded nine permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play in the week ended Dec. 7. Seven permits were granted to Ascent Resources Utica LLC for wells in Belmont County, while the remaining two were for EAP Ohio LLC wells in Carroll County. No […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded nine permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play in the week ended Dec. 7. Seven permits were granted to Ascent Resources Utica LLC for wells in Belmont County, while the remaining two were for EAP Ohio LLC...

Mercy-YSU Partnership Sets Stage for Growth

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In the year since Dr. John Luellen assumed the position of president of Mercy Health-Youngstown, the health-care system has become as closely entwined with Youngstown State University as it ever has. And the partnerships that have sprung up in that time put both in a position to grow, their respective leaders say. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In the year since Dr. John Luellen assumed the position of president of Mercy Health-Youngstown, the health-care system has become as closely entwined with Youngstown State University as it ever has. And the partnerships that have sprung up in that time put both in a position to...

New Music Guild Concerts Open with Accordionists

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  The New Music Guild will open its 2019-20 season with two free concerts by accordionists Mary Tokarski and Joseph Natoli.  The internationally known duo will perform on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish, 421 Covington St., North Side; and on Dec. 14 at 7 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  The New Music Guild will open its 2019-20 season with two free concerts by accordionists Mary Tokarski and Joseph Natoli.  The internationally known duo will perform on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish, 421 Covington St., North Side; and...

Federal Reserve Could Signal No Rate Hike Through 2020

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday and will likely signal that it expects rates to remain low well into next year despite a robust job market.  Many economists have said they think sluggish growth will even compel the Fed to […]

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday and will likely signal that it expects rates to remain low well into next year despite a robust job market.  Many economists have said they think sluggish growth will...

November Consumer Prices Up 0.3% on Rising Energy Costs

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Higher energy prices lifted U.S. overall consumer prices in November.  The Labor Department said Wednesday that its consumer price index rose 0.3% last month after rising 0.4% in October. Energy prices, led by a 1.1% uptick in gasoline, rose 0.8% in November on top of a 2.7% […]

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Higher energy prices lifted U.S. overall consumer prices in November.  The Labor Department said Wednesday that its consumer price index rose 0.3% last month after rising 0.4% in October. Energy prices, led by a 1.1% uptick in gasoline, rose 0.8% in November...

Robinson-Shuba Statue Project Lands $50K Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Supporters of a downtown Youngstown statue to mark the historic 1946 handshake of baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson and George “Shotgun” Shuba of Youngstown today announced a $50,000 grant for the project from the Youngstown Foundation.  “This grant is a fast, big and important step toward our goal of raising $400,000 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Supporters of a downtown Youngstown statue to mark the historic 1946 handshake of baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson and George "Shotgun" Shuba of Youngstown today announced a $50,000 grant for the project from the Youngstown Foundation.  "This grant is a fast, big and important step toward...