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Extradition Hearing Begins for Top Huawei Exec in Canada

By JIM MORRIS and ROB GILLIES Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom Monday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between China […]

By JIM MORRIS and ROB GILLIES Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom Monday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated...

Feds Allow Use of Opioid Funds to Stem Meth, Cocaine Surge

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation’s drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. The little-noticed change is buried in a massive spending bill passed […]

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. The little-noticed change is buried in...

$175K Augmented Reality Project Honors Kent Shooting Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A $175,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will fund an augmented reality project to honor the 50th anniversary of the 1970 shooting on the campus of Kent State University. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, announced the grant will be used to develop a digital program that allows users to […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A $175,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will fund an augmented reality project to honor the 50th anniversary of the 1970 shooting on the campus of Kent State University. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, announced the grant will be used to develop a digital...

S. Korean Delegation Visits YSU to Expand Partnership

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A delegation of high-ranking representatives of Changwon National University in South Korea visits Youngstown State University Thursday, Jan. 30, to expand the partnership between the two schools. Since 2017, YSU has had an official relationship with CWNU with 10 CWNU students traveling to YSU, one of whom transferred here to finish his […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A delegation of high-ranking representatives of Changwon National University in South Korea visits Youngstown State University Thursday, Jan. 30, to expand the partnership between the two schools. Since 2017, YSU has had an official relationship with CWNU with 10 CWNU students traveling to YSU, one of whom...

Sight for All United Dispensing 600+ Pairs of Glasses to Kids

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The nonprofit Sight for All United is partnering with Eye Care Associates and Classic Optical Laboratories Inc. to dispense 614 pairs of glasses to children in need at Youngstown and Liberty schools this week. While schools are required to annually screen and identify kids for vision difficulties, more than half of those […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The nonprofit Sight for All United is partnering with Eye Care Associates and Classic Optical Laboratories Inc. to dispense 614 pairs of glasses to children in need at Youngstown and Liberty schools this week. While schools are required to annually screen and identify kids for vision difficulties,...

IMF: Low Rates and Reduced Trade Tension to Aid World Growth

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Low interest rates and reduced trade tensions will likely buoy the global economy over the next two years and help nurture steady if modest growth. That’s the view of the International Monetary Fund, which foresees world economic growth accelerating from 2.9% last year to 3.3% in 2020 […]

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Low interest rates and reduced trade tensions will likely buoy the global economy over the next two years and help nurture steady if modest growth. That's the view of the International Monetary Fund, which foresees world economic growth accelerating from 2.9% last...

Report Documents Errors with Ohio’s Medicaid Payment System

ASSOCIATED PRESSCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A plan to address multiple problems that a federal audit identified with Ohio’s Medicaid system has been released and is showing signs of progress, said Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran. Corcoran told federal regulators the number of Medicaid applications pending for more than 45 days should be down to 8,000 by […]

ASSOCIATED PRESSCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A plan to address multiple problems that a federal audit identified with Ohio's Medicaid system has been released and is showing signs of progress, said Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran. Corcoran told federal regulators the number of Medicaid applications pending for more than 45 days should...

Market Intel for Jan. 20, 2020

Good morning!YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What stories grab the most attention among our readers? It’s no surprise that the selection of the site for the GM LG Chem battery plant, announced last Tuesday, topped the charts last week but a very late entry – a story posted Saturday morning — nearly eclipsed that story in terms […]

Good morning!YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What stories grab the most attention among our readers? It’s no surprise that the selection of the site for the GM LG Chem battery plant, announced last Tuesday, topped the charts last week but a very late entry – a story posted Saturday morning -- nearly...

Columbiana County Real Estate Sales: $100K+, January 2020

01/17/20Emery & Shannon L. Blissenbach to James L. Stockton & Diane Severe, 275 Apple Ridge Road, Salem, OH 44460, $310,000. Anna R. Lepping to Earl & Rebecca Tirey, 2347 Southeast Boulevard, Salem, OH 44460, $108,550. James L. Stockton to Raymond C. & Jeanette Kuehn, 518 South Union Avenue, Salem, OH 44460, $105,000. 01/16/20David Larry & […]

01/17/20Emery & Shannon L. Blissenbach to James L. Stockton & Diane Severe, 275 Apple Ridge Road, Salem, OH 44460, $310,000. Anna R. Lepping to Earl & Rebecca Tirey, 2347 Southeast Boulevard, Salem, OH 44460, $108,550. James L. Stockton to Raymond C. & Jeanette Kuehn, 518 South Union Avenue, Salem, OH...

New Dawn Design Brings Good Humor to T-Shirts

GIRARD, Ohio – While she was growing up, Linda Barton lived in and loved her concert T-shirts. Now, the CEO of New Dawn Design – with an exclusive contract with Unilever in hand – is printing the history of a popular ice cream brand on her shirts. Through her Sweet Memories Vintage Tee Designs side […]

GIRARD, Ohio – While she was growing up, Linda Barton lived in and loved her concert T-shirts. Now, the CEO of New Dawn Design – with an exclusive contract with Unilever in hand – is printing the history of a popular ice cream brand on her shirts. Through her Sweet...