Coronavirus headlines: Pandemic could threaten global food supply, UN warns

The United States is now leading the world in deaths from the coronavirus. The death toll rose across the country Saturday to more than 20,500 people. There are now 6,250 cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. 247 people have died and nearly 1,900 patients have been hospitalized with nearly 1/3 of them in intensive care.

Report: Tariffs on Mexico could cost America 400,000 jobs

The Trump administration’s expansion of the global trade war to Mexico could have harsh economic consequences for American workers — especially in Texas. If the 5% US tariff on all goods from Mexico takes effect and is maintained, more than 400,000 jobs in the United States could be lost, an analysis released this week found. The tariffs on Mexico, set […]

Black History Month 2019: events and celebrations throughout northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND – February is Black History Month, and the theme for the 2019 commemoration is “Black Migrations.” The theme emphasizes movement of people of African descent to new destinations and new social realities, focusing on the twentieth century through today. If your organization would like an event included, please send the name of the event, the […]

Community stunned by Stark County fatal shooting, apparent suicide

OSNABURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The body of a Stark County man accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife was found Sunday morning. People who live in the area are shocked by the case. “It’s just such a loss for everyone involved,” said a neighbor. Dustin Ray White, 39, was wanted for aggravated murder. The […]

NFL will air domestic violence PSA during Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, California — For a second year in a row, the NFL will air a dramatic PSA during the Super Bowl addressing the issue of domestic violence. This year’s video shows a succession of text messages between two friends. One friend is encouraging another named Jess to attend a Super Bowl party, but Jess says […]

Roger Goodell open to changing his role in NFL punishment process

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is open to changing his role in how the league disciplines its players, he told the “Mike & Mike” show on ESPN2 on Tuesday. In his first public remarks since the NFL lost in federal court in the Tom Brady “Deflategate” case, Goodell said that he is open to changes in the […]

Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson out with concussion

CLEVELAND — Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson is following the NFL’s protocol on head injuries after sustaining a concussion in Saturday’s win over Tampa Bay. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Sunday he does not know when Johnson will return. The team has big plans for the versatile Johnson, who was making his preseason debut […]

Mike Pettine to Sports Illustrated: Browns have discussed Ray Rice

CLEVELAND– Cleveland Browns Coach Mike Pettine told Sports Illustrated that the Browns have discussed signing Ray Rice. Rice has been out of the league since the Baltimore Ravens released him last season. He was charged last year in New Jersey with assaulting then-fiancee Janay Palmer. In September, a video surfaced showing Rice punching Palmer in […]

Univ. of Cincinnati officer posts bond after pleading not guilty in shooting

CINCINNATI, Ohio— Former University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose. At his arraignment, the judge set Tensing’s bond at $1 million. Tensing posted bond later on Thursday, according to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts’ […]

‘Deflategate’: Tom Brady appeals suspension

(CNN)– An appeal has been filed on behalf of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the NFL Players Association said Thursday. The appeal comes after the National Football League suspended Brady for four games without pay after an independent investigation found the Patriots used underinflated footballs for an advantage in last season’s AFC Championship game. […]

Ray Rice posts Facebook statement apologizing to Ravens fans

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ex-Ravens player Ray Rice has posted a statement apologizing to fans for a “horrible mistake” and asking for forgiveness ahead of the one-year anniversary of a domestic-violence charge. In a statement released Friday to The Baltimore Sun and posted on his Facebook page, Rice wrote he was sorry for letting down the […]

Here is the first domestic violence commercial to ever air during the Super Bowl

No celebrities or NFL players facing the camera, saying “No more.” This ad simply depicts a 911 call of a woman pretending to order a pizza while calling police with her attacker still in the house. The Super Bowl commercial by No More, the group trying to end domestic violence and sexual assault, is a stark […]