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Taco Bell Worker Who Wouldn't Take BLM Mask Off Was Fired

Taco Bell has since apologized to Denzel Skinner

(Newser) - On June 2, Taco Bell posted a letter from its CEO noting it was "committed to being part of long-term solutions" on "racism or violence against Black people." This week, the fast-food chain took flak for that statement after an employee in Youngstown, Ohio, was fired for...

She Survived by Leaping Out Window. Her 5 Kids Died

House fire in Youngstown, Ohio, claims lives of children between the ages of 1 and 9

(Newser) - Five children, including 1-year-old twins, died in a late-night fire that swept through a house after neighbors were awakened by a loud boom, firefighters said. The only survivor was the children's mother, who jumped out of a second-floor window Sunday night, according to Youngstown Fire Capt. Kurt Wright. The...

Trump at Ohio Rally: 'Don't Sell Your House'

Because jobs are coming; says he's also more 'presidential' than most past presidents

(Newser) - Almost nobody is more capable of acting presidential than President Trump, but "we need to move faster than that," Trump said at an exuberant campaign-style rally in Youngstown, Ohio, Tuesday night. "With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any...

Pro-ISIS Messages Painted on US School Rock

Students quickly paint over rock with words of peace

(Newser) - Students at Youngstown State University in Ohio woke up Monday to find pro-ISIS messages painted on a campus rock, WPXI reports. Photos of the three screeds soon made it online: "France deserves destruction," "YSU supports ISIS," and "We are coming for you." Students quickly...

Hours Before Girl Was to Testify, She Dies in Fire

Alleged rapist's trial delayed by Youngstown blaze

(Newser) - A 10-year-old Ohio girl and her grandparents died in a house fire just hours before she was supposed to testify against her alleged rapist, and prosecutors are having a hard time believing it could just be a tragic coincidence. Robert Seman Jr., 46, was to go on trial Monday on...

Fracking Blamed for Ohio Quakes

Expert says quakes caused by injection well could continue for a year

(Newser) - Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—recently hailed as the solution to Youngstown's economic woes —now appears to have left the Ohio city with a big problem. Wastewater from oil and gas drilling is almost certainly behind a series of 11 quakes that have occurred in the area since last...

Battered Ohio Town Finds Hope in Fracking

Rust Belt steelmaking rebounds thanks to controversial gas extraction technique

(Newser) - The Rust Belt has suffered through decades of decline and job losses, but now a $650 million steel plant, bringing 350 new jobs, is going up in Youngstown, Ohio—and you can thank fracking for the revival, reports the Wall Street Journal . The rise of hydraulic fracturing—the process of...

2 Busted in Ohio Frat House Killing

Cops still seeking motive in party shooting

(Newser) - Two Ohio men have been busted in the shooting death of a 25-year-old student at a Youngstown State University fraternity house. The gunmen opened fire at an early morning party in a clash that also injured 11, including 6 students, said police. One of the injured is in critical condition,...

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