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    Nebraska Prepares To Carry Out First Execution Using Fentanyl

    Nebraska is poised to kill its first prisoner since 1997, after a federal three-judge panel denied a drug company's request to halt the lethal injection over concerns about whether the drugs were obtained improperly by the state.

    Tuesday morning's planned execution of Carey Dean Moore is also believed to be the first time the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl will be used in a lethal injection.

  • Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest

    While honeybees and their buzzing hives and hyper-fertile queens get all the press for pollinating our food supply, the hard-working blue orchard bee is one of 4,000 bee species native to North America that does its solitary work in relative obscurity. That is, until now.
  • Span Of Busy Highway Bridge Collapses In Italy; 11 Deaths Reported

    A long section of the towering Ponte Morandi suspension bridge completely collapsed in Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday, sending cars and trucks that had been driving on the A10 highway crashing down below. Eleven people died in the collapse, says Italy's ANSA news agency, which cites the...

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  • WARREN, Ohio – On a summer evening when dark storm clouds threatened the 2,000-plus gathered at the Warren Community Amphitheater, the weather managed to hold off so attendees could enjoy a rare opportunity: a live performance by world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma in their backyard. The evening was...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will host a seminar on media marketing Sept. 13 at The Avalon Inn and Resort. The Mahoning, Trumbull & Mercer counties chapter of the AFP will host “Media Training: Targeting your message for TV, radio and...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University men’s basketball team will host its Fifth Annual Wine Taste Oct. 2 at The Lake Club. The wine tasting, set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Poland Township golf course, also include silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event will support the...

Composer's Datebook

  • Most young American composers who came of age in the 1960s found themselves faced with a question: should they adopt the intellectually fashionable post-serial, atonal style of composition developed by Arnold Schoenberg and his followers, or return to a more accessible and tonal musical l

  • In 1960, the musical world was observing the centenary of the birth of composer Gustav Mahler. A British musicologist named Deryck Cooke hit upon the idea of preparing a performing edition of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10, a work left unfinished at the time of Mahler’s death in 1911.

  • On today's date in 1845, the sleepy little German town of Bonn played host to some 5000 visitors.