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The light in the cupola of the Capitol Dome is illuminated, indicating that work continues in Congress, in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has given Democrats a new offer to extend the federal debt ceiling through an emergency short-term extension.

Deal reached to raise U.S. debt ceiling

Maia Echols, Staff Reporter October 14, 2021

On Sept. 28, Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury, predicted that the government would run out of money by mid-October if Congress did not do anything to raise the debt limit, according to CNN. Congress...

In this Dec. 5, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally for Senate Republican candidates in Valdosta, Ga. A report by the Senate Judiciary Committees Democratic majority details Trumps extraordinary effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election that he lost.

Trump attempted to use DOJ to overturn election, Senate report reveals

Colin Moorhead II, Staff Reporter October 13, 2021

The 2020 election was not welcomed by former President Donald Trump. For months, he baselessly argued the election was stolen and urged many of his staff and supporters to help him in his efforts to reverse...

Dr. Francis S. Collins (Photo courtesy of the National Institutes of Health website).

Director of the National Institute of Health steps down

Aiden Keenan, Photo Editor October 13, 2021

Dr. Francis S. Collins has served as the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health Institution since his appointment by President Barack Obama in August 2009. On Oct. 5, he announced his plan...

A girl looks at a damaged house following an earthquake in Harnai, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.

Earthquake rocks Pakistan, killing 20

Maia Echols, Staff Reporter October 12, 2021

On Oct. 6, an earthquake struck Pakistan, killing 20 people, including eight children, and injuring 150 more. The 5.9 magnitude quake devastated the city of Harnai, greatly damaging hundreds of residential...

Ohio minimum wage set to rise in 2022

Ohio minimum wage set to rise in 2022

Maia Echols, Staff Reporter October 7, 2021

Ohio’s minimum wage was ultimately decided to be raised on Sept. 29, as state lawmakers agreed to a rise to $9.30 an hour. While some are grateful for the increase from $8.80, others are still looking...

President Joe Biden walks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, after attending a meeting with the House Democratic caucus to try to resolve an impasse around the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Progressives and moderates battle over infrastructure bill

Colin Moorhead II, Staff Reporter October 6, 2021

One and half trillion or three and half trillion dollars? This question is currently being worked on in the divided Democratic party. In the House of Representatives, progressive Democrats are pushing...

Deanna Fisher introduces the candidates. From left to right, Michael Dylan Brennan, Phil Atkins, Barbara Blankfeld, and Ken Simmons.

University Heights mayoral candidates hold online forum

Aiden Keenan, Photo Editor October 6, 2021

On Sep. 30, the four candidates for University Heights mayor attended a public forum and Q+A session hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland in an effort to improve citizen understanding...

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the debt ceiling during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Washington.

U.S. debt ceiling on the horizon

Maia Echols, The Carroll News October 5, 2021

The United States is estimated to reach its debt ceiling on Oct. 18. The debt ceiling, also known as the debt limit, is the amount of money that the government is allowed to borrow. The United States currently...

In this Sept. 19, 2021, file photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas.

Haitian refugee crisis highlights Biden’s immigration shortcomings

Patrick Kane, World News Editor September 30, 2021

A less widely-known immigration crisis that has perplexed this nation for the better half of three decades is that of Haitian refugees. In the early 1990’s (and even before then), millions of Haitians...

This combo of photos provided by FBI Denver via @FBIDenver shows missing person Gabrielle Gabby Petito. Petito, 22, vanished while on a cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend. Authorities say a body discovered Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Wyoming, is believed to be Petito. (Courtesy of FBI Denver via AP)

Hunt for boyfriend continues in Gabby Petito case

Maia Echols and Grace Sherban September 28, 2021

Gabby Petito was an innocent traveler just looking for adventure with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. They had announced their engagement just one year prior to their big trip, where they would be leaving...

Photo courtesy of the Dolan for Ohio campaign.

Matt Dolan announces run for U.S. Senate

Colin Moorhead II, The Carroll News September 28, 2021

Since the announced retirement of Republican Sen. Rob Portman, a plethora of individuals have announced their candidacy to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate. Amongst these candidates are Josh Mandel, Jane...

Photo Courtesy of the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives.

Ohio Republican announces retirement in aftermath of impeachment vote

Patrick Kane, World News Editor September 23, 2021

In the aftermath of the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6, a second set of Articles of Impeachment were brought before the House of Representatives against President Donald Trump for allegedly helping...

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