TRENTON, N.J. — National Republicans are abandoning a pro-President Donald Trump House candidate over racial social media posts in a New Jersey district Trump won in 2016, leaving already optimistic Democrats hopeful they'll pick up the open seat.

The Progress is happy to announce the birthdays of area residents, but many times the information is received too late for publication. Names and birthdays must be received at least two days before the birthday.

Very warm and humid weather will persist through today. Showers and thunderstorms will precede a cold front which will move through later this morning or early afternoon. High pressure will follow and bring more refreshing temperatures and humidity levels for the second half of the work week.

TRENTON, N.J. — National Republicans are abandoning a pro-President Donald Trump House candidate over racial social media posts in a New Jersey district Trump won in 2016, leaving already optimistic Democrats hopeful they'll pick up the open seat.

Very warm and humid weather will persist through today. Showers and thunderstorms will precede a cold front which will move through later this morning or early afternoon. High pressure will follow and bring more refreshing temperatures and humidity levels for the second half of the work week.

The Progress is happy to announce the birthdays of area residents, but many times the information is received too late for publication. Names and birthdays must be received at least two days before the birthday.

You know what President Donald Trump did when he stood next to Vladimir Putin and, with the world watching, absolved the Russian leader of any meddling in the sanctity of our elections? You know what he did to hundreds of millions of Americans who believe that, at a minimum, the government’s obligated to protect them from all threats, both foreign and domestic?

You know what President Donald Trump did when he stood next to Vladimir Putin and, with the world watching, absolved the Russian leader of any meddling in the sanctity of our elections? You know what he did to hundreds of millions of Americans who believe that, at a minimum, the government’s obligated to protect them from all threats, both foreign and domestic?

Crime and Courts

ARCADIA — Wayne County deputies arrested a local couple Thursday night after a crash on Parker Road, saying the driver was highly intoxicated with two young children in the van.

Business and Economy

PITTSBURGH — Ahead of what is expected to be the most traveled Independence Day on record, gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are about the same this week at $3.053 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.  

WARREN — Northwest Bancshares Inc. and Northwest Bank announced Friday that Ronald J. Seiffert has been named president and chief executive officer of both companies.

Health Care