Local News

Monday, August 14, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For a few minutes on the afternoon of Aug. 21, most of the sun will be blotted out by the moon. This happens a few times a year, every year. But what makes this eclipse in particular a big deal – music festivals, watch parties and even tourism campaigns are being planned […]

Monday, August 14, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Real Living Volpini Realty Group is among 35 real estate brokerage firms to win a national QE Award, “that measures and independently verifies excellence in the delivery of the highest levels of customer satisfaction and service quality in real estate in North America,” says Quality Service Certification Inc., creators of the award. […]

Saturday, August 12, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of a Youngstown State University women’s mathematics group won national recognition for the group’s efforts to mentor students and promote mathematics on campus. Twelve students representing the YSU Association for Women in Mathematics student chapter accepted the AWM’s inaugural Professional Development Award at the national organization’s MathFest Conference July 28 in Chicago. “When […]

Saturday, August 12, 2017

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The intersection of Washington and Jefferson streets in the center of downtown New Castle, Pa., is known as Kennedy Square. It was the heart of the original settlement, founded by John Carlysle Stewart in 1798, and remains the heart of the downtown. “It was a very desolate area and he goes into […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville in April during his tour of the country, Dr. Jimmie Bruce, president of EGCC, explained to him the concept behind the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center. “He told me that he’s really never heard of anything quite like this,” […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car sales in the Mahoning Valley continue to be ahead of last year’s figures, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association show. In July, 5,016 new and used vehicles were sold in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, up 14.5% from a year ago. New car sales rose 15.5% to 2,910 and […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – They come from Dubai and Delaware, from Ohio and Ontario, from Pittsburgh and Neuburg, Germany. From around the world and around the corner, New Castle is seeing the impact out-of-towners have on its business community. Many of the visitors to Lawrence County come to see the Amish or to enjoy nearby parks […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Sheely’s Furniture and Appliance celebrates 65 years with plans to build a 5,000 square-foot closeout center this winter at the rear of its showroom, 11450 South Ave. “Over the past 65 years, the people of this Valley and beyond have supported our family business from its humble beginnings to where we are […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Eastern Ohio Education Partnership is accepting nominations for the Excellence in Education Awards, which will be awarded Oct. 17 during a luncheon at the Mahoning County Career & Technical Center. The award categories are Play and Learn, Reading Rocks, Math Matters, Love of Learning, Family Engagement and Education Advocate. In addition, […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Penn State University’s effort to spur entrepreneurship throughout its regional campuses has now extended to the Shenango Valley, as officials celebrate the launch of VenturePointe, a new startup innovation hub affiliated with Penn State Shenango. “As of today, we will now have 17 incubators across the state of Pennsylvania,” said Penn State […]

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