Local News

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee have submitted 1,900 signatures in support of a proposed charter amendment that would ban oil and gas exploration activity within the city and limit the influence of corporations in the electoral process. The latest initiative, The Youngstown Fair Election Bill of Rights, says […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A three-part seminar series focusing on how small businesses can use social media will be held at the Ohio Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network Aug. 18 and 25 and Sept. 15. The meetings will take place in the Northeast Ohio room of Williamson Hall at Youngstown State University. All seminars […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown in July neared $100 million for the second time since opening. Credits played at the Austintown racino totaled $99.14 million last month, up from $94.24 million in June and from $91.07 million in July 2016. Since Hollywood Gaming opened in […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than one in three — 37% — of households in Mahoning County lack a fixed broadband connection – a statistic for concern, but not the one that most alarmed participants in a roundtable Monday. That distinction went to the 61% of households with children of high school age or younger without […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A company that fabricates the heavy steel components used in the metals industry is undergoing a major expansion to accommodate its growing business. “Our primary line of work is mostly industrial,” says Jim Salvatore, operations manager at Lee Michael Industries. “Business is strong.” The company is expanding its shop floor by […]

Monday, August 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter will honor seven individuals, two companies and one nonprofit at the 27th Valley’s National Philanthropy Day Awards. The honorees in the seven categories will be recognized during an awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, Boardman. The Mahoning/Shenango AFP Chapter […]

Monday, August 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network at Youngstown State University will host a free SBA Loan Seminar 10 a.m. tomorrow. The seminar, presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide small business owners, as well as individuals interested in starting a business, information on how to obtain financing […]

Monday, August 7, 2017

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Century 21 Lakeside Realty has completed the purchase of Gallagher Clark and Carney in Columbiana County, and is eyeing the purchase of another firm to boost its commercial real estate sales, its owner reports. The real estate firm also is preparing to sign a lease for space to be developed in the […]

Monday, August 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Memorial services will be held today at 11 a.m. at The Watson and Tressel Training Site on the campus of Youngstown State University for businessman and philanthropist Frank C. Watson, who died Thursday. A lifelong member of the Canfield United Methodist Church, Watson leaves  his wife of almost 68 years, Norma Jeanne […]

Monday, August 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Services are scheduled for Tuesday and Aug. 26 for Roger D. Jones, founder of Fireline Inc. Jones, who also was instrumental in the founding of Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, died Wednesday at his home. He was 89. The youngest of three children, Jones […]

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