Local News

Saturday, June 11, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The fifth annual Simply Slavic festival will be held from noon to midnight June 18 on Federal Plaza in downtown with several new attractions being featured throughout the day. Among the new features are the Ethnic Heritage Tent with information on Slavic cultures and like folk art demonstrations, a “Tell Your Slavic […]

Friday, June 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Health Foundation will donate nearly $102,000 to six area health and wellness initiatives, the foundation announced Thursday. “We are pleased to support a broad range of heal-related programs with this round of grants,” said foundation Chairman Phillip Dennison in a statement. “For the first time, applicants could direct their […]

Friday, June 10, 2016

SHARON, Pa. – VisitMercerCountyPA will honor Jennifer and Rick Barborak and Carried Away Outfitters at its annual dinner June 16 at the Park Inn by Radisson Sharon. The Barboraks will receive this year’s Bill Knecht Tourism Award for their work with the Shenango River Watchers and WaterFire Sharon. River Watchers, a nonprofit group, organizes volunteers […]

Friday, June 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The brewpub/craft beer concept is nothing new in America as evidenced by colonials in the 17th and 18th centuries who often brewed their own beer. In 1612, Dutch settlers Adrian Block and Hans Christiansen established the first known brewery in what today is Manhattan. In 1757, while a colonel in the Virginia […]

Friday, June 10, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – After an eight-month hiatus, the man who makes Y-town Vodka is back in business at 4040 Market St., Boardman, and will soon introduce bourbon – “Boom Boom Bourbon” – to his line-up of spirits. Boom Boom Bourbon. As in Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini. Bill Candella, the first man to legally distill spirits […]

Friday, June 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Peter Gelhaar’s parents would have had very different reactions to attending the dedication of the Gelhaar Center at the Park Vista of Youngstown campus, but both would have been proud, he said. For his father, the late Richard Gelhaar, “The thought of being in the row of the dignitaries here with the […]

Friday, June 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator will co-host a meeting June 21 to identify Ohio manufacturers that can take advantage of additive manufacturing for low-volume tooling . The meeting will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at America Makes, 236 W. Boardman St. During the program, presenters hope to provide a better understanding […]

Friday, June 10, 2016

CANFIELD, Ohio — Christopher M. Allegretti has been re-elected managing principal and CEO of HBK CPAs & Consultants. His new four-year term begins Sept. 1. Allegretti was re-elected at the inaugural annual meeting of the public accounting firm last month in Columbus, the firm announced Thursday. Allegretti, a native of Meadville, Pa., joined HBK in […]

Friday, June 10, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A privately funded group based out of Marietta is stepping up its initiative to market the Ohio Valley region as the ideal place for manufacturers to locate and capitalize on the area’s low cost of natural gas, its members said during a conference call Thursday. “It’s created a huge opportunity,” said Jerry […]

Thursday, June 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city hired MS Consultants Inc. today to provide professional engineering and survey services for one of four areas it is looking at potential redevelopment. The Board of Control this morning approved the $70,500 agreement with the Youngstown engineering consulting firm for services related to the Youngstown Near Eastside Neighborhood Renewal Area. […]

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