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Thursday, September 1, 2016

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Vice President Joe Biden returned the Mahoning Valley today – four years and one day since his last campaign stop here – and made the importance of organized labor and the auto industry the thrust of his message. No surprise given that he spoke at a union hall here or that Labor […]

Thursday, September 1, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – After a long buildup this morning at its annual Salute to Business Breakfast, the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber at last unveiled a life-sized bobblehead of Hillary Clinton. Her 3-D likeness stood five feet from the previously and often unveiled bobblehead of Donald Trump. It’s likely their human counterparts won’t stand this close […]

Thursday, September 1, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 11th annual Youngstown State University Dance Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2 in Beeghly Center. This year’s classes include improvisation, hip hop, lyrical contemporary, yoga for dancers, beginning/ intermediate and intermediate/ advanced modern, ballet and tap, and musical theater. Tickets are $40 per person. As […]

Thursday, September 1, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While two of the three American automakers posted sales decreases in August, the final full month of summer proved to be good news for the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze, which ended its streak of decreasing sales. The Cruze took the No. 2 spot on Chevy’s sales sheet as 22,342 were delivered to showrooms […]

Thursday, September 1, 2016

POLAND, Ohio — It’s been nine months since Gabriele Brocker opened up her bakery and she remains smitten with owning her own business. “I wanted to do wedding cakes,” she says, “but I had no idea it would turn into all of this.” Bake Me Treats is in the heart of Poland, where Brocker grew […]

Thursday, September 1, 2016

HOWLAND, Ohio – The Howland Farmers Market has launched a new web series, Farm Fresh Express, highlighting the market’s vendors and examining where and how their products are made. The eight-part series is funded by a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farm Fresh Express is filmed and produced by 2 Ticks & […]

Thursday, September 1, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Dwight “Dike” Beede, who started the football program at Youngstown College in 1937, saw the game as a means to an end – developing greater strength of character – not an end in itself, Angelo Pezzuolo remembers. “Coach Beede was a success, the example he set, the real difference he made in […]

Thursday, September 1, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With a donation from the Thomases Family Endowment, the Oak Hill Collaborative has purchased four 3-D printers, the organization announced Wednesday. The printers, purchased from Youngstown-based Applied Systems and Technology Transfer, will be installed in Oak Hill Collaborative’s MakerSpace. The space offers free classes, access to building tools including 3-D printers and […]

Thursday, September 1, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association will unveil its Little Free Library at a ribbon cutting 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the group’s community garden, 138 S. Hazelwood Ave. The Little Free Library is modeled after the association’s maple sugar house in Mill Creek Park’s James L. Wick Jr. Recreation Area. It […]

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Every season has its moments that seem to play out over and over and over again. For the 2015 Youngstown State University Penguins, it might have been defensive end Derek Rivers blowing past a lineman and putting his shoulders squarely into a quarterback’s chest for a sack. Or maybe it was kicker […]

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