Local News

Thursday, June 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Randy Wyand has just planted 100 more vines at Hartford Hill Winery, the winery in Fowler he and his wife, Carolyn, own. The Wyands opened Hartford Hill in February 2015, inspired during an October 2014 motorcycle ride as they stopped at several wineries, he recalls. They disassembled a pair of old barns […]

Thursday, June 9, 2016

By Matt Carroll, Penn State News Service UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new website is giving people in rural Pennsylvania — and beyond — high-tech tools to learn about Marcellus Shale gas development in their backyards. The website, Marcellus by Design, introduces some of the complex issues surrounding the industry’s development, and through interactive games […]

Thursday, June 9, 2016

POLAND, Ohio — Two characteristics that define a good leader are boldness and an urgency to proceed, said Better Business Bureau President and CEO Carol Potter at the organization’s annual Torch Awards ceremony. Those qualities, she continued, can also be found in all of this year’s honorees. “They create value using their own gifts. They […]

Thursday, June 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dealerships in the Mahoning Valley delivered 2,413 new cars last month, a 7.6% drop from last year, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association show. Combined sales of new and used cars in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties fell 5.4% to 4,379 vehicles. Four of the top-five new vehicles in the […]

Thursday, June 9, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Volunteers are invited to help beautify the downtown at Warren Streetscape 2016. The planting and cleanup event, which is organized by the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County, will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Courthouse Square. Volunteers are to meet at the Log Cabin on Courthouse Square, where […]

Thursday, June 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Two student researchers, in partnership with Youngstown State University’s Regional Economic Development Initiative and the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals, are seeking responses in an online survey from residents of the Mahoning Valley. The survey seeks to help the entities better understand the region’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as perceptions of art, […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five new horizontal well permits were issued to three exploration companies in Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended June 4, while the rig count stood at 11 for the period, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Two permits were issued to Chesapeake Energy Exploration LLC for wells in Jefferson […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report from the Greater Ohio Policy Center highlights the critical conditions of Ohio’s small and mid-sized older industrial cities and their regions in the wake of the Great Recession and decades of population and manufacturing job loss. The report — From Akron to Zanesville: How Are Ohio’s Small and Mid-Sized Legacy […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Since General Motors opened its Lordstown Assembly complex 50 years ago, the village has been known primarily for the automobile industry. But with new and diverse industry arriving, small businesses are gaining a foothold and beginning to transform the economic landscape. Most small businesses are clustered around the intersection of Salt Springs […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction of a new student housing project near Youngstown State University should get under way in a few weeks, an official with the developer said Tuesday. The Enclave, a 166-bed apartment building and retail complex, is the latest project to serve YSU’s growing residential population. “We would expect to start construction sometime […]

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