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Friday, July 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Officials from the White House on down expressed their grief following last night’s shootings targeting police officers in Dallas. The shootings, which took place at a peaceful demonstration held in response to police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana, left five officers dead and seven more wounded. President Barack Obama said he had […]

Friday, July 8, 2016

VIENNA, Ohio – Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics plans to invest $1.5 million and construct a new building at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, the school announced today. A press conference and groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday at PIA’s airport campus to mark the start of construction, and to announce the school’s purchase of its Youngstown […]

Friday, July 8, 2016

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College is one of America’s Top Colleges, according to Forbes. The financial magazine issued its 2016 list of the nation’s 660 best schools this week and Grove City College is ranked at 250 overall. The college came in at 105 on the magazine’s list of top liberal arts colleges, […]

Friday, July 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Junior Group of Goodwill, known for its annual collectible and antique auction at Stambaugh Auditorium, will hold an online auction July 13 though 27. The auction will be conducted by George Roman Auctioneers. It will feature many of the same types of items that patrons of the live auction are used […]

Friday, July 8, 2016

POLAND, Ohio — With all that’s taken place at the Old Stone Tavern over more than two centuries, it’s no surprise that two history buffs have reinvented the space inside. The tavern has served many purposes since it was built in 1804: stagecoach stop, restaurant, an inn and, of course, a bar. After the Civil […]

Friday, July 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bettors wagered $967.2 million and took home $861.2 million at video lottery terminals over the last 12 months at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown. The monthly report on the Ohio Lottery Commission’s website also showed net win for the Austintown racino, which is operated by Penn National Gaming […]

Friday, July 8, 2016

By Julie Eble UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Many people don’t worry about remembering phone numbers, special birthdays or anniversaries anymore; after all, they’re just a cellphone away. This phenomenon has been coined “digital amnesia” — the experience of forgetting information you trust a digital device to store and remember for you. Although digital amnesia has […]

Friday, July 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative announced Thursday that Marcia Dinkins has joined the organization as its new executive director. Dinkins comes to MVOC from Toledo, where she served as executive director of Toledoans United for Social Action. She will lead the organization “as it continues to grow and build power for residents […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

WARREN, Ohio — Rob Berk, owner of Berk Enterprises Inc. based here, is hosting a classic video-game contest and an air hockey challenge at the inaugural Arcade, Video & Game Room Expo set for Aug. 25 through 27 in Chicago. Berk is the founder of Pinball Expo, the first and longest-running vintage pinball exposition in […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

POLAND, Ohio As part of the celebration of the 220th anniversary of Poland, the Poland Historical Society is printing two books that cover the history of the village and township. The first, Poland’s Historical Highlights, 1796-1966, is a reproduction of the book written to celebrate the centennial of the incorporation of the village in 1866 […]

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