Local News

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio – Christian House has opened and is accepting residents, ending a journey of more than seven years for its owners. Dean and Karen Christian purchased the former Captain Taggart Elementary School, 82 Garfield St., at auction in 2009 and spent $2.4 million to convert the building into an assisted living center, CEO […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “The Warner Brothers and Billy Evans: Contemporaries and Youngstown Success Stories” is the topic of The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s next Bites and Bits of History Lunch program at noon Feb. 16. The presenter is Vince Guerrieri, a journalist and author. In the early 1900s, Youngstown was a vibrant, growing city as […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown last month were up more than $7 million from December, and up more than $10 million from January 2016. According to the monthly reports on the website of the Ohio Lottery Commission, bettors wagered $89.53 million in […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Heidi Daniel is pleased that Gov. John Kasich and other state officials recognize the role that libraries play in workforce training. But like other librarians across Ohio, the executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County is concerned about the cut Kasich has proposed to the state’s public library […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Joe Bell, director corporate communications, Cafaro Company. NILES, Ohio — How do you top a year like 2016?  It certainly was a big one for the Eastwood Mall Complex. The flagship shopping center for the Cafaro Company became the […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two music-oriented programs operated by Iron and String Life Enhancement will relocate this spring to the buildings ISLE’s corporate offices occupy. ISLE offers programs for the developmentally disabled, which include Golden String Radio, an internet radio station at its East Side campus and the Purple Cat music class in the Morley Building […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DETROIT – Strong sales in the United States and China helped General Motors Co. to a record year in 2016, the company announced early this morning. GM reported record worldwide sales of 10 million vehicles in 2016, up 1.2% from 2015. For the full year, GM reported it sold 3.04 million in the U.S. during […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape will recognize the “Original Streetscape Trailblazers” at its annual Grass Roots Gala, which will take place Feb. 23 at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center downtown. The dinner, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will follow a social hour that begins at 5:30 p.m. The Trailblazers, according to a news release […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Six months after commencement, 96% of Grove City College’s class of 2016 is employed or in a graduate or professional school, the college’s career services office announced this week. The college reports 81% of graduates are working and 15% are seeking advanced degrees or further training, according to its survey, which […]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors collectively point to investing in their people, emerging technology and the community as the most powerful ways they’ve sustained success. Now entering 114 and 90 years, respectively, local chapters of the National Electrical […]

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