Local News

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Schwebel Baking Co. has sued FirstEnergy Solutions Corp, claiming the utility company breached its contract by improperly passing on extra costs incurred during the unseasonably cold winter of 2014. In a class action complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court here, the 111-year old bread manufacturer is demanding a full refund of […]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman weighed in this morning on President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey yesterday, calling for a “fuller explanation” by the president. However, the Ohio Republican stopped short of calling for an independent inquiry into Russia’s actions during the 2016 presidential election. The Trump administration said the firing […]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For most visitors, wandering through the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor is nothing extraordinary. You wander the halls, perhaps led by a docent, and examine some of the artifacts from the industrial history of the Mahoning Valley. Maybe even learn a thing or two. But that format doesn’t work well […]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Donald Trump’s surprise firing Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey drew sharp criticism and spurred new calls for an independent investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and Sen. Sherrod Brown, both Democrats, were quick to react to the firing, while Sen. Rob Portman and […]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — Das Dutch Village Inn, an independent hotel that opened here 16 years ago, will soon become Best Western Dutch Village Inn and Suites. “As times change and as technology changes, it’s really hard to compete as an independent,” says chief operating officer Grace Styer. The hotel needs access to a national and […]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning Valley Agriculture LLC, the group that says it’s raised $10 million to build a medical marijuana grow site, will be joined by four other companies Monday when City Council is scheduled to hear their pitches. Council has no say in whether any will receive state licenses but can determine whether to […]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning Valley Agriculture LLC, the group that says it’s raised $10 million to build a medical marijuana grow site, will be joined by four other companies Monday when City Council is scheduled to hear their pitches. Council has no say in whether any will receive state licenses but can determine whether to […]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber will host a time management seminar featuring Chris Jaskiewicz, president of HopeStar LLC, May 24 at the Holiday Inn Boardman. The seminar, “Time Management: An Effective Approach to Creating More Joy in Life,” begins at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 9 a.m. Jaskiewicz will speak about the […]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The percentage of residents in Mahoning County who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, 16.5%, exceeds the national average of 14%, the executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank, Mike Iberis, said Tuesday. Second Harvest, one of 200 member food banks of Feeding America, released Feeding America’s latest report, […]

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ansel Adams, famous for his spectacular images of the West, observed, “A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.” These four photos at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society are all well worth looking into. All were featured in “Pictures Worth a Thousand Words,” a lecture Mahoning Valley Historical Society Executive […]

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