Local News

Monday, March 6, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In celebration of its golden anniversary, the Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University will host a special show and dinner March 18. “The Planetarium at 50: Then and Now” will begin at 4 p.m. in the planetarium followed by cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner in Maag Library’s Sweet Exhibition Gallery. Retired […]

Monday, March 6, 2017

AKRON, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. will rebuild a 15-mile, 69-kilovolt transmission line that connects substations in Garrettsville and Newton Falls, the utility announced today. The $23 million project represents a portion of the $371 million FirstEnergy expects to spend on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects this year to enhance reliability for customers in its Ohio […]

Monday, March 6, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The American Red Cross Lake to River Chapter is seeking nominations for the annual “Acts of Courage” event to be held June 14. Each year, the American Red Cross honors individuals whose extraordinary acts of courage make them someone’s hero — those everyday people who have put themselves in harm’s way or […]

Monday, March 6, 2017

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded grants totaling $103,000 at its March board of directors meeting. In addition to aligning with strategic priorities of economic opportunity and educational opportunity, the organizations demonstrated a keen ability to leverage local, regional and state dollars, the foundation said in announcing the grants. “The foundation’s support […]

Monday, March 6, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Only months after opening Cultivate: a Co-op Café, 901 Elm St., the Lake-to-River Food Cooperative has opened a small retail grocery market at the same location. The Lake to River Market debuted in January and features an assortment of fresh vegetables, frozen foods, cereals, coffee, milk, butter, eggs, cheese, snacks and more. […]

Monday, March 6, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of residents in the mostly white Mahoning Valley continues to shrink as the population of Blacks, Hispanics and Asians grows. Still, minority business enterprises have seen little progress in lowering the hurdles to success. An analysis this year by Frank Akpadock, senior research associate, Regional Economic Development Initiative at Youngstown […]

Monday, March 6, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In 1916, against great odds, Fletcher F. Armstrong and his wife, Maggie, opened F.F. Armstrong’s Haberdashery at the edge of downtown Youngstown. It was the first black-owned business of its kind in the city. A century later, African-Americans in the Mahoning Valley are still breaking new ground. From the owner of a […]

Monday, March 6, 2017

“Welcome to Mahoning County Politics” reads a road sign as you cross the border into Mahoning County nearly 20 years ago. In 1998, the corruption probe involving officials in the Mahoning Valley hit its high mark when indictments were handed up charging dozens of attorneys, public officials, and organized crime figures with multiple counts of […]

Friday, March 3, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction on a $20 million “chill-can” manufacturing plant planned for the city’s East Side is on pace to begin this spring and the first two buildings will be in place by the end of the summer, says Mitchell Joseph, chairman and CEO of Joseph Company International. “We’ll start clearing in the next […]

Friday, March 3, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio  — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, today urged President Donald Trump to meet with leaders from General Motors Co. to find an agreement that would reverse the termination of the third shift at the Lordstown Assembly plant. Ryan released to the press the text of a letter sent today to Trump. Losing […]

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