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Friday, July 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bettors wagered more than $1 billion dollars over the past year on video slot machines at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported today. The commission, which oversees video lottery terminal operations in Ohio, stated that VLT wagers for the Austintown Township racino totaled nearly $1.09 billion […]

Friday, July 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bolton will bring his hit songs and Christmas classics to Stambaugh Auditorium Dec. 7. Since 1975, Bolton has released 17 studio albums, including three Christmas albums, and has had nine singles reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 or Hot Adult Contemporary. His most recent album, “Songs […]

Friday, July 7, 2017

SHARON, Pa. – Through its six affiliate foundations, the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania & Eastern Ohio granted over $2.7 million toward local charitable causes throughout the Mahoning and Shenango valleys during the first half of 2017. Additionally, the foundation received nearly 4,000 applications from local high school seniors for its 150 scholarships. When combined […]

Friday, July 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded 11 new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, according to the agency’s latest update. Triad Hunter LLC secured four horizontal well permits, Gulfport Energy Corp. was awarded three permits, and EM Energy Ohio received two permits, all of them in […]

Friday, July 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio National Guard will begin a demolition project on the South Side today as part of a two-week initiative. The demolition work will support the South Side Blight Removal and Greening project through the Department of Defense Civil-Military Innovative Readiness Training Program. The work will continue through July 22, according to […]

Friday, July 7, 2017

WARREN, Ohio — Mike O’Donnell, vice president of operations and senior innovation and growth advisor at the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, will be the speaker at the Valley Alliance for Science & Technology luncheon meeting July 21. His topic is “Ideation – New Tools to Turn Today’s Business Problems into Tomorrow’s Innovations.” Those attending […]

Friday, July 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city has entered into two additional professional services agreements with local architect Paul Ricciuti. One agreement calls for Ricciuti to oversee architectural and engineering work at the site of the city’s proposed amphitheater for a period retroactive to April 1 and ending July 31, 2018. Ricciuti will be paid $165 per […]

Friday, July 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip recalls an encounter of more than a year ago when he was in town to interview for the post he now holds. About 45 minutes before the interview – for the post he was still weighing whether to proceed with – he talked with a mother […]

Friday, July 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At least 11 companies that have submitted applications to the state seeking either Level I or Level II licenses to grow medical marijuana in Ohio are considering the Mahoning Valley as a grow center. Six have identified locations in Youngstown as potential sites to grow marijuana, according to a list of applications […]

Friday, July 7, 2017

SALEM, Ohio – When Ben and Lindsay Ratner purchased Friends Roastery at 408 E. State St., they had no idea where it would take them. The space was built as the Thomas-Griener Bank in 1858, and over the years operated as a news agency and finally a coffee shop. Since opening two years ago as […]

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