Local News

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

By L. Diane Barnes, Youngstown State University professor of history YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “When in doubt, quote Frederick Douglass,” observed a historian at a professional meeting several years ago. Through multiple autobiographies, speeches and editorials, Douglass’s words remain inspirational well into the 21st century. As the most prominent civil rights activist of the 19th century, […]

Monday, February 6, 2017

By Ginny Pasha, President, United Way of Trumbull County WARREN, Ohio — For more than 93 years, the United Way of Trumbull County has consistently worked to meet the health and human service needs of individuals and families in our county.   In 2016, United Way of Trumbull County completed another successful campaign and is […]

Monday, February 6, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Do you need help with your business? Get your questions answered Feb. 14 at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s main library downtown. From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., two volunteers from the Youngstown Score (Counselors to America’s Small Business) will be on hand to provide advice and answer questions. […]

Monday, February 6, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Just weeks into 2017, early indications are that business this year for Kiraly Tool & Die Inc., Youngstown, should be better than ever, says President Steven Kiraly. “We have our strongest backlog of business beginning a new […]

Monday, February 6, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Brent Rozar, Business Development Manager, G.W. Becker HERMITAGE, Pa. — G.W. Becker Inc., Hermitage, Pa., a full-service, single source provider of overhead crane products and solutions for customers across North America, greets this year with a sense of optimism. […]

Monday, February 6, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Mahoning Valley’s 2017 Home & Garden Show is coming to Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center Feb. 24 through 26. The show is presented by Duncan’s Bath & Kitchen Center and Cambria. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 25, […]

Monday, February 6, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Carol Potter, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — From small community stores and services to multi-national enterprises, the Better Business Bureau of the Mahoning Valley is on the forefront of positive marketplace change by partnering with […]

Monday, February 6, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Davis Family YMCA in Boardman is holding its fourth annual Five Squared benefit art show and sale. The show, which opened Sunday, runs through March 5. More than 450 pieces of 5″ x 5″ art from eight countries and eight states are available for purchase at $25 each or 5 for $100 (youth […]

Monday, February 6, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oak Hill Collaborative has completed its new class of 15 certificate graduates from its successful Raspberry Pi program. The program teaches middle- to high school age children how to build and program their own Raspberry Pi microcomputer, an inexpensive, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a TV and monitor along with a […]

Monday, February 6, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An energy executive whose company is building a $900 million gas-fired electrical generation plant in Lordstown says abandoning deregulation in the energy market stands to cost consumers billions of dollars each year, staunch industrial development, and drive independent energy producers like his out of business. “The utilities have tried and failed to […]

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