Local News

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

GIRARD, Ohio – The first Girard Better Block event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 on west Liberty Street. The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, as part of the 422 Corridor redevelopment initiative, will hold the event in partnership with the city of Girard and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership. Patterned on the […]

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SHARON, Pa. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the new wheelchair-accessible fishing pier in Bicentennial Park. Shenango River Watchers this week announced completion of the fishing pier, a $58,000 project that has been in the making for nearly 14 years. “We are so excited that the pier is now complete. […]

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

NILES, Ohio — Ohio’s annual Tax-Free Weekend takes place Aug. 5 through 7, and there is no sales tax on some of the items kids need for the coming school year. The no-tax benefit applies to items of clothing priced at $75 or less, school supplies priced at $20 or less and instructional materials priced […]

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The CEO of Portage Industries Inc., Philip Miller, has been named the chief executive of Masco – Mahoning County Adult Services Co. – to lead both entities under a cost-sharing agreement, the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities announced last week. The contract for his services is expected to run two years, […]

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Austintown Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday to consider a zoning change to accommodate construction of a Meijer store on Mahoning Avenue at the site of the former Austintown Middle School . Woolpert Inc., an architectural and engineering firm in Dayton, submitted the zoning request to Darren Crivelli, […]

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CORTLAND, Ohio – Cortland Bancorp, holding company of Cortland Banks, Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.17 million, or 27 cents a share, 28% above the $916,000 reported the same quarter a year ago, or 21 cents a share. For the first quarter, Cortland reported net income of $1.36 million, or 31 cents a share. […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – A key employee of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors has been placed on leave while a police investigation is underway into the suspected theft of as much as $100,000 from the organization. According to an incident report filed July 9 with the Boardman Police Department, Susan Flipovich, president of YCAR’s board […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in June were up slightly from May, but in several instances were unchanged from a year ago. Trumbull County’s unemployment rate was 6.3% in June, the same as a year ago and up from 6.2% in May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family services reported today. Mahoning County’s […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NILES, Ohio – The ribbon was cut Monday to open the 11th location of Eagle Rental Purchase, a rent-to-own furniture store owned by Randy Lewis and Joe Fischer. The store, 5580 Youngstown-Warren Road, is the company’s first in Trumbull County. “When the opportunity to expand our business at this prime location came, we knew we […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Western Reserve Health Foundation and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation are seeking proposals for community health and recently launched issue-specific grant programs. The foundations, affiliates of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, support projects that serve the health needs of Mahoning and Trumbull counties. “Both foundations support programs that might […]

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