Local News

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Earl Lee considers himself an artist first, an upholsterer second. He taps into both talents in his business, Lee’s Custom Upholstery, 1605 Belmont Ave., in Youngstown. “I also design and build my own furniture,” he says. From reconditioning the interior of a 1935 Plymouth to designing and covering two wing chairs during […]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Home Savings & Loan Co. plans to spread holiday cheer this season by performing “Random Acts of Christmas Kindness.” This is the fourth consecutive year that Home Savings has participated in the program. Throughout December, employees at the bank’s branches will carry out more than 40 holiday initiatives by delivering spontaneous, unexpected […]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Banks work hard to know their customers and their customers’ needs so they’re prepared to satisfy those needs, whether it’s a retirement account, student loan, auto loan, mortgage or an investment account. That’s one reason community banks have either acquired trust companies or begun their own wealth management services. By providing their […]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SALEM, Ohio – The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is still taking reservations for its annual meeting luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Salem Golf Club. The deadline is today. Cost for chamber members is $32.50, nonmembers, $37.50. Tables of eight can be reserved. Two area businesses and one individual will be honored: Robert […]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider legislation Wednesday that would advance the proposed amphitheater and riverfront park project near downtown. Before council will be one ordinance authorizing the city’s finance director to establish an “amphitheater park fund” of up to $12 million for the project and another to purchase 1.2 acres of land from […]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown will not seek approval from the Youngstown Board of Education to provide a 100% tax abatement for 15 years to the developers of a new hotel downtown, city officials confirmed Monday. Instead, the city will offer a 10-year, 75% tax abatement to Youngstown Stambaugh Hotel LLC, which is converting the Stambaugh […]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported Monday that the rig count in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale remained unchanged at 19 during the week ended Dec. 3 versus the previous week, while permit activity increased. ODNR data show that four energy companies drilling in the Utica were awarded 13 new permits for […]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

GIRARD, Ohio – The Gibson Agency will donate a total of $10,000 to 10 area charities as part of its 5th Annual Holiday Giving Campaign. A grand prize winner will be chosen via Facebook poll. “Giving back has always been of utmost importance to our agency,” said Katie Barca, director of marketing and agency development. […]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The two congressman who represent portions of the Mahoning Valley — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6, and U.S. Rep Tim Ryan, D-13 — will join with an energy industry executive and a labor leader Dec. 13 for a panel discussion. The event, Fueling America’s Future: Accelerating Energy and Transportation Infrastructure, is being […]

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