Local News

Thursday, February 23, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports the rig count in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale remained unchanged during the week ended Feb. 18 compared to the previous week. According to ODNR, there were 20 horizontal oil and gas rigs operating in the Utica during the week, while 11 new permits were awarded […]

Thursday, February 23, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The deadline to submit nominations for the 25th annual Valley Athena Award is March 3. A dinner honoring the nominees and Athena Award winner will be held May 18 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Over the past 24 years, the local Athena Award banquet has recognized more than 900 women for their […]

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WARREN, Ohio – “The future of parking in Los Angeles” will be on display March 10 when the ribbon is cut on that city’s largest fully-automated parking structure, which was built by Warren native Christopher Alan and his AutoParkit LLC, says the developer of the historic Helms Bakery District. Wally Marks, whose family’s real estate company […]

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Jim Tressel says the town hall meetings he’s held with the colleges within Youngstown State University are helping his administration better understand faculty and students’ needs and concerns. “You learn so much,” Tressel said after addressing students and faculty at the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, Tuesday […]

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – LaFrance Cleaners has become corporate sponsor of The Youngstown Playhouse’s production of “Harry’s Friendly Service,” set in Youngstown just before Black Monday. The play, written by Rob Zellers, takes place at a downtown gas station and makes reference to several Youngstown icons including Idora Park, Lazar’s Market, Ravers Restaurant and LaFrance Cleaners. […]

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of the Youngstown Planning Commission voted 5-1 Tuesday against permitting the Coconut Grove, now owned by a cousin of an assistant to President Donald Trump, to reopen as a bar. David Manigault of Youngstown, who has operated the restaurant the last few years, had sought a waiver from the city to […]

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new owner of the Gallagher Building downtown, Ryan Sheridan, said Tuesday that he is eager to begin work on the property and is in “active discussions” to secure financing. State officials have indicated that the historic preservation tax credit secured by the former owner of the building, the Gatta Co. in […]

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio —  Heritage Thermal Services has appointed Christopher T. Pherson its president. He took over the reins of the company Feb. 16. Pherson, a native of New Castle, Pa., previously was vice president of field operations, engineering and productivity at Praxair Inc. in Stuart, Fla. Praxair is a manufacturer of industrial specialty gases […]

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Beth Ann Tabak, Communications Media Liason, Ohio Living Park Vista YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For Ohio Living Park Vista, 2016 was a year that embodied change and growth. For the past 60-plus years, Ohio Living Park Vista has been a […]

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. BOARDMAN, Ohio — Kutlick Realty continued to bring redevelopment and growth to Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties in 2016. The company brought Taco Bell to the northeast corner of South Avenue and Western Reserve Road at I-680.  This is a […]

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