Local News

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WARREN, Ohio – Ohio’s two U.S. senators and the congressmen who represent the Mahoning Valley in Washington doubt there will be a government shutdown this week, and one of them is taking steps to ensure another one never takes place. Current funding for the federal government runs through Friday. An extension through Oct. 1, the […]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A program designed to curb truancy in Mahoning County school districts and provide resources for students and families is starting to show results, officials say. “We know that truancy is the No. 1 predictor of delinquency,” Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick said Monday during a press conference at the Juvenile […]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WARREN, Ohio – U.S. legislators and local labor representatives agree they must keep pressure on President Trump to uphold his campaign promises to protect steel and steel-related jobs. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, conducted a roundtable Monday with a dozen northeastern Ohio steelworkers at the United Steel Workers […]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At first, it seemed that the pouring of molten aluminum for Daniel Newman’s parakeet head sculpture had gone perfectly. Newman, along with a small group of Youngstown State University students and faculty from the engineering and arts disciplines, watched as the metal cooled in a 3-D-printed mold. Slowly, though, cracks began to […]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College entrepreneurship majors Hannah Vaccaro and Ross Harrington made the final round in the EIX’s e-Fest National Business Plan Competition, in Minneapolis April 6 to 8. Vaccaro and Harrington’s pitch for PeeWee Packs, a toilet training aid, earned them one of 25 spots in the competition, out of 160 teams […]

Monday, April 24, 2017

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – A new solar energy company, Energy Optimism LLC, opened its doors in Columbiana Friday, tapping into the growing alternative energy market in the area. “Solar energy systems are now mainstream power sources in the United States. Solar is becoming competitive with traditional electrical power sources,” said owner Charles Hatch in a release. […]

Monday, April 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Participate in a “Charge into Summer” event, celebrated by over 1.2 million people at over 1,600 YMCA’s across the country on Annual Healthy Kids Day, April 29. The day celebrated at both the Central and Davis Family YMCA’s, is meant to encourage kids to stay active and keep learning all summer long. […]

Monday, April 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The woods and weeds have overrun some of the gravestones at Mount Hope Veterans Memorial Park Cemetery. Many markers remain clearly visible, adorned with ceramic photos of residents of the East Side who died long ago. Time and the elements have made hand-carved inscriptions on other headstones illegible. And many headstones installed […]

Monday, April 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Two alumni from Youngstown State University —  Presley Gillespie, president of Neighborhood Allies in Pittsburgh, and George Young, chief executive of Kalypso LP — will deliver commencement addresses and receive honorary degrees at Youngstown State University’s spring commencement May 6 in Beeghly Center. Gabriella Gessler and Daniel Belinky are the student speakers. […]

Monday, April 24, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Williamson College of Business Administration presented “Outstanding Senior Leadership Awards” to 19 students at the WCBA Student Celebration held April 20 in the WCBA Atrium. The award recognizes students in each major in the college of business for outstanding academic performance, leadership contributions and commitment to professional development. Each department in the […]

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