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Thursday, July 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction projects on and around the Youngstown State University campus could prompt another Mahoning Valley institution to move forward with a long-contemplated renovation of its main branch sooner than anticipated, its executive director says. Renovation of the main library of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will be discussed Friday […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Home Savings Charitable Foundation donated $10,000 Wednesday to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County to support its Summer Discovery summer reading program. The funds specifically will go to sponsor the Summer Discovery Author Breakfast featuring Nancy Krulik. Children who achieve eight badges in the summer reading program — “On […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has disbursed $295,670 in grants and distributions during the first six months of 2106, its president, Shari Harrell, announced Wednesday. The funds consist in part of $156,003 in grants to 26 nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties that submitted requests. The remaining $139,670 was […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Over the past quarter century, the number of farmers markets – both in the Mahoning Valley and across the country – has taken off. Consumers have turned away from produce grown on the opposite side of the country or in foreign soil to food grown right down the road. The reasons buyers […]

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Business leaders are invited to attend a preview webinar July 21 for DOYO Live, the digital marketing and interactive design conference that takes place Aug. 4 at Youngstown State University’s Williamson Hall. The webinar, which begins at noon, will be conducted by DOYO Live’s founder, Dennis Schiraldi, and will highlight details about […]

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two horizontal well permits were awarded to energy companies during the week ended July 2, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The latest numbers reflect the continued slowdown in drilling across the Utica and other shale plays as energy companies wrestle with low commodity prices. The rig count for the […]

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two horizontal well permits were awarded to energy companies during the week ended July 2, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The latest numbers reflect the continued slowdown in drilling across the Utica and other shale plays as energy companies wrestle with low commodity prices. The rig count for the […]

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – International attention the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has received for its 3-D printed presidential candidate bobblehead project is just the beginning, the chamber says. The chamber is using the life-sized bobbleheads of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to promote the area as a hub of advanced manufacturing research and business in the […]

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WARREN, Ohio — Progress at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center was slow at first, board President John Pogue says, but the business incubator has found its stride. “We started from scratch,” the Warren attorney says. “I’d have to say we’ve made great progress.” TBEIC, as it’s known, specializes in early-stage energy startups, Pogue says. […]

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The resurfacing of a large portion of South Avenue – long a source of frustration for motorists along the corridor — should commence in a few weeks, city officials said Tuesday. The Board of Control approved a contract worth $829,240.99 with Butch & McCree Paving Inc. of Hillsville, Pa., for the work. […]

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