Local News

Friday, November 21, 2014

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- The final count of fall enrollment at Eastern Gateway Community College is 3,195, a 10% increase from last fall, the college announced Thursday. The jump is the largest -- and one of the few -- increases among community colleges in the state, according to officials. The increase is the result of 7% more new students and a 12% increase in the retention rate. Patty Sturch, dean of enrollment management, reported that enrollment on the Jefferson Campus in Steubenville remained even. “The college’s expansion site at the Valley Center in Youngstown...

Friday, November 21, 2014

VIENNA, Ohio -- The Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing is scheduled to welcome Ohio’s U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown for an installation visit Monday. During the visit, Brown will meet with wing leadership, take a windshield tour of the installation, visit the 910th’s avionics shop, view one of the unit’s modular aerial spray systems and walk through one of the wing’s C-130H Hercules tactical cargo transport aircraft. The YARS visit will be hosted 910th Airlift Wing commander Col. James Dignan. Brown’s office requested the visit to meet with YARS leadership and...

Friday, November 21, 2014

PITTSBURGH -- Nearly 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest number for the holiday season since 2007, the AAA said Thursday, noting that’s a 4.2% increase from last year. Almost 90% of travelers, 41.3 million, will observe the holiday with a road trip and also will enjoy the lowest gasoline and diesel prices in nearly four years. The national price of gasoline has fallen below $3 per gallon for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010. The busiest time for travel this Thanksgiving is Nov. 26 through Nov....

Friday, November 21, 2014

KENT, Ohio -- The Kent State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its alumni awards that recognize the recipients’ leadership, service, character and professional development. J Five individual awards will be granted along with one student award, Joy Wesoloski, assistant director of alumni relations, said. Individuals can choose to nominate themselves as well as others. The alumni association recognizes notable, accomplished graduates. “These awards not only bring distinction to the alumni who receive them, but to the university as they showcase...

Friday, November 21, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- The third annual THON Spaghetti Dinner, a fundraiser sponsored by Penn State Shenango, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. All proceeds support children with cancer. The menu consists of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, cake and beverages. Takeout meals will be available. Tickets bought in advance are $8, at the door $10. Those ages 65 and older or 5 and younger will be chraged $5. Advance tickets are sold at the Student Affairs Office in Sharon Hall. "The miraculous feeling you get being a part of this organization is indescribable; I’m very...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The city is engaged in what its finance director characterizes as “preliminary” discussions with representatives of NYO Property Group regarding the developer’s purchase of 20 Federal Place. NYO submitted a $1.7 million bid to acquire the city-owned building and a nearby parking lot. The developer was the sole entity to submit a proposal by the Oct. 3 deadline, even though its largest tenant, VXI Global Solutions Inc., submitted a letter stating it preferred that the city retain ownership. “...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Today as pre-sale tickets became available online for comedian Bill Cosby’s scheduled appearance March 13 at Packard Music Hall here (CLICK HERE), new allegations of sexual assaults coincided with NBC canceling a series Cosby was developing for the network and the TV Land cable network removing “The Cosby Show” from its lineup. Since the latest allegations (READ STORY) surfaced, Cosby has canceled press interviews and live TV appearances but not scheduled concerts. According to published reports, he and his management team have no intention of not...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The hotel that will occupy the Stambaugh Building downtown will have the Doubletree by Hilton brand, the NYO Property Group announced Wednesday. Conversion of the landmark building to a 125-room hotel is scheduled to begin in June and take about 16 months with the opening in late 2016, NYO Property Group LLC principal Dominic J. Marchionda said. Since the Wick-Pollock Inn closed in 1998, no hotel has operated within Youngstown city limits. NYO said it March 2013 that it would develop the...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Since its founding in 1974, the Better Business Bureau of Columbiana, Mahoning & Trumbull Counties has grown to 1,200 members in the three counties, the 14 newest presented at its annual meeting Wednesday. Those 1,200 constitute 10% of the firms doing business in the Mahoning Valley, Carol Potter, president and CEO of the chapter, reported as she laid out the chapter’s ambitious agenda at the first annual meeting open to the entire membership. The chapter has become one of the strongest of...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Western Reserve Port Authority may already have a project lined up for a Mahoning County site it wants to seek federal funds to remediate. The port authority’s board of directors, at its regular meeting Wednesday, authorized its economic development division to apply to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for two $600,000 grants, one for remediation funds and one for assessment funds.  The assessment grant would focus on Trumbull County, where the port authority is the lead agency on...

Pages