Local News

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price for gasoline Monday in Ohio was $2.47 per gallon, according to its survey of 5,345 gas outlets. That represents an increase of 7 cents per gallon over the past week. In the Youngstown-Warren area, the average price per gallon was around $2.30 to $2.40 at several […]

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

AKRON, Ohio – Involta LLC will expand its Ohio presence with a new multi-tenant data center in Independence. Involta, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last year acquired the assets of Youngstown-based DRS LLC. The company’s Ohio footprint now includes data centers in Akron, Columbus and two facilities in Youngstown. Its assets include 13 data center […]

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There was a time, maybe two or three years ago, when Ryan Zocolo could easily tell you the best-selling craft beer at Chalet Premier, the beer and wine specialty store in North Lima that he manages. Now, identifying a No. 1 brand is much more challenging because, over the last four years, […]

Monday, May 30, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – At first glance, Mike Bartos’ Stone of Steel is a simple training tool. Two hollow steel hemispheres linked together, joined by a diametrical column that holds steel plates. A steel key, a rectangle with a threaded bar that sticks out, locks the halves together. But for its creator, building the Stone of […]

Monday, May 30, 2016

By U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio WASHING TON — On Saturday, I participated in the Honor Ride, a cycling event to benefit wounded warriors held every Memorial Day weekend. I joined active duty service members, veterans, including some with serious injuries. The organizer is Ride 2 Recovery, a group that helps more than 10,000 wounded […]

Friday, May 27, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will sell surplus items June 6-7 at its former West Branch library and hold a fundraising event there next month. The West Branch closed April 30 to make way for construction of the new Michael Kusalaba Branch on that same site. Before demolishing the […]

Friday, May 27, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Legislation approved by the Ohio General Assembly will provide $500,000 for Youngstown State University’s Young Entrepreneurs Program. The YSU program, in collaboration with the Youngstown and Warren City Schools, teaches middle and high school students about entrepreneurship. Students learn the fundamentals of starting and running a small business, how to develop a […]

Friday, May 27, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the second year in a row, Beatitude House will partner with Over the Edge to send fundraisers down the side of the First National Bank Building in downtown Youngstown. To rappel off the building, participants must raise at least $1,000. The fundraiser culminates with a two-day event September 23 and 24, […]

Friday, May 27, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will pay a one-time $15 million rebate to Ohio’s 88 county governments, the agency announced Thursday. BWC’s administrator and CEO, Sarah Morrison, cited strong investment returns as the reason for the rebate. The rebate, approved by BWC’s board of directors, is from the Public Work-Relief Employees’ […]

Friday, May 27, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Downtown Youngstown Partnership, a new organization aiming to unite downtown business owners and residents, will hold its inaugural meeting at 5 p.m. June 22 at Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology. The partnership, organized in part by Youngstown CityScape, is open to residents, business […]

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