Local News

Monday, November 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University signed partnership agreements with nearly a dozen Asian universities this fall as part of an ongoing effort to expand international education initiatives. Representatives from YSU visited China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan over the course of four weeks earlier this fall, meeting with officials from 23 universities to discuss […]

Monday, November 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A portfolio company of the Youngstown Business Incubator based in Avon has developed a new website that allows consumers to make more informed decisions about choosing their suppliers of electricity and natural gas. Dennis Giancola, born and reared in Youngstown and a graduate of Youngstown State University, presented his idea to the […]

Monday, November 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape is selling its 2017 Youngstown Discount Card for $10, which supports CityScape beautification efforts downtown and throughout the city. The majority of the 19 merchants who honor the card offer a discount on purchases, usually 10%, or a buy-one-get-one-free inducement. Eighteen restaurants and museums plus a car wash are participating. […]

Monday, November 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape is selling its 2017 Youngstown Discount Card for $10, which supports CityScape beautification efforts downtown and throughout the city. The majority of the 19 merchants who honor the card offer a discount on purchases, usually 10%, or a buy-one-get-one-free inducement. Eighteen restaurants and museums plus a car wash are participating. […]

Monday, November 28, 2016

It’s not unusual for Salvatore Melfi to draw some strange looks and a few remarks from his friends and associates when he talks about the pizza parlor he owns along McCartney Road on the east side of Youngstown. “People ask me, ‘Why are you still there?’ ” Melfi says, as he presses dough in the […]

Friday, November 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The hallway on the second floor of the Ward Bakery Building in Youngstown was largely empty on a mid-November afternoon, but in a few days it will be filled with artisans and other vendors for the 13th annual Artists of the Mahoning Commons Holiday Open Studio & Art Sale. The show in […]

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Following the announcement earlier this month that General Motors Co. will be laying off some 1,200 workers at its Lordstown Assembly, suppliers to the plant are also laying off workers, according to notices filed under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, Act. Magna’s Lordstown Seating Systems, which builds the seats for […]

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Although a federal judge in Texas has issued a temporary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new overtime rules Dec. 1, local employers are preparing for them with acceptance and varying degrees of comprehension, say accountants and lawyers interviewed over the last two weeks. The federal lawsuit filed by […]

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Only a few short weeks after pledging a $40,000 gift to the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, the Home Savings Charitable Foundation is giving an additional $100,000 for the organization’s annual fundraising campaign. The announcement was made Tuesday evening before a Thanksgiving dinner at St. Dominic’s Church for the […]

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 13 new horizontal well permits across the Utica shale last week, while the number of rigs operating in the oil and gas play also improved. And, over the next two years, the Utica can expect additional pipeline infrastructure that will enable the region to improve […]

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