Local News

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Austintown Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday to consider a zoning change to accommodate construction of a Meijer store on Mahoning Avenue at the site of the former Austintown Middle School . Woolpert Inc., an architectural and engineering firm in Dayton, submitted the zoning request to Darren Crivelli, […]

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CORTLAND, Ohio – Cortland Bancorp, holding company of Cortland Banks, Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.17 million, or 27 cents a share, 28% above the $916,000 reported the same quarter a year ago, or 21 cents a share. For the first quarter, Cortland reported net income of $1.36 million, or 31 cents a share. […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – A key employee of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors has been placed on leave while a police investigation is underway into the suspected theft of as much as $100,000 from the organization. According to an incident report filed July 9 with the Boardman Police Department, Susan Flipovich, president of YCAR’s board […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in June were up slightly from May, but in several instances were unchanged from a year ago. Trumbull County’s unemployment rate was 6.3% in June, the same as a year ago and up from 6.2% in May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family services reported today. Mahoning County’s […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NILES, Ohio – The ribbon was cut Monday to open the 11th location of Eagle Rental Purchase, a rent-to-own furniture store owned by Randy Lewis and Joe Fischer. The store, 5580 Youngstown-Warren Road, is the company’s first in Trumbull County. “When the opportunity to expand our business at this prime location came, we knew we […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Western Reserve Health Foundation and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation are seeking proposals for community health and recently launched issue-specific grant programs. The foundations, affiliates of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, support projects that serve the health needs of Mahoning and Trumbull counties. “Both foundations support programs that might […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It wasn’t long after Our Community Kitchen opened its doors July 18 that the dining area was packed, underscoring the growing need in the city to help the impoverished, the hungry and those who struggle day-to-day. “It’s been building ever since,” says Ralph “Skip” Barone, kitchen manager, who is busy preparing food […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Resources reports that 16 oil and gas rigs were in operation in the Utica shale during the week ended July 23, up from 12 the previous week. ODNR issued seven permits for new horizontal wells during the week, all in the central or southern portion of the Utica. […]

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hillary Clinton, who will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president Thursday, and her running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, will campaign here Saturday night, the campaign confirmed Monday. The  event, which is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. at East High School, is part of a bus tour that will follow this week’s […]

Monday, July 25, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley announced today it received a $250,000 donation from The Magic of Michael Foundation. The funds will support Akron Children’s new Palliative Care Center here. Poland’s Hirschbeck family created the foundation to celebrate the life of their son Michael. At the age of 5, Michael Hirschbeck was diagnosed […]

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