Local News

Monday, February 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority Board of Directors today formally announced the new name of its economic development division: Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority. The board took the action Feb. 17 as one aspect of the port authority’s new branding campaign it’s taking with the help of Farris Marketing, Boardman. Forming […]

Monday, February 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will present a free business-planning course this spring, Bright Idea to Business Plan. It will run 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from April 5 through May 17. The classes, underwritten in part by Cortland Banks, are designed to help entrepreneurs write a business plan and learn about the […]

Monday, February 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A team of Youngstown State University students placed second nationally in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl earlier this month in Virginia. In all, teams from 36 universities competed, including the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Indiana, Northwestern University and the U.S. Military and Naval academies. “After the competition was completed, someone […]

Monday, February 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eastern Gateway Community College plans to move the administrative offices of its Valley Center downtown. In the next few weeks, the administrative offices, now on the 10th floor of the Chase Building, 6 Federal Plaza West, will move two blocks west to 139 E. Boardman St. The administrative offices house financial aid, […]

Monday, February 29, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Scattered throughout the mayor’s office in Warren City Hall, on shelves and bookcases and mantels and the walls, are mementos from Doug Franklin’s career. Pictures of the second-term mayor with veterans, with his son and Jim Tressel, with police officers and with his wife, are tucked between books, proclamations and, most noticeably, […]

Monday, February 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home builders, remodelers, outdoor recreational businesses, suppliers and landscapers say they have a jump on the building season because of this winter’s relatively mild weather. Aside from a nasty blast of snow the third week in February, temperatures have remained unusually mild, allowing builders to keep busy during a time that normally […]

Monday, February 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There was a time when automobile dealers pulled curtains across their showroom windows to build anticipation in the days before the release of a new model. Once the doors opened, customers flocked in to get their first glimpse of the sleek new wheels. Today the first stop for customers is rarely the […]

Monday, February 29, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – More than 100 volunteers will read Dr. Seuss books Wednesday in more than 174 classrooms across Trumbull County to commemorate “Dr. Seuss Day.” Volunteers, recruited by the United Way of Trumbull County, will spend a half hour with students in grades K-2, reading a Dr. Seuss book that will be provided to […]

Saturday, February 27, 2016

CLEVELAND – As he drove from Lordstown to Cleveland for one last look at the Chevrolet Cruze on its nationwide auto show tour, Steve Notar Donato felt no different than he did on his normal commute. “It’s the same thing that’s been going through my head every day,” he said. “We’re excited. The whole staff […]

Friday, February 26, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor John McNally says he has no intention of resigning following his agreement Friday morning to accept a guilty plea of four misdemeanors in the Oakhill Renaissance Place corruption case. This afternoon, Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras called on McNally to step down as mayor because his plea agreement “related […]

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