Local News

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will receive an honorary degree and speak at Youngstown State University’s Fall Commencement at 2 p.m. Dec. 13, in Beeghly Center. Katina Darkadakis, who will receive a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising, with a minor in marketing, will be the student speaker at the ceremony. Portman, R-Ohio, was […]

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued nine permits for new horizontal wells during the week ended Nov. 28, as the rig count in the oil and gas play inched downward. The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale region stood at 18 for the period, down from 19 the […]

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SHARON, Pa. – Following a three-month regional search ranging from Pittsburgh to Cleveland, the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern Ohio has named Kyle English as its new executive director. English was selected by the foundation board’s search committee following a three-month regional search that ranged from Pittsburgh to Cleveland. He has a bachelor’s […]

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Community Planning and Economic Development Department, the Youngstown chapter of Score and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will promote the resources each offers to new and business owners within the city. The city Board of Control formally approved a memorandum of understanding among the three entities at […]

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – School superintendents and administrators of the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center say there’s a direct link between truancy, failing grades, dropout rates and delinquency that often land young people in jail. A new program launched last month, Early Warning System, is designed to identify at an early stage those students who pose […]

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The availability and quality of parking in downtown Youngstown has long been a topic of debate. Where some studies have found a surplus of spaces, others report that there aren’t enough. On Tuesday, Michael McGiffin, director of downtown events and special projects, and Mark D’Apolito, a city assistant law director, presented a […]

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – House prices in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metropolitan statistical area, including distressed sales, increased by 1.3% in October compared with a year earlier and were down 1.3% from September, the financial analytics firm CoreLogic reports today. House prices nationwide, including distressed sales, rose 6.8% in October from a year earlier and were up 1.0% […]

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – House prices in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metropolitan statistical area, including distressed sales, increased by 1.3% in October compared with a year earlier and were down 1.3% from September, the financial analytics firm CoreLogic reports today. House prices nationwide, including distressed sales, rose 6.8% in October from a year earlier and were up 1.0% […]

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All three American car manufacturers reported small year-over-year increases in sales this morning. General Motors Co. sales reached 229,296 in November, a 1.5% climb compared to a year ago. Chevrolet led the company with 156,907 leaving showrooms, a 4.8% gain from last year. The Silverado pickup truck topped sales for the brand […]

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

  WARREN, Ohio — The National Packard Museum is inviting the community to attend “Museum Merrymaking,” a festive holiday fundraiser Dec. 5. Tickets, priced at $25, include a holiday buffet prepared by Mahoning Valley chefs and holiday music from Take II Band. The museum’s halls have been decked with boughs of holly and adorned with […]

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