Local News

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Columbiana Street Fair of today is very different than the first one in 1885. One hundred thirty-one years have passed but its importance to Columbiana has only increased. For the small city, says fair director Jacob Sevek, everyone who’s lived in the community circles those three dates on the calendar every […]

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – United Community Financial Corp., parent of the Home Savings and Loan Co., Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $3.32 million, or 6.9 cents per diluted share. This compares to fourth-quarter 2015 net income of $4.33 million, or 9.0 cents per diluted share, and year-ago first-quarter income of $3.69 million, or 7.4 cents […]

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City officials are in discussions with a health-care company for the former Bottom Dollar Food building on Glenwood Avenue, the city’s economic development director said. The city received the title last year to the 18,000-square-foot former grocery store, which opened in February 2012 and closed in late 2014. The city solicited proposals […]

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The coming years for Youngstown State University will be years of expanding the physical campus as President Jim Tressel laid out a campus development plan, “NextYSU: A New Look for a New Era,” Tuesday morning. Four projects – development of the west side of campus, the creation of the Student Success Center, […]

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Warren had the highest unemployment rate among Ohio’s larger cities in March, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. The city’s 8.4% unemployment rate last month was unchanged from February’s monthly report, according to the data released this morning. Youngstown, which in February reported the […]

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sixteen area organizations have been awarded grants totaling $967,228.00 by the Distribution Committee of The Youngstown Foundation, reports Jan Strasfeld, executive director. The grants, which includes Hine Memorial Fund recipients and donor advised fund distributions, range from $3,200 to over $373,000. Additionally, more than $300,000 was distributed to local nonprofits through the […]

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

POLAND, Ohio – Coaches Burger Bar will open its first two franchise locations in the coming months. The restaurants are under construction at 2 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles in the Pinetree Plaza and at 714 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman, according to a news release. The Niles location is expected to open in May, with a […]

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Since she became executive director of the Columbiana County Port Authority last month, Penny J. Traina has been a blend of energy, organization and documentation. She has sent out 198 letters to elected officials, civic, business and professional organizations, law firms, banks, schools and hospitals, calling on at least 60 of […]

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Stiffed by the plunge in oil prices and a declining coal market, companies that provide services to the railroad and rail car industry have witnessed business level off on the heels of an extraordinary run over the last several years. So say Dave Trombitas, vice president and general manager of Independent Draft […]

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

GIRARD, Ohio – The Gibson Agency will hold a cookout April 30 to collect food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. The cookout will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gibson’s offices, 984 Tibbetts-Wick Road. The most needed items are peanut butter, cereal, tuna fish, canned fruit, canned […]

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