Local News

Thursday, March 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – DiRusso’s Sausage Inc., a longtime company in the Riverbend Business Park, is expanding its building here to increase its storage capacity and improve operating efficiency. “It’s been in the planning for awhile,” said Robert DiRusso, president. “We’re more than halfway done, so it should be finished by mid-April before the grilling and […]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In its annual study examining health factors and outcomes nationwide, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found the counties in the Mahoning and Shenango valley are among the worst in their states for health factors outcomes. The study, which examines health behaviors, access to clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environments, […]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Inspiring Minds will host its 10th Annual Fundraising Gala at St. Demetrios Community Center April 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the organization’s decade of work in the Mahoning Valley. The dinner will feature dishes inspired by the destinations of student trips over the past decade, including New York, Puerto […]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Supreme Court will be a “huge issue” in the fall campaigns, the Democratic nominee for U.S. senator, Ted Strickland, promised Wednesday afternoon. Strickland, fresh off his victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, will face incumbent Republican Rob Portman. Strickland met with supporters, including local Democratic officeholders, at the Yankee Kitchen Restaurant here. […]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two law professors at Case Western Reserve University, including one who has worked with President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, praise Judge Merrick Garland’s qualifications but doubt the Republican-led U.S. Senate would act on the nomination. The Senate “probably will choose to hold out for not doing anything,” said Jonathan […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley boasts a healthy stock of land for industrial purposes, some of it brownfields abandoned in the wake of the retrenchment of the steel industry and manufacturing base in the 1970s and ’80s. Few of these sites are “shovel-ready” plots – sites free of just about every encumbrance that one […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SHARON, Pa. – This Friday, the Hope Center for Arts & Technology in Sharon, Pa., will begin its renovation of an old school building, updating the structure to be used for high-school arts classes and adult middle-skills career training. The center,  is scheduled to open in the second half of 2016. “Our adult career training […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SHARON, Pa. – This Friday, the Hope Center for Arts & Technology in Sharon, Pa., will begin its renovation of an old school building, updating the structure to be used for high-school arts classes and adult middle-skills career training. The center,  is scheduled to open in the second half of 2016. For high school students, […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SHARON, Pa. – This Friday, the Hope Center for Arts & Technology in Sharon, Pa., will begin its renovation of an old school building, updating the structure to be used for high-school arts classes and adult middle-skills career training. The center,  is scheduled to open in the second half of 2016. “Our adult career training […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich denied Donald Trump Ohio’s 66 delegates with his victory last night, but he did it without the help of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Voters in the three counties, including large numbers of Democrats and independents who reportedly took Republican ballots to cast votes in the GOP primary, gave […]

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