Local News

Monday, April 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The terms “hell on earth” and “living hell” are metaphors only to those not addicted to opiates or alcohol. His dependency on heroin, says a recovering addict who has re-entered society, “was a hell I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.” Withdrawal – weaning himself from illicit drugs – was even worse, […]

Monday, April 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After years of work, the village of Lowellville is ready to remove the First Street dam, an improvement that Mayor James Iudiciani expects will bring more people here for recreation, but that’s not the only purpose of the project. The project would remove years of buildup of heavy metals deposited from the […]

Saturday, April 23, 2016

PITTSBURGH – F.N.B. Corp., parent of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Friday reported first-quarter net income available to common shareholders of $24.12 million, or 12 cents a share. Total net income was $26.13 million. Income available to common shareholders compares to $37.11 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, or 21 cents a share, and […]

Saturday, April 23, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Democrat Ted Strickland selected a weed-choked parking lot across the street from a shuttered castings foundry as the setting to drive home how unfair trade deals have cost Americans their livelihoods. Strickland, the former Ohio governor who is running for the U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Rob Portman, made a stop in […]

Saturday, April 23, 2016

POLAND, Ohio – It was 1977 when two sisters, both born in the small town of Pacentro, Italy, began discussing opening a pizza shop here. It wasn’t until April 18, 1991, however, that Anna Ficorilli and Iola Mordocco finally opened their restaurant, LaRocca’s Pizza & Pasta, in a strip plaza at the intersection of Clingan […]

Friday, April 22, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Farris Marketing has added the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority and Alta Healthcare as clients, the marketing firm announced Thursday. A division of the Western Reserve Port Authority, the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority has existed since 2008, but all work was done under the WRPA brand. “Farris Marketing recommended […]

Friday, April 22, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The statistics Larry Moliterno cites are sobering. Over the 10 years that Meridian HealthCare has operated its program that focuses on opiate addiction, the number of clients has risen more than tenfold, from fewer than 90 to more than 900. “We’re getting about 10 folks a day walking into our building looking […]

Friday, April 22, 2016

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – The Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium will host a daylong seminar May 12 for companies looking to export their products and use the Foreign-Trade Zone program. The event will take place in the Stark Conference Center at the Kent State University campus here. It begins at 8 a.m. Among the […]

Friday, April 22, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Color Run 5k race will return to Youngstown June 11. The race begins at 8 a.m. at The Covelli Centre. This year’s theme is the Tropicolor World Tour, “combining the enjoyment of a 5k with all the fun leisure of an island-style vacation full of unforgettable memories, music and colors,” organizers […]

Friday, April 22, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Taylor Kia of Boardman has donated more than $19,000 to the Millcreek Children’s Center in Youngstown since July 2015, the school announced this week. The funds, part of the Taylor Kia Gives program, contribute to the center’s early childhood development and learning programs. Each month, a part of the dealership’s sales are […]

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