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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Growth in the aviation industry and a massive wave of impending retirements are driving – or piloting – expansion at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics’ branch campus here. The institute, which opened its branch campus here a decade ago, broke ground Tuesday on an 8,500-square-foot expansion to its space at Youngstown-Warren […]

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Students at Chengdu Technology University in China will be able to study engineering at Youngstown State University under an agreement signed this morning at YSU. “The working relationship between Chengdu and YSU has the potential to increase the internationalization of YSU in terms of international student enrollment as well as faculty mobility […]

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

By Jim Houck Bob Cene Sr., who died 17 years ago, was shrewd in how he avoided directly answering questions about how much it cost to build and operate his pristine baseball complex with three playing fields in Struthers. “It’s more than a little bit, but not too much,” Cene Park director of operations Scott […]

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Brothers Kevin and Marc Sikora are the new owners of Fastsigns of Youngstown-Boardman. The 16-year-old company, 6981 Southern Blvd., was founded by Jay and Penny Sommer who have moved out of the area. The Sikora brothers, reared in the Boardman area, say they see the area’s development as a “great opportunity” to […]

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider a $2 million float loan to support film production work that could begin here as soon as August. The legislation, which would go before council at a special meeting Wednesday, would authorize the Board of Control to negotiate terms and enter into agreements with Odyssey Motion Pictures LLC […]

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

COITSVILLE, Ohio — Frackfree Mahoning Valley plans to stage a prayer service and vigil today at noon near the Collins No. 6 injection well at 4555 McCartney Road . The anti-fracking group says it’s concerned that a “30-foot geyser” was witnessed being released by the well June 24 (above photo provided by activists) at the […]

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University’s $4 million share of $10.8 million in funding awarded to America Makes to advance additive manufacturing technology makes it the largest single research grant in the history of the university, officials said Monday. “It’s a big deal,” said Brett Conner, director of advanced manufacturing workforce initiatives at YSU, shortly […]

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SHARON, Pa. – WaterFire Sharon is seeking additional volunteers to assist with Saturday’s staging. The committee is short of its 350-volunteer goal. Volunteers are required to fill a variety of roles at the event, said Karen Winner Sed, co-chairwoman of WaterFire Sharon PA. WaterFire Sharon was introduced during the summer of 2013 with more than […]

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Five-year-old Kylie Tunison wasn’t concerned about cutting the ribbon or the thank-yous and handshakes that made their way around the crowd Monday as a new playground at Austintown Township Park officially opened. No sooner was the ribbon was cut to pieces than she was running around the playground, playing on the newly […]

Monday, July 11, 2016

POLAND, Ohio — As the first township established in the Connecticut Western Reserve, Poland takes great pride in that distinction. “Town One Range One” proclaim the signs one sees upon entering the village. Bronze markers are positioned throughout that note it was President William McKinley’s boyhood home and identify the inn where he enlisted in […]

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