Local News

Friday, May 13, 2016

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio – Lightning can strike the same place twice – and possibly three or four times a day – at a manufacturer here that has expanded its technical and testing capabilities to accommodate a growing segment of its business. “This was five years in the making,” says Russell Sewell, CEO of Quality Switch […]

Friday, May 13, 2016

NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley March for Babies takes place Sunday at Eastwood Field. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the first event, the kids run, starting at 11:30 a.m. Following the kids run, there will be a three-mile march and a one-mile march for families. About 1,000 supporters are expected to attend, according […]

Friday, May 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health-Youngstown will break ground Tuesday on a $14.5 million construction project that will bring an outpatient ambulatory facility to Howland Township. The 50,000-square-foot building, to be called Howland Medical Center, will be constructed at 1934 Niles Cortland Road. The project, first announced in March, will take shape adjacent to Mercy Health’s […]

Friday, May 13, 2016

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Chalked images of Sesame Street characters are scrawled on one of the large walls, and a painted image of the DeLorean automobile made famous in the 1985 film “Back to the Future” adorns an area just off a separate corridor. There is a room dubbed “The Batcave,” a foosball set in […]

Friday, May 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sixty percent of adults in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman (and Mercer County, Pa.) statistical metropolitan area can be classified as middle-income, making the region the 10th highest in the nation in terms of middle-income share. That’s one of the findings contained in the Pew Research Center’s new study, “America’s Shrinking Middle Class: A Close […]

Friday, May 13, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Aqua Pazzo is Italian for “crazy water” (although in Italian the word for water is spelled acqua). It’s also the name of the newest upscale Italian restaurant in the Mahoning Valley. It opened last Saturday at 492 McClurg Road. McClurg Road, which runs from South Avenue west to Market Street, is lined […]

Friday, May 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The bookstore in the Valley Campus of Eastern Gateway Community College could become much more profitable, even highly profitable – if the assumptions of Jim Senary’s managerial accounting class were to work out. Granted, that’s a big if. Senary’s last session at Eastern Gateway earlier this week saw eight students present the […]

Thursday, May 12, 2016

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Shenango Honda was presented with three awards from Honda, the dealership announced this week, bringing home the 2015 Council of Excellence, Customer Service Experience and First Fixed Visits awards. “Our entire team contributed to these accomplishments. We are truly thankful for all of our new and many long-term customers who came to […]

Thursday, May 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the summer festival season set to begin, the city Board of Control today approved $30,000 to cover the cost of infrastructure and production rentals for three downtown events: the Youngstown Wine and Jazz Festival, the Youngstown Gospel Festival and Federal Frenzy. Federal Frenzy was held April 23. Dates for the other […]

Thursday, May 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s will hold its annual Champions Among Us Dinner May 16 at The Lake Club in Poland, where they will honor the four Stoops brothers – Bob, Mike, Mark and Ron. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion […]

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