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Friday, November 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil and natural gas production in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale is expected to slightly increase in December, bucking the trend of other major shale plays across the country where production is projected to decline. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s drilling productivity report for November, Utica natural gas production should stand […]

Friday, November 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Were it not for a rider attached to a 1915 Navy appropriations bill, research and development in the United States could have turned out much differently. That provision – the idea of then Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt – created the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, a government agency […]

Friday, November 13, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Travel Channel series “The Dead Files” will film scenes at sites in the city Saturday for an upcoming show. On Thursday, the Board of Control approved a license agreement with the Travel Channel to film on the former Republic Rubber Co. property on Albert Street. The series stars Steve DiSchiavi, a […]

Friday, November 13, 2015

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio – For more than 35 years, Rich Russo spent his Fridays in the kitchen of a Youngstown Fire Department station, baking pizzas for his fellow firefighters. The tradition started at station No. 1, the firehouse downtown on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard where Russo began his career in 1976, and eventually wound […]

Thursday, November 12, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor John V. McNally today appointed retired educator Barbara Brothers to the Youngstown City Schools Academic Distress Commission. Brothers, whose career in education spans 40 years, was a professor of English at Youngstown State University and served as dean of its College of Arts and Sciences. “Dr. Brothers is a tireless advocate […]

Thursday, November 12, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Civic, business and institutional leaders are joining with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and WFMJ-TV to encourage charitable giving on “Giving Tuesday.” “Giving Tuesday,” which takes place Dec. 1, is a national movement to encourage philanthropy after Thanksgiving Day, “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” A series of public service announcements […]

Thursday, November 12, 2015

WARREN, Ohio — The National Packard Museum will hold a holiday fundraiser Dec. 5. The “Museum Merrymaking” event will feature more than 20 Christmas trees decorated to represent the local community and its various nonprofit organizations and service agencies. A buffet dinner will be served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The menu includes roast beef, […]

Thursday, November 12, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For most of the Penn State Berkey Creamery’s history, customer orders likely were placed by spoken word or by pen and paper, and local deliveries came via horse-drawn wagon and later milk truck. But as the iconic dairy plant celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, its geographically dispersed fans now have […]

Thursday, November 12, 2015

CLEVELAND – The Western Reserve Historical Society will recognize Farmers National Bank of Canfield Dec. 7 as one of 11 institutions in northeastern Ohio in existence 100 or more years. Farmers National Bank was founded in 1887. Farmers, along with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Spitzer Automotive, the Cleveland Play House and seven others, […]

Thursday, November 12, 2015

CLEVELAND – The Western Reserve Historical Society will recognize Farmers National Bank of Canfield Dec. 7 as one of 11 institutions in northeastern Ohio in existence 100 or more years. Farmers National Bank was founded in 1887. Farmers, along with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Spitzer Automotive, the Cleveland Play House and seven others, […]

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