Local News

Monday, October 31, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The line extended into the parking lot as it does every year on the last Friday in October when the Western Reserve Building Trades Council holds its annual fish fry at Operating Engineers union hall on McClurg Road. Standing behind us as we waited to buy our tickets was Youngstown Mayor John […]

Monday, October 31, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Danny Catullo, co-owner of Catullo Prime Meats, will be the featured speaker Nov. 9 at “Business 2020,” presented by the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University in conjunction with Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley. The event, featuring 500 students representing 19 high schools from the tri-county area, will […]

Monday, October 31, 2016

WARREN, Ohio— The Speakeasy Lounge will hold a ribbon cutting 4 p.m. Wednesday with Mayor Doug Franklin. Samples from the Speakeasy Lounge’s menu will be offered during the event. The restaurant opened for business in the lower level of the Best Western Park Hotel, 136 N. Park Ave. The 1920s-themed full-service bar and restaurant is […]

Monday, October 31, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — More nominees and more representation throughout the five-county region are evidence of the strong philanthropic community to be honored Nov. 18, National Philanthropy Day. The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter, which serves the five-county region, received 26 applications for its annual awards, “a record number,” reports Catherine Cala, director of alumni […]

Monday, October 31, 2016

August Issue, 1990. Here’s one of the few times I’ve had the pleasure of cartooning the most cartooned president in U.S. history. This one is a take on the grand opening of the Richard M. Nixon presidential library in Yorba Linda, Calif., in July of 1990. I think Nixon ranks as the first president I’d […]

Saturday, October 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – WKBN 27 First News has named Mandy Noell anchor of its 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts. A native of Beaver County, Pa., Noell returns to the region after working for several years at a South Carolina station. A Virginia Tech journalism graduate, she worked in local broadcasting as a producer, reporter […]

Friday, October 28, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A change of name for the parent company of Park Vista of Youngstown, Lake Vista of Cortland and Senior Independence will affect the three retirement communities. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, a nonprofit provider of life plan communities and services in Ohio, announced it has changed its name to Ohio Living. Locally, the […]

Friday, October 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings & Loan Co. is in talks with the city of Youngstown regarding a naming rights deal for the park the city plans to develop as part of the $6 million amphitheater project envisioned for the former Wean United site adjacent to the Covelli Centre. Gary Small, Home Savings president and […]

Friday, October 28, 2016

GROVE CITY, Pa.– Middle- and high-school-student robot builders will descend on the campus of Grove City College this weekend for Wolverine BEST, a robot-building contest. The competition is presented by Elliott Group. The ‘bot’ building competition tests students’ ability to use their engineering skills to solve problems as they find the fun in STEM (science, […]

Friday, October 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It was two years ago that Niles held its biggest concert ever. On Record Store Day in 2014, The Record Connection hosted the Foo Fighters. Tickets were limited to the first 150 people in line, but the plaza that houses the record store was more than filled to capacity. “It breathed new […]

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