Local News

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 […]

Friday, October 28, 2016

NILES, Ohio – The newly opened Hampton Inn and Suites fills a long-standing void for a Hilton property at the Eastwood Mall Complex, a TMI Hospitality official said Thursday. Local officeholders joined Hampton Inn and TMI representatives to cut a ribbon at the Hampton Inn, which opened Sept. 1. The 101-room hotel joins the Residence […]

Friday, October 28, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Contracts must be signed first, but the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County expects the new Michael Kusalaba Branch to be completed in about a year. The library’s building and sites committee met at the Boardman Branch Thursday morning to open bids and award contracts for the branch, which will be […]

Friday, October 28, 2016

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Shares of Community Health Systems Inc. were down nearly 50% yesterday following Wednesday’s announcement of its preliminary results for the third quarter. Shares of CHS, which are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, closed at $5.05 yesterday, down from $10.03 at Wednesday’s close. CHS operates ValleyCare Health System in northeastern Ohio […]

Friday, October 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The 13-foot tall Oh Wow! Yeti, built and designed by staff and volunteers at the Oh Wow! Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center as part of a window display for the 2014 downtown holiday parade, is going on the road. With sponsorship by The Business Journal, Oh Wow! is launching the Yeti […]

Thursday, October 27, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University’s newly redesigned website is aimed at enhancing the university’s branding and recruitment efforts while providing more data about site visitors. The  new website results from more than a year of planning, design, collaboration and feedback involving dozens of faculty, staff, students, high school students, parents and the community, said […]

Thursday, October 27, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Flipping through the relics throughout his studio, Gary Rhamy is quick to pull out a record or point to a poster and tell stories about the artists who have come through Peppermint Productions over the last 45 years. He pulls out one, “70 Years of Hits” by Frank Yankovic – the first […]

Thursday, October 27, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Columbiana’s holiday season kicks off Nov. 18 with a weekend of events to get everyone into the holiday spirit. The weekend starts downtown Friday night with Sounds of the Season on the Square presented by cast members of Crown Theater Productions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Town Tree Light Up is […]

Thursday, October 27, 2016

WARREN, Ohio – Former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams will join the presidents of the United Auto Worker locals representing workers at General Motors Lordstown at a campaign event today blasting Donald Trump for his stance on the auto rescue. Republican presidential nominee Trump, who has a rally scheduled for tonight in Geneva, “would have been […]

Thursday, October 27, 2016

SALEM, Ohio – The business climate looks good this year for companies here as they continue to grow and increase their sales. That was the consensus Wednesday among vendors at the Salem Business Expo held at the Boneshakers Banquet Center of the Timberlanes Complex. The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce was the sponsor. “We want […]

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