Local News

Friday, March 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two startup portfolio companies at the Youngstown Business Incubator have received $25,000 apiece from The Innovation Fund of Northeast Ohio to help offset costs associated with equipment, development, and project validation, the fund announced today. Enyx Studios, a video game development studio that uses virtual reality to create interactive experiences for gamers, […]

Friday, March 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Another energy company drilling the natural-gas rich Utica shale says it is significantly curtailing operations because of a depressed pricing environment. Eclipse Resources Corp., based in State College, Pa., said Thursday it would halt new drilling for the first half of 2016 and limit its activity to completing a well that was […]

Friday, March 4, 2016

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Fractured Grape Wine Cellars owner Walter Novosel will be the keynote speaker at the Young Professionals of Lawrence County’s “Spark Your Community: YPLC Discovers Lawrence County.” The event at the winery, 115A Neshannock Ave., begins at 6 p.m. March 10. Novosel will discuss the growth of wineries in the county and […]

Friday, March 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After years of landscaping their backyards and installing patios for entertaining, homeowners are turning their focus to the entrances of their houses. It makes perfect sense, says Excel Lawn Care and Landscaping co-owner Kevin Naples,. “When you come home, people want their front door to look nice and have some good landscaping […]

Friday, March 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Big Dipper Food Co. wants to convert the former Bottom Dollar Food grocery store on the South Side to a warehouse and distribution center to accommodate its projected growth, the president of the company said Thursday. Big Dipper Food, which manufactures and sells peanut brittle and assorted varieties of popcorn, is one […]

Friday, March 4, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A long-abandoned church on Oak Hill Avenue should be demolished for use as green space by the end of April, a city official said Thursday. The Board of Control approved increasing its financial commitment to $8,000 for asbestos abatement and demolition of the old Clarence Robinson Church, 1705 Oak Hill Ave. Last […]

Friday, March 4, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling on the University of Cincinnati to release a study that reportedly shows that hydraulic fracturing doesn’t contaminate ground water. The three-year study analyzed wells across Carroll County, where most of the hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has occurred in Ohio’s Utica shale. In February, participants in […]

Thursday, March 3, 2016

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority Board of Directors today voted to offer former county commissioner Penny Traina the position of executive director. Traina, who served three years on the CCPA board and as its fiscal officer, resigning in November, is executive director of CrossRoads at Beaver Creek, a nonprofit based here. […]

Thursday, March 3, 2016

VEC, Inc. Team Member Sworn in as American Citizen GIRARD, Ohio – Ahmad Omishat, an electrical engineer at VEC Inc., was sworn in as an American citizen in a naturalization oath ceremony in Youngstown today. Omishat has been with VEC for almost a year and is originally from Jordan. He moved to the United States […]

Thursday, March 3, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University will freeze its frees for room and board for academic year 2016-17, ensuring that it remains the least expensive public university campus in Ohio for students to live, Eddie Howard announced Tuesday. Howard is YSU associate vice president for student experiences. “By freezing our room and meal plan fees, […]

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