Local News

Monday, December 12, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three years ago, Jim Durkin was searching for space that could accommodate his idea for a business, to recondition and resell old appliances. The suburbs commanded rent that was too pricey for his startup, Durkin recalls, while buildings on the north, south and east sides didn’t fit his needs. Then, he stumbled […]

Monday, December 12, 2016

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Ohio Proud, a campaign aimed at helping consumers find food and agricultural products grown and produced in-state, has launched a revamped website The redesigned website, OhioProud.org, features an interactive map of more than 500 partners in the Ohio Proud program, as well as recipes, a harvest calendar and information on affiliate programs, […]

Monday, December 12, 2016

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Ohio – At Kent State University at Trumbull, a professor and former student recently delivered separate sessions aimed at improving performance of William Shakespeare’s theatrical classics for the deaf. The sessions by Kent Trumbull English professor Carol Robinson and former theater student Richard Costes were presented at the Academic Symposium on Shakespeare in […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH – The shareholders of F.N.B. Corp. and Yadkin Financial Corp., Elkin, N.C. have voted to merge their bank holding companies, F.N.B. announced Friday. Neither the number of votes cast nor the breakdowns were provided. When the proposed acquisition, valued at $1.4 billion, was announced last summer, the companies agreed to exchange 2.16 shares of […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Regal Jewelers owner Tom Dorn celebrated the completion of the renovation of their building in Columbiana with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. The store sells jewelery ranging from engagement rings to pocket watches, as well as vintage items such as toys, porcelain advertising signs and costumer jewelry. Regal also offers jewelry repair […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Students from Cardinal Mooney High School are partnering with Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley to host a Harry Potter-themed book fair at Barnes & Noble in Boardman Dec. 10 and 11. The fair will support the hospital’s Reach Out and Read program. Shoppers at the bookstore can help raise funds for Akron […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The public is invited to a reception Dec. 13 to view winning entries in the “Spirit of the Valley Photo Contest.” The event will take place at The Soap Gallery on Champion Street here. The initial entries for what is planned to be an annual event were submitted by local amateur and […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman yesterday hailed passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes their amendment to prioritize C-130 upgrades needed at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The amendment requires the Air Force to report how it will prioritize upgrades from C-130H aircrafts to new C-130J […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

POLAND, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County could double the number of WiFi Mobile Hotspots it has available to borrowers as soon as early 2017. Demand for the units, which provide bandwidth for up to 10 devices for library patrons who lack an internet connection, far exceeds expectations, Heidi Daniel, library […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

KENT, Ohio – The Kent State University Board of Trustees voted this week to create the Brain Health Research Institute, providing new support for existing research programs at the university and allowing researchers to collaborate between departments, colleges and campuses. More than 50 faculty members are involved in brain health research at the university, making […]

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