Local News

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio School Board Association has named Kathy Mock one of its outstanding school board members for the northeast region. Mock is the president of the Austintown School Board. Along with the three other recipients of the award, Mock will honored at the association’s northeast region fall conference in Wadsworth on Oct. […]

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Penn-Northwest Development Corp. will hold a ”Think About Energy” forum from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Sept. 30, at the Avalon Golf & Country Club. The forum is designed to spark discussion about energy development and use, said Tammy Calderwood, Penn-Northwest marketing director. “We’re excited for local businesses to understand the production, transportation and […]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Fifty years ago, it wasn’t hard for a company in the Mahoning Valley to find a trained machinist with extensive skills and experience. Nor was much cajoling needed to persuade younger people to pursue a career in the industrial trades. As such, apprenticeship programs were filled with students eager to learn the […]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — the South Avenue Area Neighborhood Development Initiative, in conjunction with the South Avenue Business Association, will hold Project Clean Sweep for South Avenue this Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives of businesses along the corridor, volunteers from neighborhood block watches, students from Cardinal Mooney High School and Mahoning County Juvenile […]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After four years, Youngstown Nation owner Phil Kidd has closed his storefront in downtown Youngstown. “I don’t have the time anymore,” Kidd says. “I’m only there Saturday afternoons for five hours. It got to the point where I had to ask myself if I wanted to keep paying rent and utilities if […]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Legal Creative will hold its second free Legal Clinic for Creatives from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12, at the main branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Denise Bayer announced Monday. Bayer is founder and executive director of Legal Creative. In 2013, Legal Creative began holding seminars […]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will break ground Thursday morning on the long-anticipated upgrade of Wick Avenue. The $5 million-plus Wick Avenue Improvement Project will run along the roadway from Rayen Avenue to the south to the Route 422 service road to the north. As part of the project, utility lines will be moved underground, […]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After a few minutes of silence, the students at Rayen Early College Middle School slowly opened their eyes. “What was going through your head just now?” congressman Tim Ryan asked them. Among the first answers: food, sleep and candy. “I’m seeing a common theme here,” the U.S. representative, D-13 Ohio, said with […]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New and used car sales in the Mahoning Valley continued to fall last month as dealerships sold 5,063 vehicles in August, down 1.1% from the same month a year ago, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association show. It marks the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year sales declines in Mahoning, Trumbull […]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — Things Remembered will hold a job fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to fill 700 seasonal positions at its fulfillment center here, 500 S. Bailey Road. The fulfillment center, which operates three shifts around the clock, seven days per week, is hiring for part-time and full-time positions on all three […]

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