Local News

Friday, August 11, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Eastern Ohio Education Partnership is accepting nominations for the Excellence in Education Awards, which will be awarded Oct. 17 during a luncheon at the Mahoning County Career & Technical Center. The award categories are Play and Learn, Reading Rocks, Math Matters, Love of Learning, Family Engagement and Education Advocate. In addition, […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Penn State University’s effort to spur entrepreneurship throughout its regional campuses has now extended to the Shenango Valley, as officials celebrate the launch of VenturePointe, a new startup innovation hub affiliated with Penn State Shenango. “As of today, we will now have 17 incubators across the state of Pennsylvania,” said Penn State […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Fourteen artists participating in the 35th annual Women Artists: A Celebration! exhibit at the YWCA have been awarded over $2,000 in prizes. The art exhibition, which ran from June 30 to July 28, showcased works by local, regional, and national women artists, age 18 and older. The juried show features all media, including paintings, […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

POLAND, Ohio – The owners of Acme Co. Trucking say their industry faces challenges that range from burdensome regulations to a lack of drivers. An effort to address at least one of those challenges – the shortage of workers — was the main topic of a news conference where fourth-generation Acme owners Daniel Zarlenga and […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The court-appointed receiver in charge of Youngstown Thermal said Thursday there would be no short-term solution to the troubled utility and urged customers to stick it out through this difficult period. “I’m not going to allow a Band-Aid to be put on this that isn’t long-term,” Reg Martin told City Council’s Public […]

Friday, August 11, 2017

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – During a midweek lunch rush at the Capitol Grill in downtown New Castle, owner Sam Constant hurries between bar patrons, taking lunch orders, runs food out from the kitchen and, in the middle of it all, makes conversation with his regulars. “It’s always been a workingman’s bar,” going back more than […]

Thursday, August 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology is hosting its 6th annual Science of Brewing fundraiser tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. at 11 W. Federal St. Wine, beer and spirits tastings will be offered, food pairing workshops, live entertainment, silent auction, basket raffle and a cash bar. […]

Thursday, August 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joe Glista III is eagerly awaiting the fruits of the first harvest at the Vineyards at Pine Lake. The winery in Columbiana has four acres of grapes planted and Glista plans to add another nine or 10 in the spring, he says. “This is our third growing season, so we’ll actually get […]

Thursday, August 10, 2017

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The current has shifted along the banks of Neshannock Creek in downtown New Castle. For years, like most other Rust Belt towns, the downtown stumbled as the economy slumped. Businesses closed, some moved out and few came in to replace them. But today, the central business district is bustling with activity. […]

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan criticized President Donald Trump for his recent rhetoric regarding North Korea’s recent actions. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman endorsed the Trump administration’s approach and called for increased international cooperation. In response to its recent expansion of its nuclear capabilities. Trump threatened the North Korean regime with “fire and fury […]

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