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Monday, November 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape is selling its 2017 Youngstown Discount Card for $10, which supports CityScape beautification efforts downtown and throughout the city. The majority of the 19 merchants who honor the card offer a discount on purchases, usually 10%, or a buy-one-get-one-free inducement. Eighteen restaurants and museums plus a car wash are participating. […]

Monday, November 28, 2016

It’s not unusual for Salvatore Melfi to draw some strange looks and a few remarks from his friends and associates when he talks about the pizza parlor he owns along McCartney Road on the east side of Youngstown. “People ask me, ‘Why are you still there?’ ” Melfi says, as he presses dough in the […]

Friday, November 25, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The hallway on the second floor of the Ward Bakery Building in Youngstown was largely empty on a mid-November afternoon, but in a few days it will be filled with artisans and other vendors for the 13th annual Artists of the Mahoning Commons Holiday Open Studio & Art Sale. The show in […]

Monday, May 11, 2015

After Tony Vavlas’ funny Facebook postings got a following, the Campbell, OH, man collected them all for a book: “You Can’t Feed Butter to a Cat: And Other Conversations I’ve Had With My Dad.” The post Cats, butter, conversations lead to book by Campbell man appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Green or natural burials are becoming more popular among environmental- and cost-conscious consumers. The post Natural burials becoming popular option appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Common Core and the PARCC testing that goes with it are under fire by teachers, parents and legislators. Christina Young of The News Outlet tells us why. The post PARCC testing under fire from parents, state appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Of 132 state legislators, 24 responded to a survey by Columbus Exchange: Politics in Question. The question involved legalizing marijuana in Ohio. The post Few state lawmakers willing to talk about marijuana legalization appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two plans to legalize marijuana may make it on the November ballot. Matt Hawout of The News Outlet tells us why these groups are making the push in an off election year. The post Pro-pot groups gamble on off-year ballot initiatives appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The new Project PASS program, pairing Youngstown State students and second-graders in Youngstown city schools, consists of weekly tutoring session to help students with the upcoming third-grade state reading assessments. The post YSU students tutor second-graders in reading skills appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Officials at shopping malls have been discussing security at their facilities as early as Sept. 11, 2001. Since, then a recent threat has brought those concerns back into the news. The post Don’t expect security checkpoints at local malls appeared first on The News Outlet.