Local News

Friday, June 16, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jewish residents and organizations in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys have long been “visible and involved with the community,” says Thomas Welsh, co-author of A History of Jewish Youngstown and the Steel Valley, with an impact running deep into the roots of the region. An example Welsh cites: In 1901, William Wilkoff, […]

Friday, June 16, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A partnership between the Youngstown Business Incubator and Jet Creative will provide incubator portfolio companies with websites and marketing materials at discounted rates. The partnership also includes an updated site for the YBI. “A business’ front door today is no longer on Main Street. It’s a digital door on the internet,” YBI […]

Friday, June 16, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Northeastern Ohio lags when it comes to producing enough credentialed workers necessary to staff the number of jobs available in some of the higher-paying economic sectors, according to a recent study. The report, “Aligning Opportunities in Northeast Ohio,” compiled by the Cleveland Foundation and Team Northeast Ohio, or Team NEO, shows that […]

Thursday, June 15, 2017

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Whether by providing household supplies, financial support or education opportunities, the citizen airmen at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station can always count on the support of their local community council, just as they have the past four decades. “We can do things the base can’t,” says Youngstown Municipal Judge Robert Milich, secretary […]

Thursday, June 15, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $1 million to Youngstown State University to support the school’s Excellence Training Center project, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced this morning. The grant will be matched by the state of Ohio, bringing the total investment to $2.1 million. The funds will be used to renovate the […]

Thursday, June 15, 2017

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Chemical Bank is donating $3,500 to support a Habitat for Humanity house in Boardman built by members of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors. Since 2015, members of the association have raised money and worked on houses for Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley. This year’s project, set to begin later this […]

Thursday, June 15, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – May was the second-best month ever for new business filings in Ohio with 10,712 entities submitting paperwork, according to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, an increase of 2,116 compared to a year ago. The number of filings is only behind March’s total of 12,827. So far in 2017, 53,345 businesses have […]

Thursday, June 15, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – House sales in the Mahoning Valley rose 8.4% in May as 566 were sold in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties according to data from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors. In Mahoning County, the number of closings was nearly even compared to last year with […]

Thursday, June 15, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Seventeen high school students from 11 area schools will receive scholarships through the Mahoning Valley College Access Program, the nonprofit organization has announced. In addition to the high school students, the organization also announced four scholarships for students starting their sophomore years. “The majority of the students that we work with are […]

Thursday, June 15, 2017

NILES, Ohio — As part of its centennial celebrate, the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial will host “The Rise of Imperialism: The Spanish-American War” July 15. The lecture, which begins at 1 p.m. at the museum in downtown Niles, is part of a yearlong series of discussions about major events of William McKinley’s presidency. Kevin Kern, […]

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