Local News

Friday, July 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bettors wagered $967.2 million and took home $861.2 million at video lottery terminals over the last 12 months at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown. The monthly report on the Ohio Lottery Commission’s website also showed net win for the Austintown racino, which is operated by Penn National Gaming […]

Friday, July 8, 2016

By Julie Eble UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Many people don’t worry about remembering phone numbers, special birthdays or anniversaries anymore; after all, they’re just a cellphone away. This phenomenon has been coined “digital amnesia” — the experience of forgetting information you trust a digital device to store and remember for you. Although digital amnesia has […]

Friday, July 8, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative announced Thursday that Marcia Dinkins has joined the organization as its new executive director. Dinkins comes to MVOC from Toledo, where she served as executive director of Toledoans United for Social Action. She will lead the organization “as it continues to grow and build power for residents […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

WARREN, Ohio — Rob Berk, owner of Berk Enterprises Inc. based here, is hosting a classic video-game contest and an air hockey challenge at the inaugural Arcade, Video & Game Room Expo set for Aug. 25 through 27 in Chicago. Berk is the founder of Pinball Expo, the first and longest-running vintage pinball exposition in […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

POLAND, Ohio As part of the celebration of the 220th anniversary of Poland, the Poland Historical Society is printing two books that cover the history of the village and township. The first, Poland’s Historical Highlights, 1796-1966, is a reproduction of the book written to celebrate the centennial of the incorporation of the village in 1866 […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host its monthly 140th anniversary open house at the Tyler History Center from noon to 4 p.m. July 16. The event will feature a presentation by Sean Posey, author of Lost Youngstown at 1 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and he will […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

UPPER BURRELL, Pa. – Alcoa opened its 3-D printing metal powders production facility Wednesday at the Alcoa Technology Center outside of Pittsburgh where it will produce proprietary titanium, nickel and aluminum powders optimized for 3-D printed aerospace parts. The production facility is part of a $60 million expansion of the Alcoa Technical Center announced last […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction projects on and around the Youngstown State University campus could prompt another Mahoning Valley institution to move forward with a long-contemplated renovation of its main branch sooner than anticipated, its executive director says. Renovation of the main library of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will be discussed Friday […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Home Savings Charitable Foundation donated $10,000 Wednesday to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County to support its Summer Discovery summer reading program. The funds specifically will go to sponsor the Summer Discovery Author Breakfast featuring Nancy Krulik. Children who achieve eight badges in the summer reading program — “On […]

Thursday, July 7, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has disbursed $295,670 in grants and distributions during the first six months of 2106, its president, Shari Harrell, announced Wednesday. The funds consist in part of $156,003 in grants to 26 nonprofit organizations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties that submitted requests. The remaining $139,670 was […]

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