Local News

Thursday, September 28, 2017

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Don Booth recalls completing a job on a new house in Canfield in the early 1950s – just three days before Christmas – when the contractor he was working for as a carpenter handed out the crew’s paychecks along with some bad news. “He said that he didn’t have anything else […]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale stood at 26 for the week ended Sept. 23, up from 23 the previous week, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR issued just five permits for horizontal wells in the Utica during the week – […]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On Friday, the Apple Butter Festival returns to Ohio Living Park Vista for its 45th year. The festival will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Throughout the day, Park Vista staff and student volunteers from Youngstown State University will be on-site to make apple butter using Helen Stambaugh’s original recipe. Stambaugh […]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Bart McGee sits in his crowded office and pulls out a small map of the center of North Jackson with two large sections colored with a bright yellow highlighter. A year ago, these parcels were saddled with dilapidated houses, obtrusive brush and hardscrabble blight. McGee, the president of AM Door & […]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The president of the Ohio State Bar Association urges local attorneys to “double down” on their humanity in the face of rising use of technology, including artificial intelligence, in the legal profession. The advance of technology in the law was among the topics that Randall Comer addressed during OSBA District 13’s annual […]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings Charitable Foundation has pledged $20,000 to Ursuline High School for upgrades to the cafeteria lighting in the school. “We are excited to bring our 1956 era building to the technological efficiencies found with modern LED lighting,” said the Rev. Richard Murphy, president of Ursuline High School in a news release. […]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

COLUMBUS – Fyda Freightliner has acquired a new simulator that will help train the 106 service technicians that work at the company’s seven locations, including Austintown, the company said. The New Cascadia simulator includes a fully functioning dashboard that can be connected to, and operate, the Detroit Diesel training engine, allowing the technician in training […]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Business Incubator portfolio company Freshmade 3D will unveil its proprietary 3-D printing material at a ceremony 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at Camelot Lanes in Boardman. The new material, known as AMClad, is an isotropic engineered sand composite that can be used to print large objects ranging from tools to sculptures to […]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Seven ZIP codes that cover sections of Mahoning and Trumbull counties are among the most economically distressed areas in the country, according to a newly released nationwide analysis of economic vitality. The Economic Innovation Group, based in Washington, D.C., this week published its 2017 Distressed Communities Index, an interactive tool for measuring […]

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings Charitable Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. to help underwrite the nonprofit organization’s Community Financial Literacy Initiative. “We provide financial literacy services including one-on-one counseling for individuals seeking to own a home or start or expand a small business.” YNDC’s executive director, Ian Beniston, said […]

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