Local News

Thursday, October 12, 2017

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Paulette and Ernie Yocum have been married 50 years. And for 50 years, Paulette and Ernie Yocum have operated Austintown Fence Co. Their business has had its share of struggles over that half-century, they say, but they could always rely on each other for support. “You work the business just like your […]

Thursday, October 12, 2017

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College is holding its 11th annual Ronald Reagan lecture Oct. 25 featuring speaker Peggy Grande on “The Reagan You Didn’t See.” The lecture is set for 7 p.m. in Crawford Hall. Grande is the author of The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Final Years. […]

Thursday, October 12, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Beth Trombold, vice chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, will address the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Government Affairs Council Oct. 19 at the Maronite Center. Trombold is also past president of the Organization of PJM States, which regulates access to the nation’s power grid The luncheon begins at 11:30. Tickets are […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CANFIELD, Ohio — Windsor House Inc. will hold a grand opening Oct. 22 of its newest skilled nursing center, Windsor House at Canfield. A ribbon cutting at the center, 6445 State Route 446, will take place at noon, followed by tours and refreshments until 4 p.m. Windsor House owns and operates 12 nursing homes and […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is now accepting financial assistance applications for its two main programs: Family Assistant Fund and DreamCatchers for Kids. The Family Assistance Fund helps a family with a sick child who needs extra help financially. The fund provides financial assistance of up to $2,500 for approved applications. Applications are […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The ribbon is cut, the grand opening is planned for this weekend and the couples who are operating the Park Avenue Marketplace here are no longer thinking about retirement. Instead, Larry and Vicki Deidrick and Dave and Ginny Perkins have transformed a vacant storefront into a shopping destination for those searching for […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Carmella Williams is the new director of the Women in Entrepreneurship Program sponsored by the Youngstown Business Incubator. Williams participated in the first WE Launch Class in 2016, and became the first grant recipient for her hair and beauty supply business, Carmella Marie. “This program takes women who are often looked at as silly or […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley, where the sense of poverty is pervasive, has considerable wealth as evidenced by the brokerage firms and banks here with trust, private banking and wealth management departments. Banks without such services as recently as a decade ago have since established them, Farmers National Bank, Home Savings Bank and Cortland […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator is working with two Israeli startups to help them gain a foothold in the U.S. market and anticipates many more collaborations through a formal partnership to be announced today. YBI is now part of The Junction, an Israel-based business accelerator. The Junction is affiliated with F2 Capital, a […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course totaled $92.8 million in September, down from August but nearly $9 million more than a year earlier. Last month’s VLT play, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission, was down from $93.5 million but ahead of the nearly $84 million […]

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