Local News

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control this morning approved a 13-month extension to its professional services agreement with architect Paul Ricciuti to review economic development grants. The city entered into an agreement last December for Ricciuti to verify completion of work and assess the reasonableness of costs pertaining to its economic development grant […]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Chapter of 100 Women Who Care has selected the special needs cast of Crown Theater Productions as its third quarter funding recipient at the group’s quarterly meeting. The cast recently performed “Honk Jr.” at the Main Street Theater in Columbiana. Crown Theater Productions is a nonprofit organization that provides […]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SHARON, Pa. – With the holiday shopping season fast approaching its apex, small shops across the country are gearing up for their most prosperous time of year and taking advantage of the ever-growing focus on Small Business Saturday. For members of the Greater Sharon Association, “It’s the No. 1 shopping day of the year,” says […]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Since 2011, oil and gas operators in eight counties have spent more than $300 million to improve roads and bridges – at no cost to the taxpayer – according to Ohio’s Oil and Gas Road Improvement Payments report. The report, released Tuesday, is the second in The Utica Shale Local Support Series […]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Peggy Nadine Katona hadn’t planned on going into the alterations business again, but she saw a need after she returned here to care for her mother. The seamstress, who owns Lady-K Alterations & Tailoring, 1526 E. State St. in Hermitage, Pa., had operated another shop before moving to Ocean Pines, Md., in […]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Peggy Nadine Katona hadn’t planned on going into the alterations business again, but she saw a need after she returned here to care for her mother. The seamstress, who owns Lady-K Alterations & Tailoring, 1526 E. State St. in Hermitage, Pa., had operated another shop before moving to Ocean Pines, Md., in […]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –For the third consecutive year, Youngstown State University’s Ethics Bowl team is headed to the national finals after again placing first in the regional competition in Indianapolis. The YSU team came in first among 32 teams from 20 universities and colleges and will now advance to the national contest March 3 and 4 […]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Paula & Anthony Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University is launching a $6 million capital campaign to fund an expansion of the center and increase its enrollment. The Building for Tomorrow Capital Campaign, which has raised $2 million to date, will enable the center to expand its footprint and […]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the event U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s political career doesn’t work out, Ai-Media CEO Tony Abrahams has a job waiting for him. Ryan, attending Monday’s launch of Ai-Media’s Center of Excellence here, tried out the technology the company’s contractors use to caption speeches and similar spoken material. After watching Ryan caption a […]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Regional unemployment rates dropped sharply in October, although Warren and Youngstown tied for the second-highest rates among Ohio cities. Both Mahoning Valley cities posted identical unemployment rates of 7.4% last month, surpassed only by Lorain, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The department issued its monthly report this […]

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