Local News

Friday, September 22, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car sales in the Mahoning Valley continued to drive ahead last year’s figures in August, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association. Last month, 5,449 new and used cars were sold in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, a 6.8% increase from August 2017. While used car sales were down […]

Friday, September 22, 2017

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Rummage through your desk and you’re likely to find a few things given you by another business. The pile might include pens, USB drives and a water bottle. Whatever it is, the company that gave it to you wanted its name in front of you so that down the road, you’d remember […]

Friday, September 22, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University’s Ward Beecher Planetarium unveiled a new full-dome projection system Thursday that will be put in service as it opens its 2017-2018 season today. The new system features state-of-the-art pixel resolution and surround sound quality and that allows for real-time, on-the-fly visualizations of astronomical objects. “Even our regular visitors will […]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — A small company founded 10 years ago has become three and expanded its reach across the globe. Discover Global Inc. – a distribution, engineering and logistics business that sources metal components from manufacturers mostly overseas – started in 2007 by leasing warehouse space in Mineral Ridge and sharing that warehouse with […]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Robert Twomey likes to merge art with technology, and the Youngstown State University professor’s newest project uses cameras, wireless sensors, microphones and other “smart” devices to trace his family’s day-to-day life at home. Titled “A Machine for Living In,” Twomey’s digital media art installation is on display through Oct. 13 in the […]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

SALEM, Ohio – Get a taste of Salem as nine downtown restaurants open their doors as part of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Dining Experience 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26. Participating in the restaurant crawl are Libs Coffee Shop, BB Rooners, Ricky’s English Pub, Rancho Viejo, Ezio’s, Boneshaker’s, Mike’s Penn Grille and […]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The campus director of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics campus at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport expects enrollment by January will be 50% above levels a year ago. That’s growth the campus can handle, thanks to completion of an expansion to its hangar here. Officials with PIA joined local officials Wednesday to cut […]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

SALEM, Ohio – One year ago, Brandy Pidgeon and her husband, Brooke, made good on their effort to resurrect one of the landmark establishments of this city by opening of Boneshakers, a casual restaurant, and a banquet hall at the Timberlanes Complex downtown. The project has moved into its next phase as the owners celebrated […]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A downtown Warren developer wants to acquire Warren’s Scope center as soon as he can and convert the West Market Street property on the downtown peninsula into a winery. The Western Reserve Port Authority, at its meeting here Wednesday morning, authorized accepting the senior center’s building and an adjacent parking lot […]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 15 new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, as the rig count continued to remain above 20. Twenty-three rigs were in operation during the week ended Sept. 16, ODNR reported, while three energy companies received permits to drill new wells […]

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