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Awards & Events: Plame Urges Audience to Hold Government Accountable | February 26, 2015

Plame Urges Audience to Hold Government Accountable

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The main lesson Valerie Plame Wilson says she and her husband drew from her 2003 outing as a covert operative was the importance of holding government accountable for what it does. Plame’s career as a covert intelligence officer for the Central Intelligence Agency ended when a conservative columnist Robert Novak identified her. […]

Awards & Events: Wean Foundation Awards 28 Grants to Urban Efforts | February 25, 2015

Wean Foundation Awards 28 Grants to Urban Efforts

WARREN, Ohio — The Raymond John Wean Foundation announced Tuesday it has awarded grants that range from $1,040 to $5,000 to 28 organizations in Youngstown and Warren, the total of the grants coming to just under $100,000. Seven organizations received $5,000 grants: Historic Perkins Homestead Neighborhood Association, Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past, Stop One […]

Awards & Events: No Help from Spell Check | February 20, 2015

No Help from Spell Check

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The team of Mahoning Valley Young Professionals who won last year’s adult spelling bee triumphed again Thursday — in sudden death. The four members of the EIEIO team — Kim Urig, Michael Kovach, Gwen Brown and Amber Beall — spelled “kohlrabi” correctly after the Fast Five team missed the Germanic word with […]

Awards & Events: Butler Institute Opens 77th Area Artists Exhibition Sunday | February 19, 2015

Butler Institute Opens 77th Area Artists Exhibition Sunday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Butler Institute of American Art presents its 77th Area Artists Annual exhibition beginning Sunday, Feb. 22, and running through March 29. The exhibition will be seen in the MacIntosh and Hynes-Finnegan Galleries on the museum’s second level. Works by artists in all media who reside in Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties […]

Awards & Events: Business Journal Announces 4 Winners of Free Ad Space | February 17, 2015

Business Journal Announces 4 Winners of Free Ad Space

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- –  The four winners of free advertising in The Business Journal’s Facebook promotion are Shepherd Self Storage, American Food Forests, Sandra Cika and Monica Allison, Publisher Andrea Wood announced today. The promotion was conducted as a lead up to the launch of The Business Journal’s digitally remastered website, which made its debut Monday. […]