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Columbiana Chamber Hosts Business Showcase Sept. 28

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Showcase Sept. 28 at Detwiler Farm. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the showcase will feature a networking session and presentations from chamber members, the New Castle School of Trades and Comcast Spotlight. Following will be a tour of the farm, 4520 Renkenberger Road. […]

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Showcase Sept. 28 at Detwiler Farm. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the showcase will feature a networking session and presentations from chamber members, the New Castle School of Trades and Comcast Spotlight. Following will be a tour of...

Zion Lutheran to Rededicate, Ring Historic Bell 

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Zion Lutheran Church will be re-dedicating and ringing its historic church bell Sept. 24, two days short of its 102nd birthday. The bell was installed at Zion’s first building, at Tippecanoe and Canfield roads, in September of 1915, and was rung for the first time on Sept. 26, 1915.   The bell was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Zion Lutheran Church will be re-dedicating and ringing its historic church bell Sept. 24, two days short of its 102nd birthday. The bell was installed at Zion's first building, at Tippecanoe and Canfield roads, in September of 1915, and was rung for the first time on Sept. 26,...

Wean Foundation Distributes $345K in Grants

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation has awarded community investment grants totaling $345,000 to four organizations whose work is representative of its strategic priorities. The grants were approved Sept. 7 by the foundation’s board of directors. The foundation, which has distributed more than $100 million in grants to nonprofits, describes its priorities as […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation has awarded community investment grants totaling $345,000 to four organizations whose work is representative of its strategic priorities. The grants were approved Sept. 7 by the foundation's board of directors. The foundation, which has distributed more than $100 million in grants to...

At 86, O’Connor Still Has Sweepers on His Mind

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Almost every day for the past 70 years, Donald J. O’Connor has walked into the workshop of the family business, O’Connor’s Sales & Service, to work on vacuums. The only time he missed work with regularity, he says: the two years he was in the military. Aside from that, nothing stopped him. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Almost every day for the past 70 years, Donald J. O’Connor has walked into the workshop of the family business, O’Connor’s Sales & Service, to work on vacuums. The only time he missed work with regularity, he says: the two years he was in the military. Aside...

Recovery Houses Bring Sobriety and Issues

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sara Johnson has been through at least 15 drug rehabilitation programs in Pennsylvania and Ohio, spent time in jail, transitioned in and out of sober houses in Pittsburgh, lived off the streets, and done everything she had to do to survive. Once, in a state of helplessness, she tried to kill herself. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sara Johnson has been through at least 15 drug rehabilitation programs in Pennsylvania and Ohio, spent time in jail, transitioned in and out of sober houses in Pittsburgh, lived off the streets, and done everything she had to do to survive. Once, in a state of helplessness,...

Funeral Service, Calling Hours Set for Meshel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The funeral service and calling hours have been set for Mahoning Valley political leader Harry Meshel. Meshel’s funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Calling hours will be at Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour prior to the service Saturday […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The funeral service and calling hours have been set for Mahoning Valley political leader Harry Meshel. Meshel’s funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Calling hours will be at Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour...

Longtime Political Leader Harry Meshel Dead at 93

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Harry Meshel, a Youngstown native whose political career began in 1964 when he was named administrative assistant to Mayor Anthony B. Flask, died Monday morning. He was 93. Funeral arrangements are pending. Meshel won elective office in 1970 as a Democrat for a seat in the Ohio Senate. He served until 1993, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Harry Meshel, a Youngstown native whose political career began in 1964 when he was named administrative assistant to Mayor Anthony B. Flask, died Monday morning. He was 93. Funeral arrangements are pending. Meshel won elective office in 1970 as a Democrat for a seat in the Ohio...

Calhoun Tells the World about Penguins Basketball

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For new Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun, his team is first and foremost a brand. That brand is defined by what happens on the court – fast-paced play that focuses on fast breaks and high-pressure defense – and off the court. Through his Twitter account, @YSUCoachCalhoun, he’s tweeted daily […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For new Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun, his team is first and foremost a brand. That brand is defined by what happens on the court – fast-paced play that focuses on fast breaks and high-pressure defense – and off the court. Through his Twitter...

Telethon Raises $65K for Hurricane Relief Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A telethon broadcast last night by WKBN and four other local television stations operated by Nexstar Media Group raised more than $65,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The total raised includes $40,000 in matching funds pledged by four local businesses, said David Coy, general manager of the five Nexstar stations. Covelli Enterprises, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A telethon broadcast last night by WKBN and four other local television stations operated by Nexstar Media Group raised more than $65,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The total raised includes $40,000 in matching funds pledged by four local businesses, said David Coy, general manager of the...

YARS Ready to Assist in Houston if Needed

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Though the official call hasn’t come yet, the 910th Airlift Wing is preapred to travel to Houston to aid in recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey, said wing commander Col. Danial Sarachene. “We stand ready to support them if it comes to the need of additional forces to combat biting insects like […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Though the official call hasn’t come yet, the 910th Airlift Wing is preapred to travel to Houston to aid in recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey, said wing commander Col. Danial Sarachene. “We stand ready to support them if it comes to the need of additional forces...