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January Home Sales Down 5.5% in Region

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – House sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in January decreased 5.5%, according to the latest data from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors. Collectively, 327 houses were sold in the three counties last month, compared to 346 homes sold in January 2017 and 473 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – House sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in January decreased 5.5%, according to the latest data from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors. Collectively, 327 houses were sold in the three counties last month, compared to 346 homes sold...

As UAW Locals Merge, a New Era Begins

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As you drive past the General Motors Lordstown Assembly plant, you see vast slabs of concrete, a parking lot that once served its 15,000-plus workers who filed inside to build many different Chevrolet cars and vans. Today, the parking lot is scattered with the cars of the 3,000 employees, a fifth of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As you drive past the General Motors Lordstown Assembly plant, you see vast slabs of concrete, a parking lot that once served its 15,000-plus workers who filed inside to build many different Chevrolet cars and vans. Today, the parking lot is scattered with the cars of the...

With Goal to Top Last Year, Harvest for Hunger Begins

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ellen King first became aware of the extent of the hunger issue locally while she was a teacher in Liberty Local Schools. The now-retired teacher recalls that her school, W.S. Guy Middle School, regularly served students breakfast and lunch. School staff wrote grants to pay for the fruits and other foods that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ellen King first became aware of the extent of the hunger issue locally while she was a teacher in Liberty Local Schools. The now-retired teacher recalls that her school, W.S. Guy Middle School, regularly served students breakfast and lunch. School staff wrote grants to pay for the...

G.W. Becker Completes $1.5M Expansion

By Brent Rozar, development manager, G.W. Becker HERMITAGE, Pa. – Last year was an exciting one for G.W. Becker Inc. with expansion of our operations in Hermitage, Pa., successful completion of notable projects, widening our service network and hiring new employees. We attribute this success to a strategic business plan implemented in 2016. G.W. Becker, […]

By Brent Rozar, development manager, G.W. Becker HERMITAGE, Pa. – Last year was an exciting one for G.W. Becker Inc. with expansion of our operations in Hermitage, Pa., successful completion of notable projects, widening our service network and hiring new employees. We attribute this success to a strategic business plan...

Salem Chamber Holds ‘Connection’ Event Feb. 23

SALEM, Ohio –The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is starting its Chamber Connection program this month, which features networking, announcements, and educational sessions. The first Chamber Connection will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  Feb. 23 at the chamber’s offices, 713 E. State St. Susan Myers from Crabb Insurance Agency will discuss “Social Media […]

SALEM, Ohio –The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is starting its Chamber Connection program this month, which features networking, announcements, and educational sessions. The first Chamber Connection will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  Feb. 23 at the chamber's offices, 713 E. State St. Susan Myers from Crabb Insurance...

In the Trenches, ‘Happily’ Digging Out

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Across Youngstown, much work is underway to revitalize neighborhoods. The work done by larger groups is easily noticed – countering blight by tearing down houses beyond repair are community efforts that draw dozens – and then there the everyday efforts by residents in their neighborhoods that lay the foundation for those big […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Across Youngstown, much work is underway to revitalize neighborhoods. The work done by larger groups is easily noticed – countering blight by tearing down houses beyond repair are community efforts that draw dozens – and then there the everyday efforts by residents in their neighborhoods that lay...

Community Foundation Leads Health Partnership

By Rachael Chacon, donor services associate YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley saw extensive growth throughout 2017, particularly in respect to the Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley. Spurred by the work of the Community Foundation’s affiliated funds to strengthen and align grant-making efforts, the partnership formally organized last year with a long-term […]

By Rachael Chacon, donor services associate YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley saw extensive growth throughout 2017, particularly in respect to the Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley. Spurred by the work of the Community Foundation’s affiliated funds to strengthen and align grant-making efforts, the partnership formally organized...

Lecturer Unlocks Three Keys to Mindful Leadership

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Those in positions of leadership need to “step back” from the craziness of the day and “turn up the volume on what their purpose is as a person and to lead from that,” Michael Ross, president of Mainstream Leadership Network, said Wednesday. Ross was the keynote speaker at a Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Those in positions of leadership need to “step back” from the craziness of the day and “turn up the volume on what their purpose is as a person and to lead from that,” Michael Ross, president of Mainstream Leadership Network, said Wednesday. Ross was the keynote speaker...

Local Celebrities to Judge ‘Slice of the Valley’

LIBERTY, Ohio – People from the sports, entertainment and education fields will decide the best pizza in the Mahoning Valley from among 19 restaurants during Warren Rotary’s “Slice of the Valley: Annual Valley Pizza Challenge” Feb. 25 at the Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive. Celebrity judges are: boxing legend Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini; […]

LIBERTY, Ohio – People from the sports, entertainment and education fields will decide the best pizza in the Mahoning Valley from among 19 restaurants during Warren Rotary’s “Slice of the Valley: Annual Valley Pizza Challenge” Feb. 25 at the Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive. Celebrity judges are: boxing...

Sutliff Museum Holds Winter Open House Feb. 24

WARREN, Ohio — The Sutliff Museum is holding an open house Feb. 24 to celebrate Black History Month. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to visit the Victorian parlor featured in the museum and listen to a reading of “Freedom River” by Doreen Rappaport at 2 p.m. The parlor […]

WARREN, Ohio — The Sutliff Museum is holding an open house Feb. 24 to celebrate Black History Month. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to visit the Victorian parlor featured in the museum and listen to a reading of "Freedom River" by Doreen Rappaport...