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Longtime Radio Host, Local Sports Show Cut in iHeart Media Restructuring

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Longtime Youngstown radio host Fred “Fast Freddie” Woak has been let go from his position as afternoon host of WNCD 93.3-FM (“The Wolf”), the result of a nationwide downsizing of staff by iHeart Media, owner of the station. In a Friday Facebook post, Woak — who has worked for the station since […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Longtime Youngstown radio host Fred “Fast Freddie” Woak has been let go from his position as afternoon host of WNCD 93.3-FM (“The Wolf”), the result of a nationwide downsizing of staff by iHeart Media, owner of the station. In a Friday Facebook post, Woak — who has...

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Has there ever been a weekend as full of local entertainment options as this one? Well, probably. But this one has to rank pretty high. Particularly for Warren. From comedy, to rock, to wrestling, there is a lot going on in that city’s venues. If you don’t know what we mean, check […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Has there ever been a weekend as full of local entertainment options as this one? Well, probably. But this one has to rank pretty high. Particularly for Warren. From comedy, to rock, to wrestling, there is a lot going on in that city’s venues. If you don’t...

UPDATED: Entertainment Digest | Week of Dec. 9

‘A Christmas Story, the Musical’ on Local Stage BOARDMAN – The Oakland Center for the Arts and Kids First Theater initiative will again present “A Christmas Story, the Musical” this holiday season. The Oakland first presented the musical, based on the 1983 movie, last year and it was so well-received that the theater company decided […]

‘A Christmas Story, the Musical’ on Local Stage BOARDMAN – The Oakland Center for the Arts and Kids First Theater initiative will again present “A Christmas Story, the Musical” this holiday season. The Oakland first presented the musical, based on the 1983 movie, last year and it was so well-received...

Courthouse Inn Is a Little Piece of Perfection in Lisbon

LISBON, Ohio – The Courthouse Inn seems out of place in Lisbon, like it was plucked from some foodie mecca and dropped into the heart of this sleepy village. An opulent mix of historical and modern, it is one of the most unusual restaurants within a wide radius. In owner-operator Renee Lewis’ words, “it’s magical.” […]

LISBON, Ohio – The Courthouse Inn seems out of place in Lisbon, like it was plucked from some foodie mecca and dropped into the heart of this sleepy village. An opulent mix of historical and modern, it is one of the most unusual restaurants within a wide radius. In owner-operator...

New Music Guild Concerts Open with Accordionists

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  The New Music Guild will open its 2019-20 season with two free concerts by accordionists Mary Tokarski and Joseph Natoli.  The internationally known duo will perform on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish, 421 Covington St., North Side; and on Dec. 14 at 7 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  The New Music Guild will open its 2019-20 season with two free concerts by accordionists Mary Tokarski and Joseph Natoli.  The internationally known duo will perform on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish, 421 Covington St., North Side; and...

Golden Star Theaters to Acquire Regal Austintown

AUSTINTOWN – Golden Star Theaters is taking over the multiplex known as Regal Austintown Plaza and will give it an extensive renovation. The 10-screen theater’s final day of showing movies under the umbrella of the nationwide Regal Cinemas chain will be Dec. 12. After that, the venue will be dark for about 90 days for […]

AUSTINTOWN – Golden Star Theaters is taking over the multiplex known as Regal Austintown Plaza and will give it an extensive renovation. The 10-screen theater’s final day of showing movies under the umbrella of the nationwide Regal Cinemas chain will be Dec. 12. After that, the venue will be dark...

Health Issues Sideline Hancock for ‘Miracle on Easy Street’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The week before his biggest show of the year, Todd Hancock, co-director of Easy Street Productions, got some bad news: he needs heart surgery. As a result, he won’t be able to do the skits and songs that he has become known for in “Miracle on Easy Street,” his company’s annual holiday […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The week before his biggest show of the year, Todd Hancock, co-director of Easy Street Productions, got some bad news: he needs heart surgery. As a result, he won’t be able to do the skits and songs that he has become known for in “Miracle on Easy...

Robins Theatre Shines as It Reopens After Renovation

By Guy D'AstolfoWARREN – The look on people’s faces as they caught sight of the massive chandelier in the lobby of the Robins Theatre said it all. Stunned by its attractiveness as they entered, they were drawn to it and basked in its brilliance. The Robins, a once-dilapidated and long...

‘Miracle on Easy Street’ Lives Up to Its Name

By Guy D'AstolfoYOUNGSTOWN – There are Christmas traditions and then there is “Miracle on Easy Street,” which – after three decades – is in a class of its own. The annual holiday revue is a glittery piece of the city’s fabric that now weaves through generations. The flagship of Easy...

Entertainment Digest | Week of Dec. 2

Playhouse Youth Theater to Present ‘Frozen Jr.’ YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre will present “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The performance runs approximately one hour, and tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children 12 years old and under. Based on the […]

Playhouse Youth Theater to Present ‘Frozen Jr.’ YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre will present “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The performance runs approximately one hour, and tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children 12 years old...