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Flashback: Turbulent, Deadly Vietnam War on Display

By Pat Springer PITTSBURGH — By most accounts, it was an unwinnable war. Its divisiveness tore apart our country. It caused pain, grief, and anger. No ticker tape parades greeted returning veterans. No jubilant Times Square photos celebrating victory splashed across the front pages. If World War II defined the greatest generation, then the Vietnam […]

By Pat Springer PITTSBURGH -- By most accounts, it was an unwinnable war. Its divisiveness tore apart our country. It caused pain, grief, and anger. No ticker tape parades greeted returning veterans. No jubilant Times Square photos celebrating victory splashed across the front pages. If World War II defined the...

Flashback: GM Lordstown Celebrated 50 Years 2 Years Ago

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It was the best of times in May 2016, when the GM Lordstown assembly line was operating around the clock to turn out the fast-selling Chevrolet Cruze. That month and year marked the plant’s 50th year of operations and GM pulled out all the stops to celebrate the milestone.  Comprehensive...

Flashback: ‘My Life as Mayor Would Be a Torture’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the early 1930s, shortly after serving his one and only term as mayor of Youngstown, Judge Joseph L. Heffernan was asked by The Saturday Evening Post to write a firsthand account of how politics operated in the city – at the time one of the busiest industrial centers in the country […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – During the early 1930s, shortly after serving his one and only term as mayor of Youngstown, Judge Joseph L. Heffernan was asked by The Saturday Evening Post to write a firsthand account of how politics operated in the city – at the time one of the busiest...

Flashback to an Extraordinary Life Well Lived

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Nach Sedan!” “So read the big crossroad signs that the advancing troops of the First American Army found along the mined and muddy roads that led northward to the west of the Meuse,” reported the Nov. 15, 1918, edition of The Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- “Nach Sedan!” “So read the big crossroad signs that the advancing troops of the First American Army found along the mined and muddy roads that led northward to the west of the Meuse,” reported the Nov. 15, 1918, edition of The Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper...

Owsleys Designed Skyline of Region

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By Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Home Savings Bank headquarters, 1919. The Wick-Pollock House, 1893. Buhl Mansion, 1891. Mahoning County Courthouse, 1907. The Isaly Building in the 1930s. Despite their differences in age and design, some of the iconic buildings in the region share one thing in common: the...