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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...

WPA’s Impact Still Seen in Valley

By Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- There is a section along South Schenley Avenue – not quite 50 yards long – in Youngstown just north of Volney Rogers Middle School that appears strangely out of place with the rest of the street. Each side of the thoroughfare is bracketed with...