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Lecturer Warns Against Rising Global Anti-Semitism

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Combating anti-Semitism means standing up against more than just one brand of hatred, a noted scholar on Jewish studies and the Holocaust warned Thursday night. Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, professor of religion and history at Emory University, was the keynote speaker at the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation’s 2019 Inaugural Event, held at the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Combating anti-Semitism means standing up against more than just one brand of hatred, a noted scholar on Jewish studies and the Holocaust warned Thursday night. Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, professor of religion and history at Emory University, was the keynote speaker at the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation’s 2019...

YSU Hosts Forum on AI in the Workplace

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will host a forum Saturday discussing the impact of artificial intelligence on work and education. The forum will be held 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Youngstown Historical Center of Labor and Industry. It is free and open to the public. Among the presenters are David Staley, director […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will host a forum Saturday discussing the impact of artificial intelligence on work and education. The forum will be held 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Youngstown Historical Center of Labor and Industry. It is free and open to the public. Among the...

Cafaro, DeBartolo Legacies Honored at Eastwood Mall 50th

NILES, Ohio — The Eastwood Mall played host Sunday night to a massive celebration to mark its 50th anniversary. A crowd of more than 2,000 guests that included local celebrities, elected officials, mall merchants, store employees and even mall walkers turned out to dine, drink and dance at the center court of the mall, which […]

NILES, Ohio -- The Eastwood Mall played host Sunday night to a massive celebration to mark its 50th anniversary. A crowd of more than 2,000 guests that included local celebrities, elected officials, mall merchants, store employees and even mall walkers turned out to dine, drink and dance at the center...

Ursuline Sisters’ Nun Run Returns Oct. 5

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry will host its fifth annual Nun Run 5K and one-mile walk Oct. 5 at The Ursuline Center in Canfield. Proceeds from the races will support the ministry. Returning this year is “Run for a Nun,” which allows participants to run in honor of an Ursuline Sister. If […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry will host its fifth annual Nun Run 5K and one-mile walk Oct. 5 at The Ursuline Center in Canfield. Proceeds from the races will support the ministry. Returning this year is “Run for a Nun,” which allows participants to run in honor...

Theater Review: ‘Dreamgirls’ Is Kaleidoscope of Talent

By J.E. Ballantyne Jr. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Playhouse first produced the musical Dreamgirls in 1989. Judging from the enthusiastic response from the opening night audience Saturday at the current Dreamgirls production at the Playhouse,“absence does make the heart grow fonder.” With book & lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, the […]

By J.E. Ballantyne Jr. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Playhouse first produced the musical Dreamgirls in 1989. Judging from the enthusiastic response from the opening night audience Saturday at the current Dreamgirls production at the Playhouse,“absence does make the heart grow fonder.” With book & lyrics by Tom Eyen and...

Countdown Is On to TEDxYoungstown

By Vince Bevacqua YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s crunch time for TEDxYoungstown. This year’s event kicks off at 9 a.m. this Saturday, and the organizing committee’s to-do list is long. “The next few days will be non-stop activity,” says Greg Smith, TEDx Youngstown license holder. “We are committed to doing everything we possibly can to make […]

By Vince Bevacqua YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It’s crunch time for TEDxYoungstown. This year’s event kicks off at 9 a.m. this Saturday, and the organizing committee’s to-do list is long. “The next few days will be non-stop activity,” says Greg Smith, TEDx Youngstown license holder. “We are committed to doing everything...

Historical Society Celebrates 144th Founders Day

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is planning its 144th Founders Day Open House with free activities and a focus on the Mahoning River. The day-long event is scheduled for Sept. 8 and admission is free. Visitors can access the following exhibits: “The People of the Mahoning Valley: Stories of Identity and Innovation,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is planning its 144th Founders Day Open House with free activities and a focus on the Mahoning River. The day-long event is scheduled for Sept. 8 and admission is free. Visitors can access the following exhibits: "The People of the Mahoning Valley:...

United Way Hosts Annual Day of Caring Friday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of its centennial celebration, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will host its annual Day of Caring Sept. 6. The event is the largest in the chapter’s history, with more than 1,200 volunteers registered from 90 area businesses and organizations.  A breakfast will be held at the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of its centennial celebration, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will host its annual Day of Caring Sept. 6. The event is the largest in the chapter’s history, with more than 1,200 volunteers registered from 90 area businesses and organizations.  A breakfast...

Youngstown Playhouse Starts Season with ‘Dreamgirls’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Playhouse will kick off its 96h season with a production of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” the weekends of Sept. 6 and 15. The play, which premiered on Broadway in 1981 and at the Playhouse in 1989, tells the fictional story of a musical group in the vein of The Supremes […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Playhouse will kick off its 96h season with a production of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” the weekends of Sept. 6 and 15. The play, which premiered on Broadway in 1981 and at the Playhouse in 1989, tells the fictional story of a musical group in...

Armstrong Kicks Off Avenge Hunger Month Campaign

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BOARDMAN, Ohio – Armstrong has launched its second annual Avenge Hunger Month campaign, encouraging Mahoning Valley residents to donate food to their local food pantry or Armstrong office. The cable, internet and phone company’s goal is to collect 60,000 pounds of food in September, which is National Hunger Action Month. Hunger affects every county in […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Armstrong has launched its second annual Avenge Hunger Month campaign, encouraging Mahoning Valley residents to donate food to their local food pantry or Armstrong office. The cable, internet and phone company’s goal is to collect 60,000 pounds of food in September, which is National Hunger Action Month....