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James Dignan Takes Command at Chamber

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Dignan, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, will receive the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Leading Globally Matters Locally Award next week during the organization’s State Leaders Summit. The award recognizes Dignan’s efforts in supporting “U.S. diplomacy and development programs that strengthen Ohio’s economy and help keep America safe,” the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Dignan, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, will receive the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Leading Globally Matters Locally Award next week during the organization’s State Leaders Summit. The award recognizes Dignan’s efforts in supporting “U.S. diplomacy and development programs that strengthen Ohio’s economy and...

AFL-CIO President Headlines Youngstown Roundtable

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will lead “Demanding Better: A Town Hall on Trade,” a roundtable discussion 10 a.m. June 18 with area workers at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. The focus of the roundtable, which is closed to the general public, is a discussion on the need to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will lead “Demanding Better: A Town Hall on Trade,” a roundtable discussion 10 a.m. June 18 with area workers at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. The focus of the roundtable, which is closed to the general public, is a...

Darling Bequeaths $2.2M to YSU for Faculty Chair

YOUNGSTOWN,  Ohio – The late Charles Darling, a retired history professor at Youngstown State University and host of WYSU’s “Folk Festival” show, has left a $2.2 million gift to establish an endowed faculty position at the university. “Professor Darling left an indelible imprint on YSU and the entire Mahoning Valley,” said YSU President Jim Tressel. […]

YOUNGSTOWN,  Ohio – The late Charles Darling, a retired history professor at Youngstown State University and host of WYSU’s “Folk Festival” show, has left a $2.2 million gift to establish an endowed faculty position at the university. “Professor Darling left an indelible imprint on YSU and the entire Mahoning Valley,”...

YARS Community Council Hosts 5K on the Runway July 6

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council will host its second annual 5K on the Runway July 6 at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Proceeds from the race will support the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission, which advocates for Youngstown Air Reserve Station here and Camp Garfield in Ravenna.  […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council will host its second annual 5K on the Runway July 6 at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Proceeds from the race will support the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission, which advocates for Youngstown Air Reserve Station here...

Butler Hosts Retrospective of Work by Kim Novak

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of the Butler Institute of American Art’s centennial celebration, the works of actress Kim Novak will be on display at the museum’s Howland branch June 16 through Oct. 6. The exhibit is a retrospective of the actress’ poetry and works across a wide range of media, including watercolor, photography, sculpture […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of the Butler Institute of American Art’s centennial celebration, the works of actress Kim Novak will be on display at the museum’s Howland branch June 16 through Oct. 6. The exhibit is a retrospective of the actress’ poetry and works across a wide range of...

Lariccia Discusses Italian Immigrants, ‘Great Coal War’ June 17

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Author Ben Lariccia will discuss his upcoming book, “Coal War in the Mahoning Valley: The origin’s of Greater Youngstown’s Italians,” at Youngstown State University June 17. The presentation, sponsored by the Youngstown Torch Club, begins at 5:30 in Kilcawley Center.  “Coal War in the Mahoning Valley,” which was co-authored by Joe Tucciarone, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Author Ben Lariccia will discuss his upcoming book, “Coal War in the Mahoning Valley: The origin’s of Greater Youngstown’s Italians,” at Youngstown State University June 17. The presentation, sponsored by the Youngstown Torch Club, begins at 5:30 in Kilcawley Center.  “Coal War in the Mahoning Valley,” which...

Kovach Named NFIB Small Business Champion

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Claudia Kovach, vice president of City Machine Technologies, Inc., has been named the National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Champion Award for Ohio. She was presented with the award June 6 during a ceremony at the state Capitol during NIFB’s Small Business Day. “It is an honor and privilege to follow […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Claudia Kovach, vice president of City Machine Technologies, Inc., has been named the National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Champion Award for Ohio. She was presented with the award June 6 during a ceremony at the state Capitol during NIFB's Small Business Day. “It is an...

Paradox Prize Seeks Answers to Transportation Issues

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Fund for Our Economic Future has launched The Paradox Prize, a three-year program that will award up to $1 million to support 15 pilot programs aimed at “eradicating the transportation paradox of ‘no car, no job; no job, no car.’ ” “For decades, industrial, commercial and residential development has migrated outward, […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Fund for Our Economic Future has launched The Paradox Prize, a three-year program that will award up to $1 million to support 15 pilot programs aimed at “eradicating the transportation paradox of ‘no car, no job; no job, no car.’ ” “For decades, industrial, commercial and...

Shenango Chamber Hosts Fitness Fest Aug. 11

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural Shenango Valley Fitness Fest and Wellness Expo 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at Buhl Park here. The event, held in partnership with the Mercer County Cancer Coalition, will include fitness demonstrations, health screenings and 5K and 10K races. Admission is […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural Shenango Valley Fitness Fest and Wellness Expo 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at Buhl Park here. The event, held in partnership with the Mercer County Cancer Coalition, will include fitness demonstrations, health screenings and 5K...

Nature’s Graces and Rural Places at Weller Gallery

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Starting June 8, visitors to Fellows Riverside Gardens can view the Nature’s Graces and Rural Places photography exhibit. The free exhibit features work by regional photographer, Jim Trombo, and includes images on canvas. Trombo has lived his entire life in northeastern Ohio, and his work displays everything from rural locations and picturesque […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Starting June 8, visitors to Fellows Riverside Gardens can view the Nature's Graces and Rural Places photography exhibit. The free exhibit features work by regional photographer, Jim Trombo, and includes images on canvas. Trombo has lived his entire life in northeastern Ohio, and his work displays everything...