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Bo Eason Encourages Youngstown to Bring Its ‘A-Game’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Bo Eason moved to New York City in 1992 to pursue a career on stage, he asked every person in his class “who is the best stage performer,” he said. The answer from his classmates was “Al Pacino,” he told the more than 600 attendees during his motivational lecture at the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Bo Eason moved to New York City in 1992 to pursue a career on stage, he asked every person in his class “who is the best stage performer,” he said. The answer from his classmates was “Al Pacino,” he told the more than 600 attendees during...

You Won’t Hear Schultz or Brown Use Term ‘Rust Belt’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Connie Schultz was growing up in Ashtabula, children weren’t raised to talk about politics. Today, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist thinks politics needs brought up more than ever. People should strive to have more uncomfortable conversations in places they would not normally talk about politics, Schultz said during a Youngstown Press Club […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Connie Schultz was growing up in Ashtabula, children weren't raised to talk about politics. Today, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist thinks politics needs brought up more than ever. People should strive to have more uncomfortable conversations in places they would not normally talk about politics, Schultz said...

YSU’s Fall STEM Expo Returns Oct. 3

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Employers from the private, nonprofit and government fields will be able to meet students from Youngstown State University at its annual Fall STEM Expo. The expo will be held noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at Stambaugh Stadium’s gymnasiums. Employers will be able to recruit students for internship, co-op, and fully-time entry-level […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Employers from the private, nonprofit and government fields will be able to meet students from Youngstown State University at its annual Fall STEM Expo. The expo will be held noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at Stambaugh Stadium’s gymnasiums. Employers will be able to recruit students for...

Panel to Discuss Multigenerational Workplace

SHARON, Pa. — A workshop hosted by the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce will address increase in multiple-generation workplaces and data showing that 2020 will bring the highest level of workforce age diversity. Prospering With a Multi-Generational Workplace is scheduled for Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The featured speaker, Kelley Ashby, has […]

SHARON, Pa. -- A workshop hosted by the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce will address increase in multiple-generation workplaces and data showing that 2020 will bring the highest level of workforce age diversity. Prospering With a Multi-Generational Workplace is scheduled for Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The...

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...

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...

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...