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Library, Lit Youngstown Get $15K NEA Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The National Endowment for the Arts awarded a $15,000 grant to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County and Lit Youngstown. The grant to the two organizations is one of 78 given nationwide – and two in Ohio – to nonprofits to host the NEA Big Read, a community reading program offered […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The National Endowment for the Arts awarded a $15,000 grant to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County and Lit Youngstown. The grant to the two organizations is one of 78 given nationwide – and two in Ohio – to nonprofits to host the NEA Big Read,...

Dignan to Receive Leadership Award in D.C.

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,”...

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...

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...

Columbiana Wine Fest Tickets on Sale

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — Tickets for the Columbiana Wine Fest in July are on sale at select retailers and online. The two-day event organized by the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau is scheduled for Friday, July 19 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Town Center at Firestone Farms, […]

COLUMBIANA, Ohio -- Tickets for the Columbiana Wine Fest in July are on sale at select retailers and online. The two-day event organized by the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau is scheduled for Friday, July 19 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 from 2 to 9 p.m. at...