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Armstrong Rebrands Local Programming as Neighborhood Channel

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Television shows such as “Street Scene,” “Loose Change,” “Simple Living” and “Locally Speaking” will be calling Armstrong Neighborhood Channel their new home. Armstrong Neighborhood Channel has been in the works for several months and will remain on channels 20 and 100, said Megan Ellashek, Armstrong’s community marketing manager. Since Armstrong is a […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Television shows such as “Street Scene,” “Loose Change,” “Simple Living” and “Locally Speaking” will be calling Armstrong Neighborhood Channel their new home. Armstrong Neighborhood Channel has been in the works for several months and will remain on channels 20 and 100, said Megan Ellashek, Armstrong’s community marketing...

New Location Gives Maison de Savon Room to Grow

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Four years ago, Gillian Hart O’Brien hosted a spa party with homemade bath and body products for all of her friends. It sparked the then 12-year-old’s entrepreneurial spirit, leading to a business that just took another big step forward. On Thursday, O’Brien and her mother, Gia Hart-Kokor, opened the doors to the […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Four years ago, Gillian Hart O’Brien hosted a spa party with homemade bath and body products for all of her friends. It sparked the then 12-year-old’s entrepreneurial spirit, leading to a business that just took another big step forward. On Thursday, O’Brien and her mother, Gia Hart-Kokor,...

McClatchy/Google Names Site ‘Mahoning Matters’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A name, a logo, the hiring of two former Vindicator reporters and its managing editor are the latest developments in the creation of a local news website being launched through the partnership of McClatchy and Google. Mahoning Matters is the name of the site, which is now active and branded with a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A name, a logo, the hiring of two former Vindicator reporters and its managing editor are the latest developments in the creation of a local news website being launched through the partnership of McClatchy and Google. Mahoning Matters is the name of the site, which is now...

At Age 50, Eastwood Mall Still Grows Stronger

NILES, Ohio – Despite the challenges facing suburban malls across the country, Anthony Cafaro Jr. maintains that the Eastwood Mall is stronger at the half-century mark than it was a decade ago. Developed by the Cafaro Co., Eastwood Mall opened Sept. 17, 1969, a landmark the real estate developer is celebrating later this month. Originally […]

NILES, Ohio – Despite the challenges facing suburban malls across the country, Anthony Cafaro Jr. maintains that the Eastwood Mall is stronger at the half-century mark than it was a decade ago. Developed by the Cafaro Co., Eastwood Mall opened Sept. 17, 1969, a landmark the real estate developer is...

Penguin City Beer Prepares to ‘Zag’ with New Products

Penguin City Beer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Barely more than a year after bottling its first beer, Penguin City Brewing Co. is preparing to bring a second product to market, with others soon to follow. “Everybody thought we were going to come out with an I.P.A. or something, and we thought, ‘We’re going to zag,’ “ said Mike Pontikos, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Barely more than a year after bottling its first beer, Penguin City Brewing Co. is preparing to bring a second product to market, with others soon to follow. “Everybody thought we were going to come out with an I.P.A. or something, and we thought, ‘We’re going to...

On Final Day, Vindy Staff Bid Their Newspaper Farewell

The Vindicator

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As thousands of newspapers churned through a massive machine Friday, imprinting 150 years of memories of The Vindicator, employees and their families gathered around to watch the final press run of newspaper. Saturday’s commemorative edition is expected to be a keepsake, but it also represents the instability for many print publications as […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As thousands of newspapers churned through a massive machine Friday, imprinting 150 years of memories of The Vindicator, employees and their families gathered around to watch the final press run of newspaper. Saturday’s commemorative edition is expected to be a keepsake, but it also represents the instability...

Moran Takes Veteran Support Message to the Skies

CANFIELD, Ohio – Jumping out of an airplane cruising at 12,000 feet to open the Canfield Fair was only the second-most exciting experience of the 84-year-old Fred Moran’s life. “Second only to being married to my wife of 61 years. That’s the first, this is the second,” Moran told the crowd gathered for the opening […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – Jumping out of an airplane cruising at 12,000 feet to open the Canfield Fair was only the second-most exciting experience of the 84-year-old Fred Moran’s life. “Second only to being married to my wife of 61 years. That’s the first, this is the second,” Moran told the...

Community Legal Aid Helps Launch Free Resource Site

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Community Legal Aid has partnered with the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation to launch OhioLegalHelp.org, a website created justice system by providing free information on the state’s civil justice system.  Information on common legal issues, details about court and other legal forms and referrals to legal aid and bar association referral programs are […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Community Legal Aid has partnered with the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation to launch OhioLegalHelp.org, a website created justice system by providing free information on the state’s civil justice system.  Information on common legal issues, details about court and other legal forms and referrals to legal aid and...

WRTA Expands Routes, Operation Hours

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Beginning Sept. 3, the Western Reserve Transit Authority will launch new initiatives to improve service, including more trips to Warren, hourly routes on the Boardman/Canfield Loop and extended operation hours. All WRTA buses will begin their daily routes at roughly 5 a.m. and run until about 7 p.m. Times for Niteline routes […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Beginning Sept. 3, the Western Reserve Transit Authority will launch new initiatives to improve service, including more trips to Warren, hourly routes on the Boardman/Canfield Loop and extended operation hours. All WRTA buses will begin their daily routes at roughly 5 a.m. and run until about 7...

Unusual Deal Keeps a Shrinking City’s Newspaper Going

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated PressYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — When readers pick up Sunday’s edition of The Vindicator, the newspaper will be emblazoned with its familiar masthead, but it won’t be the Vindicator that has published news from Youngstown, Mahoning County and beyond for the past 150 years. The paper will be published and produced by […]

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated PressYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — When readers pick up Sunday's edition of The Vindicator, the newspaper will be emblazoned with its familiar masthead, but it won't be the Vindicator that has published news from Youngstown, Mahoning County and beyond for the past 150 years. The paper will...