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Buckeye Water District Fulfills Its Purpose

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – It has been 25 years since a movement to form a charter government in Columbiana County instead brought about a regional water district, which has now expanded to encompass about 15 square miles of the county. The first meeting of the Southern Columbiana County Regional Water District Board of Commissioners was held […]

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – It has been 25 years since a movement to form a charter government in Columbiana County instead brought about a regional water district, which has now expanded to encompass about 15 square miles of the county. The first meeting of the Southern Columbiana County Regional Water District...

MVMC, West Central Job Partnership Receive $2.5M Labor Grant

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition and the West Central Job Partnership a $2.5 million grant to develop job training programs in the region. The Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities grant was awarded to 18 areas in the Appalachian and Mississippi Delta regions. Here, it […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition and the West Central Job Partnership a $2.5 million grant to develop job training programs in the region. The Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities grant was awarded to 18 areas in the Appalachian and...

With NFL Backing, Future of Helmets Starts Here

By Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When researchers, engineers and NFL officials gather at America Makes in mid-November, it will mark the next step in the league’s march to mitigate the impact of concussions. It’s a process that’s been nearly a decade in the works. In 2011, the league formed...

Midwestern Roots Cuts Ribbon in Downtown Warren

By Dan Hiner WARREN, Ohio – A dark brown piece of wallpaper stands out against the gray-painted wall behind a counter. It’s a piece of Stephanie Dietelbach’s previous business. Her shop was in Garrettsville, and it was destroyed by fire in 2014. A piece of wallpaper from the shop that was retrieved by the insurance […]

By Dan Hiner WARREN, Ohio – A dark brown piece of wallpaper stands out against the gray-painted wall behind a counter. It’s a piece of Stephanie Dietelbach’s previous business. Her shop was in Garrettsville, and it was destroyed by fire in 2014. A piece of wallpaper from the shop that...

Lisbon Aims to Enhance Downtown ‘Gift’

LISBON, Ohio – Since opening her Tails of the Town pet-grooming salon in Lisbon in February, Carla Sadler hasn’t had a slow day. When she was considering where to open her shop, she looked at market demographics as well as where there was a need for groomers. She also was attracted to the “small-town atmosphere” […]

LISBON, Ohio – Since opening her Tails of the Town pet-grooming salon in Lisbon in February, Carla Sadler hasn’t had a slow day. When she was considering where to open her shop, she looked at market demographics as well as where there was a need for groomers. She also was...

Business Flows Along Ohio River, Like it Has Since 1800

WELLSVILLE, Ohio — During the 1800s, the Ohio River served as an important mode of transportation not only for residents who lived along its banks but for shipping goods, and that trend has not only continued but escalated over the past 200 years. Residents and tradesmen realized early on it was not only faster but […]

WELLSVILLE, Ohio -- During the 1800s, the Ohio River served as an important mode of transportation not only for residents who lived along its banks but for shipping goods, and that trend has not only continued but escalated over the past 200 years. Residents and tradesmen realized early on it...

At Rising Rust Belt Summit, Renewal Takes Center Stage

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman urged attendees at the inaugural Rising Rust Belt regional revitalization summit to take ownership of the “Rust Belt” term, one often used in derision of communities like the Mahoning and Shenango valleys.   “Own that term. It speaks of possibility. It speaks of renewal,” Fetterman said. Fetterman’s […]

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman urged attendees at the inaugural Rising Rust Belt regional revitalization summit to take ownership of the “Rust Belt” term, one often used in derision of communities like the Mahoning and Shenango valleys.   “Own that term. It speaks of possibility. It speaks...

Canfield Community Sticks to What Works

CANFIELD, Ohio – When he was just five days old, the parents of Richard Duffet, the mayor of Canfield, brought him home to Neff Drive in Canfield. After graduating from Canfield High School and spending more than a decade in the U.S. Navy, he returned to his hometown because he “loved and missed Canfield so […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – When he was just five days old, the parents of Richard Duffet, the mayor of Canfield, brought him home to Neff Drive in Canfield. After graduating from Canfield High School and spending more than a decade in the U.S. Navy, he returned to his hometown because he...

Army Corps Approves Enterprise Park Permit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There is no indication when the Cafaro Co. might move forward on its long-discussed Enterprise Park at Eastwood development, following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a necessary permit last week.  In a letter dated Sept. 25, Tyler J. Bintrim, chief of the Corps’ Regulatory Division North Branch, informed Anthony […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There is no indication when the Cafaro Co. might move forward on its long-discussed Enterprise Park at Eastwood development, following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a necessary permit last week.  In a letter dated Sept. 25, Tyler J. Bintrim, chief of the Corps’ Regulatory...

County OKs $75K to Assess Developmental Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning County Board of Commissioners took a key step toward development of the former Youngstown Developmental Center campus.  The board, at its meeting Thursday, approved transferring up to $75,000 to the Western Reserve Port Authority, which will hire a contractor to perform an assessment of the 35-acre campus at 4891 E. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning County Board of Commissioners took a key step toward development of the former Youngstown Developmental Center campus.  The board, at its meeting Thursday, approved transferring up to $75,000 to the Western Reserve Port Authority, which will hire a contractor to perform an assessment of the...